Song of the Day, April 13: The Great Valerio by Richard & Linda Thompson

Richard & Linda

Valerio

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.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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