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Title: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on August 27, 2015, 06:56:29 AM
:welcome2: to the Classic Album Survivor. :pompoms: :pompoms: :pompoms:

You all know how this works now, simply vote for your LEAST favourite track in the list above, and the track with the most votes each round will leave! :D


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Went for ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ it's the track I'm least likely to listen to out of choice but to be honest the whole album is gorgeous :inlove: This is gonna be a hard survivor. :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on August 27, 2015, 08:34:17 AM
First one is very easy for me  :D

(hear my prayer)
Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 05, 2015, 07:37:04 AM
So the first one to leave is....no surprise

Hear My Prayer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQrwbFW1Fo0

Although beautiful sung, it always felt a bit strange to translate such an iconic song.

Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 05, 2015, 07:39:05 AM
First time Im doing this, and I forgot to copy the results sorry.

Next round!
Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on September 05, 2015, 03:07:18 PM
This is where it gets harder ;)
Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 05, 2015, 05:16:40 PM
Well not for me (Really don't like the Titanic theme  ;) )
Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 05, 2015, 11:07:52 PM
That awful Hebrew March song has always been on my skip list since the album came out.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 1 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on September 05, 2015, 11:14:01 PM
I'm not surprised that it's topping the poll - though it's not what I voted for. It's a victim of being out of place on this album  - much like Love Is War and The Climb for the previous album. Within it's proper setting it can be fantastic :)
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 06, 2015, 05:20:53 AM
I quite like 'Hear My Prayer'. I wouldn't put it that high either, but it didn't deserve to finish below...

Voted 'Time To Say Goodbye'. It may end up being my vote for the next five rounds at this rate. :snigger:

Well not for me (Really don't like the Titanic theme  ;) )
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/no/smiley-wagging-his-finger-saying-no-emoticon.gif)
'Il Mio Cuore Va' is stunning. (http://heroichub.com/thehub/images/smilies/Smiley%20wub.png)
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 06, 2015, 11:11:15 AM
I'm also confused that Hear my Prayer came last - yes I understand that it adds nothing to ND but Joe mashes the 2 versions up so often in live shows that I'm ok with it.

I also grew to love the Titanic theme - I now forget that the lyrics are slushy - the vocal is superb I think.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on September 06, 2015, 12:10:52 PM
For me Hear My Prayer is just a pale shadow of the real thing. The word setting is clunky and diminishes the melody and the quasi-religious tone is at odds with the original lyrics. Can you tell I hate it?  :haha:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 06, 2015, 06:45:49 PM
Yes I can tell Jude, and I agree.
One of the best versions of ND for me is Bents Park first time...no english, and a HUGE applause from the audience, still one of my favorites.

I have to add that I really don't like the My Heart Will Go On as original too. Never understood why it was such a huge hit worldwide, I find the melody and the verses quite repetitive and tiresome.
So I do prefer Joe's Italian version, but I will never like it much.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on September 07, 2015, 12:15:55 AM
I somewhat agree with you about My Heart Will Go On. What I would say though is that it was a song for a film, where the repetitiveness is not necessarily obvious. Take that away and I think the song is great, but I do take your point. I also like the Italian (though that may be just because I don't have a clue about how Italian should sound  :haha: ) but I dislike switching between the two languages in one song.

For me, I am likely to vote out most of the "classical" tracks before I touch the "pop" ones.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on September 08, 2015, 08:45:46 PM
nessa dormas my favrouite i love the high notes that joe sings claire
Title: Re: POLL: Round 2 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 21, 2015, 10:15:21 AM
Second out, quite convincingly, is Va Pensiero. It didn't strike me as an obvious hate figure personally but with nearly 50% of the vote, it's clear that the track doesn't hit the right notes with you guys and falls shy of a top 10 positioning.

