Billy Ocean has this year released a very strong version of “A Simple Game”.
This great song originates as a Moody Blues 1968 track, written and sung by Mike Pinder.
My favourite version is from the Four Tops from 1972. It is one of my Top 20 favourite songs. I think it is the Four Tops’ best track. Really exceptional.
Here are all three versions for you to compare:
Full marks to Tom Ash. Earlier this week he nailed an historic parallel for Brexit. That was Henry VIII and the reformation.
However, those who favour an open, outward-looking UK, can claim an older, greater precedent than the Brexit-like Henry VIII, who broke with Europe basically because he couldn’t perform in bed sufficiently to produce enough healthy sons. (OK, there’s a bit of historic licence there and I’m being a bit (a lot?) cheeky – apologies – and I also apologise to the Scots, Welsh, Irish and Cornish that this is all about England). Continue reading