Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Battle of the "Solsbury Hill" versions

When Peter Gabriel wrote a tune that referenced -- at least in part -- his departure from the progressive rock band Genesis to embark on what would turn into an even more successful solo career, he may not have given much thought to the different versions that would be recorded or performed by other musicians in the years to come.

There's been the synth pop duo Erasure, a (sometimes) Peter Gabriel sound-alike in Dave Matthews, Kyte, Scala & Kolacny Brothers, and Sarah McLachlan.

To my ears, no one does it better than the writer and original performer.  Feel free to voice your own opinion.

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