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"OvC" Song Battle # 16 : Immigrant Song (Page 19)

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 8:45am

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

601 posts

This one was tough, I have to admit.

Tom Cochrane was great and everything went together. His voice could work with any noise however. He made it sound right.

The issue was that Chris LeDoux also did it. He matched the guitar to his voice and got it to sound great together. His voice wasn't as versatile as Tom's.

Rascal Flatts matched terribly. It sounded close to the notes from the original but also sounded like they guessed pretty much all of it. This combined with the intentions for those notes to be used by Tom didn't sound good with the high-pitched voice from Rascal Flatts.

I have to say original on this.

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 5:09pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,548 posts

Knight

True country fans will no doubt disagree with me, but I myself am not a fan of country music in general so it's natural for me to lean towards the more non-country side.

When I first heard the Rascal Flatts version when it came out, I fell in love with the song immediately. I had never heard the song before by any artist so I had nothing to compare it to. This may be one of the contributing factors as to why I'm voting for this one over the original and the LeDoux cover.

As for Cochrane and LeDoux, I wasn't impressed with the low, quiet voice they used and then switched to unnaturally high for the chorus.

I do, however, think Gary LeVox has a great voice (hence his stage name translating literally into "the voice") and made every lyric sound passionate throughout the entire song; and it didn't seem out of place when he sang high for the chorus.

Vote. Rascal Flatts. Cover.

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 5:40pm

daleks

daleks

3,310 posts

When I first heard the Rascal Flatts version when it came out, I fell in love with the song immediately. I had never heard the song before by any artist so I had nothing to compare it to. This may be one of the contributing factors as to why I'm voting for this one over the original and the LeDoux cover.

Pretty much what Ernie said. I like the sound of Rascal Flatts' version more.

So Rascal Flatts.

And you are welcome DayCee.

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 10:43pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,704 posts

Pretty much what Ernie said. I like the sound of Rascal Flatts' version more.

So Rascal Flatts.

I hate to do this...but that is the same reason for my vote going to Rascal Flatts-cover. Even though I hate country..it was the first version I heard of that song and I enjoyed the energy from it much more

 

Posted Aug 23, '12 at 11:41pm

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,290 posts

Um... yeah... I'm also going to vote for the Rascal Flatts version... it has more of a rock vibe to it than the other two, and I prefer rock hands down to country! The other two aren't as good... the singers are mumbling for Christ sake! =P

 

Posted Aug 24, '12 at 1:29am

ilberic

ilberic

871 posts

My vote is for Tom Cochrane.

Chris Ledoux would be my second choice.  I've always liked him, but he didn't seem to make the song his own.

Rascal Flatts just sounds uninspired.  Again, they didn't seem to make the song their own.

Because the differences aren't big enough, my vote goes to the original version, which I loved from the start anyway.

 

Posted Aug 24, '12 at 3:47pm

Zamiel

Zamiel

142 posts

Vote goes to Tom Cochrane

First of all i must admit that country really isn't my thing.
So at first i was planning on voting for Rascal flatts.

Chris ledoux never made any chance on my opinion, didn't like his vocals one bit.

But then i listned the original again and it just had a better feel to it then Rascal flatts version.

So original goes for the top again.

 

Posted Aug 25, '12 at 3:47am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,760 posts

Moderator

Nice! Already some votes in for this battle! It starts of nicely again! Better than I had expected! =)

@ daleks : I'll count your vote, but it's very poor reasoning to copy someone else's reasoning and then say "Yes, what he said..." I expected better from you to be honest... ;)

Let's see who's going to grab the lead this time around...
____________________________________________________________

3 - Tom Cochrane(Original version)
-VS-
0 - Chris LeDoux (Cover version)
-VS-
4 - Rascal Flatts (Cover version)
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Wowzah! A real close call in this battle so far! Something that hasn't happened for a while... maybe even for the first time in this competition! Great! =D

Let's see who will keep/take the lead in this battle! Keep those votes coming people! VOTE!!!

 

Posted Aug 26, '12 at 1:21pm

kegaumongo

kegaumongo

1,846 posts

Moderator

As many people said, country music isn't my thing either. It's not the kind of music I usually listen to.

What I don't like about Chris LeDoux version is his voice. It is too low, especially at the beginning. He seems to be reciting instead of singing. I had never heard any song by Chris LeDoux, so I don't know if this is his usual voice. But somehow I like the changes he made compared with the original one.

Rascal Flats' version is more modern, it's rockier and the sound is closer to the music I usually listen to. So, at first, I thought this would be my choice. I love the electric guitar on this version. However, the singer voice doesn't fit in the song very well. It's too high-pitched. As with other modern music, I have the feeling I could listen to the song only a few times. It's the kind of song I usually enjoy a lot at the beginning, but I lose interest quite fast. These are the two main reasons why I don't vote for this version.

Tom Cochrane version' is definitely the kind of song I could listen to over and over again without being tired of. I can't find many things I don't like about it. I think his voice suits perfectly the song, though I have to admit that sometimes it's a bit low for my taste. But I love the guitar solo in it and the harmonica is just great.

So I'm voting for Tom Cochrane's version :)

 

Posted Aug 30, '12 at 7:26am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,082 posts

Knight

Count one in for Tom Cochrane from me.

The version of Rascal Flatts sounds too much like any kind of modern boys band. That doesn't mean that it sounds bad, it just means the voice does not match the idea of the song so well. I prefer the original for it is much more powerful and has a higher 'happy' level, if that makes any sense.

LeDoux is a very close second, but as his name says, his voice is a tad too dolce for that song.

 
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