LISTEN TO BRAND NEW EUGENE MCGUINNESS B-SIDE AND IAN BROWN COVER

Eugene McGuinness | 12/12/12

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On Monday, the wonderful Eugene McGuinness released “Sugarplum”, the latest single to be taken from his awesome recent LP The Invitiation to the Voyage. To coincide with its release, we are streaming the B-side “Cinema Paradiso” below.

A song with its own uplifting and intriguing charm, “Cinema Paradiso” is a tribute to the romance of film and adolescent antics. Much like the art-form it celebrates, it suspends disbelief, offering two and a half minutes of nostalgic escapism.

Matching music hall-style piano with childhood memories, it could easily be seen as the foil to “Sugarplum”’s more mature, slick character. Despite being worlds apart in that sense, McGuinness once again toys with imagination, this time conjuring up images of popcorn-scented seats, back row experiences and flickering projectors to an animated tune that could easily slip into a world of smoke-filled speakeasies.

Listen to it now:

And as an additional festive treat, listen to Eugene covering Ian Brown’s “Dolphins were Monkeys":

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