"Streets of London" by Wes Finch


"Streets of London" by Wes Finch

Review

Lord knows this lockdown life can seem like "Groundhog Day" when you are inside it. It seems only yesterday that I was telling you about a new charity single involving Wes Finch, a cover version to help those most vulnerable in our society, yet I find myself doing it all over again..

This time the focus is on a new version of Ralph McTell's classic "Streets of London" and unlike the Street Arts Project's "Isolation" which came out on Friday, this time it's a solo Wes.

I'm not sure that there is much I can say about this: you know the song very well already I imagine, the case is a righteous one & the one new aspect, Wes' performance is as high quality as you'd imagine: full of grace and possibly emphasising compassion for the victims rather more than the original which tends slightly more towards reproaching a friend the singer considers self centred. It scarcely matters I suppose as both are excellent in their own way & the lyrics make unambiguous & important points, though it's good after hearing the writer's version so many times to hear another voice & a varied perspective. Please go check it out & above all support the charity as Wes clearly does.

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