Monday, December 14, 2009

The Obsession Continues

I understand I'm one of a very small number of Mari Wilson obsessives (Hi Thom!) so bear with me. I had to share a couple of clips I hadn't seen before, firstly a film clip to accompany her biggest single release "Just What I Always Wanted", and secondly a live version of the same song from over 20 years later.

I don't remember seeing this at the time, I guess I must have though because this song did quite well in the Aussie charts and would no doubt have been played on the music video shows here. Unless there were several different versions floating around. Most of the clips of Mari that pop up on youtube are live performances at concerts or on variety tv shows.

The audio and video quality are not the best in this 2008 clip, but she's still got it. Gone are the huge band and the numerous back up singers but her voice is still pretty great I think. Sure those really high notes were always a challenge, but wow it's great to see her doing so well with it over 20 years later. She had some health problems for a number of years, and didn't really perform, so it makes me happy to see her performing again.


mrpeenee said...

You know I'm wild for Mari, too. I was just listening to her cover of "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" earlier this evening.

I'm so glad you're back.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Peener, and so glad you share the Mari love! Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps is a fave of mine too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrew, its Brian here (Rav Badgerbrian. Browsing through your blog to oggle at the men in jockstraps Ricard pointed out and came across the Mari Wilson video's. I love her too, not quite as obsessively as you but enough to actually see her in concert well over 20 years ago and to buy an LP at the time. God know's where that is now. But lovely to see that she is around and still singing.