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sabato 30 luglio 2011

Kate Bush ~ The Red Shoes (1993)

| Kate Bush | The Red Shoes | 1993 EMI |

The Red Shoes is the seventh studio album by the British musician Kate Bush. Released in November 1993, it was accompanied by Bush's short film, The Line, the Cross and the Curve, and was her last album before taking a 12-year hiatus. The album peaked at no.2 in the UK album chart and has been certified Platinum by the BPI for over 300,000 copies sold. In the US, the album reached #28, her highest chart position there to date. The album has sold around 2 million copies worldwide.

Audio CD (November 2, 1993)
Original Release Date: November 2, 1993
Studio album by Kate Bush
Producer Kate Bush
Genre: Alternative rock, Art rock, Pop rock
Label: EMI

Producer Kate Bush
© EMI Records Ltd. UK

Track listing:

Side one 

1. "Rubberband Girl" 4:42
Released: 6 September 1993

2. "And So Is Love" 4:16
Released: 7 November 1994
Guitar: Eric Clapton

3. "Eat the Music" 5:08
Released: 7 September 1993
Valiha, Guitar (Kabossy), Vocals: Justin Vali

4. "Moments of Pleasure" 5:16
Released: 15 November 1993
Electric Piano (Fender Rhodes): Kate Bush

5. "The Song of Solomon" 4:27
Percussion: Charlie Morgan

6. "Lily" 3:51 
Flute (Fujara), Singing Bowls: Paddy Bush
Narrator: Lily Cornford

Side two

7. "The Red Shoes" 4:00
Released: 5 April 1994
Bass: Gaumont D'Olivera
Mandolin (Mandola), Whistle, Strings (Musical Bow): Paddy Bush
Valiha: Justin Vali
Vocals: Colin Lloyd-Tucker

8. "Top of the City" 4:14
Electric Piano (Fender Rhodes): Kate Bush
Violin, Viola: Nigel Kennedy

9. "Constellation of the Heart" 4:46
Vocals: Colin Lloyd-Tucker, Paddy Bush

10. "Big Stripey Lie" 3:32
Drums, Percussion, Effects: Gaumont D'Olivera
Guitar, Bass: Kate Bush
Violin: Nigel Kennedy

11. "Why Should I Love You?" 5:00
Arranged by Kate Bush, Prince
Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Vocals: Prince
Vocals: Lenny Henry

12. "You're the One" 5:52
Electric Piano (Fender Rhodes): Kate Bush
Guitar: Jeff Beck

Total Length: 55:30
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Kate Bush ~ The Red Shoes

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Recorded At Abbey Road Studios

Jeff Beck: Guitar
Haydn Bendall: Engineer
Gary Brooker: Hammond Organ
Kate Bush: Bass, Guitar, Piano, Arranger, Composer, Keyboards, vocals, Producer, Fender Rhodes
Paddy Bush: Vocals, Whistle (Human), Whistle (Instrument), Mandola, Valiha, singing bowls, Fujara flute, musical bow
Eric Clapton: Guitar
Ian Cooper: Mastering
Gaumont d'Oliver: Bass, Percussion, drums, Sound Effects
Stuart Elliott: Percussion, Drums
John Giblin: Bass
Lenny Henry: Vocals
Nigel Hitchcock: Baritone & Tenor Saxophones
Michael Kamen: Orchestration
Nigel Kennedy: Violin, Viola
Lily: Narrator
Danny McIntosh: Guitar
Charlie Morgan: Percussion
Del Palmer: Fairlight, Engineer, Mixing
Prince: Bass, Guitar, Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals
J. Neil Sidwell: Trombone
Steve Sidwell: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Paul Spong: Trumpet
Trio Bulgarka: Vocals
Colin Lloyd Tucker: Vocals
Justin Vali: Vocals, Valiha, Kabosy

The Red Shoes was inspired by the 1948 film of the same name by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, which itself was inspired by the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. It concerns a dancer, possessed by her art, who cannot take off the eponymous shoes and find peace.
Bush had suggested she would tour for The Red Shoes and deliberately aimed for a "live band" feel, with less of the studio trickery that had typified her last three albums (which would be difficult to recreate on stage). However the tour never materialised.

This was a troubled time for Bush, who had suffered a series of bereavements including the loss of her favoured guitarist, Alan Murphy, and, most painfully, her mother, Hannah, who died shortly after the album's release. Bush's long-term relationship with bassist Del Palmer had also ended, although the pair continued to work together. Many of the people she lost are honoured on the ballad, "Moments Of Pleasure", as well as director Michael Powell, with whom she had discussed working shortly before his death in 1990. Composer and conductor Michael Kamen contributed a score for the song.

