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Todd’s Tunes 1/12/10

’In The Year 2525’ – Zager and Evans…1969 – The single was released in 1969 on RCA Records, but it was actually written by Evans in 1964, and first released on an unknown small label in 1967.  The song was #1 in both the U.K. and the U.S., but the duo would never have another song reach the top 100 in their career. 

The beautiful music of this piece is overshadowed by the ominous, foreboding style and lyrics, telling of a bleak, technologically-dominated, highly impersonal future.  I recommend reading the Wikipedia summary and legacy, it’s very interesting.

I also highly recommend the “Project Pichfork” version…cool, fast-beat electronica/techno.  The beat is very energizing.

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