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Posted By: mandotim
19-Feb-08 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Subject: RE: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Hi McG of H!
I agree, but I think to some extent it also depends on the song. Some songs are best delivered 'deadpan', whereas others work best with passion and emotion. I agree that some songs have enough impact on their own without the singer adding anything; some mining disaster songs spring to mind.
As far as the singer goes, if there are a range of songs in their repertoire, I think the singer should be able to deliver the amount of emotion appropriate to the song (as Sandy Denny could). Kate Rusby seems to have limitations in this respect; perhaps deliberate, perhaps not, but I find most of her work uninvolving for that reason. One thing though; she has excellent taste in backing musicians!
Tim