Waterloo Sunset

cropped-landscape-big-300dpi-1.jpgWaterloo Sunset is a journey of melodic nostalgia exploring the life, times and music that defined the 1960s-70s generation. Songs include Laughter in the Rain, All Come to Look for America, San Francisco (Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair), Last Train to Clarksville, My Eyes Adored You, My Girl, Bus Stop, The Times They Are A-Changing and of course Waterloo Sunset…. “the most beautiful song in the English language.

My selection focuses on the most tuneful, listenable melodies and the interesting human stories. It also evokes many of the big issues that helped shape my generation – peace, love and flower power; protest movements; liberation of various kinds.

I touch on these connections as we go through the show – whatever happened to the Aquarian age of peace and love? The ‘Times’, were they ever really ‘a-Changing’? – but mostly, it’s about the music.

Depending on the night, (or afternoon!) and the mood, a Waterloo Sunset performance could include:

  • America (All come to look for)
  • Aquarius / San Francisco (Wear some flowers in your hair)
  • Bus Stop
  • Chelsea Morning
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  • Going Back
  • I Who Have Nothing
  • It’s Too Late
  • Laughter In The Rain
  • Last Train To Clarksville
  • MacArthur Park
  • My Eyes Adored You
  • My Girl
  • Out In The Country
  • Times They Are a-Changing
  • 24 Hours From Tulsa
  • Up, Up And Away
  • You’ve Got Your Troubles
  • Waterloo Sunset (of course!)
  • Wichita Lineman

They’re all iconic, era-defining songs from 1965-75, itself a golden age for great popular music.