We're ready for some official Fall weather, food and festivities so we're taking this week to pay tribute to Fall. Bring on the hoodies, chili, early sunsets and coveralls, it's Fall!
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“Autumn Changes” is from Donna Summer’s 1976 concept album, Four Seasons of Love. The song is on side two of the album and is a slower disco number. It was not released as a single.
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Written by Ray Davies, “Autumn Almanac” was recorded by the Kinks in 1967 and released as a non-album single. It reached No. 3 on the UK charts but failed to land on Billboard Hot 100. Despite its unpopularity in the US at the time, now it’s considered a Kinks classic.
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"Leaves That Are Green" was on Paul Simon's The Paul Simon Songbook and Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence. The song isn't one of their more popular tunes, but it's a toe-tappin' yet peaceful jam about the passing of time.
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“Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” is on The White Stripes’ third studio album, White Blood Cells (2001). The song was written and produced by Jack White and released as the third single from the album. In the UK, it peaked at No. 25 on the singles chart, and in the US, it topped out at No. 19 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.
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Written in 1945 and released in 1946, "Autumn Leaves (Le feuilles mortes)" is a French song. Composed by Joseph Kosma, with lyrics by Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer translated it to English. Tons of artists have covered it. Eva Cassidy included her version of "Autumn Leaves" on the 1996 album, Live at Blues Alley. The song’s the twelfth track on Nightbird (2015).
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The melody of “Forever Autumn” was originally written by Jeff Wayne in 1969 as a jingle for a Lego commercial. Jingle singers Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass added lyrics and recorded it on their 1972 album, Queues. The best known version of the song was recorded by Justin Hayward (of the Moody Blues) for the album Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (1978).