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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Songs on Sunday: Some avians


Claude said...

Above all, a Cohen poem.

I heard him recite his poetry, in the early 50s, in Montreal. Small places, a few hundred people...We loved him instantly. De tout coeur! And we loved him, when adding music to the words, he appeared, on the stage, with a guitar. Some people said, "Can he sing?" We didn't know. We didn't care. He was mesmerising. He certainly could reach all the layers of one's soul.

And it never stopped all those years. Even in my old age. And his....

This is a great presentation. Each singer enriching the lyrics with their own uniqueness.

Thank you.

god-free morals said...

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I chose Johnny Cash and K.D. Lang, because of all the cover versions (and there are quite a few, some awful) they seemed to really 'get' that it is a poem and they sung that poetry. As you say, enriching with their uniqueness (a good phrase).

Sean Jeating said...

That's it, indeed: "Each singer enriching the lyrics with their own uniqueness."