Bring Me to Life
|1. Bring Me to Life [Album Version]|
|2. Bring Me to Life [Bliss Mix]|
|3. Farther Away|
|4. Bring Me to Life [Video Version]|
Updated Version of the Hit Single from the Little Rock Based Band's 2003 Debut Full Length CD 'fallen'. This Song is Prominently Featured in the Film and Soundtrack of the Motion Picture "Daredevil", Starring Ben Affleck. Amy Lee's Powerful Voice Juxtaposes Clearly in Front Guest Singer Paul Mccoy's (Of 12 Stones) Gruffness.
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Then, nearly three years later, they re-appeared again. Somebody had finally discovered them and thrust them into the limelight and this was what they produced. I'd downloaded a demo version of this song and thought it was breathtaking...but remixed, with orchestration, I've got to say without a doubt, Bring Me To Life is one of the most amazing pieces of music I have ever heard. The desperation in Amy's voice is heart-wrenching, the guitars crunch and the string line soars. A lot of people don't seem to like 12 Stone's Paul McCoy's additional vocals, but I think they compliment Amy's haunting, pseudo operatic voice well. The bridge before the final climactic chorus sent a shiver down my spine. It's easily one of the greatest songs of all time.
The Bliss mix is great - without Paul's vocals you suddenly hear elements of the song you didn't realise were there (Amy whispering 'don't let me die here' had previously been lost on me). Farther Away is an amazing track. Again, the desperation of her voice and the stunning subtlety of their lyirics is amazing.
The single definitely loses something without the beautifully haunting Missing (as does the album), but it's still a great CD. If you appreciate why this song is so breathtaking, buy it immediately.
A good reason to get this CD is if you actually prefer the Bliss version of "Bring Me To Life" (with no Paul McCoy) over the album version that most of us are already used to. However, if you've grown accustomed to Paul's part in the song, then the Bliss version will sound like it has something missing (even though Evanescence had originally intended to record the song without Paul) and there's a good chance you won't like it. Honestly, I don't see much difference and I can't really decide which one I prefer. The body of the lyrics remain intact in both versions so none of the meaning of the song is lost. The little back-and-forth that Amy and Paul have right before the final chorus just reiterates what she's been saying all along, so lyrically they're relatively similar. I guess it's just a matter of taste.
Also on this CD is "Farther Away". It's a good, loud song but it's not one of their best. If you're a die-hard Evanescence fan and *need* to own all of their songs, then getting this CD might be just what you need. Otherwise, I'm not sure if this alone is worth the price of the CD.
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i have never so much as pretended to listen to a rock cd.
what do i have to say about Evenscence? The best thing since sliced bread. Read more
like some people reviewing this CD, I have not listened to hard rock in a long time, because currently i'm more interested in world folk music. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004 by M. Williams
I love "Fallen" and I love the two tracks "Missing", and "Farther Away", on this album! Evanescence is my favorite band. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2003 by Eric
I don't usually listen to this type of music but this is awesome! I am very glad I am getting their CD for Christmas ... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by A. Sybo
"Bring Me To Life" is taken from their album "Fallen". This track proves that Evanescence is one of the most talented hard rock acts in mainstream. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by David Anderson
I first started hearing the song on the radio, then heard it was the theme to the Ben Affleck movie "Daredevil". Then it went to number 1 in the charts for four weeks! Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2003 by Meesha
I don't normally listen to top 40 rock music. I am a hip hop, reggae, R&B fan. When I heard 'Bring Me to Life', I could not get enough of it. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2003
i first heard of evanescence on wwf and ever sense then i have been in love with this group. amy lee's words hit me in the heart and have helped me through a lot of rough and hard... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003 by jennifer robey