Monday, 25 July 2011
'Song to the Siren' - just takes my breath away...
I have just watched 'The Lovely Bones' for the first time on TV. For me, it was just scary enough to make me jump, emotional enough without falling into sentimental slush (despite what the critics say) and the violent murder was not portrayed on screen but left to my imagination.
What made it special for me was the music - unexpectedly slipping into 'Song to the Siren'. This piece of music was written originally by Tim Buckley - and I am a fan of his and his son Jeff, but back in the 1980s, a version by This Mortal Coil was released which is very different but so magical it takes my breath away when I think of it. I have never heard it on TV nor the radio since it was released - of course I have ripped it off the internet, in all its various versions - but hearing it tonight was SO unexpected, if I had known, I would have rushed out and bought the DVD of the film just to listen to it.
You can hear it on this link here (blogger finally working OK)
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