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Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:07 am

It just seems like a perfect opening song for this topic...

Moody Blues: Melancholy Man


...closely followed by...

King Crimson: Epitaph


Both songs are classics.
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby mirjana » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:40 am

Andrew Lloyd Weber, Memory

Cats is based on Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), which the composer recalled as having been a childhood favourite. The songs of the musical comprise Eliot's verse set to music by the composer, the principal exception being the most famous song from the musical, "Memory", for which the lyrics were written by Trevor Nunn after an Eliot poem entitled "Rhapsody on a Windy Night".
The musical first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982. Each time directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, it won numerous awards, including both the Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Musical. The London production ran for twenty one years and the Broadway production ran for eighteen years, both setting long-run records.
Cats has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
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Re: Melancholy Music

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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:58 am

Nine Inch Nails (NIN): Hurt

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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby dermot » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:07 am

Hurt...the johnny cash version

leonard cohen...a thousand kisses deep
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:50 am


Gary Jules: Mad World


Zager & Evans: In the year 2525


Nancy Sinatra: Bang Bang


Björk: Bachelorette


<3
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby GenerousGeorge » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:04 am

Mirjana


I saw Cats several times on Broadway.... this is one of my favorite songs! <3
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:04 am

Dermot posted these two songs in music that moves you, on page 12... They are both so beautiful, so I am adding them here again for easier access.

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radiohead......navel gazing

today we escape......
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:21 pm

I am not sure if this is the best category for these songs, but here goes anyway... a couple from Tori Amos.

"Winter"


"Enjoy the Silence"
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby dermot » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:29 pm

the rain song.....zeppelin

a song for a son.....smashing pumpkins

one dove .....antony and the johnsons

punchdrunk lovesick singalong....radiohead

A&E ....goldfrapp

nude...radiohead

say it to me now...glen hansard


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