Friday, July 27, 2007

Then and Now

While on lunch break earlier this week, I heard a live version of Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band doing the song "For the Love of the Common People", a song I recall once recorded by Paul Young.

I always liked this rendition. Very soulful, and for some reason, the way the backup singers hold their notes after "she can" in the refrain has some sort of idiosyncratic appeal.

Springsteen's ensemble does a beautiful version as well.

It turns out that the song has way deeper roots than I once imagined.
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