Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“The Rose”

Composed by Amanda McBroom

2 versions

2.38 1

Smule Sessions online recordings

3.26 2

Smule Sessions online recordings


"The Rose" was first recorded by Bette Midler for the movie of the same name.

Sinéad self-recorded a number of cover versions using the karaoke web site, using the original instrumental track. Because these were released directly by her using her MagdaDavitt name, I consider these official releases.

In May 2021, Sinéad tweeted that somewhere, her producer (and ex-husband) John Reynolds had a copy of a studio recording Sinéad did of "The Rose," in response to a glowing review that Midler did of Sinéad's autobiography Rememberings. Reynolds tweeted a link to it shortly thereafter, but the link was taken down a day or two later, before I could grab a copy and take notes.

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