Sandie Shaw: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 19, 2022

324) — Sandie Shaw — “Change of Heart”

’68 track from the album The Sandie Shaw Supplement is a lovely song by Carole Bayer Sager. Shaw also had a ’68 TV show of the same name, but of course most of the episodes were lost when the BBC wiped them. Yes, one of the BBC’s many crimes against Swinging London (see the Swinging London page). At the very least, we need a truth and reconciliation commission!

Sandie Shaw “was seen as epitomizing the ‘swinging Sixties’, and her trademark of performing barefoot endeared her to the public at large.” (https://www.vintag.es/2021/09/sandie-shaw.html). The Second Disc reminds us that:

Shaw was one of U.K. pop’s most notable female performers, thanks to her idiosyncratic performances (she was often seen on Top of the Pops and other British pop shows performing to her singles while barefoot) and reputation as an interpreter of other peoples’ songs. Between 1964 and 1969, Shaw had eight U.K. Top 10 hits . . . including No. 1 singles “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” (the first hit interpretation of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David classic, before Naked Eyes made it a U.S. hit in the ’80s), “Long Live Love” and “Puppet on a String” – the latter of which, although not a favorite of the performer’s, earned her wider acclaim when her performance won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the first time a British act took home the prize.

https://theseconddisc.com/2013/06/04/sandie-shaw-reissues-are-at-your-feet-from-salvo/

“Love turns to dust. There was no one I could trust. You had broken every promise you had made. And when my dreams tumbled down, you were nowhere to be found, and when the slightest bit of hope began to fade. Change of heart, change of mind, you came on back and I knew you were mine. Change of heart, change of mind, you changed my world now the second shot. Once was the time every happiness was mine. I could wake up everyday and you’d be there. Once you were gone and I tried to carry on, I convinced myself that you no longer cared. . . . Love just wasn’t love till I made love to you. . . . Change of heart, change of mind, you came on back and I knew you were mine. Change of heart, change of mind, you changed my world now the second shot.”

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