Sunday, August 21, 2011

An Angel │ Declan Galbraith

I was searching for music videos in a rather obscure part of the internet, when I stumbled upon a very unusual blog.  My first impression of it was a feeling of irritation.  As a general rule, I dislike blogs/websites, that start to play music as soon as the page starts to load.  Well that's what happened on this site, but luckily for me,  since the blog was written in one of the lesser known languages of the world,  I had some difficulty in locating the online streaming music player that I wanted to turn off.  Meanwhile, the music continued to play, and it turned out to be a very, very, beautiful song that brought tears to my eyes.  I had not been so moved by a new song for quite some time.  This song spoke to me in very intense emotional waves.  After it was over, I had the player repeat it, so that I could get the artist and track information, but low and behold, in the player window, it showed some random letters and numbers for the name, and artist, of the song.  That meant that an irregular copy of the song was being streamed.  Which, in hindsight, should not have surprised me at all, as that whole blog was irregular.  Well, I was not about to give up on it.  I have very sophisticated software on my computer that can capture any audio or video that plays on my browser, so I turned it on and was able to save the audio stream.  Now, my task was to figure out the name of the song, and also who this wonderful singer was.  So I guessed at the title, and started to do an online search, and bingo, on the first hit, up came "An Angel", by the Kelly Family.  OK, so I found the song, but it was not the version that I had heard.  It did not take me long though to discover that the singer was none other than the great Declan Galbraith.  Many blogs feature his music, but unfortunately, even though he has a magnificent voice and style, his song choices did not move me, so I did not pay much attention to him, and never featured him on Angel Watchers.  I am now a big fan of his.  "An Angel" was composed by the Kelly Family in 1994, so it has simmered for quite a while on the contemporary musical scene, but I don't know how I missed hearing of it for so long.  Declan Galbraith is an English singer of Scottish, and Irish origin.  Declan and his family live in Hoo, a village near Rochester, Kent.  He is well known for the control and range of his voice, as well as his ability to interpret, and adapt musical material of many different styles.  By-the-way, Troye Sivan, has a very sweet little boy version of "An Angel".  Troye's rendition is excellent, but I was not able to find a video of it.  I have unilaterally decided that Declan Galbraith's "An Angel" is the official theme song of Angel Watchers.  Not to worry though, I'm not going to stream it on the blog.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

4 comments:

  1. Hi my Friend

    An Angel. It gives so many versions of this song. Declan`s is for me the best of all. Thousand thanks for posting.

    Charlie

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  2. Hi Charlie,

    Declan is fantastic. Thank you for stopping by.

    With a hug,

    -Endyr

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  3. Hi Qonita,

    I'm also a fan of Declan. Thank you for stopping by.

    With a hug,

    -Endyr

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