I'll Always Remember You... (Debbie's Song)

Album: The New Adventures of... P.P. Arnold (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • P.P. Arnold's first marriage produced two children, Kevin and Debbie. In 1977, Debbie was killed in a car crash; Arnold wrote this eulogy for her late daughter.
  • Producer Steve Craddock had arranged for the track to be recorded with a choir and pipe organ at Exeter Cathedral. He recalled to Mojo magazine that Arnold objected to the "too sorrowful" bass organ parts, and a compromise was eventually reached.
  • Arnold's vocal was recorded in one take. Craddock recalled to Mojo: "At the end of it, she was just on the floor, in tears, shaking. It was one of the most incredible, moving things I've ever seen."

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