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September 4th, 2013

Midweek Makeover: Your Edition

Posted in Music by MB

So recently I revealed a not-so-secret-secret to a friend.  I actually enjoyed Moulin Rouge!.  I know, I know.  Shut up.  Anyway, one of the (many) great tracks from it was a cover of Elton John’s Your Song.  Which has to be, on its own, one of the best love songs of all time.  I know you’ve heard it, but seriously, press play:

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I’d normally put something that good on a shelf labeled “Do Not Cover.”  But then Ewan McGregor (!) did this:

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Knocked it out of the park.  (According to Nicole Kidman, too.)  So really, you’d think that it was done.  I mean, loads of covers out there, but no one’s going to top the original, and McGregor’s take staked out something so different that anything else would necessarily fall short.  But then:

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Not sure what it is about this one that works so well.  Obviously Goulding’s voice is something special.  But it’s more than that.  The arrangement, the voice, the pauses.  It’s a worthy addition.

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2 comments

  1. Joy says:

    I can’t really listen to other versions of this song without feeling too off-kilter. When I was little my family would often listen to my Dad’s reel-to-reel tapes (made from the vinyl, see, so the records wouldn’t wear out) in the evenings. This song, more than any of the others, brings me back to being 6 on a winter evening sitting on my Dad’s lap.

    September 6th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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