Top 4 Studio Recordings are Now Available at iTunes

Apple iTunesI know! I usually post the studio recording recap much earlier…but I got so caught up with Hometown! Visits! Papagate! that I kinda forgot!

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  • David Cook – “Hungry Like the Wolf” – I was hoping for a recording of “Baba O’Riley” in order to get that payoff I felt I was denied when David performed the truncated version Tuesday night. Oh well. “Hungry Like the Wolf” is about SEX. David’s live performance lacked zip, and I’m not getting a sense of urgency from the recorded version either.   ETA: It’s such a dumb song to begin with, it’s hard to take seriously.   I hope David’s hometown visit re-energized him. He seemed way off track this past week.
  • Syesha Mercado – “Proud Mary” – Zzzzz. Did I nod off? Sorry. I said this in my recap–if I never ever ever EVER hear this song again in my entire lifetime, it won’t be too soon. Tina Turner Syesha ain’t. She’s not even a Trenyce.
  • Jason Castro – “Mr. Tambourine Man” – This was a perfect song choice for Jason. The arrangement is wisely kept to acoustic guitar, with a little bit of electric guitar and bass. Jason’s sweet, incomparable vocals bring the poetry in the song alive. My favorite of the four. Oh, how it could have been.
  • David Archuleta – “Love Me Tender” – Hm. No. All the little twinkly Disney embellishments in the arrangement annoy me. And, it’s off to Never Never Land! Gah, I just hate what David’s dad David has done with the melody. Give me Elvis’s tender, sexy version please. The recorded version is even more syrupy and denuded than the live version.
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