Mudcat Café message #215211 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20510   Message #215211
Posted By: Peter T.
20-Apr-00 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Shouldn't have been covered (songs)
Subject: RE: BS: Shouldn't have been covered
I stick with my Judy Collins' pick -- She did some good Cohen -- "Bird on a Wire" is terrific (better than Jennifer Warnes' draggy version). She should have stayed away from certain songs, true. Her voice is too warm for the vast array of Cohen suicide songs. Her recent album of Dylan songs has some real clunkers too. Her version of Jacques Brel's "Chanson des Vieux Amants" is in severely bad French. But some fine stuff along the way....
yours, Peter T.