Monday, February 15, 2016

Through the wind, through the rain, the snow, the wind, the rain you've got, you've got my love, heart and soul (Bruce Springsteen) #518

Glen Hansard Drive All Night/ Pennies In The Fountain/ Renata/ Step Out Of The Shadows  (Universal, 2013)

You'll know Glen from the second best music film of all time - ONCE

[Bestest of all time? Woodstock: Three Days Of Peace And Music.]

He is so amazing in ONCE (as is Markéta Irglová). They can act brilliantly and are superb musicians. Such talent!

Drive All Night you'll know from the Springsteen album, The River. Brooce's original version is amazing - full of dark portents and impending doom.

Glen's take is lighter - passionate in a different way to the Boss. He and guest Eddie Vedder stretch out but without the quiet desperation of the original.

The Springsteen connection is also enhanced with Jake Clemons' appearance on sax. Bruce has also used Glen as a guest on the song in concert so that's pretty damned special!

Hidden gem: Pennies, and Renata share the same mid tempo passion - and are more in Glen's customary style. 

It's Step out that sends the chills though - just Glen's voice, and what a voice!!

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