Daily Song Study

Garrison Starr and Glen Phillips – All I Want

In songs on December 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Even the best songs can wear down a listener’s ears over time if they are ubiquitous enough. And while I am an immense Toad the Wet Sprocket fan, I am not always prone to keep the radio on when their biggest hit comes on. It’s a beautiful song, but it has been played to death over the past 20 years.

So it’s nice when someone comes along to reinterpret tunes like this with a fresh approach, even taking liberties with the melody to reintroduce us to its possibilities. Today’s track is a great example.

Even the presence of the song’s main author and original singer Glen Phillips doesn’t dent the originality, and I suspect that it’s as nice for Phillips to try singing a different part as it is for us to hear it.

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