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Tune of the Week – “Hilli (At the Top of the World)

Music really does sound better like this It’s a fantastic match. On one side, we have Amiina, the all-time Icelandic knitting champions and Sigur Ros-approved ladies of luxurious sounds. If you haven’t heard “Kurr” yet, make amends pronto. On the …

Wed, Nov 21, 2007, 13:20

   

Music really does sound better like this

It’s a fantastic match. On one side, we have Amiina, the all-time Icelandic knitting champions and Sigur Ros-approved ladies of luxurious sounds. If you haven’t heard “Kurr” yet, make amends pronto.

On the other side, we have the late, great Lee Hazlewood, a man with one of the most unmistakable voices in pop. If you haven’t heard Lee yet, make amends pronto with the back-catalgue, especially “Requiem for an Almost Lady” and “Cowboy In Sweden”.

“Hilli (At the Top of the World)” was, apparently, Lee’s last recording. It sounds fantastic, Lee narrating an ethereal fairytale about a land far, far away as the Amiina ladies provide the slow-motion beauty in the background. For some reason, I keep thinking about “The Straight Story” when I hear it. Just one of those things, I guess.

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