To me, this song captures the essence of the seventies. It's whimsical, magical, ethereal, groovy, light/dark, cold/warm. The Wurlitzer electric piano that's used throughout the song gives it a jovial, yet melancholy feel. The song sounds like a carnival rag dipped in teardrops.
It's the lyrics, though, that give this tune its gravitas. "Everybody's dancing in the moonlight/Everybody's feeling warm and bright," evokes something primitive, delightful and otherworldly. Released in 1972, this song is a signature song of the seventies, a decade that was full of revolution, scandal, free love, and hypnotic summer nights.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.