Baroque Pop

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Baroque pop is a form of music that conflates rock ‘n roll with classical. Two of the most popular baroque pop albums in recording history are 1966’s Pet Sounds and 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Many believe that the sound was pioneered by The Zombies with the release of their first single, “She’s Not There”, in 1964.

I love the baroque sound The Rolling Stones forged on the tracks, “Ruby Tuesday“, “Lady Jane“, “Play With Fire” and “As Tears Go By“.

The Beatles created a wonderful baroque classic in  “Eleanor Rigby“.

Another one of my favorite baroque pop recordings is “Everyone” by Van Morrison from the classic Moondance album.

What is your favorite baroque pop song? Perhaps you could share that with the readership as a comment to this post. 🙂

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2 Replies to “Baroque Pop”

  1. As revealed by the YouTube thumbnail of the Rolling Stones video you shared, I think Brian Jones was the man who brought the baroque influences to the band, mainly through his colourful experimentation with instruments.

    Favourite baroque-influenced song? I’d have to think hard about that…can I start by naming each and every song off Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper and Oddesey and Oracle? haha

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