In this collection I am going against the grain of everything I have been preaching in the recent articles about “Smiling through Helllatus,” if that is your aim, sorry, but you are really on the wrong bus here.
I am blaming all this on a recent trip to London where I saw a stunning production of Les Miserables. I have been lucky enough to see the show on numerous occasions over the years but this production was something very special, it is incredibly moving and powerful and it put me in a reflective and emotional mood. There are some Supernatural videos that feature music from “Les Mis” but more of that in an upcoming collection.
When I look through my Real Player library I find myself drawn to the same videos again and again and I confess they are mostly of the `angsty` variety. Whether it is because through them I have discovered some great music or because of the fantastic clips and images a lot of them use, I am unsure. How is it possible for someone to look so beautiful when crying??
This also turned out to be an extremely frustrating exercise though as I discovered that many of my favourites are no longer available on You Tube. Why do they remove the good stuff? Still, I do hope you will find some here amongst the ones that are available to move you too.
So, this collection comes with a warning arising from the following videos.
Enter with care, at your own risk, and bring tissues.
The first video is one of the earliest I ever discovered on You Tube and is still near the top of my list of favourites. The song was not new to me and I loved it from the first time I heard it. The song is “Angel” by the fantastic Sarah Mclachlin (the woman has a magnificent voice!) There are loads of “Supernatural” videos set to her songs, two wonderful ones using “Full of Grace” and “The Answer.” There was a stunning one which used scenes from “On The Head of a Pin” set against her version of St. Francis Prayer â€“ “Lord make me an instrument of your peace.” Considering the subject of the images, should not have worked, but it was wonderful. This is one of the aforementioned “removed from You Tube ones.” If anyone knows where we could find a link to this, please let me know.
This one is really beautiful and even more poignant now in view of where we are with the story and the Dean/Cas relationship. The vidder is called Carrie but she uses the name LotofHooplah, she has entitled her video “You deserve to be saved.”
From a really old clip to a relatively new find, this is a great “brother” video. It uses a song from Rascal Flatts and really manages to say it all. The vidder is sammygirlfan and the clip is called “Sam and Dean Won`t let go.”
The next video is by the prolific and always brilliant Loki. She calls it a “Dean character study” but I think the lyrics are applicable to both of the Winchesters as they refer to sacrifices made. The artist is new to me, Full Blown Rose, and the song wonderful, this is SecretlyToDream- “Burden of Sacrifice.” As ever the editing is stunning
There are many clips set to the next song but this is my favourite, it is Alter Bridge`s “Loving Memory.” This video show Dean`s memories of Sam and for me deserves a special `tissue alert` The vidder is CamCazzy.
From a video dealing with Sam`s death to one focusing on Deans and the year leading up to it. How this show loves to torture us! This is another very early discovery edited by Valerie250388, it features The Calling`s track “Last Goodbye.”
Another major tissue warning required for this one! Some episodes obviously inspire moving videos and of course “All Hell Breaks Loose” more than qualifies. It`s another one showing Dean dealing, or not, with Sam`s death. It is edited by SNjackson23 and uses a beautiful song by Fisher, “I Will Love You.” This one kills me and makes me want to hug Dean Winchester even more that usual!
I mentioned in another collection that it was through You Tube clips I discovered, Poets of The Fall. This was the video that prompted me to look further into their catalogue of work. It`s another great clip by ash4897 and uses the track “Where Do We Draw The Line?” examining just how far the Winchesters will go for each other.
This is a very short video but it packs a real punch! It features an old track I have always found really moving but combined with these words and images!!! The vidder is TikiTyler9 and she uses Simon and Garfunkel`s “Bookends Theme” in her clip, “Heya Sammy.”
Another song used in multiple videos is featured here in this clip edited by Loud82, it is by Superchick and is “Beauty From Pain.”
A killer one for me now, it is edited by Kiwiflurve and uses a cover of one of my favourite Beatles tracks “Blackbird.” This version is taken from the soundtrack of the film “Across The Universe” and is sung by Evan Rachel Wood.
The song here has become one of my favourite “finds.” It`s “Sail the wildest stretch” by Powderfinger. The vidder is 86smash and I just love her use of sepia freeze frames in this. She includes a lot of powerful images from the first five seasons and calls the clip “Fade into silence.”
The fantastic “Bring Me To Life” by Evanessence has been used in many “Supernatural” videos as, let`s face it, it is perfect for the show. The one I am including is really indulgent for me as it uses clips solely from “In My Time of Dying,” it might not be the saddest adaptation of the song, but this episode holds a very special place in my heart as it was the first I ever saw, and by the end I was totally hooked. This video is edited by Julline236
Back to the serious angst with this one, it is beautiful though! It uses a cover of the Oasis song “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” by Leona Lewis. The vidder is kjcharmed21 and the clip is called “Cos All of the Stars Have Faded Away.”
This video has not had many viewings but it really deserves to be seen as I think it is wonderful. It is a study of Dean`s year before Hell and aftermath of his time downstairs and it is heartbreaking. The song was a new one on me, “Bother” by Stone Sour. It is edited by FA TE522 and is called “After Everything I`ve Done For This Family.”
I am returning to Dean and Cas now with this video which again is even more moving in view of recent events. It features an incredible song by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Believe.” It is another edited by Carrie using the name LotofHooplah, for me this one warrants a “red alert” tissue warning now.
The final video I only discovered yesterday, I have watched it a lot since then, and I think it is beautiful. It reduced me to a crying wreck (Did I mention I have been a little emotional recently??). It uses an amazing Josh Groban song, “War at Home,” but when combined with these images, especially the ones from AAH with Ellen and Jo, it becomes even more powerful. The vidder is ctrimonkeed, it says in the description of the clip that it was produced for a competition at the mid west con where it won first prize for best interpretation of a song, after seeing their work I am not surprised.
I hope everyone finds something here to move or inspire them and again I would love to hear your suggestions and favourites.