Wednesday, November 7, 2012

11-7-12 The Obscure Richard Marx Song(s) of the Day

Obscure Song #12: "When November Falls"


This song should have been a hit. Perfectly pop, written with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon, it's just a great song that didn't get any radio play. I'm guessing its partly because of the odd release of the album, Emotional Remains, first directly from Marx's website and then, almost a year later, available on Amazon paired with a second album, Sundown, which is about half covers (and no Billy Joel.) That same year, Duo, the album filled with re-released songs written by Marx and Scannell that they rerecorded at duets and toured with, came out. I think it was a case of too much schizophrenic re-issuing and this song just got lost in the shuffle. 

Bonus obscure song of the day, the only new song on Duo was their co-written "Always on Your Mind" which, I have to say, gets mad props for the line, "When the ghosts have come and gone / Cauterize and carry on."

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