Most notably, The Red Shoes featured many more high-profile cameo appearances than her previous efforts. Comedian Lenny Henry provided guest vocals on "Why Should I Love You?", a track that also featured significant contributions from Prince. "And So Is Love" features guitar work by Eric Clapton, and Gary Brooker (from the band Procol Harum), Trevor Whittaker, and Jeff Beck also collaborated. 
A short film, The Line, the Cross & the Curve, written and directed by Bush, and starring herself and English actress Miranda Richardson was released the same year. It featured six songs from the album: "Rubberband Girl", "And So Is Love", "The Red Shoes", "Moments of Pleasure", "Eat The Music", and "Lily". The first five were used as promo videos for the singles, though Bush recorded a separate video for the American release of "Rubberband Girl" (though this video is intercut with clips from The Line, the Cross and the Curve).

The Red Shoes (1948)

℗ 1993 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Novercia Ltd. and is exclusively licensed to EMI records Ltd. 
© 1993 Novercia Ltd.
All titles published by Kate Bush Music Ltd.

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venerdì 29 luglio 2011

Chris Isaak ~ Wicked Game (1998)

Chris Isaak | Wicked Game | Reprise|Warner Bros. | 1991, 1998 |
© Reprise Records| © Warner Bros. Records.

"Wicked Game" is a 1989 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. It is written in the mode of B Dorian. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart. Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who was obsessed with David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the only hit song of his career in the U.S. James Calvin Wilsey played the distinctive lead guitar solo on the song.

Through several years, many different versions and arrangements of the song were made before the final version was released. Both the bassline and drums (except the cymbals) were sampled from previous recordings of the song and then looped.

Wicked Game
Chris Isaak | Format: Audio CD
Audio CD (May 31, 1999)
Compilation album by Chris Isaak
Original Release Date: 1991, America
Recorded: 1991
Genre: Rock, Rock n' roll, Roots rock, rockabilly, surf rock, Dream
Label: Reprise | Warner Bros.
© Reprise Records
© Warner Bros. Records.

Track listing:
1 "Wicked Game"  |4:49
2 "You Owe Me Some Kind of Love"  |3:53
3 "Blue Spanish Sky"  |3:57
4 "Heart Shaped World"  |3:28
5 "Heart Full of Soul"  |3:20
Written by Graham Gouldman

6 "Funeral in the Rain"  |3:22
7 "Blue Hotel"  |3:13
8 "Dancin"  |3:45
9 "Nothing's Changed"  |4:07
10 "Voodoo"  |2:42
11 "Lie to Me"  |4:14
12 "Wicked Game" (Instrumental)  |4:47

Total Time: 45:49
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All tracks written by Chris Isaak, except where noted.

Wicked Game is a compilation album by American singer and songwriter Chris Isaak, released in 1991 by WEA International Inc. on the Reprise Records label in the UK, Europe and Australia. The record contains 11 songs from his first three albums.

1991 release on Reprise featuring 12 of the best tracks fromhis first three albums, including his top 10 1990 hit 'Wicked Game' and an instrumental version of it that is exclusive to this release. Also includes his cover of the Yardbirds' 'Heart Full Of Soul' and early faves like 'You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love', 'Blue Spanish Sky', 'Heart ShapedWorld', 'Blue Hotel', 'Nothing's Changed' and 'Voodoo'.

Music videos!

Chris Isaak ~ Blue Hotel '87

Chris Isaak ~ Wicked Game '89

The music video of the song was directed by Herb Ritts, shot in Hawaii and featured top model Helena Christensen rolling and frolicking on the beach with Isaak. It was filmed in black and white. Christensen was topless and Isaak was shirtless through most of the video, although clever camera angles concealed any actual nudity. Viewers still reacted to Christensen's sexually suggestive performance, and the video was later featured on MTV's Sexiest Video of All-Time countdown.
The video won the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video from a Film. A previous version of the video was commissioned for the Wild at Heart soundtrack, and was directed by David Lynch.

The video was ranked #13 on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos and was also ranked #4 on VH1's 50 Sexiest Video Moments. The video was ranked #73 on Rolling Stone magazine's "The 100 Top Music Videos". The video ranked #1 on Fuse's "40 Sexiest Videos" in 2010.

Chris Isaak
Christopher Joseph "Chris" Isaak was born on June 26, 1956, is an American rock musician and occasional actor. Isaak was born in Stockton, California, the son of Dorothy (née Vignolo), a potato chip factory worker, and Joe Isaak, a forklift driver. Isaak's mother is Italian American, originating from Genoa. Isaak's father is German American. Isaak signed a contract to Warner Bros. Records in 1984 for his first album Silvertone. The tracks "Gone Ridin'" and "Livin' for Your Lover", from this album, were featured in David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet. Isaak's second self-titled album Chris Isaak was photographed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber. Isaak's contract was renewed in 1988 when Warner Bros. moved him to their Reprise Records label. His best-known song is "Wicked Game". Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart.




