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Friday, February 02, 2007

Bridge Over Troubled Water

I like this song - and each of these renditions. Do you have a favorite?




2 comments:

The Popinjay said...

Johnny Cash's version on American IV. I loved that man.

Pastorius said...

Well, I hate to say it, but I don't think Aretha or Elvis were quite present in their performances.

Aretha doesn't attack the melody. I like her improvisation, but she's singing the song more like a saxophonist accompanying a singer. And, it sounds a bit lazy.

Elvis has his moments there, but he is undermined by the schlocky arrangement, and even he can't overcome that.

I say Art Garfunkel. What a beautiful voice the man has.