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.)
♫♫This week’s battle features duelling male vocalists. May the best man win!♫♫
(Starry, Starry Night)
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
“Vincent” is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry, Starry Night“, a reference to Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. The song describes other paintings done by the artist as well. McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a Van Gogh biography. The following year, “Vincent” became a number one hit in the UK, reached No. 12 in the U.S. (singles charts) and peaked at number two on the U.S. Easy Listening chart.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
Justin Hayward is an English musician, best known as as a singer/songwriter and lead singer and guitarist in the rock band The Moody Blues. His cover of “Vincent” is the 4th track from his solo album Classic Blue, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It was first released in 1989 and re-issued in 1994.
Joshua Winslow “Josh” Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records. “Vincent” is the 9th track on his self-titled debut album, released in November, 2001.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
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Voting remains open until 10 am ET, Oct. 7,
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!