Sparse and open orchestration, dissonant ringing and obscure meaning all feature in the discussion of what Sam considers the most interesting song of the album, with debate over vocal authenticity vs technical ability and musical theatre performance.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Lonely, Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973)
Pure Imagination, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Soundtrack), Gene Wilder (1971)
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