Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Don't Give Up

One of the most powerful statements of defiance in the face of overwhelming odds, Peter Gabriel's moving "Don't Give Up" (taken off his stellar 1986 opus "So") features an empathic second vocal from notoriously reclusive songstress Kate Bush. The inclusion of Bush's sweet-toned contralto provides an interesting vocal counterpoint to Gabriel's gruff, gravelly tenor, and also supplies a welcome distaff viewpoint to the song's lyrical make-up as well. Check out the atmospheric video clip here.