“Solsbury Hill” was recorded by British synth pop duo Erasure in 2003 for their cover versions album Other People’s Songs. The track was chosen for the album by Erasure member Vince Clarke. Clarke and singer Andy Bell turned the song into a mid-tempo electronic dance tune, displaying the signature Erasure sound. The only major change made to the structure of the song was the modification of the 7/4 time signature to a more basic 4/4—except for the chorus, which slips back into 7/4 time for one line.
[Dedicated to Frederic Piccoli in Stockholm with a happy birthday!]