Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ultravox's Enduring Lament

For some, "Lament" is not as memorable as "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" or "Reap The Wild Wind," but this gorgeous song has always occupied special places in the playlists of my life.  Reportedly shot on the Isle of Skye, the video's filtered cinematography and uncontrived "plot" (or lack thereof) seem to be influenced by your average ABBA clip.  However, the visuals and music evoke a romanticism that all too often remains just out of range of most modern attempts.  The beauty of simplicity has always been underrated.

In other words, the video makes you want to jump back in time and place, to be with the band and the girls on this amazing island.

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