I remember hearing this track for the first time when it was performed by the writer Peter Gabriel and I think it was Kate Bush - it was one of those songs that you immediately recognize as classic - even to my then teenage ears.
What has been wonderful is to hear it again in this new incarnation from Herbie Hancock and the fabulous singers Pink and John Legend. Pink (who already has the fabulous Beam Me Up on this list) is one of my favorite vocalists and she knocks it out of the park here - John - well - his surname says it all.
The track was recommended to the list by Terry McGuire, podcast producer/co-host of the Giving Voice to Depression podcast. Here's what Terry has to say:
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About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state. I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.
If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.