This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Tell Me To My Face - Sun käsivarsilles
Lea Laven (see previous entry) recorded "Sun käsivarsilles" (To your arms) in 1979 on her album "Rotunainen". The song went unnoticed at the time, but it has something ... The original song was called "Tell Me To My Face" and it appeared on the Hollies album "For Certain Becouse" in 1966. It was the fifth UK album by The Hollies and the first Hollies album in which all the songs were written by members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks. This album track has surfaced up at least in two notable cover versions. Dan Fogelberg did it with Tim Weisberg doing the essential flute parts. But a most intriguing version was done by US singer Keith (best known for his "98.6" hit). It has an eerie oriental flavour as the prominent solo instrument is oboe. We hear now that version as a bonus track, along with the original.
Update: On the 27th of March, 2009 I added the FIRST Finnish version done by Anita Hirvonen in 1967, with different lyrics and with the title "Tulet kuitenkin uudelleen". For my pleasure I found out that here has been adopted the oriental flavour of Keith's version. That's a good one, Anita!