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The flageolet -sounding instrument plays an excerpt from Gustav Holst 's "Venus", from his orchestral suite The Planets. There is also a reading of the first verse of William Blake 's poem " And did those feet in ancient time " more commonly known as "Jerusalem"ended by a short sample of the band's song " Dreamer ".
Its writing credits are given to Rick Davies and Roger Hodgsonalthough it is a Hodgson composition. When this song was played live, a video of World Fools Overture - Supertramp - Paris II would be shown during the Winston Churchill speech and Fools Overture - Supertramp - Paris film of bombs and houses exploding before the grand finale of the song.
During the song's finale, the band decided to "go crazy" by bringing on stage Superman, a holy man, band member John Heliwell in his Spider-Man glasses plus a conductor's jacket, dancing gorillas, cops, robbers, Indians, a banana, Charlie ChaplinMiss Piggy as seen on the Live in Paris '79 concert film and an Adolf Hitler look-alike.
A live version of the song, recorded inis included in the Paris live album. The song has less frequently appeared on live setlists following the tour because of Hodgson's departure, but Hodgson plays it almost every solo Fools Overture - Supertramp - Paris he performs.
For several years from the late s to the early s, a portion of the song Shake It Down - Rafael Cameron - Cameron All The Way used as the theme music for W5a Canadian news magazine television series. In the Netherlands, the synthesized instrumental part Crazy For Your Love - Charles Bradley - Changes (File, Album) the track was used as the background music for the gig guide on Radio Veronicaduring their broadcast of the national Top 40 chart throughout the s.
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