Song(s) for a Sunday – Jacob’s Ladder

Which do you prefer?

This:-

 

Or this:-

 

Now me, I like Alfie Boe a lot. You can keep your Colm Wilkinson, Hugh Jackman, Ramin Karimloo and all the others. Alfie is my Jean Valjean. And he has a purer voice than Springsteen, though arguably not as expressive a one.

But Alfie is not a natural performer, to my mind. He’s someone who seems more comfortable hiding behind a role.

And performance is where Springsteen is at.

Just as soon as this posts I’m going to try playing them both together. That should be interesting.

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