Cinema Paradiso Tracklist
Here's the English translation for the Article I wrote yesterday about Cinema Paradiso. I know the translation is not very good, but I hope you understand it. Please take a look and please feel free to leave your comments ;o)
Friday August 13th, 2010 was a great day for all the Paul Potts fans. There's being a very huge mystery and lots of good surprises regarding his new album Cinema Paradiso. But one of those mysteries was clarified yesterday by the artist on his personal Facebook profile. Paul Potts has finally talked about the eleven tracks that will conform his third album. We all already know that this new CD will be a special tribute to the world of cinema, full of great and unforgettable songs.
Moon River, a Henry Manchini's classic. The words were written by Johnny Mercer and it was part of the soundtrack from the film starred by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Hepburn's performance of "Moon River" helped composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer win an Oscar for Best Song.
Cinema Paradiso. Composed by Ennio Morricone in 1988. It's the central theme of the movie by the same title.
Parla Piú Piano. Nino Rota took charge of the soundtrack of the cinematographic version of the Mario Puzo's book "The Godfather". In 1972 Francis Ford Coppola directed this film that received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The original words in English are by Larry Kusik but the music itself is by Nino Rota. There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian (Parla Più Piano) and also in Sicilian (Brucia La Terra). The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone in The Godfather 3.
Forbidden Colours is taken from the original soundtrack of "Merry Christmast Mr. Lawrence", a film direct by Nagisa Oshima in 1983. It's music was written by the great Japanese compositor Ryuchi Sakamoto, who, in addition, appeared as an actor together with David Bowie in the movie.
Il mio cuore va (My Heart Will Go On). There is nothing new that can be said about this movie classic. It's the central theme from the 1997 version of the movie "Titanic" directed by James Cameron. The song was written by James Horner y Will Jennings, and produced by James Horner and Walter Afanasieff and co-produced by Simon Franglen who did the rest of the soundtrack for the film. Horner had originally composed the song as an instrumental motif that is used in several scenes during Titanic. He then wanted to make a full vocal song out of it, for use in the end credits of the film. Director James Cameron did not want such a song, but Horner went ahead anyway and got Jennings to write the lyrics. "My Heart Will Go On" won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Original Song. It dominated the Grammy Awards of 1999, winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. "My Heart Will Go On" won also the Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Song-Motion Picture" in 1998. The song also won a Japanese Gold Disc Award, for Song of the Year, as well as a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack Single of the Year. Now, Paul Potts, offers us a totally renewed version of this classic, with Italian lyrics, specially written for Cinema Paradiso.
Dove non so. This is another unforgettable Hollywood classic. "Lara's Theme" is the generic name given to a leitmotif written for the film Doctor Zhivago (1965) by composer Maurice Jarre. Soon afterward, it became the basis of the song "Somewhere My Love."
Up Where We Belong (Duet) is a song from the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. Written by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie, with lyrics by Will Jennings, it was originally performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. This beautiful song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1983. It also won the BAFTA Film Awards for Best Original Song in 1984. In Cinema Paradiso, Paul Potts has recorded this song with a female voice as a duet. Unfortunately, we still don't know who she is.
Il Gladiatore. Hans Zimmer y Lisa Gerrard won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film "Gladiator" in 2000. Cinema Paradiso offers us the opportunity to go back to the Roman Coliseum by the hand of Paul Potts, who sings the song in Italian.
(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story. "Love Story" is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film, well known as a tragedy, is considered one of the most romantic of all time by the American Film Institute. "Where Do I Begin" was written by Francis Lai and lyrics by Carl Sigman. The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme in the 1970 film "Love Story". The lyrics were added after the theme music became popular.
Maria. This is a song from the Broadway musical West Side Story, sung by the lead character Tony. The music was written by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim . The film was released on October 18, 1961, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. It received praise from critics and the public, and became the second highest-grossing film of the year in the United States. The film won ten Academy Awards in its eleven nominated categories, including Best Picture, as well as a special award for Robbins. The film holds the distinction of being the musical film with the most Academy Award wins (10 wins), including Best Picture. The soundtrack album made more money than any other album before it.
Wonderful World. Actually this is an all times music classic. The great Luois Armstrong was the first one who recorded it back in 1967 and sold more than a million records all over the world. Films director Barry Levinson included it in the soundtrack of the film "Good Morning Vietnam" in 1987.
We will have to wait up to the autumn of this year to be able to enjoy finally what will be, undoubtedly, one of the major successes the young British tenor.
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