Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
There’s been some negative feedback about Metallica. See previous BOTB.
All I’m asking is please give this a chance.
♫♫ This week’s battle is macho Metallica with a twist:
DUELLING FEMALE VOCALISTS! ♫♫
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
“Nothing Else Matters” was written by Metallica frontman James Hetfield, with a little help from drummer Lars Ulrich. It was released in 1991 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, “Metallica”. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart as well as top-ten positions on many European charts. Recognized as one of Metallica’s best known and most popular songs, it has become a staple in live performances. The song has been covered over forty times. This contest features two lesser-known versions.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
Paula Fernandes de Souza is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and arranger. In a poll organized among readers of VIP magazine in 2011, she was named the 16th “sexiest woman in the world.” That same year, she was one of the most accessed on Google Brazil. She included this cover of “Nothing Else Matters” on her second studio album, “Dust in the Wind”, released in February, 2007.
Macy Gray (born Natalie Renée McIntyre) is an American R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday. She recorded “Nothing Else Matters” for her sixth studio album. “Covered”, released in 2012.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Click on your preference here too:
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Voting remains open until noon, EDT Aug. 21,
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]
Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series / Holli’s Hoots & Hollers / J.A. Scott /Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Women: We Shall Overcome / Your Daily Dose
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!
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