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Bruce's vocal on Lofgren's 'Valentine'


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On 2/18/2021 at 3:54 PM, Noeca said:

I am exploring Bruce's collaborations with other artists and I have grown very fond of Nils Lofgren's 'Valentine' where Bruce provides backing vocals. Nice track. But it doesn't really sound like Bruce! So is there someone else besides Bruce providing backing vocals - or was our boss trying out a new vocal register? Does anyone else consider his vocal performance on this track odd?

I see what you mean with that it sounds a bit odd, or well, just different. But for example 4:10 is definitely Bruce:
 

 

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Yes, it's Bruce. I'm just wondering why some are thinking he's singing in a 'different' voice. He's backed himself on tracks using that higher range - not falsetto, just a tad higher. 

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On 2/22/2021 at 10:04 AM, Eileen said:

Yes, it's Bruce. I'm just wondering why some are thinking he's singing in a 'different' voice. He's backed himself on tracks using that higher range - not falsetto, just a tad higher. 

Lift me up was fairly high

 

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On 2/18/2021 at 5:45 PM, the highway is alive said:

It's long been rumoured that it's not Bruce on the recording, but a session singer. Bruce agreed to bill it as himself as a favour to Lofgren to boost record sales - and then he appeared in the music video as a plug. But the vocals are definitely not Bruce. 

Never heard this rumour and I am not sure I buy into the conspiracy theory... sorry!

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On 2/26/2021 at 11:17 PM, stillilllife said:

Noo.
One of my (118) favorite songs by him.

One of my top 20 

Maybe even top 10 some days

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On 3/1/2021 at 10:48 AM, NorthSideJimmy said:

I see all the philistines are in.:mellow:

I had to google that

I assume not the inhabitants of ancient Philistia :lol:

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Well, in fact it is not Bruce singing the vocals. It is Bob Dylan, who tried to sound like Elvis Presley. But Nils had already instructed his record company (at the time run by the new jersian lodge of the Freemasons) to print record sleeves saying it is Bruce. Bob wanted to set clear in an appearance on the David Letterman Show that in fact he is singing on the track. But in the last minute he was hypnotized by a secret organisation controlled by Bill Gates and forgot about it. Rumours say that the real Elvis, who at the time lived in Jon Landau`s basement, freaked out about Bob trying to sound like him, but decided to let everybody think he is dead.

And how does Scientology fit into all this?

I have no idea, but of course it is Bruce singing on "Valentine", no doubt:)

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On 2/18/2021 at 1:45 PM, the highway is alive said:

It's long been rumoured that it's not Bruce on the recording, but a session singer. Bruce agreed to bill it as himself as a favour to Lofgren to boost record sales - and then he appeared in the music video as a plug. But the vocals are definitely not Bruce. 

"Hey Bruce, can you sing on my record to help draw interest?"

"No, but my stunt double will.  I keep him around for stuff like this."

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I think Bruce is singing in his Roy Orbison voice on this song. 

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