I really love how Lara sang this song. When she could have overcome the song with powerful vocals that force emotion on you, she did the lyrics justice with her sensitive vocals, which I think make this song much more powerful. I just love how sensitive Lara sounds. As far as vocals go I think Lara just has the instinct of how to sing the song best with her voice.
I'm not sure that I am familiar with the song you are mentioning, but I do have a comment on Lara's instinct. I believe that Lara is singing from a very deep place within herself. Maybe that gut level, or even deeper, that place where babies are borne. Having an incredible voice doesn't always ensure that the delivery of the song will come out right. I love Josh Groban, but he doesn't come close to Lara's version of "Broken Vow." And Russell Watson is great also, but other than "The Alchemist" with Lara, I get the feeling that he's singing on the strength of his voice and not from "that deep place" that I'm referring to. As always, I have to bring up Springsteen ( I apologize. ) While he is my favorite singer, I in no way believe that there is anything special about his voice. What I love about him is the raw passion that he brings to his music. Lara has the same ability ( only she has a beautiful voice to go with it. ) Singer/ songwriters have a much greater chance to accomplish this, because they are singing their own songs, and therefore they mean something special to them. But Lara is an amazing person, as well as artist, and I think it shows in just this very thing that Leona brings up. Now, where is this song to be found (Before We Say Goodbye ) ?
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2005 16:03:10 GMT -5 by shavonfan
I have the song on The Dream Within single. You also mentioned in the healing thread that the friend of yours burned a CD of Lara's debut english album with it on it along with 5 other songs. It was recorded during the sessions of Lara's debut english album but didn't make the album for some reason. I think it probably was because it didn't quite fit in with the album. Other songs that were recorded but didn't make the album are Love Found Me and Ivy.
Okay, I now know which song you are speaking of, and fully agree with you that she put "just the right touch" on the song that it needed. I guess I always thought of the song as "Ooh, Baby" ( lol ) because that part of the song is so distinct and personal. As I have mentioned, my friend "bombarded" me with so much Lara in introducing me to her all at once that sometimes even now I am still discovering music of hers that I've had for some time in my possession. I'm glad that you have brought this song up, though, because in listening to it as I thought of your comments on it, I was reminded of "Giving Up On You" also, which to me is another song in which she applies "just the right touch." I stick to my belief in this; that it is the singer that makes the song.
Hey, one more thought on what Leona mentioned about the song "Before We Say Goodbye." Isn't it amazing that songs as good as this one DO NOT make an album on the "cutting room" floor? It just goes to show you what an amazing artist Lara is. Heck, most of the stuff that she leaves off of her albums is better material than what others put out for sale!
I know what you mean. There are very few artists that do that (Delta is another that is like that), they are so into their music that what does not make their albums are better than what other artists put on their albums. I know that sometimes it is because the song doesn't fit to the feel of the album.
Well, now you have forced me once again to bring up Bruce Springsteen! ( lol ) You are absolutely correct in what you say. These artists have a context to their work, and each song is a representation of the whole of the album. But it is still amazing to me that so many of their b-sides and outtakes are better than most studio releases.