Saturday, January 1, 2011

I Go To Sleep (Sixteen Versions)

Originally written in 1965 by Ray Davies for Peggy Lee.  Later recorded by many others...

First Ray's original demo of the song (erroneously here credited to the Kinks)...


Snippets of Ray performing the song live in 2007/8...

Irving Plaza, NYC March 25, 2007



Live at his gig in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall, 2008

Peggy Lee...



The Applejacks...

Here's one that doesn't turn up very often. The Applejacks' sixth UK release on Decca was this excellent cover of the Ray Davies song, later to be recorded by many others. Sank without trace, more's the pity. Ah well, life is like that sometimes.

Cher...



Marion (Maerz)...

Marion - later Marion Maerz - recorded "I go to sleep" by Ray Davies (head of the Kinks) in 1967. Marion was the best that the German music scene of the 60s had to offer.
The record was produced by Larry Page (producer of the Troggs).
The song was released in Germany and UK as well. But with different B-Sides.
She performed this song as the first german female singer in the famous tv-show "Beat Club".
I added some pics from my Marion collection. Enjoy it!



Marion (On German TV)...


The Pretenders...


The Pretenders (Live 1984 - Westwood 1, LA)...


Sia...


Sia (Live)...


Soulwax...

Album: International Hits (limited edition bonus disk together with Much Against Everyone's Advice) (1999)

Rasputina...

Live at The EARL - Atlanta, GA - April 13, 2004. Recorded by Joshua J. Smelser - http://www.myspace.com/rasputina

Anika...

Produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead/Beak http://stonesthrow.com/anika

Anika (Live)...

Shot by The Drone @ Divan du Monde, Paris. http://www.the-drone.com


Lyrics:

When I look up from my pillow
I dream you are there with me
Though you are far away
I know you'll always be near to me
I go to sleep
And imagine that you're there with me
I go to sleep
And imagine that you're there with me
I look around me
And feel you are ever so close to me
Each tear that flows from my eye
Brings back memories of you to me
I go to sleep
And imagine that you're there with me
I go to sleep
And imagine that you're there with me
I was wrong, I will cry
I will love you till the day I die
You were all, you alone and no one else
You were meant for me
When morning comes again
I have the loneliness you left me
Each day drags by
Until finally my time descends on me
I go to sleep
And imagine that you're there with me
I go to sleep
And imagine that you're there with me

1 comment:

Joseph Corsello said...

God Save The KinKs & Ray Davies!