Like A Friend
by Pulp

Album: Great Expectations Soundtrack (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • This was a song recorded specifically for the soundtrack of the 1998 film Great Expectations, a modern-day adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel which moved the setting from 1820s London to 1990s New York - hence the modern soundtrack, also featuring fellow 1990s luminaries Reef, Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden fame), Tori Amos and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and later supergroup Velvet Revolver.
  • At the time of the song's release the band didn't seem interested in playing it live (perhaps because it was only a B-side off an obscure soundtrack), so wasn't as well-known as other songs they were playing at the time. However, the song made its live debut at last at Glastonbury Festival in 2011, and was a mainstay throughout the band's 2011-2012 reunion tour shows, including their farewell show at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield in December 2012.

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