Dario G – Voices (Acoustic Version) July 4, 2008Posted by The Rish-Dizzle in acoustic, live, pop.
Tags: breezy, cathartic, happy, inspired, soothed, summery, tropical
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I was first acquainted to this song after hearing it at the close of the film “The Beach”. At the time I didn’t pursue the track as I didn’t know who the track was by, or realise how awesome it was, which is why it took me a while to research and rediscover it. After hearing the tune of the softly played guitar at a restaurant diner in Prague (don’t I sound incredibly cultured right now…) and struggling to figure out where that soothing, tropical sound was from, I did my research and found it to be by the same people who brought out the hits “Sunchyme” (which hit number two in the UK charts back in that magical time when Top of the Pops was still being shown on a Thursday night) and “Carnival de Paris” (which featured as a theme song to the Football World Cup in 1998). Anyway, once again it’s a really chilled out cathartic sounding tune, one that fit the closing to the motion picture “The Beach” perfectly.
I decided to share the previous song after hearing a live set performed by Coldplay last month (sorry for the excess Coldplay posts) when they did their new live rendition of their hit “Yellow”. I’ve managed to get my hands on a recording of it, and you can hear the definite similarities between the two tracks, both managing to convey the same feelings of inspiring, hopeful and happiness in their sound. And both definitely worth checking out.
|Coldplay – Yellow [Live at Brixton Academy – 16-06-08]
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[ From a live recording on BBC Radio One ]
Matisyahu – King Without a Crown (Live at Stubb’s) December 16, 2007Posted by The Rish-Dizzle in live, reggae.
Tags: energetic, inspired
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Another track discovered via Pandora.com (how many times have I said that now?). This is actually a live recording of a reggae track which I decided to share as opposed to the studio recording because it has such great energy and enthusiasm that you hear in the performance. The lyrics are also actually really great and inspirational but they come thick and fast in this live version so if you want to study them I recommend that you get your hands on the album version which is a far more chilled out. However, you will end up losing a lot of the energy which is what makes this live recording so good.
Matisyahu – King Without a Crown (Live at Stubb’s)