Streets of London - John Sands
The collection I am pleased to present to you in Streets of London are songs that were each chart toppers in their time. The song, Streets of London, was made popular thanks to that great balladeer, Roger Whittaker.
London is my city; and like all big cities it has had it’s share of hardship and sadness amongst it’s people. This song tells the story of forgotten and neglected souls. The cover picture on the CD, so beautifully illustrated by my friend Sheila Toye, portrays the lonely old man who whiles away his time in a cafe with a cup of tea and an old newspaper reading yesterday’s news.
In contrast to this, my own remembrances inspired me to compose Boating on the Serpentine which I have woven into Streets of London. The Serpentine is a lake in London’s Hyde Park where people liked to gather. There they would row boats or picnic under the oaks and weeping willows which border this lake. Click on blue tracks below for audio samples.
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1. Streets of London - Boating on the Serpentine
2. Save the Last Dance for Me
3. San Antonio Rose - Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma - Whistler's Mother-in-Law
4. Love Me Tender
5. The Isle of Capri - Majorca Isle of Love
6. On Blue Bayou
7. As Tears Go By - This Too Shall Pass
8. Stardust Andante
9. Try to Remember
10. When Nightshades Fall
11. Rhythm of the Rain - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
12. Mona Lisa - Moonlight Becomes You