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Sound and Groove - It'll Be Forever Royal, Part II


Whether it be kings, queens, dukes, duchesses, kingdoms/empires- anything feudal, absolutist and/or medieval; all of it fits the criteria. Could just be the allusion or metaphor the song is built upon or the actual subject matter of the lyrics. This is the 2nd of 2 episodes that collect some of my favourites from a variety of artists. Yep, it was only a matter of time before I got onto the monarchy what with all this hoopla over Prince's death.

Track Listing:

Intro- "It's Gonna Be Lonely" by Prince (1979)

1. Stepping Out Queen- Van Morrison (1979)
2. Wheat Kings- The Tragically Hip (1992)
3. Prince Of Darkness- The Mekons (1987)
4. King Of Ska- Desmond Dekker & The Specials (1993)
5. My Flower Princess- John Lennon (1980)
6. Duke Of Earl- Gene Chandler (1962)
7. The Lamb Ran Away With The Crown- Judee Sill (1971) 
8. Fake Empire- The National (2007)
9. Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder (1976)

Outro- "Rapsberry Beret" by Prince (1985)