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07 May 2010 @ 03:05 pm
Sigh No More  
I am rather in love with Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More, which I finally got around to purchasing yesterday. This is not a surprise given a) the title track (which features several other lines from Much Ado, not just the title) and various other Shakespeare references sprinkled throughout--like "Stars, hide your fires," and I'm not convinced that "I Gave You All" ("And in good time you gave it." /reflex) isn't at least *inspired* by King Lear; and b) my general love for Fairport Convention/Steeleye Span/Kate Rusby/Nick Drake-y kind of music. But it still deserves saying, I think. It's maybe the first CD I've bought for myself in a year (I did get two CDs for Christmas), and I just keep listening to it and being happy.

(Speaking of Nick Drake--I feel like a horrible snob for being so freaked out by AT&T's use of "From the Morning" in their new commercials, but, ew. At least the Volkswagen "Pink Moon" commercial was starry and moonlit and pretty, and worked with the song. This one is just people throwing annoying orange fabric over stuff, like we all live in a Christo installation.)
viomisehuntviomisehunt on May 9th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
The rendition of Sigh No More in Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorite scenes in the movie -- that and the Beefcake opening, with Denzil, Kenneth, Keanu Reeves riding into the village. Yum

The songs in the filmed version of Twelfth Night were wonderful as well. You do not think of Ben Kingsley as a singer, but I loved his interpretations.
tempestsarekind: hey nonny nonnytempestsarekind on May 9th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yes--I have the Much Ado soundtrack, and it always makes me happy.

I wish there were a Twelfth Night soundtrack! The songs are done quite well in the Trevor Nunn film.