Both newly re-recorded versions of the song “Soul Child” feature Mullins’ multi-tonal vocals and the piano just like you remember. But the new studio recordings are more relaxed, confident and expanded, with wide-open lingering spaces. The stripped down arrangements are crystal clear, evolved and mature versions of the ones on the earlier, platinum selling album. As Mullins puts it:
“I think Soul Child is really about me singing to myself more than anything. When I look back on it, it’s a been long time since I’ve written song but, I’m just singing to myself, ya know, “Stay wild my soul child and don’t you let ‘em bring you down.” It’s like Kris [Kristofferson] says, ‘Don’t let the bastards get you down.'”
Mullins speaks during the opening of this acoustic recording, too. Find tour dates and info here, http://www.shawnmullins.com/index.php while you’re listening to BOTH of these tracks, here:
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The acoustic version is definitely my favorite! Love it!