Cinema Paradiso

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore Ennio Morricone Love theme for NataToday I have another melody from Giuseppe Tornatore‘s Cinema Paradiso. It’s quite similar to the one Pedro posted a couple of months ago, but it’s nonetheless worth listening to. Good night!

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Barbra Streisand

A famous name, right? If nothing else, at least due to Duck Sauce and their “Barbra Streisand”.

Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibbs

I must admit her music was almost completely unknown to me, too, until a couple of weeks ago. I only knew Barbra Streisand from her role in “Meet the Fockers“. But these last couple of weeks I have listened to some of her songs, and there was one that stood as my soundtrack for this week – Woman in Love. This song has the particularity of having been written by Barry Gibb, from Bee Gees, as well as the rest of the album. But the credit of the powerful and melodic voice must be given to Barbra, of course!

Hope you’re one of the women in love, or that you’re the reason for one woman being in love 🙂

PS – if you like terrible songs, you can always listen to the assassinated version of the song.

Believe in love!

ScorpionsNice title, don’t you think? Not an original idea, though. I stole it from the Scorpions‘ song that I’m going to post here today (sorry for spoiling :P).

Don’t know if I told you so before, but I am a huge Scorpions fan. Many of their songs are among my all-time favourites, I’ve seen them live twice (too bad I was young enough and a pop-listener when they recorded their Acoustica in Portugal). And although I do not know all their discography, I find myself constantly finding new amazing songs among their albums.

The last one was “Believe in Love“, a typical simple Scorpions song that I find quite powerful and soulful. Hope you like it too and that you keep believing in love, because it’s usually worth it 🙂 Have a nice weekend! 😉

Live!

I love concerts! There are bands that really kick it up a notch when playing live, and I just love that!

One of the bands that I like the most live is Queen. In fact, I like everything about them, doesn’t matter if studio or live. For me, they’re the greatest rock band that ever was, is or will ever be. Everybody knows at least a couple of songs, and they’re all amazing.

Freddie for a day - Angry birdsBut my point here today is that they really knew how to rock an audience, even if the original song was a bit poppier. A good example of what I mean is the very good, but poppish, song I Want To Break Free (yes, it’s the one where they dress like women :P). The song itself is not what would be considered real rock and roll, but when they played it at Wembley… My God, the reasonably mainstream song turns into a rock anthem!

Another great example of how to transform a song is Action This Day. This song came out of the most unexpected album that Queen made – they completely turned to dance-pop, funk and whatever, and most of the fans were more than a bit disappointed (the amazing best-selling song Under Pressure did come out of this album, though). However, the live version is pretty good!

Finally, one of my favorite live songs, A Kind of Magic in Wembley 1986!

Enjoy!

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