So I thought I'd make a thread celebrating singers who've managed to remain very consistent with their singing over time, with some examples of performances. Obviously, they don't have to be exactly the same (lowering the key down a semitone or two seems reasonable), but the closer to the original performance, the better! (Bonus points for performances more than 25 years apart).
Here's a version performed for Muhammad Ali's 50th birthday in 1992. 36 years after the original album recording and still a near flawless performance. Richard was 60 here. youtu.be/AK_jm3Hz1Wk?t=1m6s
Here he is in 50 years later in 2008. Whilst not identical, and not with quite the stamina to sing all of the original notes, he's still sustaining falsetto G5s and belting out B♭4s at the age of 76. youtu.be/xWXz-FSq8dg?t=4m39s
Colin Hay is still great! Performing "Overkill" in the original key, which sometimes he had been known to tranpose down, at the age of 62. Chest belting a sustained C#5 whilst playing guitar. He's really kept his pipes in shape. Nice voice.
I guess not many people here would have heard of him or a fan of this type of music, but in a period of around 37 years, Richard Sterban's voice, at least in this song, has been ridiculously consistent.
And he's STILL hitting that G5 even now, as seen in this performance from May of this year. Alright, it doesn't have the most pleasant tone you'll ever hear, but he's nearly 74 years old for goodness' sake! Truly mind-boggling stuff:
Graham's had more spotty live moments over the years than the other names here (either being totally on or totally off on some of his hardest songs), but he's recently upped his live singing game a lot, and his voice has held up amazingly well.
A lot of the best live singers are the ones who realise the strengths and the weaknesses of their own voices, and tweak the live sets accordingly. Some amazing singers might be more on/off live if the demanding material is combined with vocal problems, extensive touring and the stubbornness to change the keys of the songs or alter the hardest melodies.
Post by falsetokaiba on Sept 19, 2017 21:27:57 GMT
I find it amazing about Hughes- four of his five highest ever notes have come in the twenty-first century. He was born in 1952. I don't know how he does it but he's kept his falsetto in phenomenal shape. He was still doing the A5s in Burn live last I saw as well.
Recently discovered east Asian music, and I am really impressed by some Korean singers. For example Ha Hyun-woo from band Guckkasten. So effortless voice, watched bunch of his perfomances, always tehnically perfect.
Efrotless C5s, F5s, and one A5
A5 something like that, with bunch of dificoult parts for singing, he in every live I found have not a single problem to nail it.