Archive | Apr 27, 2018

Certain Songs #1198: Monsoon – “You Can’t Take Me With You”

Album: Third Eye
Year: 1983

After Monsoon disbanded, Sheila Chandra went on to a pretty successful career in world music, initially backed by Steve Coe & Martin Smith, who were the guys from Monsoon, but I only ever heard 1984’s Out on My Own, which I remember being surprised at disliking, but it was too much pop, and lacked the balance of Third Eye.

After that, I lost the plot, and while I was happy to discover that Chandra has had a long and pretty successful career — including a pair of songs in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers — I was subsequently saddened to learn that in the past few years she had contracted a disease that effectively rendered her mute, which is sad, to say the least.

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