Songs You May Have Missed #685

Graham Parker: “Long Stem Rose” (1992)

From his atypically ballad-heavy Burning Questions album, “Long Stem Rose” finds the erstwhile British pub rocker chanelling McCartney–or perhaps more accurately, George Martin.

Backed by a string quartet recorded “dry” to give it the intimacy of Macca’s “Yesterday” Parker successfully wrings every ounce of pathos from this pretty tune.

See also: Recommended Albums #37 | Every Moment Has A Song (

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