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    Default DLR covers "Happy" a cappela

    Maybe this belongs in the DLR forum, but I thought maybe since VH itself isn't releasing anything, I would put this in Main, please feel free to move if needed.

    DLR's version of "Happy". I gotta give him an A for creativity on his version. I like the original better, but still, I think what he did with it was pretty cool.

    His actual cover starts at the 2:12 mark.

    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Apart from him straining to reach those higher notes AGAIN (why does he do it?), I actually liked his version very much. I love the arrangement and the outro.

    Perhaps I'll get flamed for this but as I was listening, I kept thinking VH could put their spin on this and it would sound fantastic imo.

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    I think Van Halen can make anything sound good if they put a full effort into it.

    But I agree with your assessment.

    He for some reason has fallen in love with his higher register, and he just doesn't keep his good vocal tone when he goes up there. But other than that, I like it a lot.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    This is quality.

    This is DLR saying "yeah, I've come full circle, it feels good, and all is right in the world".

    I won't be able to listen to the original now, as this arrangement is far superior imo. Well done Dave...

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    Honestly, Dave sounded great on this. His voice wasn't strained and I dug it. Well done, DLR.

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    Nice.

    Even if you don't like it, it's good to hear and see (parts of) VH staying active.

    What "best of..." was he talking about? Best of Roth Show or something? I haven't seen any of the other Roth Show episodes.

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    He needs to stop singing high. He didn't do it in the first 6 albums, and Eat em and Smile. Everyone loved him. Stop it. Please. We love your low voice. "Ain't lettin' go" on "So this is Love" is as high as you get without sounding like shit.
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    Sounds good, though to be honest I was expecting him to be covering Keef 'n the Stones...

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    I liked his little guitar bit and off the cuff version of Ice Cream Man with his tattoo artist better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    I liked his little guitar bit and off the cuff version of Ice Cream Man with his tattoo artist better than this.
    Thank you Redfoot!

    Why go to all the trouble to record "Happy"? Keep the voice in shape? Really..

    Not good

    Now, please go find the next "She's the Woman".. That's your wheelhouse Dave. Period. No shrieks. No scat / rap. No speaking in baritone..
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    Solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless Fable View Post
    Honestly, Dave sounded great on this. His voice wasn't strained and I dug it. Well done, DLR.
    Not strained? Were we listening to the same clip? I don't understand why he insists on trying to hit those notes -- over and over and over again. Isn't there anyone that can tell him the truth? It sounds like someone is strangling a cat.

    Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acs View Post
    Not strained? Were we listening to the same clip? I don't understand why he insists on trying to hit those notes -- over and over and over again. Isn't there anyone that can tell him the truth? It sounds like someone is strangling a cat.

    Ugh.

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    I do wish Dave would avoid the high register. Give me another She's the Woman, Blood and Fire, Stay Frosty, Me Wise Magic, Take Your Whiskey Home moment. Keep those coming, because that is what makes Dave sound cool.

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    To bad he smoked cigs all those years probably did his chords in.
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