Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Here's a song for a bitterly cold Sunday

Mr. Bourne introduced us to this song the other night. It's Scottish singer Dougie Maclean, with his song "Caledonia."

And in the interest of furthering our discussion on covers, here's a version of the same song by Celtic Woman. Take a listen. Notice how it's technically perfect, beautifully arranged and performed...and utterly lifeless.

I think this song needs a grizzled road vet to sing it, not a pretty girl with a pretty voice. The Celtic Woman version reminds of nothing so much as "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene. (Remember that one?)


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