Yiruma

Wonderful sight river mountainsA gift from the disappeared Pedro Ganço, who showed me this great Yiruma song and his performance (which Pedro can include in this post if he wants). Flow with the song 😉

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The Ghetto

Ghetto grafitti children child povertyIf you happen to be one of the two followers of our blog, I must apologize for the monopolization of posts. But once more, it has not been so due to my having too much initiative but instead for my colleagues having none 😛

I’ll be fast – today song’s a great song whose original version I have known for a while, and recently I discovered two versions in two artists that I have listened to recently: The Cranberries (I did not forget my promise, but it is still not this time) and Dolly Parton (who has already been referenced in this blog due to a cover and an original).

But the main focus must go to the original version, which belongs to Elvis Presley, the King – not only because he must be given credited for having written a great melody and quite powerful lyrics (that unfortunately are still true more that 40 years later), but also because it is still the best version in my opinion (at least from the three I know). Hope you like it too 😉

Here you have both Dolly Parton and The Cranberries versions (these last one is especially good, in my opinion).

White Clouds

Nuvole Bianche Nuvens brancasToday “I bring you” an Italian pianist that I got to know through an Italian friend (to whom I thank). The song I’m going to post was the first I ever heard from Ludovico Einaudi. 3 years have passed and I have listened to most of Ludovico’s discography, but Nuovole Bianche (White Clouds) is still my favourite – if you listen carefully to it, you’ll surely understand why!

All that’s left is to draw your attention to the first comment in youtube 😉

Here you have a beautiful live sung version.

Neil between the lines

Words Neil Young meaning lifeGuess who’s making the post today? Yeah, that’ll be me 😛 I know I’ve been monopolizing this blog, but the lack of initiative from my blogmates obliges me to do so…
Today I come back to my field of preference – the Classic Rock -, with an artist that has been in this blog twice (through Pedro‘s Heart of Gold and Lourenço‘s post about grunge), Neil Young. Both my Neil favourite songs (Heart of Gold itself and Rockin’ in the Free World) are featured in those posts. But fortunately his 40 years-old career has much more to offer, so it wasn’t hard at all to find a song for this post and I even have two more of his songs ready to another post 😛

So, ladies and gentlemen, from the Harvest album (78th best ever, according to Rolling Stone, by the way), here’s the song that has been my companion along this week – Words (Between the Lines of Age). Hope you like it 😉

If you somehow feel that a 10-minute version is a little long, you can listen to the studio version, of “only” 6:48 minutes 😛