Zombieguide reader Giovanni Denuzzo has sent in an audience-recorded video of Dolores O’Riordan’s “new” version of “Linger” and her “Adeste Fideles” duet with Gian Luca Terranova as performed tonight at the Vatican Christmas Concert.
Giovanni writes, “This is Adeste Fideles in which Dolores sings with the tenor. This song was very amazing. Linger has been performed in a slower way and the rythm was like swing… very sweet and particular. Dolores seemed to be in great shape and performed these two song almost at the end of the concert. She took part to the first song of the concert ‘White Christmas’ with the rest of the artists. When the concert ended I tried to catch her but it was impossible… I’ll try to find her today in the centre of Rome… probably she’ll do shopping.. Sorry for the poor quality, but I only had my phone.”
Excuse the poor quality, but it should give you an idea of what new version sounds like: a slightly slower tempo and some di erent melody arrangements, but still very much recognizable as the “Linger” we know and love. Don’t forget we’ll have professional-quality recordings when the concert broadcasts on Italian Canal 5 on Christmas Eve.
Click here to download the new version of “Linger” (3 mb, 3GP file format, play it with Quicktime) [LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
Click here to download “Adeste Fideles” with Gian Luca Terranova (2 mb, 3GP file format) [LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
Thanks to Giovanni for the videos. If anyone else has photos or news from the Vatican Christmas Concert, please send it in!