ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MONDAY 16 JUNE 2008
(and again on 6 November 2013)
From January 1982.
It reached the giddy heights of #63 in the UK pop charts.
This is the sound of happiness. On a double A side 7″ single.
I really don’t think I need say anymore….
mp3 : Orange Juice – Felicity
mp3 : Orange Juice – In A Nutshell
The irony here is that my favourite Orange Juice single, while sung by Edwyn Collins was in fact written by fellow band-member James Kirk.
Hence the William Shatner reference in this cover version:-
mp3 : The Wedding Present – Felicity
Many years later, James did his own great version of the song:-
mp3 : James Kirk – Felicity
Little did I know, when I originally penned this post in 2008 that I would later be contacted by Domino Records and asked to fill in a few gaps as part of their background work as to what should and shouldn’t be included in the Coals To Newcastle boxset, the result of which I was one of a number of people thanked in the sleevenotes. That’s the most rock’n’roll thing that’ll ever likely happen in my life…….