The Left Banke - Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina (1967)
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Megaupload, Multiupload | Baroque Pop, Psychedelia | 2011 US reissue | Sundazed LP 5375
The Left Banke pioneered something new with their debut single, 1967's "Walk Away Renée," which incorporated a small string section, harpsichord, and woodwinds to give the song a light yet dramatic Baroque flavour that was unique in rock at the time, and a perfect complement to the song's bittersweet tale of unrequited love. If the Left Banke's moment of stardom was fleeting, Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina reveals, for a brief and exciting moment, they were one of the best and most innovative American bands in rock & roll.