♫ Blue Hotel ♫
Written by Chris Isaak

Blue Hotel, on a lonely highway,
Blue Hotel, life don't work out my way.

Blue Hotel, on a lonely highway,
Blue Hotel, life don't work out my way.
I wait alone each lonely night.
Blue Hotel...
Blue Hotel...

Blue Hotel, every room is lonely,
Blue Hotel, I was waiting only.
The night is like her lonely dream.
Blue Hotel...
Blue Hotel...

Blue Hotel, on a lonely highway,
Blue Hotel, life don't work out my way.
I wait alone each lonely night.
Blue Hotel...
Blue Hotel...

© 1987 Warner Bros. Records

♫ Wicked Game ♫
Written by Chris Isaak

The world was on fire
No one could save me but you.
Strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No, I don't want to fall in love
(This love is only gonna break your heart)
No, I don't want to fall in love
(This love is only gonna break your heart)
With you
With you

What a wicked game you play
To make me feel this way
What a wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say
You never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do
To make me dream of you
And I don't wanna fall in love
(This love is only gonna break your heart)
And I don't want to fall in love
(This love is only gonna break your heart)

World was on fire
No one could save me but you
Strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't wanna fall in love
(This love is only gonna break your heart)
No I don't wanna fall in love
(This love is only gonna break your heart)
With you
With you

Nobody loves no one...

© 1989 Warner Bros. Records


From Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

Chris Isaak as Special Agent Chester Desmond, David Lynch as Gordon Cole, Kiefer Sutherland as Agent Sam Stanley

Chris Isaak as Special Agent Chester Desmond

Chris Isaak as Special Agent Chester Desmond, Rick Aiello as Cliff Howard

Chris Isaak as Special Agent Chester Desmond, Gary Bullock as Sheriff Cable

Chris Isaak as Special Agent Chester Desmond, Kiefer Sutherland as Agent Sam Stanley

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giovedì 21 luglio 2011

Anna Maria Jopek & Friends with Pat Metheny ~ Upojenie (2002)

Wspólny projekt Anny Marii Jopek i Pata Metheny – na poziomie, o jakim do tej pory nikt u nas nie odwazylby sie nawet marzyc. Narracja albumu rozwija sie niespiesznie, jak senne marzenie… Wydanie plyty "Upojenie" to bezwatpienia najwazniejsze wydarzenie muzyczne 2002 roku. Po dwóch latach pracy nad projektem powstala rzecz niepowtarzalna – pierwsza plyta Pata Methenego z wokalistka z Polski. Kilkunastogodzinne sesje przyniosly nagrania na najwyzszym poziomie znanym z plyt Pata i Ani. Na plycie znajduje sie miedzy innymi kompozycja Andrzeja Kurylewicza "Polskie drogi", koleda "Lulajze Jezuniu", która Pat sharmonizowal oraz piosenki Anny Marii Jopek i M. Kydrynskiego.
Solo Pata do "Upojenia" A.M. Jopek, jednego z najwiekszych przebojów bedzie z pewnoscia historycznym nagraniem w dorobku tego tytana gitary. Do wspólnego nagrania utworu Pat zaprosil "etatowego" gitarzyste Ani Marka Napiórskiego. Mistrz pracuje na swojej slynnej 42 strunowej gitarze "picasso".

W 2008 roku pod szyldem Pat Metheny & Anna Maria Jopek plyta Upojenie doczekala sie reedycji. Wydala ja na calym swiecie wytwórnia Nonesuch Records. (zródlo opisu:

The 2002 album Upojenie, now being released domestically for the first time, may be Pat Metheny's most unique and, for many listeners, least well-known project. The guitarist collaborates with popular Polish singer and keyboardist Anna Maria Jopek backed by a group of Polish musicians.
Upojenie (rapture) is a 2002 collaboration between Polish folk and jazz singer Anna Maria Jopek and jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, recorded in Warsaw, Poland. It features Jopek's compositions and traditional folk song arrangements, as well as some of Metheny's well known tracks, such as Follow Me from Imaginary Day. Finally, there is Polish Paths - a cover of a main theme for movie series of the same title by Andrzej Kurylewicz.

Anna Maria Jopek & Friends with Pat Metheny (Author) | Format: Audio CD
Pat Metheny & Anna Maria Jopek
Studio Album, released in 2002, Polish Release.
Studio album by Anna Maria Jopek/Pat Metheny, 2008 International Release.

