Part Two Of The Song-By-Song Breakdown
6th December 2013
‘Mellowing Grey‘ is one of Family‘s most beautiful songs, from their masterpiece album, ‘Music In A Doll’s House‘. in fact, it’s one of the most beautiful songs of its time. this one always stood out, with its magical atmosphere and gorgeous Mellotron arrangement.
for my version, i wanted to base it around the piano, accompanied by some soft, mallet drums and double-tracked bass (one on the left and one on the right). almost like it was a jazz trio in a David Lynch film, with the occasional explosion of fuzz bass and Mellotron choir, all the while wrapped in velvet.
some beautifully psychedelic lyrics as well:
“Mellowing grey, in misty morning’s day
My thoughts turn to you, kingfisher blue
Loveliness born, in velvet shades of dawn
Joy from your eyes, soft summer skies”