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Missing Hugh Jackman in the list of famous triple threats was a pretty big deal. :P
Sounds like a horrible karaoke track with a vocalist who is the match of its quality. Incidentally, you've always been deeply involved with the Actors' Fund benefit concerts, and I remember you once telling me you wanted to do an Evita concert with Patti in the lead... who would you cast in a JCS concert of that type? I'm guessing Drew might get a part judging by your comment below?
I honestly waited for "the scream." :P Congratulations on your contribution to a terrific cause!
Unlike nearly everyone else on this thread, I don't really have a problem with your arrangement. True, it's a little "standard issue" for PJ, but even "standard issue" is better than anyone else's crap on a good day. What bugs me (and maybe others, I dunno) is the cuts to the lyrics. You seem to think a soul song can't handle trauma, or perhaps that the lyrics are too dark for the arrangement. You're welcome to your opinion, but cutting the second half of every verse decimates the song's message. The whole point of the song is that these people, pursuing whatever struck their fancy, made messes -- sometimes catastrophic messes -- of their lives (I believe the gentleman in the first verse whose mother couldn't keep him out of trouble wound up dead in the gutter because of his drug dealing, while the fella in the second wound up with HIV from all that lovin' that his body couldn't handle, if memory serves), and that is the reason you don't go "chasing waterfalls." (You also lose a section of what used to be the rap verse, but with all the cutting, I can't even tell if that has an impact or not.) Is it a downer? Yeah. But if you lose that half of those verses, the whole moral of the story is gone. Now, because the lyrics to any popular song tend to go unnoticed to some extent due to the arrangement, I think this editing exercise is the real problem the people complaining about other elements of the cover have, and they just don't realize it (lyrics have a funny way of sneaking up on you). I like the arrangement, and I'm not mad. I'm just... disappointed.
Is this slightly sped up? It sounds a semitone high...
I once had the chords for a missing verse to this song, but I misplaced the sheet. :( Time heals all wounds.
The irony of all the Balsamo fans dissing Ted Neeley in the comments section is the fact that, at least in this particular performance, Steve yanks a lot of inflections from Ted Neeley. xD Good performance. Tend to prefer Ted, but I recognize good when I hear it.
I am a producer of world class media (stage, film, TV, audio recording), and in addition I develop and produce original, indigenous talent in all areas of media production, in concert with production possibilities in major U.S. cities, and metropolitan centers throughout the world.
- The Project GarageFounder, 2011 - present
- East West Image Media InternationalAssociate V.P. (Project Development, Management and Production), 2009 - present
- The Two Per Cent Solution Production and Development Company Inc.Co Producer, 2005 - present
Warwick, Rhode Island
20 years, and my life is still trying to climb that great big hill of hope, for a destination
- Community College of Rhode IslandGeneral Studies, 2008 - present