sotd 11.23.10

Can anyone tell me what happened to the ballad? The epic, storytelling song that takes the plot of a movie and sweeps it all together in the grandest of musical gestures is basically dead. I can’t think of many (any?) recent songs that fit this genre.

My favorite of the ballads:

“High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)” / Frankie Laine (1952)

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