As much as I'm an ALW fan, I never really was a Cats fan and have had mixed feelings about the film (not because of the CGI we saw in the trailer)Anyway, was curious about the new song that ALW wrote with Taylor Swift. Again, the preview clips a few weeks ago didn't inspire a lot of excitement for me. But just listening to it - wow - it sounds amazing. Like the lyrics and the melody seems perfectly suited for the score.
I think its ok, starts out reminding me of that one we wrote for wizard of oz for Glinda, (something about home?)but i think it will work based on where it comes and what it's purpose is now that Victoria is the central character in the movie and the song is being sung by her after Memory.
this song is TERRIBLE. This film is going to be all out bad and I cannot wait!
This film is going to be all out bad Beg to differ. Now that weed is legal here in Canada- I think this film will be the best stoner experience since, well Fantasia.
Justin D said: "I think its ok, starts out reminding me of that one we wrote for wizard of oz for Glinda, (something about home?)but i think it will work based on where it comes and what it's purpose is now that Victoria is the central character in the movie and the song is being sung by her after Memory."Wow - now that you mention it, It does have some echos of "Already Home." I think this sounds far more effective then that one did. I really liked the melody and thought Swift's lyrics were better than I expected. Will have to see how it ties in with the rest of the score/movie.Anyone seen or heard of a release date for the soundtrack?
sabrelady said: "Beg to differ. Now that weed is legal here in Canada- I think this film will be the best stoner experience since, well Fantasia."I dunno. Tron: Legacy in 3D was pretty exceptional.Oh right. This is a thread about “Beautiful Ghosts.” I forgot already.
I have known cats such as this, embracing the terribleness of their existence. Beautiful song, beautifully sung.
This version of the song is for the end credits.
I like Taylor Swift but she's not the best singer. I legitimately cannot tell if her diction is different because she's trying to sound better for a musical theater role or if she's trying to do an accent. You can hear it in the way she pronounces words like "chances" and "born."This doesn't sound like Cats. At best it sounds like a really watered down version of "On My Own."
Minority opinion: I think it's quite moving I een responded as a pet owner who's taken in shelter cats my whole life As prosaic as the words are, they are honest, and in their earnestness, poignant. And I like that ALW didn't push something too grandiose. The simplicity here is an exercise in restraint
Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have a lot to learn from the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. When she did “Evita”, she was wise enough to step aside (even though she’s an accomplished lyricist who can write perfect rhymes) to let Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber write a new song for her. Beyoncé did the opposite in “Dreamgirls” and “The Lion King”, writing her own sloppy lyrics to songs that stand out like sore thumbs in otherwise perfect scores. And now Taylor Swift - “If you can't get T.S. Eliot, get T.S.” - has graced us with “Beautiful Ghosts”, a beautiful melody by Andrew Lloyd Webber ruined by her ghastly lyrics. If these two pop stars are so intent on getting an Oscar, how about learning how to act, for instance? Leave the lyrics to someone who actually knows how to write musical theatre songs.
For the record, ALW approached Taylor Swift about writing lyrics for this song. She didn’t presumptuously force herself on it.
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