Simone



Lyrics by:
Simone fuses the studio and live versions of Where Angels Play (both reversed), and has no decipherable lyrics.

Music by:
Squire / Brown

Written:
1989

Personnel:
John Squire (guitar)
Ian Brown (vocals)
Gary Mounfield (bass)
Alan Wren (drums, backing vocals)

Produced by:
John Leckie

Available on:
Turns Into Stone (4.24)

First live performance:
Used as intro music.

Details:
Simone is a sublime ethereal backwards track. The majority of the vocals on Simone are Reni harmonies from a live version of Where Angels Play. All the vocals from the reversed studio version of Where Angels Play are cut from Simone except at the very end, when Ian's first few lines can be heard very low in the mix.

Simone is a female given name derived from Simon, Hebrew Simeon, meaning "one who hears".


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