However, this ability to transcend himself and become one with the music was again lost when the singer tackled more well known French numbers such as the La Vie En Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. It was as if he felt overshadowed by all of the great versions of this song that had been sung before this night and in his awe he lost his ability to connect with the soul of the music.
Saura's attempt to capture Goya has a lot in common with our friend from the Tango and Chanson; the shadow of too much greatness in the room at once can be overwhelming for any artist. We need space to breathe our own air and find our own direct connection with the source. Otherwise we are in danger of trading substance for soul.
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