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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Come Cover Me: Hijo de la Luna

The first time I head this song was on Sarah Brightman's CD, La Luna, which I bought when it came out in 2000. I am grateful to my grandparents, of all people, for getting me into Sarah Brightman to begin with! Anyway, this is still such a rewarding album for me to listen to and I have always loved Sarah's version of "Hijo de la Luna", which is Spanish for "Son of the Moon." According to Wikipedia, "Hijo de la Luna" was first performed by a Spanish band called Mecano. Since then, it has been covered numerous times in addition to Sarah Brightman's version.

One of my favourite folk metal bands, Lyriel, also has a cover version of this song I really like, and I was so pleasantly surprised when it appeared on their Autumntales album.

Then there is Haggard, who does perhaps my favourite cover of Hijo, which appears on their Tales of Itheria album.

Finally, I just discovered a Finnish version of this song, performed by Katra, and named "Kuunpoika." I honestly wasn't too sure what to think of Katra when James first introduced me to her, but I have to admit, she is growing on me. This version of Hijo is good, but I find it a bit slow for my taste. It does have a nice guitar solo in it, though, which is quite cool.

What do you guys think? Which is your favourite version?


sorcha said...

I love Lyriels version! It's just as good as mecano's. Sarah Brightmans is also very nice, but not as good as the other two in my opinion. I can't say I like the other two a lot though. But they aren't to bad either.

CanuckFan said...

Yeah, Lyriel's version is excellent. I like the little heavier sound of Haggard's version. Lyriel is such an awesome band, though, and this is a great song for them because it suits their style so much.

The Katra version is actually growing on me. The more I listen to that girl, the more impressed I am...