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Over the Rainbow
« on: July 19, 2005, 10:13:52 PM »

My favorite song from one of my all-time favorite movies (The Wizard of Oz), I think "Over the Rainbow" describes human nature perfectly. Think about it- we're always trying to reach for a dream of ours, but it always seems to be just beyond our grasp, somewhere in the clouds.
Humans can never be contented with what we have. We want to live in a world "where troubles melt like lemon drops way above the chimney tops".
Even though we'll never get there, we strive for it anyway. It appears simple.
'Cause it's just somewhere over the rainbow...
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005, 01:34:57 AM »

i love that song too...i have a version with gene vincent doing the lead vocal on it.its one of my favorite videos.if you ever get a chance to here genes version don't pass it up.

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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005, 03:36:15 AM »

Harry Nilsson did a nice version and The Demensions (sic) did a great doo-wop version.  Both worth looking up.  But nobody touches little Frances Gumm.  
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005, 04:22:10 AM »

Aselin Debsion did a great reggae version in a medly with What a Wonderful World. You probably haveb't heard of her but she's this wicked good young singer, I think it was recorded when she was 11 or 12.
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005, 06:31:49 AM »

I always hated that song until I heard Eva Cassidy's version.  If that doesn't choke you up, you aren't human.
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 08:53:28 PM »

- Gene Vincent - Over the rainbow - 1959 -

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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 08:58:31 PM »

a better gene version....
GENE VINCENT Over the Rainbow

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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 03:37:28 AM »

My favorite song from one of my all-time favorite movies (The Wizard of Oz), I think "Over the Rainbow" describes human nature perfectly. Think about it- we're always trying to reach for a dream of ours, but it always seems to be just beyond our grasp, somewhere in the clouds.
Humans can never be contented with what we have. We want to live in a world "where troubles melt like lemon drops way above the chimney tops".
Even though we'll never get there, we strive for it anyway. It appears simple.
'Cause it's just somewhere over the rainbow...

I HATE MY PRETENTIOUS 15 YEAR OLD SELF.
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 05:07:46 PM »

Glee Cast - Over the Rainbow


I like Glee, but I don't usually rate their covers as highly as I do this one. I think it's an excellent cover, most likely because the most talented actor/singer on the show is doing it. Also, to add, I love a good uke.
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 07:38:12 PM »

Sounds that the Glee version is a cover of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version.

OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 09:30:07 PM »

I HATE MY PRETENTIOUS 15 YEAR OLD SELF.
why so?you are still a doll..... ;)

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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 04:15:26 AM »

I HATE MY PRETENTIOUS 15 YEAR OLD SELF.

I thought it was a lovely sentiment Mairi. I love that song, and the movie too. Kids today are lucky; I only got to watch it once a year!
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2011, 11:23:18 AM »

I like the Phil Collins version.  8)
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2012, 05:22:20 PM »

Sadly, few artists sing the song with the original lyrical introduction (it was cut from the film).

When all the world is a hopeless jumble
And the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
 
When all the clouds darken up the skyway
There's a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane
 
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain...
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Re: Over the Rainbow
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 05:18:08 AM »

Judy Garland sang the introduction in this 1948 recording...


Judy Garland ~ Over The Rainbow 1948 (RARE VERSION) with intro...





Beautiful lyrics by Edgar Harburg and music by Harold Arlen.
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