I know that I am late in the day posting this Battle of the Bands feature. I will simply say that time got away from me. Better late than never, right???
The song for today is Romeo and Juliet, written by Mark Knopfler, for his band Dire Straits. It has been featured on many Dire Straits records, but the first was Making Movies in 1980. This song has been covered by multiple artists including Lisa Mitchell, The Killers, Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, and The Indigo Girls (to name a few). Had I been able to find the original recording from Edwin McCain on YouTube this might have been a very different battle... because his version is COMPLETELY different than the others.
Oh yeah, failed by YouTube AGAIN.... I know I make it look easy, but it is NOT. ha!
Anyway, after much back and forthing on my part, I decided to pair the Dire Straits version against The Indigo Girls. Since Dire Straits recorded first, we shall listen to them first.
The Indigo Girls...
This is not the only battle going down today so make sure you visit the following blogs and vote on their match-ups:
is the time to vote. Please tell me which one
you liked best and why. Yes, this is the time for that extensive
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