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Thread #7003   Message #2129026
Posted By: eddie1
19-Aug-07 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
Subject: RE: Origins: When the Saints Go Marching In
I found Bruce Springsteen's version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" on his "Live in Dublin" album, so very refreshing after a lifetime of requests for the footstompin version. To stick to this slow, and really quite beautiful rendition with a large, and very vocal audience just waiting on the intro finishing called for guts and a lot of confidence. It gave the song a whole new life for me. The only comparison I can think of is Mary Black's down-tempo version of "The Holy Ground"
Maybe this is the way to breathe new life into songs that have been played to death?

Eddie