Monday, 16 October 2006

Shaking the tree

I used to enjoy this song—until Woman's Day appropriated it for ther advertising campaign. Here's the original sung by Peter Gabriel and Youssou N'dour. Try not to think about recipes and celebrity weddings when you listen to it.

Pharyngula has a clip of Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes, which also features N'dour's extraordinary voice. Do yourself a favour.


The I-need-to-get-a-life moment for today. I wasn't paying attention when I wrote this post and claimed, for some entirely unfathomable reason, that the voice belonged to qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I was just dozing off, when the song played in my head, and I remembered it was N'dour. So I had to get out of bed, boot up the computer and correct the error.

For the record, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan worked with Gabriel on the soundtrack of The Last Temptation of Christ. I haven't seen the film but I do have the soundtrack. It's fascinating, strange and beautiful.

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