Thursday, March 08, 2007


For me, the definitive version of the Hunters and Collectors song, Throw Your Arms Around Me, is by the Doug Anthony All Stars - slower, savouring the melody and lyrics.

This YouTube clip is from the Concert For Holly, in memory of Holly Robinson, who died from a brain tumour in her early twenties - the DAAS came together to perform in this (charity) concert after their breakup (which from memory, wasn't entirely amiable). But grief can give you another perspective on what's important, and (again from memory of coverage at the time) this song, and their version, was a favourite of Holly's.

This is the URL, if the above doesn't work: I"m glad a pal pointed me in the direction of this clip.


Brenda Smith said...

If it wasn't somehow a mix of metaphors, I would say this version is a crescendo of goosebumps, or at least that is the effect on me. An Australian classic. Thanks for the link.

Caitlin said...

Thank you - yes, the Dougs version is the definitive version.

My sister died 2 years ago from brain cancer. It sux.

Jill said...

Thank you for the link - it is a lovely version of a beautiful song. I am very partial to Luka Bloom's too, and Australian singer/songwriter Phil Davidson does a very nice one.

rooruu said...

Thanks for the comments, and the pointers to other versions too.