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December 4th, 2005

(no subject) @ 03:28 pm

Song of the Day

Bono and Alicia Keys "Don't Give Up" collaboration.

It can be found now with a brief video at http://www.keepachildalive.org/dont.html

It is being released Tuesday (I think) on iTunes, with proceeds being donated.

I listened to it. It's...okay. I haven't really gotten into it yet. And it's not because I don't like Alicia Keys voice or anything like that. I very often like Bono's voice paired with a female voice, and I think her voice is very fine for this song (I do prefer this over Mary J. Blidge's input on One), however, it's not a song I particularly care for. The video on the link above is quite moving, though, and I hope everyone enjoys the link I provided.

That's all I've got today, since I found that I though I'd spread it as today's Song of the Day.

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Date:December 4th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
The original by Peter Gabriel / Kate Bush is one of my favourite songs, and on first listen I quite like this version :)
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Date:December 4th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
:) its my favorite peter gabriel song too and has been for years....but i find its not the same with bono singing it...i keep thinging the pitch and level of the voice is 'off'.
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Date:December 4th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
Oh cool, I hadn't realised the song was available to hear yet. Hmm, I quite like it, though I actually think Alicia's parts are mostly better than Bono's... some of the notes he attempts are a bit eek-ish!

I can't really think how it compares with the Gabriel/Bush version, as it's not a song I've ever listened to that closely. I know what Kate Bush's lines sound like (it's impossible not to notice her voice!) but I'm buggered if I can summon Peter Gabriel's contribution into my head.

Must remember to download this on Tuesday.
Date:December 5th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
Wow I was really psyched to hear this...and...what a let down!

I am a big fan of Bono's side projects but this song isn't working for me at all.
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Date:December 5th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
i second that
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Date:December 7th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
Just downloaded it yesterday--fantastic track!

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