Friday, May 25, 2012

100 Cover Versions #10: Lisa Hannigan covers 'Moon River'

The song Moon River is now over fifty years old. It is and always will be one of cinema's greatest songs. It was written and composed in 1961 by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer and was sung in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn. It was also the winner of the academy award for Best Original Song at the 34th awards ceremony. 

Here is a cover version of Moon River by Lisa Hannigan. This clip is less than two  minutes long and I think shows why Lisa is regarded as one of the most respected female singers today.

and here is the scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's where Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly sings Moon River. How handsome George Peppard was too.

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