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Thread #6935   Message #3019457
Posted By: Genie
30-Oct-10 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Loving Arms (from Livingston Taylor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loving Arms (Livingston Taylor)
To each her/his own, I guess. I think Jackson's rendition is too OTT and loud for the feelings I think the lyrics convey. I'm also not a fan of people 'tweaking' the melody so much (for no reason that's apparent to me.)

I like both Kris and Rita's version and The Dixie Chicks' recording better. Partly it's because I like the harmonies better than just a solo voice.   And partly it's because these artists allowed Livingston Taylor's original tune to be heard (at least in most places thru the recordings) instead of needing to "make it their own" by changing the melody.