Spirit Of ‘66
West Midlands, United Kingdom
'Spirit of ’66’ is a single from Paul Menel, as soon as you click play you know exactly what Menel was trying to get across with this track and for me, it worked. The chanting crowds, the commentators prattling and the fervent hum of the stadium during the 1966 world cup. - FREDDIE MCKEE
The song makes clever use of sound clips to pull you back to that time and to try and live in the glory that shone through so brightly that day. ‘Spirit of ’66’ is upbeat, passionate and a downright stadium chant.
The song opens with the feeling of the stadium. A football lovers highlight of the game, some would say still the highlight of English football. That buzz of emotion and excitement reels us into a charming and bright bass line that carries the song through its verses and into that massive chorus. The vocals speak highly of the great game and are supported by drums and rocking guitar. The highlight of the single is that chorus, it’s shouted and layered and gets louder and louder as the song goes on. It doesn’t just sing of winning, it sings of what it means to be part of the community, the family that surrounds the beautiful game.
A great tune that slaps a smile on your face. That point of recent history will not die and has been immortalised yet again by Paul Menel in ‘Spirit of ’66’.