Our Day Will Come: Brief History, Mini Review

Here is a non-comprehensive sampling of artists performing Our Day Will Come.

Ruby and The Romantics (1963)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–8Ju1jb8Bw

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Julie London (1963)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgxDHSlvlwA

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Isaac Hayes (1970)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08r2OMKC5ho

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The Heptones (1971)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8brZFA703o&feature=fvst

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The Carpenters (1973)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ba8XDbh2FA

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Johnny Mathis (1974)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoqNRLh7aAA

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Amy Jade Winehouse (2011 Release)

http://www.nme.com/news/amy-winehouse/60185

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Very Soon, when music fans think of the “standard version” of Our Day Will Come, it will be the AJW track that is playing in their heads. That is NOT to say that Amy’s cover is “better” than its predecessors; only that it is destined to become the definitive interpretation for many future generations.

The understated power of Amy’s voice in this rendition exalts the song and shows the sincere high-regard that she had for ALL of those who have performed it before her. That Amy’s covers “always become her own songs” is certainly an element of her skill, but more so defines the respect she has for the original music that is her inspiration.

There is now NO doubt that Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be at Number One on many charts before the end of 2011. After today’s sampling, we should all understand that it will not be the “buzz” or the “Amy Momentum” that will make LHT a chart topper. If you did not know that you were a fan of a true musical genius, the world will soon inform you of that fact.

Simply put, the JadeMermaid Princess was the greatest cover artist that has ever graced our presence. On July 23, 2011, Las Vegas history was robbed of a STAR that would have ultimately become the resort’s greatest headliner. But, history will be kind to Amy and her day will come; we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The legend marches on and the true legacy has only just begun construction.

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