*** Eine Fußball-Hymne der "erträglichen" Art. Ich erinnere mich noch an das Lied und den Kult, der damals, Ende der 90er-Jahre, an ihm haftete. Der Refrain hat jedoch etwas massiv Prägnantes an sich, während der Rest Formatradio-Unterhaltung vom Feinsten ist. Ich gebe drei Sterne her!
**** It's interesting to think that the summer of the original "Three Lions" would just happen to provide one of England's hardest fought shots at glory. It's almost like a fairytale to segue the genesis of this sequel.
It should be said that even though it's the same tune, there's quite a bit changed with this new version. For instance, the production is beefed up a little, which is a needed update as it ages better than the original. Another thing I noticed is that the vocal harmonies sound like they have a bit of digital altering in them, and incidentally Baddiel & Skinner both have more personality in their vocals. Obviously singing isn't their profession, but I think it works well with this template.
What's quite funny about this is that given the context of the track, when they go about namedropping stars, they focus on the current squad rather than highlights from a whole generation. All well and good until it turned out that half the players mentioned weren't picked for the squad that year.
I must also say that I kind of want to see England win again, just so this song can reach its conclusion that's been 18 years in waiting now. 4.2
***** Hm, habe zum Glück eben nachgeschaut...und überraschenderweise den Song doch noch nicht bewertet gehabt. Natürlich ein Klassiker, den man aber auch als Nicht-Fan der Three Lions gut hören kann. Gute 5.