Saturday, March 14, 2009

More gems

...from YouTube, that is: Mr. Diengly Sad, El Día Que Me Quieras, Café da Manhã, Se todos fossem guais a você (with a bit of narration at the start), and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. El Dia is a wonderful Richard Clayderman (the pianist) version. He has wonderful versions, too, of Se todos and Cafe da Manha, but I don't think they're in YouTube. Or, maybe there are downloable versions (without video) somewhere in the Internet, if you can find them. That is, if you want to hear Richard's versions of the two selections. There's also an embed version below of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, another beautiful melody that haunted me in my younger years. Funny thing though, I couldn't recall the title of this melody until I came across it a few years ago in a David Grusin album, with his own version. Turns out that the melody is the theme music of a film that I saw on TV when I was in grade school or high school (that would be the hot seventies to even hotter early eighties). And from seeing that film, the melody stuck on my mind. But first off, before the videos, there's a link to the song Absolutely Free, Absolutely Beautiful, another one with a haunting melody. Unfortunately, its YouTube video doesn't have an embed version, so I can't put the video here. You have to link directly to YouTube. (Oh, by the way, clicking some of the videos below will lead you to other nice instrumentals that are linked within the videos.)

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