CND Song 15 Luba

Luba - Every Time I See Your Picture, 1982 (Montreal, Quebec)

'These images start taking their toll on me - I feel his memory haunting me time and again, I feel weak...' Lubomira Kowalchyk! A tiny little Ukrainian-Canadian woman with an enormous voice, and, going on this song alone, a towering sense of operatic drama. Though to be fair, this is not 'Total Eclipse' - the song's about Luba's grief over the death of her father, and at these times it often seems like no drama could ever be big enough. When I was thirteen I bought the 45 single, exactly as it appears in this homemade video someone's been kind enough to post on Youtube, and I'd listen to 'Every Time I See Your Picture' in my room with my humungous, clunky headphones on and get all teary-eyed. And, um, confession time: the same thing happened a few minutes ago watching this again, minus the headphones. What can I say? I'm fond of big drama. For a slightly more easy-going version, I found a TV performance of unknown vintage here. Have a listen.

 

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