This morning, I found myself inexplicably listening to the new Matthew Morrison solo album (which, to be fair, isn’t really a goer… it just sounds like yet another Glee album – he’s definitely been far too successful as Mr Schu!) – and amongst the people who he’s dueted with is the fabulous Gwyneth Paltrow!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, Somewhere Over The Rainbow has been covered like a ZILLION times, and by far more prolific people, and you’d be right - however I really adore this version! They’ve taken the original, complete with opening lines, and mixed it with the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole version, and added a modern laid back twist with the guitars and come up with something that I think is, frankly, sensational!
Of course, since appearing in Glee, we’ve all known for a little while that Gwyneth Paltrow can sing, however without all the auto-tuning of Glee, and just hearing what seems to be a much more stripped back vocal – it does her voice even more justice – I really think she could easily have a singing career if she wanted one :D
Oh, and this being my blog, there was, of course, no way that I was going to disappoint you all by not including the below – perhaps one of the best reasons for liking Mr Morrison – and I’m not talking about those naff pants :P teehee!