Re: Raising Sand - any opinions?
posted at 10/23/2010 9:13 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Raising Sand - any opinions?
[QUOTE] Jessey makes a salient point about the critics, but in this case, I think it's warranted. But not because of Bono, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Clapton!, and the "friends of Pavarotti" shows...you could put elmer fudd next to Pavarotti and it would still be pretty amazing. Makes me want to develop my Italian speaking beyond restaurant menus... Did these collaborations work well? I think so, but perhaps this is better suited for a separate thread.
Posted by softwareDevMusician[/QUOTE]
What a surprise, SDM! and thank you!
Now first, for Pavarotti -- he is one of my true loves, music-wise, and I mourned his passing, as that was the end of an era. He brought opera and his unmatched talent to the world, and was responsible for breaking down a barrier and making opera more accessible. In one of the "favorite songs" posts, I said that "Ave Maria" sung by Luciano Pavarotti, was my favorite classical song.
So onto the collaborations ... Could not listen to more than 5 or 6 notes of Bono, let alone 5 or 6 bars ... what was he thinking he could stand on a stage with Pavarotti like that? That was not even funny, it made me cringe!! Granted, I'm not a U2 fan, but I would not discredit him if he could sing. Painful.
Bon Jovi ... what can I say, that was *really* fun to listen to, and they both looked like they were having so much fun, it seemed like a love fest. A little "We are the world-esque" if you know what I mean. It worked!
Freddie ... I actually thought that performance was kind of poignant. He seemed to reallly want to be respectful of who he was on stage with, and I don't know, it was one of those intangibles, but it was touching.
So back to your question about the collaborations working well? That's probably a very subjective question! Yeah, it would be great fun to have another thread for unusual collaborations! Thanks again.