Only once in ten years and 3,733 Songs of the Day have I posted a song by an artist I know personally. That was way back in my first month of SOTD posts, when entry #28 was a pretty ballad called ‘Amy’ by a man named Dana Gallup, whom frequent readers will recognize from the comment section.
Amy and Dana are my sister and brother-in-law, and when I posted that track their son Daniel was just seven years old.
Mark Knopfler’s 2000 album Sailing to Philadephia remains one of the best records of that decade. Every single track is excellent.
This is the first time a song from this album has popped up on a Random Weekend, though this is the fifth of its 13 cuts to feature on the blog. If you don’t know the album, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
‘Here Comes My Baby’ was written by Cat Stevens in the late 60s and first released as a cover by a band called The Tremeloes in January of 1967. Their version landed on both the U.K. and U.S. charts.
According to an uncited (and therefore quite dubious) tidbit on The Tremeloes’ Wikipedia page, the band was signed by their label (Decca) over another English band, The Beatles, who were deemed a bit too far away in Liverpool.