Monday, July 24, 2006

Torn

OK, so this has been around for a while, I think I "missed the meme" when it was being splatted round everybody, but I'm posting it here simply because it's so cool.

Natalie Umberalla's Torn done in "sign" language.

Well funny.

The person doing it is David Armand from The Hollow Men.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel I have to add a comment here.

Natalie Imbruglia not only covered this song, if anything, stole it and had a massive hit with it.

Before she ripped it of, it was covered by Trine Rein (Norway) and Lis Sorensen (Holland) and was a fairly big hit for both in Europe.

For those who are interested, the originally was by a band called Ednaswap from L.A. (USA).

If you want to read more about it,
http://www.ilonline.co.uk/artists/ednaswap

in particular, look at the articles section, there are various stories related to the song.

Enser said...

Good to see you (almost) did youre homework.
Lis Sorensen is from Denmark and was the first to record Torn in 1993, two years before Ednaswap recorded Torn themselves.
www.lissorensen.dk/forside/tekster/understjernerneetsted1993/

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I got the Holland/Denmark bit wrong, but I did do my homework.

The song Torn was written by Anne Preven, singer in Ednaswap. She was never happy with the song and it went through a number of versions before finally being released. In the meantime, it was picked up by various artists/record companys and released by Lis Sorenson, Trine Rein and Natalie Imbruglia.
Yes, Lis Sorenson had the first "official" release, but the song was originally recorded by Ednaswap.

See the website I posted previously.