Sarah McLachlan steps into the Yuletide Spirit with "River" | Beaufort County Now | Sarah McLachlan has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. As an impassioned "rocker," with somewhat of a sentimental streak, I have always dug talented balladeers, especially the females.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Sarah McLachlan steps into the Yuletide Spirit with "River"

    Sarah McLachlan has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. As an impassioned "rocker," with somewhat of a sentimental streak, I have always dug talented balladeers, especially the females. Sarah McLachlan is most talented and very much a female, so she definitely qualifies.

    I have always been riveted by Sarah's cover of the Joni Mitchell's (another favorite female performer of mine) classic, "River." It isn't exactly a Christmas Carol, but then again neither is Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas from the Family." What "River" does communicate is the powerful imagery of a time of the year that reminds us of a simpler time: The first hard, cold winds of December that freezes hard the flowing waters just before Christmas, providing the hard white plain, where the graceful motion of humans, and other Winter critters take glide.
Sarah McLachlan: Above.

In this rendition, in video, we have two versions: Sarah singing from behind her baby grand piano, and then another version, with Sarah's version of this classic as the background melody to some interesting motion upon the ice: Below.



HbAD0

The second video below is the aforementioned background melody to the visual imagery of the Winter season. I really like them both. It must be the song, the season: Below.



    Publisher's note: If you are really in the Christmas spirit, or just in the need for more, please click here to access all of the holiday spirit in melody and narrative that BCN can harness and offer for this Yuletide Season.
Go Back




Comment

( December 21st, 2016 @ 12:41 pm )
 
I love this song.

I can play it on the guitar, in a serviceable manner, but Man, I sure need to work on my vocals, such as they are ... or aren't.



An Alison Krause Christmas Local News & Expression, Holiday Spirit, Regional Spirit, The Region Jewel Projects her Voice and Spirit into the Season


HbAD1

Latest The Region

Get ready to Shop, Snack, and Sip the night away in the Uptown District.
Annual fundraiser raises more than $13K for local pediatric cancer patients
ECU introduces K-12 students to benefits of college education
The popular Bites on the Bridge event returns this Thursday, April 15, at the Town Common Pedestrian Bridge located on the east end of the park.

HbAD2

Maybe Merdi Lutete would be a newscaster. Or a tennis player.
ECU dental schoolís new fund will support oral health care for veterans
ĎShe had a heart of gold.í Donor gives surprise $5.2M to School of Music
SAIN Kava + Tea Bar is one the newest business to open in the Uptown District.
East Carolina Universityís Dr. Aundrea Oliver began diagnosing people at an early age ó in high school.
ECUís commitment to first-generation students brings national recognition
Nationwide announced today that it has partnered, for the second year in a row, with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to present the 2021 Financial Empowerment Charlas (talks) series to provide financial education to Latinas and Latinos across the country.
Giants Fall Boutique located at 301 S. Evans St is set to open in the Uptown District April 1, 2021.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top