“The Right Place”

Taylor-Hicks-rj14.jpgThe full version of “The Right Place” is up.  Some interesting tidbits about this song–it’s by Bryan Adams (no, not Ryan Adams of alt-country-music fame, but Bryan Adams of Lindsay Lohan glass-shattering fame) and was originally written for Ray Charles.  And yeah, you can definitely hear The Ray influencing Taylor’s vocals on this one.  (Mind you, influence is not a bad thing.)  My opinion on this song splits two ways.  On the one hand, I think that Taylor’s voice is simply exquisite on this piece.  He’s emotive, he’s moving, and his vocals are tonally and textually interesting.  On the other hand, I’m not completely loving the mix.  They could have done so much with the music here–made it a blues lament, made it a Count Basie-type swing balland–but instead, they went the standard tinkly-piano route.  Well, you can’t please all the people all the time.  I can’t wait to hear this one acoustic.

The Right Place” (streaming Windows Media Player)
The Right Place” (streaming Quicktime)


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