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- November 2, 2011 by assentia
- The Shadow of the Blues
Putting the 'fan' back into fantasy!
Disclaimer: I'm a rotten performing artist. I have good ear (or so I'm told), and I can read some music, but I can't play. That's going to change when I manage to find somewhere to prop up the keyboard we found in that church shop for £30 and learn to play it... but I digress.
Back on topic: I sing to my toddler, and I'm good enough for kiddie songs, but I'd never consider myself performing singer material, despite a couple of years of choir in high school. The spousal unit, who is an accomplished musician and semi-professional singer (a solid baritone who has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in his time), says I do myself down and I'm actually quite decent when I don't allow myself to be crippled by self-consciousness. According to him, I'm a mezzo, though he can't establish my range (half an octave would be about right, sez I), and he has even offered to tutor me. One day I'll take him up on his offer. One day.
All this to back up the declaration that me singing a duet with David Coverdale would be a swoonworthy experience, but one up there with dragons and unicorns.
I've been a squeeing Coverdale fangirl for some 25 years, I've probably listened to everything he has recorded, and to my knowledge, he's never performed a duet with another artist. So, if I could get that, it would even be a first in his career, not just an earth-stopping moment in my life.
I'm not sure what we could possibly share, out of his repertoire. Probably one of the Whitesnake power ballads, like 'Judgment Day' or 'Sailing Ships'. Certainly nothing that needs belting out. Even at his age, he'd blow me out of the water. It would have to be him in first voice and me adding some embellishments, the way Nightwish do in 'The Islander'.
Now that I think about it, the particular song could have been perfect. Spare, soulful, and a mutual opportunity for exploration.