Thanks for posting that, Todd.
Ah yes. Unrequited love. Always a good basis for a song and Walk Away Renee is one of the standards. I was 16 when I heard this song on its release. Just the right age for those feelings. Fortunately there were The Beatles' Rubber soul and Revolver albums around to offset Walk Away Renee.
I think I like The Left Banke's version of Walk Away Renee the best. The author, Mike Brown, was the same age I was so we had being at a very tender age in common. He played harpsichord on that one and together with the plaintiff lead vocal, the song evokes a very sad atmosphere.
The Four Tops had the most famous version of Walk Away Renee, but it was this original Left Banke version I heard first and like the most.