Thursday, December 9, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 210: A Salty Dog

A Salty Dog - Sarah Brightman (1993)

One upon a time there was an English prog band named Procol Harum. They wrote an amazing song called " A Salty Dog", which pretty much ruled in every way possible with its seafaring imagery and all around awesomeness. Then, in 1993, along comes Andrew Lloyd Webber's ex-wife with a water-based concept album that oddly enough, features this song. You don't expect West End divas to cover such material. You really don't expect them to nail it. Ms. Brightman captures the entire point of the song almost as good as the venerable Harum. It opened my eyes to here strange, strange career which I have enjoyed from latter day concept albums to Christmas music . Yep, I know, I wrote her off too, but you really should listen to her records. You'll be surprised how cool she is, like if Kate Bush was on Broadway.

You know, maybe people just sing this song really well. Here's Dream Theater's former drummer Mike Portnoy singing it for his fabulous former side project, now "only" group, Transatlantic!

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