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Secret Love IP: 184.108.40.206 Posted on March 25, 2018 at 07:38:48 PM by ageing ted
Well, Brian, you may be overthinking this. No one is claiming any link between love and hurricanes (good album title, though). It was a purely musical tribute. For the sake of clarity, I quote the Partridge passage - Speaking of things Andy's heard that others might not have, second track 'Before The Hurricane', with its lovely string samples, contains a secret. "I don't know if I've ever told anyone this before, not even Martin. But 'Before The Hurricane' was done as an homage to 'Secret Love' by Doris Day. About halfway through 'Secret Love', it goes into these horse-trotting, pizzicato strings and I wanted to do something that sounded like that. And I did."
Actually, Andy first broke this news on Twitter last October - https://twitter.com/xtcfans/status/923922331755565056
Fun fact: 'Secret Love' won the 1953 Academy Award for Best Song, beating 'My Flaming Heart' co-written by five-time nominee the immortal Slug Brodszky. Replies: