There are some things that just should NOT be messed with!
Today, Chris Evans informed me that it is thirty-five years since Meatloaf's 'Bat Out of Hell' was released.
I can see no earthly reason why I shouldn't indulge in a clip at this point...
Was it really that long ago? It is one of those tracks that immediately transports me back to a time and a place, namely driving round Clapham Common in one of my uni friends cars, sun shining and everyone singing at full throttle! Not that that was thirty-five years ago, but by the time I was a student, the album had acquired the status of a classic. Nobody would DARE mess with it!
So HOW has this been allowed to happen?
But not just any track, oh no, 'Forever Autumn'.
I love the original - it may be overplayed on some radio stations but it doesn't matter to me (because I'm a soppy, sentimental fool). Justin Hayward's version is so full of emotion - you really feel the pain.
(Oh - and he wears a mean floral shirt!)
I'm loathe to provide a link to the
ruined updated version, but for the sake of comparison it must be done...
Nah! It just doesn't register on my own personal
hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck-standing-up and eyes-welling-up scale.
I actually quite like Mr Barlow when he sticks to singing his own songs, but this is a mistake. A BIG one!
Which song would you hate to hear messed with?