Results so far:
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer


So get voting in the next round! :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 21, 2015, 10:16:37 AM
Went for 'Time To Say Goodbye' again. :snigger:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on September 21, 2015, 02:51:53 PM
Changed my mind a bit - went for I Dreamed A Dream. Mostly because other people do it better - and I don't like the lyric alteration.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 21, 2015, 05:25:32 PM
Same choice and reason for me.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 21, 2015, 10:53:50 PM
IDAD is one of my favourites  :D
Especially live...when he does the looooooooong open notes  :swoon:

I voted that Il Mio titanic song
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 22, 2015, 03:28:47 AM
"I Dreamed a Dream" is my second least favourite song on the album. Part of that is I think the English lyrics are absurdly melodramatic, but I also just don't care for the song itself. :snigger:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 22, 2015, 05:51:57 PM
Of course its melodramatic  :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 23, 2015, 06:37:33 AM
 :D

I think I'm the only one here who hasn't seen Les Mis yet... :blush:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 23, 2015, 07:33:49 AM
I watched the theatre version and found it boring. I tried to watch the film after the rave reviews but got bored after 5 minutes, fast forwarded to the Oscar winning IDAD bit which I did like as it was very angsty (not sugary sweet like Joe's album version) and then stopped watching.

So you are not entirely alone BR  ;)
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 23, 2015, 07:36:00 AM
Changed my mind a bit - went for I Dreamed A Dream. Mostly because other people do it better - and I don't like the lyric alteration.

Yes - so I wonder why Joe's IDAD is the Classic song that tends to go into the compilations ?

Though I agree with Taco that it's much better live ( though it's only been as part of JBJ if my memory serves me right? )
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on September 24, 2015, 11:31:36 AM
I watched the theatre version and found it boring. I tried to watch the film after the rave reviews but got bored after 5 minutes, fast forwarded to the Oscar winning IDAD bit which I did like as it was very angsty (not sugary sweet like Joe's album version) and then stopped watching.

So you are not entirely alone BR  ;)

The theatre version is amazing.
The film version is pretty bad ;) I Dreamed A Dream is awful - just my opinion of course ;) I agree that Joe's version is too sugary. But it needs to be sung better than Anne Hathaway can sing. Her version was a bit a la Rebecca Ferguson - another of my pet hates  :blush:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 3 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: carisma on September 24, 2015, 11:38:25 AM
I don't particularly like IDAD, (and hate the album version) - but Joe singing it live (in JBJ) is pretty special - so I can't vote for that just yet.  :-)
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 30, 2015, 10:04:04 AM
Time to kick off Round 5 - leaving after Round 4 are "She Was Beautiful" (8 votes) and "Il Mio Cuore Va" (7 votes).

9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8v5vtGj4lc

The instrumental itself is so lyrical and evocative, it needs no embellishment or accompaniment in my opinion. Joe sung it very well though.


8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL498eL7VMM

Joe’s voice and delivery take what was in its original English form a corny, overdone song and make it sublime and moving.  I'm very fond of this version. :cry:

Results so far:

8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer

Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on September 30, 2015, 10:05:22 AM
Only one song going out in this round - so make sure your vote counts! :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 30, 2015, 11:49:35 AM
Yes, Joe sang both the eliminated songs well.  :cry:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on September 30, 2015, 11:57:42 AM
I've voted for TWYA again. This is the one song which doesn't seem effortless for Joe to me ( plus I have a bee in my bonnet about any song where "you" is sung as "chew")
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on September 30, 2015, 05:55:50 PM
Solitaire

I think the songs that remain are all quite strong. Vocally the whole album is strong, but sometimes you dislike a song for whatever reason.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 01, 2015, 11:35:47 AM
Me oh my Tacom - I'm fast going off you ......  :rofl2:

Disappointed with She Was Beautiful and Il Mio Cuore Va going out  :cry:

Got to be Time To Say Goodbye for me. When he gets his breathing right, live, then I'll put it further up the list as it's a nice enough song.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on October 01, 2015, 11:45:01 AM
time to say goodbye for me i will always love nessa dorma claire
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 01, 2015, 06:33:14 PM
Sorry Jude  :tissue:

When I hear Solitaire I still hear the original, and the pace is too slow for me. His vocals are excellent I think.

