Monday, May 26, 2008

Beautiful In The Rain - Kolmatta linjaa takaisin

One of the greatest hits of Fredi was "Kolmatta linjaa takaisin" (Back on 3rd lane again). It was recorded in 1968 and has become a Golden Classic. Not only becouse of Fredi's singing but also becouse of the witty lyrics by famous Finnish lyricist Juha Vainio. The original was an instrumental tune called "Beautiful In The Rain" composed and recorded by British orchestra leader Tony Hatch. The vocal version was done by Petula Clark, but for some reason never got the attention that it really deserved. That is - nowhere else but in Finland!

Here's the triple:

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