XTC covered a lot of ground in their shimmering "Harvest Festival," an ode to autumn and marriage--and best of all it found a rhyme for "festival."
The boys from Swindon's penultimate album, Apple Venus Volume 1, was a tribute to the light classical music their parents listened to in the 1960s.
Today's Saturday musical selection is a two-fer. First watch a fan's video of XTC's studio version.
Now, enjoy Julián Massaldi performing "Harvest Festival" live in 2009. Of particular brilliance here is the use a violin--instead of the "Fool on the Hill" flutes on the XTC original.
One fabulous song--two great performances.