Exhibit No 1 – “Eloise”
I heard this on a Classic Hits radio station I have on the car radio for when the news stations get too grim, which is increasingly happening these days. And I haven’t heard it for ages. Bloody hell it’s such a HUGE production.
According to Wikipedia the song was written by Barry Ryan’s brother Paul Ryan, who locked himself away for 3 days to write it, and it was influenced by MacArthur Park, another utterly “Pomp and Circumstance” overblown classic. And JP and JPJ from Led Zep possibly played on it, not that you’d know. I’d love to know who did the orchestration. It’s OTT and very well done – JPJ?
Anyway, what are our favourite (or notable) “Pomp and Circumstance” hits?