30 May 2011

Seal and soul

I have been enjoying the Soul album (that is the title) of the Nigerian-born singer Seal for some time now. This is one of my favourite titles on the album, which is comprised of retakes of (mostly) classic soul hits. This one is by Sam Cooke, another all-time great. Soul lives! And you should also hear Seal's retakes of some Otis Redding numbers. Totally respectful and yet totally individual. The man is very good.











When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me, yeah

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now, stand by me

Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me
Darlin', darlin', stand by me, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me