Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags

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  • Handbags and Gladrags
    • Written in 1967 by Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann
    • First recorded by Chris Farlowe
    • Recorded by Rod Stewart in 1969
    • Re-released by Stereophonics in 2001
    • Timbre - drum kit, keyboard, electric/ acoustic guitar, bass, violin, cello, oboe, alto/ tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, and vocals
    • Tempo - steady, moderate
    • Dynamics - ranging from piano to forte
    • Tonality - major
    • Rhythm - varied patterns, complex syncopation following word setting on vocals, basic minim movement and dotted rhythms
    • 4/4 time
      • One 9/8 bar (additional short link between bars 25 and 26 in  the second time bar
    • Homophonic melody
    • Conjunct melody with narrow range
      • Oboe in the intro plays a disjunct melody
    • Diatonic harmony
    • Strophic verse structure with refrain
    • Structure - Intro, verse + refrain + instrumental interlude, repeat, verse 3 + (repeat and shortened) + refrain, outro
    • Home key is B flat major
    • Chords used - Bb, Bb/ Ab in  bass, Eb, F9sus4
      • Eb, Bb, G, F

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