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.