“Let It Be Me” Performed by The Sylvers (1973)

January 13, 2011

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“Let it Be” me is a beautiful French love ballad composed in 1955 with English lyrics added in 1957.

It has been covered endless times, but one of the most beautiful versions to me, is this one performed by the family singing group The Sylvers,  from their second Pride LP entitled “The Sylvers II.”

My previous post was on this glorious singing family and I had a hard time selecting a song from the first LP.  I spent the weekend listening to the first three albums in rotation to get in the mood to write my last post and I can’t get any of the songs out of my head this week :-).

So here is a second Sylvers song from their second set. Since, once again,  I had such a hard time selecting just ONE, I decided to go with the only cover to give you a taste of the Sylvers’ arranging talents so that you can hear how they made their version of “Let It Be Me” so very unique.

I love the fact that in their first three LPs lead vocals were shared so that all of the beautiful voices could participate as part of the group.

Plus the harmonies are exquisite: this is what angels must sound like — don’t you think?

Musically Yours,

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