While the original version may have been “too sweetened” and maybe too cringey for some due to the fact that it was written to BE a track for the movie (Karate Kid II), this version take the song down to its core and delivers an essence of the song that was missed in the original from the movie.
It goes to the heart of what the writer may have been musing on when he wrote the song before production. You can always tell a great song when it is broken down to just an acoustic guitar or piano and vocal.
I don’t usually review covers, but occasionally I find one that is so outstanding and phenomenal that I just feel compelled to write a review. And on an even more rare occasion I find one that I like better than the original, in this case by Peter Cetera solo (Chicago).
This cover of “Glory of Love” performed by Shane Ericks is one of those that cry for attention. The emotion conveyed in the performance can be felt by the very soul. Ericks’ beautiful voice gives a new life to the song. Her voice vibrato on the longer notes is very natural and effective in the delivery of this classic love song.
She stayed true to the original melody and delivered in a smooth and gracefully flowing manner.