"The Grace" from Neverending White Light is one of those tunes that just sort of seeps into your blood over time. It's a slow burn, but a long one. In ultra high rotation on your local alt-rock station, it's probably reaching its apex right about... now.
I wandered over to our official SLS site to submit it for SLS15 consideration when I saw Carter had beat me to the punch. The nature of "The Grace" is such that it may have a rather lengthy shelf life, and that's not such a bad thing. It plods along, sweet and haunting at the same time. Dallas Green never sounded so good. It's not as MOR as Finger Eleven's "One Thing" and it's not as cheesy as Hoobastank's "The Reason". It's actually got soul and spirit.
This disc intrigues the hell out of me and I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on it. "Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies" features, in addition to Green, Nick Hexum, Raine Maida, Scott Anderson, Marco DiFelice and Danny Greaves. Windsor's Daniel Victor is the brainchild behind the Cancon mega-project.
I've got other "Grace" songs in my collection. Here's a sample:
- Grace, Too - The Tragically Hip
- Grace - Ministry
- Grace - Jeff Buckley
- Grace - U2
- Grace - Jethro Tull
- Grace - Chantal Kreviazuk
- Full of Grace - Sarah McLachlan
- Amazing Grace - Elvis Presley
- If I Should Fall From Grace With God - The Pogues
- Graceland - Paul Simon