S03E02 – Delius (Song of Summer)

We promise we won’t be moody in this episode all about the beautiful song Delius (Song of Summer), the second track from Never For Ever. As a matter of fact, this episode will be cheery as the summer, since this is Cecilee’s favorite song on Never For Ever, so she has a lot to say!

And so does our guest, Keith DeWeese, who was the guest on Oh England My Lionheart last season! Listen as Keith and Cecilee discuss the production of this song as well as the song’s inspiration, the 1968 BBC movie Song of Summer, a movie about the British composer Frederick Delius. They also discuss who Fenby is, why it’s important that he’s being told “in B,” and the intriguing music video for this song, filmed in early 1980.

It’ll all make sense in this episode!

Movie clips used:

Song of Summer, 1968 BBC film

Song clips used:

Two Songs to Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water by Frederick Delius

Hymn of the Fayth by Masashi Hamauzu and Nobuo Uematsu, featuring lyrics by scenario writer Kazushige Nojima

Interview clips used:

Russell Harty Show, November 25, 1980

Dr. Hook, April 7, 1980