TTSG is also a bit repetative, but more melodramatic...and I love that  :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 5 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 05, 2015, 11:14:45 AM
7th: Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooKnW_rehU0

I always used to think this was a sad, depressing song, based on the title in English.  :blush:

The song is meant to be about going together with the one you love. It's not about leaving someone...the two are embarking on a journey together. I think that they shouldn't have changed the name to "Time to Say Goodbye".

Results so far:
7th: Time To Say Goodbye(Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)
8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer

Title: Re: POLL: Round 6 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 05, 2015, 11:16:37 AM
Yay :pompoms: "Nessun Dorma" now. These songs are all flawless though.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 6 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 05, 2015, 05:59:21 PM
TTSG is high on the funeral top 10 here in Holland, so I think a lot of people here think its about saying goodbye  ;)

Solitaire for me of course  :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 6 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Trudy on October 05, 2015, 09:39:32 PM
my mums funeral  had  time to  say  goodbye    with  joes  version xx
Title: Re: POLL: Round 6 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 06, 2015, 11:12:46 AM
Has to be Canto for me. He sings Nessun Dorma better, probably because he had more training with it.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 6 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 09, 2015, 12:51:30 PM
6th: Canto Della Terra (5/16 – 31.3%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wIeZf1fhmk

First time I heard this and heard that top note it gave me goosebumps, and still does to this day! :cry:

Results so far:
6th: Canto Della Terra (5/16 – 31.3%)
7th: Time To Say Goodbye(Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)
8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 09, 2015, 12:59:18 PM
The best track on the album only coming sixth :noway: :cry:

At 2:53 when Joe hits that high note and then the choir kicking in... :swoon: it has to be the most beautiful sound/moment/experience of any song this planet has to offer and I love all types of music (maybe a bit exaggerated but still..... :tongue:). It's so emotive, moving, inspirational, I can always count on it to change me inside for the better in any given situation. :inlove:



Voted Nessun Dorma again!
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 09, 2015, 05:39:07 PM
Apart from voting for ND I absolutely agree with you BR.
CDT is my favorite as well, I love the whole track, I love how it takes you away on that journey this song is for me..low notes, high notes, strong middle notes, choir... absolutely love it and it still gives me goosebumps every time, this recorded version and all the live versions.

OT Voted Solitaire.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 09, 2015, 05:45:20 PM
I absolutely love cdt as well, it makes me cry whenever i hear it live!
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 09, 2015, 07:28:36 PM
It's interesting how different we all are.
For me, CDT is the worst of classical crossover with its pseudo-operatic style, drum kit backing and ott choir. The only thing that makes it any good is that Joe is singing it, but even then there's a couple of little deficiencies which bring it below the level of most of the tracks. When most of the tracks are perfect, the few that aren't have to go out early.
Still  :jawdrop: at She Was Beautiful going so early. Now that was perfection  :inlove:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: joefan43 on October 09, 2015, 11:35:08 PM
This has been interesting how you've all voted Classic has been my favourite of Joe's albums so I've not voted on this
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: jadesharp1992 on October 09, 2015, 11:57:59 PM
see, it's weird, I don't mind she was beautiful, but it's just not one of my favourites. CDT though, I just can't get enough of it, especially live! Goosebump moment for me every time!
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on October 10, 2015, 05:48:31 PM
still nessa dorma for me claire to win its brillant claire
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 19, 2015, 06:17:04 AM
Apologies for the delay (http://forums.yorozuyasoul.com/Smileys/gold/drama.gif) Here you go x


5th: Nessun Dorma (6/15 – 40%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdM192YJy0o

This is not up to opera standards and Joe's not trying to be up to opera standards. It's an aria in a different style. I wouldn't suggest it to someone who wants a recording as an example, but you can't argue that his rendition is beautiful, and isn't that kind of what it's all about anyway  :)


