Walk Away Renee

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  1. burtf51

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    a favorite...





     
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    I love that song. Here are two more beautiful versions.



     
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    One of the most beautiful songs ever written. And so simple. It’s been a favorite of mine since childhood.
     
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    I always loved it, too.
    It was on the radio when my family moved to Austin in 1967.
    I think the Left Banke were just teenagers when they wrote/recorded it.
    Wow!
    Brilliant imagery and unforgettable melody!
     
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    Walk Away Renee is an interesting example of two chromatic step down sequences, the verse down from a major (assume G) and the bridge down from a minor (assume E-).

    As a Beatles fan, I find it interesting that the “Walk Away” (1966) instrumental bridge, a chromatic step down from a minor (E-, assuming G for Walk Away’s key),
    is the same as the Cry Baby Cry (1968) verse (adjust key to G for comparison):

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=cry+baby+cry+++youtube

    The grips you learn for one, works for the other.
     
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    anybody want to take a stab at what Johnny A is doing??
    chord progression...etc..
     
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    Ken Lasaine’s beautiful arrangement:

     
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    Have always LOVED Rikki's version!
     
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    Oh yes.

    The entire EP "Girl At Her Volcano" is wonderful.
     
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    Yeah, an amazing version of "My Funny Valentine" as well!
     
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    The Four Tops covered it in 1968.

     
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    Hear hear!
     
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    Always liked that one. Reminded me of a girl I never dated.

    The Left Banke version would have been much better without the wall of sound orchestra added in the studio.

    It should be done as a simple song.
     
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    Another beautiful version....
     
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    ...and also a great version of "Under The Boardwalk"...
     
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    Personally, I love the mixture of old and new instruments on most Left Banke recordings. It is an incredibly 1960's sound. "I've Got Something On My Mind" is another one of their songs in a similar vain. Every time I hear it I wish I had a harpsichord in my living room.

     
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    Funny, I have never taken notice of this song even though I must have heard it.
    All I can add to the topic is that Jimmy Lafave (RIP) could have sung from a phonebook and made it sound like profound poetry.
     
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    Love the song but there's something about the high harmony in the Left Banke version that makes my teeth itch.

    The Tops on the other hand
     
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