Sing-along

The whimsicality of XTC comes out in the tune “1000 Umbrellas” as a person tries to sing along. The melodic vocal line is deceptively simple. If you were to isolate it from the mix, it wouldn’t be all that hard to sing. But, mixed with the strings, the song becomes something else again. I don’t know to what degree it was meant to be, but the mix of Andy Partridge’s vocals and the strings are kind of unsettling.

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