In yesterday's NY Times, there was an editorial by Bono in which he compared Frank Sinatra doing two renditions/interpretations of "My Way." One was done in 1969 when, apparently, Sinatra was sick and tired of show business. It comes across as quite defiant. The second was done when Sinatra was 78. Bono says "The Nelson Riddle arrangement is the same [as the earlier version], the words and melody are exactly the same, but this time the song has become a heart-stopping, heartbreaking song of defeat. The singer's hubris is out the door. ... The song has become an apology."
I doubt Bono had FRBR in mind when he wrote the above, but to me, it provides an excellent example of an Expression. And we can probably get brownie points for knowing who Bono is. (At least this old cataloger can.)
Marjorie E. Bloss, Lecturer
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
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