You may say "Baker Street", but this is more than just a riff with some variations. Add in Hazel O'Connor with her voice at its soulful best (you can hear it catch) and its an outstanding combination. The film "Breaking Glass" was great (but anybody under 40 would have no idea about it !), and the rest of her album is political punk. This song though, is something special. Nothing quite like it exists, and she never made anything to match it again. Play it loud, imagine you are in a bed-sit and let that sax transport you to heaven for 3 minutes.
This was one of those great early 80's songs that seems to have been ignored, probably due to it's length and because it doesn't fit into the pigeon holes that are used to classify music. Both the song and the performance are great, but what stands out is that sax work with the last minute or so being probably the best solo on a pop/rock record ever.
For all those who think the best sax break was on "Baker Street" listen to the last couple of minutes of this. You may not have heard it before because most DJs cut off the ending, possibly because they think the music has ended, as there is a pause before the best bit.
An excellent track from a recording artist who maybe never quite reached her full potential in my opinion! (Sorry Hazel) A song that conveys so brilliantly the "1st date" feelings we've all experienced. The minimal production and simple arrangement lets you concentrate fully on Hazels intense, emotional performance and if its a saxophone solo you're after, this is one of the best ever! Full of soaring highs and deep soulful lows. Well written lyrics, intense delivery, wonderfully understated production, (just when you think its finished it hits you with a few more bars of sax genius! Thank you Wesley McGoogan) Get it, you wont be disappointed.