A Musical Note: Wendy and Lisa – At the Closing of the Year

No matter what you think about the Robin Williams movie, “Toys”,  I would be astounded if you didn’t like the music.

The film was an extravaganza, a pageant of light and color, and some very, very good music.

The piece that both started and ended the movie is called “At the Closing of the Year”, by Wendy and Lisa.  Before Toys, I had no idea who Wendy and Lisa were, or what they sounded like.  When I investigated, I found they sounded—for the most part—nothing like the sweet, clearness of the Toys song.  Still, they have something special, and I’m looking for more of their music.

“At the Closing of the Year” is a tremendous number, both musically, and visually.  Unfortunately I can only share the music with you this time.  The only “video” I could find was all photographs strung together.  If you haven’t seen the film, find a copy.  It will be worth your time.  I promise.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, Wendy and Lisa, and At the Closing of the Year.

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7 responses to “A Musical Note: Wendy and Lisa – At the Closing of the Year

  1. f i cannot bring you comfort,
    then at least i bring you home
    for nothing is more precious
    than the time we haven`t sold

    We all must learn from small misfortunes
    count the blessings that are real
    Let the bells ring out for Christmas
    at the closing of the year

    Let the bells ring out for Christmas
    at the closing of the year

    If i cannot bring you comfort,
    then at least i bring you home

    At the closing of the year
    at the closing of the year
    at the closing of the year
    (instrumental)

    (The following is added in the reprise, although i do not have it complete here)

    Now all the winter bells are ringing
    hear them echo through the snow
    and the children`s voices singing
    on the streets so far below

    This is a time to be together
    and the truth is somewhere here
    within our love for people
    at the closing of the year

  2. Thank you for this, Richard. Wonderful thought. In some ways, for a few things, today too I can regard as a closing of a year.

  3. I would recommend you check out a song called Waterfall from their debut album. It’s how I heard of them first. That and the fact that they were part of Prince’s backing band, The Revolution.

    Loved Toys when I saw it in the cinema.

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