TUNE Terry Dring - Be
'Be' is classic pop in the style of the Beach Boys. It's a deliberate attempt to write a 'standard', classic pop tune, in that wonderful Wilsonesque style. 'Be' is a beautifully romantic song.
Like 'Taking My Time' (the song that opens this album of 'Magnum Opeless), it has hit single potential, and like 'Seasons' (track 4 on the album), it has that timeless 'Standard' quality about it. Please remember that this song (like the whole album) was recorded in a spare bedroom, on very limited equipment, and try to imagine what this might sound like as envisaged by it's writer, with a string accompaniment and subtle use of horns, to make the tag on the coda, a satisfying and emotional conclusion- in a way that can't be done in the limitations of the spare bedroom studio. A lovely, romantic song, for all lovers to enjoy.
Terry says: "Even without being possibly able, to reproduce in the spare room, what I can hear in my head for this song, this still remains a nice recording and performance, of a fine 'Standard'. I quite like my vocal for once".