Results so far:

5th: Nessun Dorma (6/15 – 40%)
6th: Canto Della Terra (5/16 – 31.3%)
7th: Time To Say Goodbye(Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)
8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer
Title: Re: POLL: Round 7 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 19, 2015, 06:21:53 AM
This is my favourite version of Nessun Dorma. I find it more emotional and fluid with an unbelievable ease, unmatched. I can see why Pavarotti styled himself after Bjorling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUbA5y1hnFg

I know nothing about Italian opera, but reading the translation it sounds like this man has entered a ladies cold dark room, calls her princess and tells her not to sleep. He tells her that he has a secret within him and that he will not reveal his identity until dawn and that when the light appears he will "win!". Doesn't that sound a bit like home invasion, kidnapping with a potential outcome of rape?


>>>>>>>

Solitaire for me.

I think Dance With My Father will win this, although I would like Over The Rainbow to win. :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 19, 2015, 01:17:41 PM
Oh my  :shock1: Please don't let Solitaire go - it's the best track on the album  :cry:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: jlovesjoe on October 19, 2015, 06:05:20 PM
For me too Jude. Absolutely.  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 19, 2015, 06:20:51 PM
Not for me  :D  :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: louisew on October 20, 2015, 10:01:42 PM
Not a fan of Solitaire   :wave:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on October 21, 2015, 08:53:50 PM
i also love solotare too claire
Title: Re: POLL: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: piyusha on October 21, 2015, 09:07:34 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: for Solitalre my favouite from the album, voted off "Dance With My Father"
Title: Re: POLL: The Decider: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 24, 2015, 03:48:08 AM
The Decider: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor

There is a tie in round 8 between Solitaire and Over The Rainbow, both songs with 6 votes each. :D
This is the DECIDER poll! :pompoms:

Vote for your LEAST favourite song between Solitaire and Over The Rainbow. :D
The voting will close Tuesday at 11.59PM (UK time)...soooo VOTE VOTE VOTE! :wavehat:



Round 8:
Over The Rainbow - 6 (33.3%)
Solitaire - 6 (33.3%)
Dance With My Father - 2 (11.1%)
To Where You Are - 4 (22.2%)
Title: Re: POLL: THE DECIDER: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 24, 2015, 07:20:09 AM
 :D voted
Title: Re: POLL: THE DECIDER: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on October 24, 2015, 10:48:15 AM
voted solatare to win hopefully claire
Title: Re: POLL: THE DECIDER: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 24, 2015, 11:16:03 PM
Tsk - neither of them deserve to go  :(
Title: Re: POLL: THE DECIDER: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: kanga samps on October 25, 2015, 08:32:43 AM
That is tough, just voted. Absolutely adore both songs, but for me Solitaire is outstanding. :tissue:
Title: Re: POLL: THE DECIDER: Round 8 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on October 25, 2015, 05:22:40 PM
hello all joe fans solatire to win it is a classic song joe sings it brillant claire :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe: :ilovejoe:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on October 28, 2015, 05:34:46 AM
So yet again the people of Joenuts have spoken and rather conclusively you have decided...

4th: Over The Rainbow (12/19 – 63.2%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHIXMGi4OTM

Yes, you've decided you wanted "Over The Rainbow" out of the running. :cry:

I love this song! I'm not a fan of the original, but every time I listen to this version, it makes me cry. I think it's because of how simple it is. Also, it is sung so tenderly and beautifully. My favourite moment is the 'Where troubles melt like lemon drops' part, when I hear that, I just instantly start crying! :cry:


