Morphine – The Night (80)

December 10, 2009

Mark Sandman didn’t live to see the Noughties, but his musical vision lingered long enough for “The Night” to be released in Febrary 2000. The title cut opens the album, but I’ve always saw it as a coda, as the credits start to roll.  It has been a semi-regular closer for my various radio shows over the years. The ambience is haunting, the late night saxophone perfectly matched the late night close of the shows.

It’s sad to think the recording of such an effective fade to black would soon be followed by Sandman’s. But even if he lived, the song would still have stirred up those longing, haunting thoughts which only come out at night.


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