Have you ever loved a song, and then completely forgotten that it exists?
Edge of Darkness by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen is one of my favorite songs, and I didn’t even remember it.
Last week I stumbled upon a CD case filled with mix CDs I made in early 2005. Listening to them has been a fun experiencing; I had pretty good taste back then… Only a few songs made me cringe with embarrassment, or wince in disgust. One of the CDs contained Edge of Darkness.
Anyway, Edge of Darkness was scored by Clapton and Kamen as the theme song to a BBC show of the same name. The original recording is alright, but nothing worth blogging about. This orchestrated version is a completely different story. It’s both beautiful and intense. The buildup is magnificent, and then it explodes with raw emotion. Have a listen.
Whatever my mood is, this song amplifies it.
4 thoughts on “Eric Clapton – Edge of Darkness”
I’d love to hear good old Eric but the vid was malfunctioning.
Cool song. I had never heard it before.
But wait…only a few songs “me cringe with embarrassment, or wince in disgust…” on a disk you made just five years ago? Wow. You should have a gander at some othe mix TAPES that I made back in the mid to late ’80s. Think Thomas Dolby or Fine Young Cannibals. Then come to be about embarrassment and disgust… :-)
@Mark – So far the stuff that made me cringe or wince is generally from the 80’s.
@pochp – You might be experiencing a regional content block on YouTube. The song is also performed live on Clapton’s “24 Nights” album.