Episode 4 - 'Colour Me In Gold'
Just as a parallel movement from major to minor (I to bVII7) was so evocative in 'Everything Must Change', here the same idea is present in another intoxicating verse progression moving from D Minor to D Major (iiø>I, Em7b5 to D Maj9). It's beauty allows the melody to wander around in a dream-like state, perfect for the ambience and prosody of lyric. The verse concludes with a descending motif via C Maj7>Bm7 and A. The choice of C Major 7th, rather than C7, seems purely symmetrical (it's the same shape as D Maj9 on the guitar moved down a tone) but we could also think of it Em/C; either way it works. The bridge charts the familiar move to chord IV and concludes in an identical descending fashion the first time but substitutes a more tried and tested Bb6 (bVI) to C (bVII) move the second time, leading to Em (ii). The Middle 8 feels like a brief allusion to Em (relative key to the bridge) but the elongation on A leads us quickly back to the verse. The two chord vamp that opens the song closes it too. A gem of a song and proof that it's quite possible to start a song with a (half) diminished chord.
Here's the songscheme, download a hi-res PDF if you prefer here.
As usual, here is a reference video featuring all the song sections..