Song of the Day, July 15: Including Love by John Tams

TamsReckIncludingToday’s song is the charming closer to John Tams’ third solo disc, The Reckoning. After three decades as a member of numerous bands, exploring traditional folk, providing accompaniment for theatre, and working in television, Tams began releasing solo material. He brought together everything he had mastered, crafting a stunning trio of discs.

Including Love is classic Tams. Smart and wry, it features a simple acoustic band providing support to his meditations. A bright trumpet figure underscores the points nicely. The singer ponders everything he doesn’t need, reflecting on the material trappings that might indicate success. There may be only one thing he really needs, but he knows it has its cost as well.

One thing is certain as heaven’s above
Everything goes up in price, including love.

Enjoy this fun song today.


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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