Product Details
Audio CD (October 7, 2008)
Original Release Date: 2008
Label: Warner Music | Nonesuch
Genre: Polish Folk, Jazz, Jazz Rock, Vocal Jazz
Style: Contemporary, Smooth, Fusion
Label: Warner Music
© Warner Music Poland. © Warner Music Group

Lista utworów:
1. Cichy zapada zmrok (Here Comes the Silent Dusk)  |3:33
2. Przypływ, odpływ, oddech czasu... (High Tide, Low Tide, The Breath of Time...)  |4:50
(Pat Metheny - Magda Czapińska)
Originally titled: Tell Her You Saw Me
3. Tam, gdzie nie sięga wzrok (Further Than the Eye Can See)  |3:50
(Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays - Magda Czapińska)
Original version: Follow Me
4. Biel (Whiteness)  |3:24
(Marcin Kydrynski)
5. Czarne słowa (Black Words)  |5:16
(Anna Maria Jopek)
6. Letter from Home  |2:46
(Pat Metheny)
7. Are You Going With Me?  |8:39
(Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
8. Zupełnie inna ja (The Different Me)  |3:57
(Pat Metheny - Marcin Kydrynski)
Original version: Always and Forever
9. Mania mienia (The Meaning of the Means)  |3:43
(Pat Metheny - Andrzej Poniedzielski)
Original version: So May It Secretly Begin
10. By on był tu (Let It Stay)  |6:58
(Pat Metheny - Andrzej Poniedzielski)
Original version: Farmer's Trust
11. Upojenie (Ecstasy)  |4:49
(Anna Maria Jopek - Stanisław Grochowiak)
12. Piosenka dla Stasia (A Song for Stas)  |3:53
(Marcin Kydrynski)
13. Me jedyne Niebo (My Only Heaven)  |3:22
(Pat Metheny - Marcin Kydrynski)
Original version: Another Life
14. Polskie Drogi (Polish Paths)  |2:27
(Andrzej Kurylewicz)

+ bonus

15. Jeżeli kochasz to nie pamiętaj mnie (If You Love It Does Not Remember Me)  |4:31
(Anna Maria Jopek)
16. Na dłoni (On Hand)  |3:24
(Anna Maria Jopek)
17. Nienasycenie (Insatiability)  |4:30
(Anna Maria Jopek)
18. I pozostało tajemnica (And the Mystery Remains)  |3:13
(Anna Maria Jopek)
19. Licho (Deuce)  |2:43
(Anna Maria Jopek)

Total Length: 1:19:59
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Anna Maria Jopek & Friends with Pat Metheny


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- Pat Metheny / 42 string Picasso guitar, electric guitars, baritone and classical guitars, soprano guitar, Roland guitar synthesizer, keyboards
- Anna Maria Jopek / vocals, backing vocals, Fender Rhodes
- Leszek Mozdzer / piano
- Pawel Bzim Zarecki / keyboards, percussion, loops, keyboard programming
- Bernard Maseli / vibes
- Darek Oleszkiewicz / acoustic bass
- Piotr Nazaruk / backing vocals, recorder, flute, shaker, hammered dulcimer, additional backing vocals
- Wojciech Kowalewski / shaker, temple blocks, timpani, crotales, shakers, bongos, tambourine, bells, vibraslap
- Mateusz Pospieszalski / keyboards, loops, orchestral chart. conductor
- Marcin Pospieszalski / Fender Jazz Bass
- Cezary Konrad / drums
- Henryk Miskiewicz / soprano sax
- Mino Cinelu / udu drum, triangle, crotales, shakers, conga, wavedrum
- Barny / voices
- Marek Pospieszalski / turntables
- String Ensemble
- Marek Napiórkowski / strumming guitar (Szepty i łzy)
- Robert Kubiszyn / double bass (Szepty i łzy)
Arranged by Pat Metheny, Anna Maria Jopek, Mateusz Pospieszalski, Marcin Kydrynski, Pawel Bzim Zarecki, Leszek Mozdzer, Henryk Miskiewicz, Marcin Pospieszalski

Track 15-19 (bonus)
Written by Anna Maria Jopek

Anna Maria Jopek was born on 14 December 1970 in Warsaw, is a Polish musician and singer. She represented her country in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Ale jestem" and finished 11th out of 25 participating acts; and in 2002, she collaborated on an album with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her music, including Michel Legrand's Personal Award in Vitebsk in 1994, as well as all of the awards for music in Poland, together with gold and platinum records. However, she has said: "Music itself is the highest award for me. And the greatest challenge. With so many questions remaining to be answered". She's married to music journalist, photographer and guitarist Marcin Kydryński, and has two sons, Franciszek (b. 1998) and Stanisław (b. 2000).

Anna Maria Jopek is the daughter of Mazowsze singer Stanisław Jopek (1935–2006), who is known as the "First Coachman of Poland" for his signature song "Furman" (The Coachman), and former Mazowsze dancer Maria Stankiewicz. Her 1999 Christmas album Dzisiaj z Betleyem features two duets with her father. Anna Maria's sister, Patrycja is a violinist.

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