Country Living Series

Monday, February 16, 2009

Weak in the Knees

I've never particularly liked the song "Amazing Grace," probably because it's been overly done by every amateur singer with squeaky voices and out-of-key high notes. (Kind of the way *I* sing, now that you mention it.)

But a friend just sent me a link to a group called Il Divo that sings, as far as I'm concerned, the be-all and end-all perfect version of Amazing Grace. It is staggering. Beautiful. Holy. If this doesn't send your soul soaring, then you have ice in your veins.

3 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know this YouTube link no longer works. It said the content couldn't be viewed in this country! :( Just thought you'd like to know.

    -Katie

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  2. Thanks for pointing this out, Katie. I've updated the link. Give it a try, and if you still have trouble let me know.

    - Patrice

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  3. That was beautiful! Thank you for that! I've always loved this song after I saw The Oak Ridge Boys do it in concert. Their bass singer (actually a basso profundo), Richard Sterban, would hit the low notes and just add so much to this song.

    Here is one for you. This was performed in Maastricht, Holland, and my uncle was the pastor of this church for many years (or it might have been the only other one in town), and I've stood in this square many times, just wish I could have been there for this.

    This lady really does the song justice, and is a very accomplished singer - with the mic right up to her, you can't hear her take a breath...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkY9HtwXNU8

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