Sunday, 27 July 2008

Carmen Consoli - Eva Contro Eva (2006)

Carmen Consoli

Born September 4, 1979, in Catania, Italy, Carmen Consoli started playing the electric guitar at age nine, and by 14 she had formed her own group, Moon Dog's Party, a cover band that played songs by Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin, all of which emphasized and highlighted Consoli's strong and particular voice. Francesco Virlinzi, owner and producer of Cyclope Studios, saw the young singer performing and was immediately struck by her talent, and encouraged her to develop her own material. In 1994, Consoli came to Virlinzi with songs in tow for her debut album, Due Parole, which was released in 1996. Its first single, "Amore di Plastica," co-written by compatriot Mario Venuti, placed eighth at that year's Sanremo festival, but it was her next release, Confusa e Felice (1997), that secured her place as one of Italy's most talented upcoming artists. Never one to slow down, Consoli spent the rest of the year touring and recording material for her third record, 1998's Mediamente Isterica, which was much more rock oriented than either of her two previous records. 2000 was a big year for the young Sicilian: she toured for her album Stato di Necessità (which contained the song "L'ultimo Bacio," also featured in Gabriele Muccino's award-winning film of the same name), won numerous Italian music awards, and began the acoustic tour that would spawn the inspiration for her live album L'Anfiteatroelabambinaimpertente (2001), recorded in an ancient Greek amphitheater in Taormina, Sicily. In 2001, Consoli issued a version of Stato di Necessità for the French market, État de Necessité, and the following year her fifth studio album, L'Eccezione, was released in concordance with MTV Italia on October 23, christened "Carmen Consoli Day." The event was celebrated with the first-ever MTV Italia Unplugged concert, then made available to the public in 2003 on CD as Un Sorso in Più. That same year Carmen Consoli, a mostly English interpretation of L'Eccezione, was released, and in 2004, Consoli made her first performances in America, with stops in New York (where she returned the following year during her three-city "mini-tour") and SXSW in Austin. In 2006, Consoli issued her sixth studio album, Eva Contro Eva.

~ Marisa Brown, All Music Guide

Eva Contro Eva

01.Tutto Su Eva (6:10)
02.Maria Catena (4:15)
03.La Dolce Attesa (4:18)
04.Sulle Rive Di Morfeo (4:35)
05.Il Pendio Dell'abbandono (3:18)
06.Preghiera In Gola (3:54)
07.Piccolo Cesare (4:46)
08.Madre Terra (3:54)
09.Signor Tentenna (4:33)
10.Il Sorriso Di Atlantide (4:09)
Total (43:52)

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Paula Morelenbaum - Berimbaum (2004)

01.Tomara (4:03)
02.Consolacao (3:56)
03.Berimbau (4:30)
04.Canto De Ossanha (4:37)
05.Insensatez (3:54)
06.Medo De Amar (4:15)
07.Brigas Nunca Mais (3:24)
08.Voce E Eu (3:31)
09.Seule (3:40)
10.Desalento (4:37)
11.Primevera (3:56)
12.O Nosso Amor (3:18)
Total (47:41)


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Sealed With a Kiss - Collection (MP3)

"Sealed with a Kiss" is the title of a song written by Peter Udell and Gary Geld. It was first recorded in 1960 by The Four Voices. While their version was released as a single, it failed to make a significant impact. In 1962, Brian Hyland, a frequent recorder of Udell's and Geld's material, released the song as a single. It became very popular, charting as high as # 3 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. It charted in the UK at # 7 when re-released in 1975.
The song became a hit again in 1968 when Gary Lewis and the Playboys released it as a single. This version also had a high placing on the Hot 100.
A third Top 40 Hot 100 version came in 1972, when Bobby Vinton released his version as a single. This version also placed high on Billboard's adult contemporary chart.
In 1989, Jason Donovan topped the UK Singles Chart for two weeks with his version, which featured on his debut album Ten Good Reasons. Donovan's version was a departure from the aforementioned three in that it featured elements of dance music.

