Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just My Imagination - Pelkkää kuvitelmaa

Let's listen to another Finnish soul cover - and a good one at that.  Aki Sirkesalo recorded "Pelkkää kuvitelmaa" (Just imagination) in 1995 and the single was a modest hit for him. Aki has already been as a "bonus artist" in Finnpicks (see here). But this is his first official entry here.  Sirkesalo started his musical career in 1980's in rock- and soul -orientaded groups, most notably Veeti & The Velvets, and launched his solo career in 1992. He released several succesful and critically acclaimed records before his untimely death in 2004. The original song of today's finnpick was called "Just My Imagination" and it was a  hit single for The Temptations. It was featured on the group's 1971 album "Sky's the Limit" and released as a single becaming the 3rd Temptations song to reach number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. You can read song's interesting background story, here.

Here's the pair:

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