Song Lists: Perry Blake

And so to the Irish, St Patrick’s Day coming up, a good excuse for a Bailey’s Coffee if ever there was one, and to kick off.. the very under appreciated Perry Blake. Hailing from Yates country, he is a true sonic poet and like many of my faves has gone unnoticed in his home land. Here is a rudimentary list of Perry songs (I’ve not included the recent ESB release as Perry himself says it’s very different from his main body of work, though I love Missing Person – grey in case you’re wondering). When I say colour I speak of base colour, so in the event a song shifts key and hence colour mid-way through I’ll list it under its base or main colour for easier reference. As always, I hope this is both interesting and thought provoking.

WHITE

LITTLE BOYS AND LITTLE GIRLS
ANOUSKA (verse alternates between red and white, ‘I belong to where the angels die’ bridge parts in violet)
IF I LET YOU IN
PRETTY LOVE SONGS (some light touches of red and pale pink in the mix)
THE FOX IN WINTER

GREEN

THIS TIME IT’S GOODBYE (middle part at 2.25 in white)

YELLOW

GENEVIEVE (THE PILOT OF YOUR THIGHS)
SO LONG

ORANGE

THIS LIFE (‘gotta get out of this place tonight’ bridge red)

RED (varying shades)

BROKEN STATUE (middle in grey)
AVA
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
THESE YOUNG DUDES
NEW YEAR’S WISH
BLUE SKY CALLING

LIGHT BLUE

SANDRIAM

BRIGHT BLUE

IF YOU SEE MARY (chorus in orange)

MID BLUE (varying shades)

CALIFORNIA (the piano part at the end is in red)
ORDINARY DAY
WE ARE NOT STARS (intro light blue, chorus blue also a shift to grey around 4mins then back to mid blue)
TRAVELLING
STORMS

GREY BLUE

HAVE I LET YOU DOWN?

DARK BLUE

DARK BLUE/ORANGE

NO LULLABIES (bridge and latter part in white)
LIES LIES LIES

DARK BLUE/YELLOW

SOMETHING STILL REMINDS YOU

LIGHT GREEN

WIDOWS BY THE RADIO (chorus and latter part in grey)
HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS
VENUS OF THE CANYON

DARK GREEN

1971

PALE PINK (varying shades)

WAR IN FRANCE (intro, middle and outro sections in French blue)
FREEDOM (alternates between pale and darker pink)
IF YOU DON’T WANT ME
THE BALLAD OF BILLY BOB (verse again alternates between the light and dark hues of pink, the ‘I don’t know why..’ parts in the latter instance)

PINK

DO WE ONLY FALL IN LOVE IN LOVESONGS?

BURGUNDY

THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD (chorus deep pink)
THE END OF THE AFFAIR (bridge parts in pink)
TROPIC OF CANCER

CRIMSON

BURY ME WITH HER (JULIA)
STILL LIVES
SAYING GOODBYE (intro in burgundy then grey, chorus in burgundy)(end piano part in California mid blue)

MAROON

DRIFTWOOD
THE LETTER (chorus crimson)

VIOLET

PURPLE

GEMINI (bridge crimson, chorus violet)
SONGBIRD (chorus in violet)

GREY (varying shades)

THE HUNCHBACK OF SAN FRANCISCO
WEEPING TREE (chorus is a slightly lighter grey)
FACE IN THE CROWD (chorus is a slightly warmer grey)
SONG FOR SOMEONE
FORGIVENESS (chorus is the rather unusual pairing of orange/grey)

BROWN

MORNING SONG (there are parts, such as the bridge between the intro and first verse and another bridge later on, which are in delicate hues of grey. Fortunately this enhances the song providing the cool oasis in the otherwise luxurious textures covered by the chocolate tones of the rest, fabulous piece).

BLACK

FRIEND (YOU’VE BEEN WHISPERING AGAIN)

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