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||Posted: Aug. 08 2012, 03:36
|Quote (Ugo @ Aug. 07 2012, 19:10)|
|@ Delfín: hey, guy, you surprise me!! José Carreras is SPANISH llike yourself, not Italian!!! Anyway, what a pity you didn't put an option for "None of the above", because that's what I'd have chosen. The peope you chose are too famous by themselves. If Mark Knopfler or Sting or even Robert Plant sang a Mike Oldfield song, it would sound like a Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits song or a Sting/Police song or a Robert Plant/Led Zep song, not like a M.O. song. Like Alan Parsons' songs - which sound great because the people who sing lead vocals on them, apart from John "Music" Miles, are all musical John Does (even Eric Woolfson himself was a musical John Doe, have you ever heard him singing elsewhere?) - Mike Oldfield's previous songs work splendidly because the lead vocalists are relatively unknown, and the only time ever he collaborated with a famous vocalist he produced a song ("Islands") which is usually dismissed by the vast majority of board members here (not by me, tho' ) as pure crap. So yes, a newcomer with a great voice would be the best choice for me. And if he can't find any good-voiced newcomers, if I were him I'd let Vocaloid handle the job again. |
By the way, Aled Jones by now is a baritone who sings mostly (if not only) sacred and religious stuff. And Mike himself can't sing rock stuff.
@ Cam: great suggestion about Shatner, he could recite some extravagant Oldfield lyrics in his own unique way. Also, I think Mike O. should maybe make a 2-disc rock album: one disc fully instrumental, the other fully vocal, but with fewer tracks than the instrumental disc.
That about Sums it up... No Old Has Beens please... Someone under the radar or Talented Session Singer ...
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