G. Lynne Lays Down The Law
:: Here, There and Everywhere ::
For being one of the prettiest songs that Paul McCartney ever penned, I’ve yet to come across any covers of “Here, There and Everywhere” that capture the bitter-sweet subtlety of the original. I’ve heard a John Denver version that comes close, but it kind of edges into dullness. Claudine Longet did a sugary version, but she lays a thick coat of breathy sweetness over the song’s emotional punch. Jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne gives it a shot here with an exceptionally large voice which, when combined with the muzak-type arrangement, renders it another flaccid Beatles cover
to add to the heap.