Guys, listen to this, but..

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  1. Captain Gandalf

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  2. RJDiogenes

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    That's beautiful. The Boss did a nice version of this song, too.
     
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    That was awesome. :bolian:
     
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  5. ShamelessMcBundy

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    NO! NO! NO! That's almost as bad as Madonna's cover! :mad: Don McLean, where for art thou?

    I am a firm believer that some songs should not be covered, and this is one of them.

    As Homer Simpson once said: Burn it! Send it to Hell!
     
  6. Captain Gandalf

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    Here's another version of "Shenandoah", this time by Celtic Woman (instrumental) :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64QHbB-11fc

    BTW, I have seventeen versions of this great song, but I'm looking for one version that can't be found on the internet (or I'm not looking in the right places), and that's the Bing Crosby version. I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me out with this one.
     
  7. Australis

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    That was lovely.

    Sissel, I mean.

    Just lovely.
     
  8. Captain Gandalf

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    Yeah, Sissel is an upcoming star (a Norwegian girl BTW), and I suspect you'll be hearing lots of her in the coming years.
    Although Hayley Westenra's version is not bad either :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_No4g5ZULI8

    Here's another nugget, though I don't know if this is known by Americans; it was a major hit in Europe (it won the Eurovision Song Contest) :

    Nocturne by Secret Garden : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqF9iqBZKv0
     
  9. RJDiogenes

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    Here's the Springsteen version.

    I agree-- just as some roles should never be recast.
     
  10. Nociod

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    Upcoming?, She's been a star for years :cool:
     
  11. Captain Gandalf

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    Since you're from Norway, I'll take your word for it. :techman:
     
  12. Australis

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    What year did Secret garden win Eurovision? I've watched the show since 2000, and I don't remember it (it's the BAD songs that stay in mind :) )
     
  13. pookha

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    but then some covers are superior..
    hendrix watchtower being the best.
     
  14. Captain Gandalf

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    1995.
    BTW, you're right about the bad songs..:lol:
     
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    Agreed. But every once in a while, like poohka said, one does come along that just knocks your socks off. For example, Annie Lennox's cover of "Take Me to the River" comes to mind. I think I love that version more than the original.

    But I do have a prime example why people shouldn't touch the original song... Madonna's cover of "American Pie". She should have been burned at the stake for that one. :klingon:

    Sissel has an amazing voice though. I need to look up some more of her stuff and check her out.
     
  18. ShamelessMcBundy

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    Madonna's version of American Pie was a total abortion. She didn't get the meaning of the song!
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    Yeah, that's true as well-- the trick is knowing the difference.... :D
     
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