|Song by Stevie Wright
from the album Hard Road
|Composer||Harry Vanda, George Young|
|Song by The Wrights|
Evie is an Australian rock song released as a single in 1974 by Australian music legend and former frontman of The Easybeats, Stevie Wright. It was written by Harry Vanda and George Young. It is reportedly the only 11-minute song to chart at #1 anywhere in the world. It features 3 parts (Parts I, II and III) and some critics consider it as one of the most perfect rock n' roll songs ever, encapsulating the three basic themes of all love songs (I) Baby it'll be great once we're together (Let Your Hair Hang Down), (II) Baby, it's so great now that we're together (Oh Evie... I'm nothing without you), (III) Baby, it's so bad since you left me (I'm Losing You). However, the loss in this case is more tragic than the usual "boy loses girl" scenario - it describes the singer's emotions following Evie's death in childbirth.
It goes for eleven minutes in total. Part One by itself proved a big hit when it was released. Supergroup The Wrights have recently done a cover version of the song.