426) The Peppermint Trolley Co. — “Pat’s Song”
A beautiful baroque break-up song from the incomparable PTC (see #54, 136, 318). Taken from their sole album, which Beverly Paterson aptly describes as:
[T]he self-titled platter was padded to the ceiling with layers of sweet soaring harmonies stacked neatly atop pastoral textures, glistening melodies and exotic interludes. The band’s attention to detail and their ability to deliver the songs in such a natural manner remains flawless. A spiffy paisley pop vibe, akin to that of the Poor, the Left Banke, and the Strawberry Alarm Clock, hugs the tunes. Challenging and ambitious, but highly accessible, Beautiful Sun is one of the greatest overlooked efforts of the era.https://somethingelsereviews.com/2011/12/06/forgotten-series-the-peppermint-trolley-company-beautiful-sun-1968/
“You don’t have to tell me. I already know. Sadness within your eyes says it’s time to go. But living here without you will seem incomplete. When you move about you’ll take along a part of me. There comes a time in life when you must move on. Leaving behind your old
friends to carry on. . . .”
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