James Taylor sings here about the British Crown's penal transportation to Australia of deported convicts and their transformation once they'd settled there. He told Uncut: "'Yellow And Rose' is a recovery song, a song about people sent to Australia to be punished finding out that they are actually reborn."
Approximately 162,000 convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government. The last shipment of convicts from Britain arrived in Western Australia in 1868.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.