Song of the Day, April 13: The Great Valerio by Richard & Linda Thompson
April 13, 2011 Leave a comment
Today’s song is The Great Valerio by Richard and Linda Thompson, from their 1974 masterpiece I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight. The use of the acrobat as a symbol for our everyday lives is handled brilliantly in this quiet, moving song. Linda delivers a haunting vocal anchored by some of Richard’s most understated acoustic work. This song so captured my imagination that I named one of my cats Valerio based on his acrobatic antics. Listen to The Great Valerio here.