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Archive for July, 2009

“Hometown Glory”

Adele. Oh how I love your voice.

The beauty found in this song is complimented by voice. Her pitch and dynamic control is amazing. Hear for yourself in this song (below). The piano arrangement reminds me of a couple of songs already posted on this website. Namely “Everyday” by Carly Comando, and “The art teacher” by Rufus Wainwright.

You should buy this CD, if not for this song, for her rendition of “to make you feel my love” that she performs so flawlessly and brilliantly.

From the Album: 19

Ed Harcourt
“Whistle of a distant train”

Perfect music for Sunday (or any day, really), but it seems especially appropriate for a rainy day like today.
Ed Harcourt reminds me of Jeff Buckley in this song for some reason. It probably has something to do with his emotional/uneasy vibrato. It’s also what I love about the song.

There’s real passion in this number.

From the Album: Until Tomorrow Then- The Best of Ed Harcourt (2 CDs)

Every culture everywhere he has been, people seem to simply get it. They get the pentatonic scale. It doesn’t have to be taught. This is a fun example of what makes neuro scientists tingle all over.

See for yourself: