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just curious as to what you guys considered to be, at least in your opinion, the best vocal work in one song.
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I'm very picky when it comes to singers. I believe that a singer can make or break a great tune, and when you find the right singer it really adds something special to the song.

I can't choose just one, so i'll choose 3:


Ronnie James Dio & Rainbow - Gates Of Babylon

Dio, in my opinion, with his very Gothic "MediEval" tone matched that Rainbow sound perfectly. And this is one of the songs I find that best shows this.

David Coverdale & Deep Purple - Mistreated

Just really like everything in this song

Steven Tyler & Aerosmith - Dream On
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There's a ton, but just off the top of my head:

Misty - Jane Monheit
Begin The Beguine - Ella Fitzgerald
I Love Paris - Ella Fitzgerald
Fever - Peggy Lee
Walking In The Air - Nightwish (Tarja Turunen)
Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan - Nightwish
Dead Gardens - Nightwish
I Can't Quit You Baby - Led Zeppelin
Children of The Damned - Iron Maiden
If - Bread (I think David Gates sang this song)
Diary - Bread (ditto)
The Writ - Black Sabbath
Megalomania - Black Sabbath
Bloodletting(The Vampire Song) - Concrete Blonde (Johnette Napolitano)
Spirit Crusher - Death (Chuck Schuldiner)
Pure Narcotic - Porcupine Tree
Coming Home - The Tea Party (Jeff Martin)
Had To Cry Today - Joe Bonamassa
Blues Deluxe - Joe Bonamassa
If Heartaches Were Nickels - Joe Bonamassa
Stay Awhile - Edie Brickell
Notorious - The Lost Continentals (Amy Pike)
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Impossible for me to say...

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this is the strangest thing...I've been thinking about posting this EXACT same topic for about a week now just havn't had the time to do so.....You must have read my mind..

But to the meat of the subject...

Right now I'm really Diggin the vocals on "Doreen" By Frank zappa...Not him singing, but his song :)
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I can't do one song but I can do 3 songs with 3 of the most brilliant vocalists on this planet.

1. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) - Kashmir

When I was young I heard this song and it was what got me to start buying and listening to music. The lyrics are so mesmerizing, well the whole song is for that matter, every instrument blends in so perfectaly but the drumming is the real stand out performance of this song. This is Roberts best performance I think.

2. Jim Morrison (The Doors) - The End

This is another mesmerizing masterpiece, for me this is Jims shining moment, the lyrics totally blow me away.

3. John Lennon - Imagine

This song says it all, Its a vision of a perfect world, the way life is meant to be. This song has more meaning to me then any other song ever written. I think everyone in the whole wide world should take note of this song and live accordingly.
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This is the hard one, I'd say Luciano Pavarotti:) but thinking of rock currently

Robert Plant - Song to the Siren
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probably not the 'best' but my current favourite vocal performance is 'Deadhead' by Devin Townsend Band
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Anything by James LaBrie - especially From Images and Words.
Also anything by Dio (Catch the Rainbow still gives me shivers. Gates of Babylon and We Rock too) and anything by Jorn Lande (if you've never heard him PLEASE make an effort to. He's just amazing)
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1. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) - Kashmir

When I was young I heard this song and it was what got me to start buying and listening to music. The lyrics are so mesmerizing, well the whole song is for that matter, every instrument blends in so perfectaly but the drumming is the real stand out performance of this song. This is Roberts best performance I think.

I agree 100%...but I aso like Robert's vocals in 'Since I've Been Loving You'
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Where the fuck is Jeff Buckley? This guy was a truley amazing singer, he had like 4 or 3 and a half octave range. Plant was good, john lennon wasn't much of a singer, you know what I mean? Like James Labrie is good aswell. Did you mean technecly, or a subjective feeling on what people enjoy?
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LongBow wrote: Robert Plant - Song to the Siren
Agreed 100%.

This actually happens to be my favorite song. Plant's vocal delivery is as close to perfection as anyone will ever get. I also really like the guitar solo on this one. Very slow and melodic.
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devin townsend on S&R he has the most kick ass voice!

i dont care what anyone says, i love bon jovi
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I would have to say Geoff Tate from Queensryche on Silent Lucidity.

Also a nod to the range splitting vocal stylings of Devin Townsend on Deep Down Into The Pain.
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Dean Bowman on the Screaming Headless Torsos Live disc

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