Thursday, October 4, 2012

100 Cover Versions #97: Annie Lennox covers 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' by Procol Harum


In 1967 Procol Harum released their debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and it was number one in the UK charts for six weeks that year. It is one of those songs that I have been aware of for a long time. It is one of those beautiful songs that has a wonderful unnerving qualit.

In 1995 Annie Lennox covered A Whiter Shade of pale and it fetured on her Medusa album. The first single from that album was No More I Love Yous which got to number 2 in the UK charts. A Whiter Shade of Pale was the follow up single release and it reached number 16 in the UK charts.

As with the majority of her solo music videos and indeed the various Eurythmics videos the music video for A Whiter Shade of Pale was also a thing of beauty. Like so many singers on this 100 Cover Versions list I couldn't imagine music without Annie Lennox. 

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