Go Beyond Here

UK Folk Singer Claire Hamill of "You Take My Breath Away"

May 22, 2020 Episode 15
Go Beyond Here
UK Folk Singer Claire Hamill of "You Take My Breath Away"
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Go Beyond Here
UK Folk Singer Claire Hamill of "You Take My Breath Away"
May 22, 2020 Episode 15

Kari connects Claire with her mother and her sister, as they talk about the catalyst (and a transatlantic love story with a North Carolina surfer) which made her write the 1974 song "You Take My Breath Away" in a pure channel moment and how it later became a Tuck and Patti classic through a game of Telephone around the world from Scotland to Australia to India (pre-Internet) and how grateful she is to them for that, as well as how she found out Eva Cassidy covered it, working with Ray Davies and Wishbone Ash back in the days when she was on labels like Capitol and Island Records, and her biggest regret aftershe wouldn't let an unknown Cyndi Lauper cover one of her rock songs while with Wishbone Ash, how she records all the music today that is channeled through her, which is often, and her new music on a retro-sounding "Over Dark Apples" album, which feels like an escape to another time and place. 

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Kari connects Claire with her mother and her sister, as they talk about the catalyst (and a transatlantic love story with a North Carolina surfer) which made her write the 1974 song "You Take My Breath Away" in a pure channel moment and how it later became a Tuck and Patti classic through a game of Telephone around the world from Scotland to Australia to India (pre-Internet) and how grateful she is to them for that, as well as how she found out Eva Cassidy covered it, working with Ray Davies and Wishbone Ash back in the days when she was on labels like Capitol and Island Records, and her biggest regret aftershe wouldn't let an unknown Cyndi Lauper cover one of her rock songs while with Wishbone Ash, how she records all the music today that is channeled through her, which is often, and her new music on a retro-sounding "Over Dark Apples" album, which feels like an escape to another time and place.