Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sarah McLachlan sings US and Canadian National Anthems
Youtube ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | hgfdsaalk

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.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: bestsung; hockey; nationalanthem; nhl; sarahmclaughlin
Anyone disagree? Or do you like 'singers' who forget lyrics and melody and attempt to make up both as they go along?
1 posted on 05/20/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT by MarkBsnr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH6wn-YPvPA


2 posted on 05/20/2013 2:34:00 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Bfl


3 posted on 05/20/2013 2:45:47 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Sarah McLachlan

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.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 2:46:53 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses; Cronos

Your comments?


5 posted on 05/20/2013 2:47:47 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: I cannot think of a name

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.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 2:50:59 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr
First off, I don't like the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem despite who wrote it and where.

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.

7 posted on 05/20/2013 2:51:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent,cripplecreek)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

***** “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.

TT


8 posted on 05/20/2013 2:59:50 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco
First off, I don't like the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem despite who wrote it and where.

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.

9 posted on 05/20/2013 3:01:59 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

“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.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 3:02:08 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr
Her singing on this clip IS very good, but far from her best.

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.

11 posted on 05/20/2013 3:09:59 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TexasTransplant
If everyone could do it, it wouldn’t be special

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.........

12 posted on 05/20/2013 3:40:14 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent,cripplecreek)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr; I cannot think of a name

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.


13 posted on 05/20/2013 3:49:33 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: It's a Depression and a Cold Civil War. Pray for the America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

So you have never heard a “Good” Rendition?

It really isn’t that hard...

I have heard many at Baseball Games ...

Try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1QmeEdFOSc

TT


14 posted on 05/20/2013 3:50:08 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: I cannot think of a name

Best pipes and worst gray matter on the planet, agree.

Posession is simply stunning. Is she back to being straight yet?


15 posted on 05/20/2013 3:52:28 PM PDT by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: I cannot think of a name

“Wear Your Love Like Heaven”, an incredible version by SM.


16 posted on 05/20/2013 3:55:46 PM PDT by AceMineral (History always favors the winners.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr
Miss McLachlan's voice is sweet and pure, without vibrato. An inner tuning fork is always apparent when the unaccompanied singer hits every note square on. But it would be best when the original tune is held to faithfully without "scooping" notes that, to me, mars the delivery by personalizing it.

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.

17 posted on 05/20/2013 3:56:06 PM PDT by imardmd1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

I have long advocated “America the Beautiful” as the national anthem. It is certainly a more “American” song than the “The Star Spangled Banner”.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 3:57:22 PM PDT by AceMineral (History always favors the winners.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TexasTransplant
So you have never heard a “Good” Rendition?

I have, but that wasn't my point...........

19 posted on 05/20/2013 3:58:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent,cripplecreek)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: TexasTransplant
So you have never heard a “Good” Rendition?

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.

20 posted on 05/20/2013 4:00:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent,cripplecreek)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Other than the fact that they were soul less butchering Commies, the Soviet National Anthem is pretty good.

La Marseillaise ain’t to shabby either.


21 posted on 05/20/2013 4:04:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TexasTransplant
So you have never heard a “Good” Rendition?

Would you like me to post a complementary rendition by Roseanne Barr to reinforce my argument?

22 posted on 05/20/2013 4:07:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent,cripplecreek)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

George Jones wrote a song ... those folks that pick the singers are more culpable than the Singers ... they obviously did not Vet their product...

George Jones is only applicable to this discussion because he was snubbed... but Alan Jackson made him Immortal.

I don’t know what business you are in... if I didn’t know (Vet)(he product that I was pumping and it turned out bad... my resume would have been out the door stamped and in the Mail with a Post Mark dated prior to the incident...

Just a couple observations

TT


23 posted on 05/20/2013 4:41:39 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: I cannot think of a name

How interesting. About what year would that have been? Maybe it is on YouTube.


24 posted on 05/20/2013 5:03:55 PM PDT by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Actually_in_Tokyo

More than 10 years ago. I’ve told that story several times and many times had people say something like, “oh yea he also sang it at such and such event.” I’ve looked around on U-Tube but I never seem to be able to find anything there.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 5:12:38 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: I cannot think of a name

OK, thanks. After reading your description, I’d love to hear it!


26 posted on 05/20/2013 5:27:30 PM PDT by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco
I love "The Star-Spangled Banner" and find that it is not at all hard to sing.

I hope "America the Beautiful" never becomes our national anthem. It's a good patriotic song, but is at times cornball (alabaster cities?), and unlike our current National Anthem, it is too passive. "The Star-Spangled Banner" exhorts us to "conquer we must, for our cause, it is just." It even includes a Bible reference: "no refuge can save the hireling and slave" (see Job 7:2).

27 posted on 05/20/2013 6:23:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr
My favorite version of the National Anthem is the one by Anna Case, which includes the first and fourth verses.
28 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
Here's the original version of "Unbreakable Union of Free Republics," the Soviet National Anthem

The second verse includes these lines:

"Through the storms shone the light of freedom, and the great Lenin has shown us the way. Stalin has raised us to obey the will of the masses. He has inspired us to work hard and perform heroic deeds."

The refrain concludes with:

Flag of the Soviets. Flag of the people.
Carry it from one victory to another.

29 posted on 05/20/2013 6:40:55 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
Marechal, Nous Voilà (Marshal, We are Here) is quite stirring, even though it's the anthem of the "French State," the puppet regime set up by the Nazis in Vichy 1940. The marshal in question is Philippe Pétain, the Vichy regime's "head of state."
30 posted on 05/20/2013 6:55:41 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr

Thanks to you for posting and Sarah for her sincere and great work in singing our U.S. Anthem. That was beautiful. Well done.


31 posted on 05/20/2013 7:32:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fiji Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM

Best video ever filmed of a national anthem. Improved when you realize most of the actors and extras, even those playing the Germans, were refugees from the Nazis.


32 posted on 05/20/2013 7:50:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan
The other song in that video clip is "Die Wacht am Rhein" (the guard on the Rhine), a German patriotic song dating from the was scare of 1840, when fighting between the Ottoman Empire and its wayward province of Egypt threatened to touch off a major European war.
33 posted on 05/20/2013 8:09:38 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan
I like this version of the Marseillaise
34 posted on 05/20/2013 8:11:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: TexasTransplant

Best SB Anthem rendition....Tom Sullivan....SB X.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 8:12:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Fiji Hill

Funny. Though it is fair to point out that Louis XVI was actually one of the most decent human beings ever to sit a throne.

Which, admittedly, is not a particularly high mark.

George III was also a pretty good egg who got the very short end of the stick.


36 posted on 05/20/2013 8:24:23 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: MarkBsnr
Oh, in case I forget:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWDXE9Pbjic&feature=player_embedded And it has William Shatner!!!

37 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:42 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: I cannot think of a name

I happen to like her Afterglow Live CD/DVD set a little better than Mirrorball. Yes, she’s a loony Lilith lib, but she is an amazing talent. And the live performance she does of “Possession” from Afterglow is just...it’s stunning. Not just the vocals, but her stage presence, and how hard and tight her band rocks out behind her.

}:-)4


38 posted on 05/20/2013 9:16:56 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Moose4

Whenever I watch “Toy Story 2” when she sings “When She Loved Me”, I lose it every time.


39 posted on 05/20/2013 9:22:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson