Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Music Review: David Archuleta: Begin

David Archuleta: Begin: 2012.
This a song of easy listening selections that is just  beautiful to listen to.  I very much prefer his rendition of Beautiful to that of Cristina Aguilera.  He he has different lyrics:
Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down, oh, no
So don't you bring me down today...

He sings several other familiar tunes, including "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Pride (In the Name of Love)" and "True Colors" which are classic songs and David does a good job with them. 
However the highlight of this CD is the final song, "Be Still My Soul:"

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

This is a beautiful rendition.  Between the second and third verses David just sings "Be Still my Soul" several times and it is just beautiful. 

1 comment:

  1. Listening to this again, and I like it more the second time. Mostly covers but David can cover as well as anyone.