Friday, 13 November 2009

The Most Godawesome Version of Chasing Cars, Up To Now.

Oooh, Snow Patrol's got a 2-disc compilation of their songs, and it's a pretty damn good one. This isn't exactly a 'greatest hits' compilation, BTW. Sure, it's got all the big hits, and selections from all their albums; but it's also got three new songs (my favorite so far is Give Me Strength), two live from Union Chapel live versions of Run and Chasing Cars, and even some songs from The Reindeer Section side projects. I'm a bit miffed that How To Be Dead isn't in there, but overall, it's a pretty good compilation.

Now, I've heard and downloaded practically every single version of Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars since it was released - live versions, acoustic versions, even remixed dance versions - but the original aside, the live at Union Chapel version found on Up To Now is by far the single greatest, most moving version of the song so far. If only they'd cut out all the cheering and clapping by the audience in the beginning and the end, it would have been absolutely perfect...

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