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Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground

Elle and I went out to dinner recently and she gave me a CD she had burned of the songs Willie & The Wheel played at the concert we attended. She popped it into the CD player and we listened to "Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground".

Damn this is a gorgeous song. The title is a beautiful and apt metaphor, the lyrics are heartbreaking, and the melody is nearly hypnotic. It also has a jazz feel and some blues licks that keep it from getting too sappy. It's worthy of comparisons to such torch songs as "Tenderly" or even "Night And Day".

I looked around for a video of this song performed by Willie & The Wheel but couldn't find any. The video I'm embedding is from the 1980 film "Honeysuckle Rose".

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