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Golden Oldies

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:20 am
by Sabina
A couple of golden oldies, out of the blue, just because.

Eric Carmen, All by myself

"All by Myself" is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975.
The verse borrows heavily from the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18, which Carmen believed was in the public domain. Having found it was not only after the record had been issued, Carmen had to come to an agreement with the Rachmaninoff estate. Early versions, therefore, only give writing credit to Carmen while later versions also credit Rachmaninoff.


Eric Clapton, Tears in heaven

"Tears in Heaven" is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother's friend, on March 20, 1991.
Though his grief was intense, Clapton made multiple public service announcements to raise awareness for childproofing windows and staircases.


I didn't know this about "Tears in Heaven".. listening to this song will never be the same as before. I wasn't sure whether to include this extra bit of information here or not. It's not really a mood enhancer, but there it is.

Re: Golden Oldies

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:45 pm
by mirjana
Oh, Sabina. What to say? Thank you for these two exceptional information connected with these songs. You are so much right that after this information about "Tears in Heaven" listening this song will never be the same as it had been before.

Re: Golden Oldies

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:16 am
by mirjana



Re: Golden Oldies

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:12 pm
by QuietMind