The Millennium

It's You

Song Review by

Not only one of the highlights of the brilliant Begin album, "It's You" is truly one of the great hidden gems of late-'60s rock and pop. Threaded by a sterling acoustic guitar riff from co-writer Joey Stec, the song begins powerfully and continues throughout with great forward momentum. The guitar lick -- intentional or otherwise -- became the basis for Peter Gabriel's late-'70s hit, "Solsbury Hill." Lyrically, the song was no doubt inspired by the psychedelic experience, yet oddly it hasn't dated at all; something that can't always be said of Curt Boettcher's productions of the period. Like the rest of the album's recordings, there are some excellent production and arrangement touches, most notably the multi-layered electric and acoustic guitars, as well as the brilliant, out-of-phase harmonies.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Begin 1968 Sundazed 3:21