February 20, 2008

Cover and Original: Hold On

This week's Cover and Original comes with a pair that has two really different takes on the song.
The cover, performed by Gregory Douglass last year, which made it onto his album Retro Active: Volume 1. His take on the song is very stark, with no background music at all. Douglass brings a much different tone to the song, phrasing words and sections differently, making this a much more mournful version.
Sarah McLachlan's version, off of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is a much richer song - there's a lot of background guitar and drumwork that meshes together really well. Vocally, it's a typical McLachlan song, very lyrical and easy to listen to.

Hold On (Sarah McLachlan) - Gregory Douglass
Hold On - Sarah McLachlan