Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Return of Troy!

One of the greatest songs of all time has to be Sinead O'Conner's "Troy". I have heard this song of love and sorrow over a million times since it's release in 1987 and it never fails to slay me. Unfortunately, Sinead stopped singing it live one year after it's release. That was until October 24 of this year. Hear it in all it's soundboard recorded beauty below. Simply jawdropping stuff....

Sinead O'Conner-Troy (Live), 10/24/2008 Antwerp, Belgium

Comments posted by Sinead about the show:
'so, the night of the proms shows began in antwerp, belgium, on the
23rd of october in a huge venue called the sportspaleis. 16,000
capacity which, of course, made me very nervous. that was on top
of the nerves i was feeling because i was singing troy from the lion
and the cobra for the first time in twenty years. i had two days
of rehearsals with a full orchestra and everybody, robert the
conductor, franck, the orchestrator, and jan, producer/promotor, of
the proms were all very encouraging and enthusiastic and that gave me
some confidence. anyway, there should be a version of troy from
the second night for you to hear on the site. i also sang dark i
am yet lovely, or solomon, as i call it, from theology and nothing
compares 2 U, both with the orchestra. the crowds seemed to like
all three and i actually really enjoyed singing them, especially
troy, cos its been so long and i am a different person now,
obviously. another highlight of the proms for me was the fact that
there were members of the harlem gospel choir performing also and i
was totally amazed by their voices and by some of the solos they
did. its very humbling to be singing on the same show as them.
antwerp itself has some lovely buildings and i went for a stroll
around the museum of beautiful art and saw some nice work. not an
awful lot to do in the city so i have been catching up on some tv
documentaries as well as keeping up to date on the us election.'

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