One could cogently argue that the 1980’s Giorgio Moroder cut of Fritz Lang’s seminal science fiction movie Metropolis is not the best or definitive version. I would argue, though, that Moroder’s soundtrack for Metropolis is one of the best soundtracks of the 80’s, or, in fact, of that latter part of the last century. The soundtrack album, though, has different versions of the songs, though, and is in my opinion substantially inferior. This is most evident with Pat Benatar’s contribution. She sings “Here’s My Heart”, which recurs throughout the film; and the version in the film is far superior to that on the soundtrack album. The version above is a spliced-together mix of the movie version of the song. Despite the inferior production values of the album version, Benatar does great on it; but in the movie version, she sings like an angel. I dare you not to fall in love with her after listening to this! 😉
A live version of a song from my favorite Pretenders album, Learning to Crawl.
I’ve already got a music post scheduled to go up later today, as I try to do on Fridays. However, it’s still Lent, and Fridays, especially Fridays in Lent, are particularly appropriate for confession. Thus, I thought I’d post this blast from the past in honor of the season. For those of you who are Catholics, there’s still slightly more than a week to get to Confession before Easter! Whether or not you’re Catholic, enjoy!