01.Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss (2:40)
02.The Lettermen - Sealed With A Kiss (2:14)
03.Ricky Valence - Sealed With A Kiss (2:40)
04.Santo & Johnny - Sealed With a Kiss (2:34)
05.Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Sealed With A Kiss (2:27)
06.Bobby Vinton - Sealed With A Kiss (2:50)
07.Les Jaguars - Sealed With A Kiss (2:21)
08.Glitter Band - Sealed With A Kiss (3:14)
09.Demetrius - Selado Com Um Beijo (Sealed With A Kiss) (2:33)
10.Jason Donovan - Sealed With A Kiss (2:35)
11.The Shadows - Sealed With A Kiss (2:33)
12.Fatima Marques - Quatro Semanas De Amor (Sealed With A Kiss) (2:38)
13.Agnetha Faltskog - Sealed With A Kiss (2:34)
14.Peter Kraus - Sealed With A Kiss (3:00)
15.Laurent Voulzy - Derniers Baisers (Sealed With A Kiss) (3:04)
Total (39:57)

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"Sealed With a Kiss"

So we gotta say goodbye for the summer
baby I promise you this
I'll send you all my love
every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

Yes it's gonna be a cold, lonely summer
but I feel the emptyness
I'll send you all my dreams
every day in a letter
sealed with a kiss

I'll see you in the sunlight
I'll hear your voice everywhere
I'll run to tenderly hold you
but baby you won't be there

I don't wanna say goodbye for the summer
knowing the loneliness
so let us take a pledge to meet in September
and seal it with a kiss

Yes it's gonna be a cold lonely summer
but I feel the emptyness
I'll send you all my love
every day in a letter

Sealed with a kiss...

Brenda Lee "Die Rosige Kollektion" (VBR)

01.Sweet Nothin's (2:25)
02.I'm Sorry (2:42)
03.Fool #1 (2:29)
04.Emotions (2:51)
05.Rockin' Around The Christmas T (2:09)
06.All Alone Am I (2:44)
07.I Want To Be Wanted ( Per Tutt (3:07)
08.Dum Dum (2:27)
09.As Usual (2:37)
10.Break It To Me Gently (2:39)
11.You Can Depend On Me (3:33)
12.Too Many Rivers (2:51)
13.We Three: My Echo, My Shadow and Me (3:33)
14.I Wonder (3:03)
15.Johnny One Time (3:40)
16.The End Of The World (3:08)
Total (45:58)

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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Ima - Smile (2007)

01.At Last (3:19)
02.Smile /What A Wonderful World (3:58)
03.Jardin D'hiver (3:20)
04.Que Sera Sera (3:45)
05.Fire (3:06)
06.Petite Fleur (2:57)
07.Le Sourire De Mon Amour (2:57)
08.Gracias A La Vida (3:44)
09.Laisse-Moi T'aimer (3:51)
10.Un Homme (C'est Beau) (3:19)
11.Et Pourtant (3:53)
12.Reviens (3:33)
Total (41:42)

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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Helene Segara - Le Best Of (2004)

01.Ailleurs Comme Ici (Inedit) (3:59)
02.Il Y A Trop De Gens Qui T'aiment (4:25)
03.L'amour Est Un Soleil (4:07)
04.Elle Tu L'aimes (5:05)
05.Parlez-Moi De Nous (4:02)
06.Je T'aimerai (Inedit) (3:26)
07.On N'oublie Jamais Rien, On Vit Avec (Avec Laura Pausini) (5:08)
08.Vivre (3:52)
09.Encore Une Fois (3:57)
10.Tu Vas Me Quitter (4:07)
11.Vivo Per Lei (Avec Andrea Boccelli) (4:25)
12.Ne Me Laisse Jamais Partir (Inedit) (3:32)
13.Les Vallees D'irlande (3:42)
14.Petite Vie (4:14)
15.On Ne Dit Pas (3:37)
16.Loin Du Froid De Decembre (3:28)
17.Je Vous Aime Adieu (3:51)
18.Humaine (5:29)
Total (74:26)


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Encore Une Fois - Helene Segara

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Thomas Kinkade - Luminist Slideshow

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Josh Groban - February Song

"February Song"

Where has that old friend gone
Lost in a February song
Tell him it won't be long
Til he opens his eyes, opens his eyes

Where is that simple day
Before colors broke into shades
And how did I ever fade
Into this life, into this life

And I never want to let you down
Forgive me if I slip away
When all that I've known is lost and found
I promise you I, I'll come back to you one day

Morning is waking up
And sometimes it's more than just enough
When all that you need to love
Is in front of your eyes
It's in front of your eyes

And I never want to let you down
Forgive me if I slip away
Sometimes it's hard to find the ground
Cause I keep on falling as I try to get away
From this crazy world

And I never want to let you down
Forgive me if I slip away
When all that I've known is lost and found
I promise you I, I'll come back to you one day