The late Israel ‘IZ’ Kamakawiwo'ole recorded his version of "Over The Rainbow" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z26BvHOD_sg&feature=youtu.be&a) in one take and in my honest opinion it's the best one ever.
I first heard his version during the credits at the end of the movie "Meet Joe Black". It was a fitting end to a wonderful story about a great man having lived a wonderful life.
His cover is a medley of "Over the Rainbow" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful Life." He makes no attempt to emulate the original version of either, but seamlessly works them together into something new and entirely his own, which is why I think it works to marvelously. There's something esoteric and transcendental about this version. It lifts open your heart and brings tears to your eyes. :cry:

Results so far:

4th: Over The Rainbow (12/19 – 63.2%)
5th: Nessun Dorma (6/15 – 40%)
6th: Canto Della Terra (5/16 – 31.3%)
7th: Time To Say Goodbye(Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)
8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer




Solitaire again for me.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 28, 2015, 10:18:42 AM
Nope - got to get rid of the last of the ott classical crossovers  :haha:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 28, 2015, 10:21:20 PM
Nope.. Solitaire has to go now...yes it is beautifully sung, yes it is an evergreen, but it is also a bit boring ... we want more OTT drama  :wink:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Trudy on October 29, 2015, 12:14:36 AM
dance with  my father   should  win !!!! ----- the  song that  gave  us  joe on XF   ------- without   DWMF    we  may  have  never  knew   of  joe  !!!!!!!!!!!thats   song   with the  most   joe  memeories    to me  !!!!!( also  eileen / chris   song  for  their  dad  tom -- joes  late  grandad  )
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: louisew on October 29, 2015, 10:28:42 AM
Nope.. Solitaire has to go now...yes it is beautifully sung, yes it is an evergreen, but it is also a bit boring ... we want more OTT drama  :wink:

Haha! Taco - yes Solitaire=boring!!

Mind you none of my favs are left  :glum:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on October 29, 2015, 10:31:47 AM
solitare for me claire
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 29, 2015, 11:03:38 AM
Nope.. Solitaire has to go now...yes it is beautifully sung, yes it is an evergreen, but it is also a bit boring ... we want more OTT drama  :wink:

Boring ????  :shock1: :bash: :thumbsdown: :haha:
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on October 29, 2015, 03:25:04 PM
I don't find it boring but I do find the it dated .. The idea of Joe so young in 2011 singing all the stuff mentioned in the lyrics is a bit :unsure: to me.

Though I'm continuing to vote out TWYA..... Because of the "chew" instead of "you". I hate bad diction like that.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 29, 2015, 08:59:36 PM
That never bothers me...cause I am a foreigner..don't notice it at all  :D

Nope.. Solitaire has to go now...yes it is beautifully sung, yes it is an evergreen, but it is also a bit boring ... we want more OTT drama  :wink:

Boring ????  :shock1: :bash: :thumbsdown: :haha:

Yes dated is probably the better word rather then boring  :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 29, 2015, 11:19:56 PM
And To Where You Are isn't? :confused:
Doesn't the very title 'Classic' mean the songs are going to be 'dated'?
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: excitedbyjoe on October 29, 2015, 11:45:52 PM
I think it's the lyrics of cards and lonely men - just all a bit "not Joe". I'm picturing a sleezy old film.
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on October 30, 2015, 06:03:55 PM
Well to be honest (and serious  ;) )  My idea of a classic song is different from others, I understand. Solitaire is beautiful, but to me it is more an easy listening (yes maybe evergreen) but not a classic song. To Where Yiou Are is a classic song in my book.
CDT would have been my number one, because it is the most classic and has the dramatic build up that I like.

I do like most of the songs of Classic  :D
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on October 30, 2015, 11:06:46 PM
For me To Where You Are is classical crossover.
Solitaire is 'a classic'.
Mozart's Symphony whatever is both Classical (ie. from the Classical era, roughly 1750-1830) and classical (within the classical music genre - difficult to exactly define but Wiki has a reasonable stab at it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music).
Title: Re: POLL: Round 9 | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on November 01, 2015, 02:25:32 PM
Just missing out on the big finale for the album is .......

