08 November, 2006

Natalie Bassingthwaighte & Shannon Noll - Don't Give Up

So what do you think of this then? I heard it on the radio driving home and my initial thoughts were that Natalie's butchered her part. Having previously worked in radio though, I'm finding it hard to actually come out and say that. Every song you play in commercial radio is the BEST you've ever heard, don'tcha know...

I've had a few listens and I've decided I don't hate it, but I much prefer Kate Bush/Peter Gabriel's version.

I don't think I like Natalie's phrasing very much though. Funnily enough, there's a comment on the youtube page that says they've sung it exactly as Kate/Peter. I think Shannon might have but Natalie is quite different.

6 comments:

h&b said...

Ooh - I haven't heard it, but I can't imagine it better than the Peter/Kate version... will listen out for it... intrigued ...

P.S. I have had a crush on both P Gabriel AND Kate Bush for like .. forever ... ;)

h&b said...

Duh - YouTube link - duh me ..

Yeah, ditto to your comments, and ditto also to mine. Not bad, not a scratch on the original.

oh my how i'm probably sounding old ... :)

Carmelo said...

Psst Caramaena, how did you get the flower to replace the little internet explorer logo in the address bar? It looks really cool by the way.

caramaena said...

h&b - hehe I've only recently learned how to do the youtube embed thing so I'm trying really hard not to post everything I see.

carmelo - they're called favicons. I see you've got an email link on your site so I'll email the details to you.

Steve said...

As a Peter Gabriel fan I think Shannon has done a better job of it than Natalie did, but they both sound a bit lazy in the way they've sung it.

I think it'll grow on me to be honest.

Incidentally, I believe the song is actually about suicide.

caramaena said...

I've never really known exactly what it's meant to be about but suicide is what I was thinking. Particularly the verse where he's standing on the bridge.

I love the song and I love Kate's voice.