Quaint and Curious, Unforgotten "Laura"
November 05, 2010
You can have your Rod Stewarts and your Barry Manilows: when it comes to aging popstars exploring the Great American Song Book, give me Robert Wyatt. Here, Wyatt ventures David Raksin and Johnny Mercer's "Laura" (1945), adapted from Raksin's theme music for Otto Preminger's 1944 film.
Clicking the "MP3" icon at the bottom of the player will download a free copy of the track, which comes from Wyatt's new collaboration with saxophonist/composer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/composer Ros Stephen, For the Ghosts Within.
Wholly irrelevant! Laura provided two Batman television villains in the 1960s: Otto Preminger as Mr. Freeze and Vincent Price as Egghead.