Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Merigail Circa 1980

As promised at both the 365 days project and in my previous post here, I am presenting a short tape sent to me by one of Merigail Moreland's relatives, featuring five songs she recorded around 1979 or 1980, when she was have been in her mid to late 30's. For me, her performances here lack the spark, verve and pure joy of life that radiates from the earlier recordings. In addition, I don't really find the songs or the backing arrangements to be very interesting (with a few exceptions). However, in order to complete the picture, to honor the requests made, and also because others may enjoy these as much as the earlier tracks, I am including these tracks here.

The best two songs, in my opinion, are versions of "Both Sides Now":

And "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You":

Also on the tape were versions of a song called "The Joker":

And a song previously recorded by Barbra Streisand, "Why Did I Choose You?":

The tape actually begins with this song, but as I find it the weakest, in recording quality, performance as well as a song, I've included it last. It is called "With Pen in Hand":

Perhaps there are yet more recordings to be heard, and if so, I'll be happy to share them here!

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