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NFT: Alison Krauss & Shawn Colvin...

M.S. : 1/4/2019 9:06 pm
...covering Paul Simon's 1969 classic, "The Boxer."

I grew up with this song and their slow, doleful bluegrass rendition will bring tears to your eyes.

Just a beautiful, touching duet!

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Great song  
Emil : 1/4/2019 9:13 pm : link
Great rendition. Krauss has such a unique voice.

Mumford and Son does a good version of the Boxer as well.
and Jerry Douglas  
ChathamMark : 1/4/2019 9:31 pm : link
one of the greats on Dobro.
That was nice. Thanks for sharing  
Ira : 1/4/2019 9:36 pm : link
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I've been digging Alison Krauss' version of I Will  
markky : 1/5/2019 8:22 am : link
from the Beatles White Album recently.


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That was an excellent cover of that song  
MadPlaid : 1/5/2019 9:00 am : link
Well done. Thank you for sharing.
The Boxer  
Percy : 1/5/2019 10:29 am : link
Glad to see and hear such a tribute to this immortal '70s song. But I'll stick with the shatteringly powerful and beautiful original (being an old New York City boy myself who also left long ago). Don't fail to go back to that one.
I went to a show on Paul Simon's farewell tour  
81_Great_Dane : 1/5/2019 3:50 pm : link
at the Hollywood Bowl on memorial day. He performed "The Boxer" solo. It was much different, even aside from taking away the denser mix and Art Garfunkel.

That last verse ...

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him
'Til he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains.


... had a different resonance, coming from an old man, which he is now, and a survivor, which he most certainly is.

IIRC he explained that those lyrics came from critics' attacks on him at the time, which had him thinking about giving up his music career.
I found their rendition very  
Dave on the UWS : 1/5/2019 7:59 pm : link
Meh. Not enough substance or heart in it. A straightforward cover that seemed as much as a vehicle for the violin as anything. I find covers where the artists donít really understand the original motivation for the song, rather empty and hollow.
Can sing  
Giant John : 1/5/2019 9:55 pm : link
Very well together. Enjoyed that. Thank you.
Dave,  
Giant John : 1/5/2019 9:59 pm : link
I disagree a bit. I feel the voices blended extremely well. What I did not sense was a strong connection with the two singers performing the song together. That said thought the singing blended exceptionally well together. Just my humble opinion.
I wanted to listen but the background static was too much for me  
baadbill : 1/6/2019 10:00 am : link
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