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Pure Imagination

March 13, 2022

“Pure Imagination,” written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, performed by Dannielle De Andrea, with Ryan Lerman (guitar), Eric Krasno (baritone guitar), and Will Gramling (harmonium), 2021.

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Pure Imagination

January 16, 2022

“Pure Imagination,” written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, performed by Smoking Popes, 1997.

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Pure Imagination

January 15, 2022

“Pure Imagination,” written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, performed by Vox One, 2006. Jodi Jenkins Ainsworth (soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor), Paul Pampinella (baritone), Tom Baskett (bass).

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Pure Imagination

November 21, 2021

“Pure Imagination,” written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, performed by Diana Panton, 2015. Diana Panton (vocal), Don Thompson (bass, piano, vibes), Reg Schwager (guitar), Coenraad Bloemendal (cello).

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Pure Imagination

November 20, 2021

“Pure Imagination,” written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, performed by Joseph Vincent, 2021.

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Leslie Bricusse, 1931 – 2021

October 21, 2021

“Pure Imagination,” performed by Casey Abrams, 2021

Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter Leslie Bricusse died on Tuesday. He was 90 years old. His many songs include “Pure Imagination,” which he wrote with Anthony Newley.

“When talking of Pure Imagination earlier this year, Bricusse said: ‘It’s a good thought for people, especially young people, to carry with them through life. You’ll be free if you truly wish to be at the end is, to me, the most important line ….. It’s a reflective thought on how to make a life work.’”

— “Leslie Bricusse, songwriter behind Goldfinger and Willy Wonka, dies at 90,” Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

Obituary here

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