You and I Will Meet Again

Another simple song, another catchy hook, another memorable idea that Tom puts into our heads and leaves there as a treat. I’m 100% sold on Into The Great Wide Open these days, where I didn’t listen to it front to back very often before. This song is another little forgotten deep cut that does so much with so little, very economically. The core idea is a fairly profound one but it’s wrapped up in a breezy, light little piece of music. Just marvellous. There’s a ton to love about this song, both lyrically and musically. We get red-winged hawk, we have Mike and Benmont sharing a solo, we have some beautiful harmonies and all sorts of interesting jamming in the outro.

Today’s episode covers the fourth song on side two of "Into The Great Wide Open", "You and I Will Meet Again".

You can listen to the song here:

You can hear a 2018 remaster, included on the American Treasure boxset here:

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Producer: Kevin Brown

Executive Producer: Paul Roberts

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