Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Walking in Memphis

Last week's Smallville ended with Perry White boarding the bus to Metropolis while having a final conversation with Clark. It was a great moment, and the song playing in the background, "Walking in Memphis," seemed a good fit for some reason. As it turns out, it was Lonestar's cover of the classic Marc Cohn song, so I decided to compare the two side-by-side.

There's no contest. Cohn's version is simply beautiful, and while Lonestar's country twang is a nice touch, it's not nearly enough. The lead singer's voice is not nearly as melodic as Cohn's, and compared to the original's vocal and instrumental simplicity, one can feel the studio production that went into Lonestar's version. The new one will surely climb the charts, but it doesn't hold a candle to the original.


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