i remember you

May 3, 2010 3:00 AM

frank ifield's version of this was number one on the day i was born. i have decided not to yodel on mine.

i hate this song, which i think gave me licence to sing it (i am not by any stretch of the imagination, a 'singer'). this took me about 4 or 5 hours and it morphed from a sort of ambient floaty thing to whatever it ended up as (karaoke robert wyatt, possibly). constructed in garageband.

posted by peterkins (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Fucking awesone P - this is just great. I actually have a soft spot for this song (remembered from childhood). You've made it brand new. It is, actually, a good song and this just shows you that good songs survive any kind of treatment.
posted by MajorDundee at 10:25 AM on May 3, 2010

Slamming. Love your vocal delivery here, and the spareness of the arrangement. So uncluttered. Very cool. And that ending? Superb.

I'd never heard this song, or heard of Frank Ifield. But I have a strong suspicion that I'll like this much more than Frank's original.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 PM on May 3, 2010

I didn't think I knew this song, but I do recognize it. Great cover! Very soft and sparse, and I mean that in a good way.
posted by edlundart at 7:42 PM on May 3, 2010

I'd never heard the original, but I really like this. Agreeing with flapjax and edludnart, the minimalist approach really, really works. And for whatever reason the noise element just kind of kills for me this morning.
posted by cortex at 8:48 AM on May 4, 2010

thanks for the kind words chaps. and thanks to minifigs for suggesting the challenge - that's not something i'd have done otherwise, or anything remotely like it...looking fprward to hearing others!
posted by peterkins at 2:17 PM on May 4, 2010

It's really admirable that took something that you genuinely dislike and turn it into something great and really enjoyable. Good job and I think your voice sounds great too.
posted by snsranch at 3:18 PM on May 4, 2010

Oh yeah, I know that song through Charlie Parker's rendition. But your interpretation is very surprising and cool. Thanks !
posted by nicolin at 2:20 PM on May 6, 2010

Very good. I also hadn't heard the original, but I actually really like it, too. I wish there was some way to combine the feelings I got from your version and Ifield's. Combine the sparse-ness and the yodeling.
posted by Corduroy at 3:47 PM on May 9, 2010

I do like bells and chimes, so thanks for those! Nice bass, too.

I am also enjoying imagining that you look like Bill Nighy, for reasons I'm not sure of.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:39 AM on May 11, 2010

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