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    I generally hate all those improvisations that pop stars attempt with the anthem. Aretha Franklin's syncopated version with two pianos before Detroit-Minnesota game was magnificent, I loved it.
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    Thanks for the heads-up. Just watched it.

    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/a...-anthem-112416

    Agree on all counts with the OP (albeit a little slow for my tastes).

    It's a war song and meant to be sung strongly, fairly quickly and with great gusto.

    Whitney Houston's version, arguably the best ever, is almost too beautiful.
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    Didn't care for it.

    Whitney's remains the gold standard by which I judge all National Anthem renditions.
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    I agree with Atticus - I think most singers sing it way too slowly, almost as if they want to be on stage for longer. Get the damn game started.
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    Don't like it. Give me some vintage Jimi Hendrix.
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    I never understood why is Whitney's version so admired. I cringe when they play it at my grandson's HS football games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    Didn't care for it.

    Whitney's remains the gold standard by which I judge all National Anthem renditions.
    I concur. It sends chills down my spine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    I never understood why is Whitney's version so admired. I cringe when they play it at my grandson's HS football games.
    It has been over-exposed now. As I said, it's 'too beautiful', and if you just came for the game, I could see how it could be 'too much'.
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    Skip it and play the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booond View Post
    Skip it and play the game.
    I agree....fat chance these days....
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