Trying To Get To You

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

If God exists, I can't think of better proof

Aretha from the Cliff Richard show (UK) in 1970 doing "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" (originally written by Ahmet Ertegun for Ben E. King in 1961) from Spirit In The Dark.

It's not just the voice, the phrasing or the piano playing...look in her eyes during the closeups. It's all there, the sadness and heartbreak, but also the transcendence and sense of possibility.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this.
- ASH

SuperDee said...

beautiful

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