Month: February 2015

FROM THE ARCHIVE 307 -1972-

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Written by Ewan MacColl.

Released on the 1972 album And I Love You So.

Available on CD digitally remastered on the album re-issue, and it had been on the collection Sassy Bassey.

The composer Ewan MacColl was a Scottish folk singer. I don’t know if he has also performed this song, but there is a later recording with his wife performing the vocals (Peggy Seeger, half-sister of Pete Seeger).

Since 1966 the song had been released by several artists, for example two different recordings by Marianne Faithfull in 1966, and Bert Jansch also released the song 1966. Roberta Flack had her recording of the song on her first album “First Take” 1969. Her first two albums produced no hit singles, but 1972 Flack’s recording was part of the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood’s film “Play Misty for Me”. The single now zoomed to…

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FROM THE ARCHIVE 295 -1968-

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Music written by Paolo Conte and lyrics by Vito Pallavicini.

This Italian song had been released about 1968 on a single only in Italy (UA 3142, with “To Give” on the B-side).
Vito Pallavicini was one of the most famous and prolific lyricists of Italy. He also wrote many lyrics for Dalida.

The Italian composer Paolo Conte (born 1937) became a famous singer since the 1970’s. Before that time he wrote many great songs for other artists and worked together for example with Adriano Celentano and Patty Pravo. He’s also a musician, poet and painter.

1968-Yes

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Lyrics: (With English Translation)

Yes, nella mente ho te
Yes, in my mind there’s you

Yes, nel mio cuore ho te

Yes, in my heart there’s you

Yes, nella pelle ho te, ho te

Yes, under my skin there’s you, you

Solamente te
Just you

Tu sei padrone di me
You are my master

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