Song

Tight Rope: LEON RUSSELL

Australian singles charts:
Tight Rope entered the Kent charts on 2 October 1972 and peaked at #24.

Album:
The song is on Carney which entered the Kent album charts on 4 September 1972 and peaked at #6.

Wikipedia:
The song Tight Rope is a circus metaphor about clinging to life while being on a high wire.
In the instrumental section, this song quotes a couple of times, a slow version of the Entrance of the Gladiators march, played in a mysterious descending scale, before Russell finishes the last half of the bridge section.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tight_Rope_(song)

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