Two weeks until the start of the tour and we have three songs left in Alfie Boe’s Best Ever Live Song Countdown! Yes, you heard correctly – this is the number two slot but there was a tie for the vote so two songs are at number 2!
The first is a song that we haven’t heard from Alfie since the Bring Him Home tour and it is the song he used to end the show with. Jacob’s Ladder is spiritual, gospel tinged song that has been recorded by a variety of artists including Bruce Springsteen (again, I am continuing my musical education thanks to Alfie and only just getting into Springsteen – I know! – and thinking that he must be an amazing artist to see live):
For a completely different sound, here is Paul Robeson from 1958:
Here is Alfie’s version:
The second song in at number 2 is the much loved Barcelona duet with Laura Wright. This song also made the top five duets poll earlier in the year and is one that is most often cited as a favourite amongst fans. Alfie and Laura performed this at the Mercury Phoenix Trust Freddie for a Day fundraising celebrations in 2013 and later featured on Alfie’s exploration of Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Breathtaking every time.
Don’t forget, from Monday, you can also download Alfie’s recorded version on Katherine Jenkins’ new album, Home Sweet Home:
Serenata is also released on Monday and can be ordered below:
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