Skip to comments.Sarah McLachlan sings US and Canadian National Anthems
Posted on 05/20/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT by MarkBsnr
This shows one of the very best renditions of both the Canadian and American National Anthems. At a hockey game. In Vancouver. No mangling allowed.
Ignore any interviews she gives where some of her cockeyed ideas come out, and just listen to her singing.
Simply the best set of pipes on the planet.
True, she is reasonably nuts politically. But wow, does she ever get ON key and never lets go.
I think that Canada got the better tune, though. When I was Googling around, I kept reading complaints from Americans that the Canadians got the far better anthem.
It's the hardest song to sing and there has been more controversy over the singing of this single song than any other and it's time to get rid of it.
"America the Beautiful" fulfills the same meaning for this country and there have been many wonderful renditions sung by talented vocalists who would be hard pressed to screw it up.
As a side note, I'm also an advocate to remove the Michigan state bird, the robin, as our state bird and replace it with the chickadee.........The robins head south for the winter while the chickadees stay here and keep us amused with their company.
***** “It’s the hardest song to sing and there has been more controversy over the singing of this single song than any other and it’s time to get rid of it.” ******
If everyone could do it, it wouldn’t be special, just like our Country before Obama.
With tongue in cheek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaXzcTrY0Vg
Manowar's Warriors of the World United - given our history of (especially recent) warfare, it might not be as farfetched as one might suppose.
“It’s the hardest song to sing”
I used to think the exact same thing until I punching around on late night TV. Remember, the music began life as a pub drinking song. So you can imagine a bunch of men singing whatever words went with it.
At any rate, I’m punching through the channels and Kelsey Grammer Is on Letterman. Not a fan of Letterman, but Grammer sometimes say something interesting so I leave it there. Obviously the interview is finishing up, and Letterman asks Grammer if he would sing the national anthem. I’m thinking it must some set up for a gag. Nope. Grammer stands up and sings the best version of the song I have ever heard.
He starts out really low, when he gets to what are usually the high parts, he is only up to a normal voice (remember the music was written for a bunch of MEN singing in a bar). Instead of sounding like his vocal cards are about to be ripped out, Grammer just storms through it effortlessly.
I had no idea Kelsey Grammer sang, and I am now convinced, the song has been sung in the wrong key for 200+ years.
Invest in a live album of hers called “Mirror ball” and your ears will enjoy about and hour and a half long feast. Simply superlative.
Yea, good point. If we didn't have a lousy rendition of the Star Spangled Banner to complain about, the rest of life would be good and wonderful.........
LOL! I was taught by a wonderful high school music teacher the importance of enunciation and tremendously improved my ear for music, so I don’t like so-called professional singers that mangle any song. XD That said, aside from her political point of view, I’ve found Ms. McLachlan to be a very classy, professional performer/musician. “Sweet Surrender” is still one of my all time faves of hers.
So you have never heard a “Good” Rendition?
It really isn’t that hard...
I have heard many at Baseball Games ...
Best pipes and worst gray matter on the planet, agree.
Posession is simply stunning. Is she back to being straight yet?
“Wear Your Love Like Heaven”, an incredible version by SM.
I am always thrilled by the Canadian anthem above every country's, except "God Save The King (or Queen)" and our in-your-face Song of Soul-liberty, in the breadth and majesty of "The Star Spangled Banner," now the firm signature story of our Sovereignty, a gift from the God of The Bible (not from Allah, who had no Son, nor liberty as a concept). It was not chosen simply for ease of singing, nor was Canada's.
I have long advocated “America the Beautiful” as the national anthem. It is certainly a more “American” song than the “The Star Spangled Banner”.
I have, but that wasn't my point...........
for every good one there has been an absolute awful one......case in point being the subject of this thread in case you missed it.