Where has that old friend gone
Lost in a February song
Tell him it won't be long
Til he opens his eyes
Opens his eyes

Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba "Meet Me In London" (1997)

01.Visions /Stevie Wonder/ (5:54)
02.Take Five /Paul Desmond/ (3:28)
03.Caruso /Lucio Dalla/ (5:18)
04.Why Can't We Live Together? /Timmy Thomas/ (5:43)
05.Night Train /Sabina Sciubba/Antonio Forcione/ (5:04)
06.Could You Believe? /Al Jarreau/ (4:42)
07.When We Two Parted /Byron/Sciubba/Forcione (5:37)
08.Brasilico /Antonio Forcione/ (6:32)
09.Estate /Bruno Martino/Bruno Brighetti/ (5:15)
Total Time: (47:37)

Arranged and produced by Antonio Forcione

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Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba
"Meet Me In London"

Sabina Sciubba has a warm voice and guitarist Antonio Forcione is a sympathetic accompanist who often challenges her. The duo, which is often joined by bassist Davide Mantovani and occasionally a few other musicians, performs atmospheric music that includes "Take Five," Al Jarreau's "Could You Believe," "Estate," some folk music and a few originals. Sciubba's versatile, mature, strong and sometimes-haunting voice makes this a disc worth searching for; she is a name that should be remembered.

by Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Antonio and Sabina put a fascinating spin on a collection of jazz standards, rearranged pop classics, and some enchanting new compositions to deliver a disc that provides a rare blend of pure magic and undiluted genius...

Bernard Lavilliers "Samedi soir a Beyrouth" (2008)

01.Rafales (4:34)

02.Solitaire (3:13)

03.Ma belle (4:09)

04.Bosse (3:46)

05.Maria Bonita (4:24)

06.Samedi soir а Beyrouth (4:40)

07.Distingue (3:31)

08.Je te reconnaоtrai (3:48)

09.Ordre nouveau (4:01)

10.Attendu (3:00)

11.Killer (3:03)

Total (42:09)

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Bernard Lavilliers

With the body of a bouncer, the looks of a movie star and a low sensual voice, Bernard Lavilliers started as a left-wing singer following in the footsteps of Leo Ferre. This boxer-singer rose to stardom in France in the mid-'70s (other francophone countries followed quickly) and became an icon of the free-thinking singer-songwriter, the conscience of the French bourgeoisie. A serious traveller and occasional reporter, Lavilliers has made long stays in many South-American and African countries, always bringing back songs (and sometimes musicians) with him. He was one of the first French singers to make "world music."
Lavilliers (b. 1946) comes from a lower-class family. His father was a steel worker, unionist. Gifted with a solid frame and a resolute mind, the young Lavilliers was prompt to argue and fight -- he picked up boxing as a hobby at age 13.
After spending a year in reformatory, he joined his father at the steel mill in 1962. Three years later he had enough and took off to Brazil, working there as a jungle truck driver. Back in France in 1967 he is incarcerated for skipping his military service.
Back in his days at the factory, Lavilliers had begun to write songs. In prison he persevered and once out started to perform in Paris' cabarets. Jean-Pierre Hebrard of Decca gave him a record contract in late 1967. The singer recorded two singles and an eponymous LP, his acoustic anarchist songs putting him very close to Ferre. He also tried other careers, going back to boxing for a moment, managing night clubs the next. In 1972 he releases his second album, Les Poetes. Three years later Le Stephanois yields the minor classic "San Salvador."
His big break came in 1976, at age 30. Signed by Barclay, he is presented with two musicians that will become his first solid back-up players and invaluable contributors: Pascal Arroyo and Franсois Breant. Together they record Les Barbares which propelled Lavilliers to the top. Political and severe in his judgments, the singer throws one hit after another up to 1979 when the dark and cold LP Pouvoirs chilled both media and public. Another South-American trip later, he recorded O Gringo, which became his biggest seller thanks to a return to exotic rhythms. The end of a torrid affair with the American body-building star Lisa Lyons is at the heart of Etat d'Urgence (1983), which included the song "Idies Noires." A hit-scorer and a touring dynamo, Lavilliers turned more and more to South-American and African rhythms, as he investigated the situation in Nicaragua and Cuba. If (1988) yielded one of his biggest international hits to date, "On the Road Again," topped only by "Melody Tempo Harmony" in 1995. Slowing down his activities as he crossed the 50 years bar, he continues to release albums regularly and has made a couple of big tours in the late 1990s.

~ Francois Couture