Say it loud - I'm MOR an' I'm Proud!

2008-06-26 by Babe Rainbow

Langley Schools Music ProjectSweet Caroline

Miss Rainbow here is still in a state of excitement after seeing Neil Diamond at the O2 on Tuesday! Yep, I woz there watching Neil resplendent in a glittery black shirt struck his funky stuff. Believe me, for a man old enough for a freedom pass, he sure can strut. He had it all going on, key changes, brass section and a moving stage. 15 thousand people singing ‘I Am I said’ and ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ was heavenly.

Now before you all start running screaming for the hills, I haven’t posted a Neil track. Its my own little tribute to him. This version of ‘Sweet Caroline’ was recorded in the 70s by a group of school kids in Canada. Their teacher got them to chose various pop songs to sing (including ‘Band on the Run’ and ‘Space Oddity’). The St Winnifred’s school choir it ain’t. The recordings are raw and sometimes out of tune but that makes them even more gorgeous and often moving. So here is their version of a Neil Diamond classic. As the man himself would say, it’s a beautiful noise….

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  1. KL says (on Jun 27, 2008 @ 07:37 AM):

    That's one crazy album, hey, Babe? How about the "Desperado" version? HAUNTING.

  2. Babe Rainbow says (on Jul 2, 2008 @ 05:38 PM):

    It is pretty mental but somehow lovely at the same time. Like all good music I guess…ooh that sounded far too profound!

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