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Right at the end, Bobby Hatfield gives an oceanic roar: "Ebb Tide! By the way, lest you doubt Carl Sigman's thesis of the melody as orgasm, consider its most famous cinematic deployment. You'll recall Jerry Zucker's film Ghost in which the Righteous Brothers' recording of "Unchained Melody" accompanied Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's heavy duty make-out action over the pottery wheel. Truly a seminal film moment. He had always liked the song, and perhaps, without knowing its origins, sensed that it would have made a much better theme for From Here To Eternity than the boilerplate ballad concocted to promote the movie.
So half-a-decade after the movie Frank decided to record "Ebb Tide", for Only The Lonely , the album he named as his personal favorite - even if the Grammies frosted it out in every category except its cover art, whose maudlin Sinatra-as-Pagliacci clown pic is absolutely the worst thing about the LP and very misleading as to the tone of the set.
And given that, by comparison, Robert Maxwell is a Z-list name, Nelson Riddle approaches the tune more respectfully than any of the others in a formal, almost tone-poem arrangement commencing with waves crashing on the beach, then evoking seagulls and swirling eddies, and generally nodding in the direction of Debussy's La Mer. And Frank too has a rare formality when he gets up to the high-F stuff around "I can tell!
I can feel! You are love! Really mine They pull it off brilliantly here. Robert Maxwell went on to write "Shangri-La" with Carl Sigman, which you can hear in our special Sigman centenary podcast. As for "Ebb Tide"'s lyricist, summing up his father's work for a centenary appreciation, Carl's son Michael Sigman said:. He saw himself as a craftsman rather than a great artist: He mostly wrote on assignment instead of being a great artist working in the middle of the night, making music out of his dreams.
He was the go-to utility guy - and that's how he thought of himself. To his son "Ebb Tide" is "transcendent". The words and music are almost eerily matched, and a lyric mostly of monosyllables on a commonplace romantic theme takes on a rare intensity.
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