3rd: Solitaire (8/21 – 38.1%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nAXfSOIOYs

I have to say that I’ve never really liked Solitaire that much. For me, the song (while the singing, arranging and production are top notch) just doesn't go anywhere. It's just draggy, maybe because it's so long, I don't know. I think it's one chorus too long at the end - the whole chorus is repeated again and it just goes on too long because of that.

Results so far:

3rd: Solitaire (8/21 – 38.1%)
4th: Over The Rainbow (12/19 – 63.2%)
5th: Nessun Dorma (6/15 – 40%)
6th: Canto Della Terra (5/16 – 31.3%)
7th: Time To Say Goodbye(Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)
8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on November 01, 2015, 02:32:53 PM
FINAL TIME!! :pompoms:

Tough one! I had to go for To Where You Are  though. Dance With My Father is :inlove:
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on November 01, 2015, 04:10:39 PM
I think DWMF would be my No1 , I think Joe sings it better then the original and puts the right emotion into it. So I voted off TWYA  :D
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: judetheobscure on November 02, 2015, 08:35:56 AM
All my favourites have gone  :tissue:
Even DWMF is only about no.5 on my list :(
But TWYA has to go for reasons stated before.

Solitaire could go on ten times as long and I still would be wallowing in it with tears streaming down my face :)
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: piyusha on November 02, 2015, 08:53:01 AM
 :sigh:
Solitaire I loved but will be ok if To Where You Are is the winner.
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: blackenroses on November 07, 2015, 03:23:49 PM
2nd: To Where You Are (12/20 – 60%)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rxx180RDzI

Beautiful, emotional song. It's got a powerful message for those who have lost a loved one. Joe has such a strong and powerful voice and he shined on this song. He captured the emotional aspect of the lyrics beautifully. I just love the way he sings it.


And the winner is..............


1st: Dance With My Father (8/20 – 40%)

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

Dance With My Father was written by Luther Vandross and Richard Marx and released in 2003 on Vandross's album of the same name. Vandross wrote the song based on his personal experience. It showed an absolute beautiful sense of loss, losing his dad very early on in life, but loving the memory of his father with him. The song is definitely a beautiful and soulful song that remains a gem to listen too.

Even though I think that the live version of the song was better, the studio one is good anyway, and Joe as always perfectly expresses the real meaning of the song.



Results:

1st: Dance With My Father (8/20 – 40%)
2nd: To Where You Are (12/20 – 60%)
3rd: Solitaire (8/21 – 38.1%)
4th: Over The Rainbow (12/19 – 63.2%)
5th: Nessun Dorma (6/15 – 40%)
6th: Canto Della Terra (5/16 – 31.3%)
7th: Time To Say Goodbye(Con Te Partiro) (6/16 – 37.5%)
8th: Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) (7/16 – 43.8%)
9th: She Was Beautiful (8/16 - 50%)
10th: I Dreamed a Dream (8/22 – 36.4%)
11th: Va Pensiero (9/19 - 47.4%)
12th: Hear My Prayer
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Tacom on November 07, 2015, 05:32:59 PM
Nice list  :D
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Trudy on November 08, 2015, 01:57:07 AM
woooppyyyyyy dance with  my  father    ----- is the  song that  gave  us   joe   ----- it  had to  win  to  me   !!!!!! cos  its the song   that  everyone remembers  joe  from  1st time  we ever  saw  joe on XF   AUDITION    xxx  DWMF       MOST   JOE  MEMORIES  !!!!
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: claire b on November 08, 2015, 11:51:39 AM
dance with my father is brillant although i love nessa dorma claire
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: joefan43 on November 08, 2015, 02:33:56 PM
Dance With My Father was the one that started it all for us loving Joe's beautiful voice  :ten:
Title: Re: POLL: FINAL RESULTS | Classic Album Survivor
Post by: Susie D on November 09, 2015, 06:24:11 PM
Dance With My Father was the one that started it all for us loving Joe's beautiful voice  :ten:

Absolutely. :thumbsup: