Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Hung My Head

What an odd choice. Out of Sting's entire oeuvre, this is the song to cover in tribute? And yet it works beautifully. Much of that is because stylistically it's much more in Bruce Springsteen's wheelhouse than most of Sting's work. (Not to mention in terms of vocal range.)

But a lot of it's due to the fact that Springsteen gives it his all here in a way that used to be standard for him when performing covers, but which has become, alas, increasingly rare over the years. (Although not entirely unheard of.)

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