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“Music” in me – John Miles, Helloween, Pride of Lions

Posted in Almost the same title different artist, Helloween, John Miles, Pride of Lions with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by fliker1970

“Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul”

John Miles – Music
Album: Rebel
Released: 1976

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
And music of the past and music of the past.

Music was my first love and it will be my last
Music of the future and music of the past
To live without my music would be impossible do
In this world of troubles my music pulls me through.

John claims it only took him half an hour to write.
Although he originally thought it would be the basis of other songs,
he later decided that it stood up very well on its own.

‘Music’ is a milestone in the history of popular music, and John Miles is one of my favorite singers, and I am honored that I have been able to put my mark onto his great music, yet you shouldn’t put all of the credits in my direction alone.”  Alan Parsons produced this song

Helloween – Music
(M & L – Roland Grapow)
Album: Chameleon
Released: 1993

When I was a young boy, I had no aim
Neither experience, it wasn’t a shame
Most of the time it satisfied me
But some day I realized, music is like a rising sun
 
Times are now changing and memory fades
I gaze at the photos, a look in the haze
You cannot imagine how many friends I’ve lost
It’s much too late for calling them back

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home
 
I was always insecure, sometimes I still am
But I made up my mind now and look here I stand
I ask myself sometimes, is it all worth it?
To fly over mountains makes you fall down again

But music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Music is like sunrise for me
It’s joyful like a trip in a time machine
Music is like sunrise for me
It’s like coming home

Pride of Lions – Music and me
Album: Pride of Lions
Released 2003
(Jim Peterik/Toby Hitchcock)

Rock and roll became my first impression
Before my lips could make a word
Those scratchy memories from those old “Sun” sessions
Are still the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard

I’d tuck my radio beneath my pillow
So no one else could hear the minstrels play
I soared the heaven on a magic carpet
I’d catch the currents and drift away

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly alone in my fantasy
Everything inside of me was singing

CHORUS
Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

As I traveled on a young man’s journey
I would sing to chase the storms way
The only thing that seemed to stop my worrying
Was on the stage when I would start to play

BRIDGE
Then suddenly I could be everything
I always dreamed I could be
Suddenly the audience was at its feet
Everything inside of me was singing

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

(Solo)

Sing yourself a blue sky when it rains
Write yourself a symphony from the pain

Here’s a friend who’s every word rings true
So if you’re down and lost for a song
It’s time to find someone to bring out the music in you

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah

Music has no borders, no color, no creed
Music is the language of my soul
A technicolor vision on a black and white screen
It will always be, yeah
Music and me

Pride of Lions is a melodic rock group fronted by former “Survivor” guitarist/keyboardist Jim Peterik and vocalist Toby Hitchcock.
Formed in 2003, the group, according to Peterik is “my vision of the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the 80’s,
updated of course with more modern production sounds”

Goodbye!

 

Camel

Posted in Camel with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by fliker1970

Mystic Queen from “Camel” – 1973 (Peter Bardens)

Have you seen the Mystic Queen
Riding in her limousine
Over hills and dales ’til morning…
If you like I’ll take you there
Find some colours you can wear
Colour that you’ve only seen while sleeping.

Learn how to play «Mystic Queen».

Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971.

Andrew Latimer – guitar, vocals on “Slow Yourself Down” and “Separation”
Peter Bardens – organ, mellotron, piano, VCS 3 synthesizer, vocals on “Never Let Go”
Doug Ferguson – bass guitar, vocals on “Mystic Queen” and “Curiosity”
Andy Ward – drums, percussion

Camel Timeline

Such an amazing gig!

“Freefall”  by Kids for Kids:

The Wizard – Black Sabbath vs Uriah Heep

Posted in Black Sabbath, Challenge, Same Title Different Song, Uriah Heep with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent

The Wizard – Black Sabbath
Album: Black Sabbath – 1970

Musicanship: III

Vocals: III

Emotions: III

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

“Evil power disappears
Demons worry when the wizard is near
He turns tears into joy
Everyone s happy when the wizard walks by”

Outstanding instrument: harmonica

Groovie – fresh – catchy

Final Score: XI

The Wizard – Uriah Heep
Album: Demons & Wizards – 1972

Musicanship: III

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: V

Outstanding words:

“Why don’t we listen to the voices in our hearts
’cause then I know we’d find that we’re not so far apart.
Everybody’s got to be happy. Everyone should sing,
for we know the joy of life, the peace that love can bring”.

Outstanding instruments: voices – acustic guitar

Epic – Dreamy – Beautiful

Final Score: XVI

 

And…Today’s winner is: URIAH HEEP

Sonata Arctica

Posted in Sonata Arctica with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by fliker1970

Sonata Arctica – Letter To Dana

Dana, my darling, I’m writing to you.
Cause your father passed away, it was a beautiful day
And I don’t want to bother You anymore,
I used to hope you’d come back
But not anymore Dana.

My eyes might have betrayed me, but I have seen
Your picture on the cover of a filthy magazine
And I think my heart just cannot handle that
Dana, my darling, would be so bad.

Dana my darling I’m writing to you
Cause your mother passed away it was a really rainy day
And I didn’t mean to bother you anymore
Your mother wished: Come visit your fathers grave, Dana

Your father disowned you because you have sinned
But he did forgive you in condition he was in
And I hope you won’t do those things anymore
Dana My darling I’m waiting for

Little Dana O’Hara oh, Dana my dear,
How I wish that my Dana was here
Little Dana O’Hara decided one day
To travel away, faraway
No, you can’t surprise me anymore
No, I’ve seen it all before
But it seems I cannot let you go
Dana, Dana, Dana, Dana

And I think that I told you, I’d wait for you forever
Now I know someone else’s holding you,
So, for the first time in my life – I must lie
Lie’s a sin, mess that I am in,
Love is not the thing I feel now
I promise you: I won’t write again ’til the sun sets
Behind your grave

Dana, oh, Dana I’m writing to you
I heard you passed away, it was a beautiful day
I’m old and I feel time will come for me
My diary’s pages are full of thee

Little Dana O’Hara oh, Dana my dear,
How I wish that my Dana was here
Little Dana O’Hara decided one day
To travel away, faraway

Little Dana O’Hara oh, Dana my dear,
How I wish that my Dana was here
Little Dana O’Hara decided one day
To travel away, faraway

Little Dana O’Hara oh, Dana my dear,
How I wish that my Dana was here
Little Dana O’Hara decided one day
To travel away, faraway

Stevie Wonder

Posted in Stevie Wonder with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by fliker1970

Blame It On The Sun – from “Talking Box” – 1972

 

 

 

Where has my love gone?
How can I go on?
It seems dear love has gone away

Where is my spirit?
I’m nowhere near it,
Oh yes, my love has gone astray

But I’ll blame it on the sun,
The sun that didn’t shine,
I’ll blame it on the wind and the trees

I’ll blame it on the time that never was enough,
I’ll blame it on the tide and the sea,
But, my heart blames it on me

Who poured the love out?
What made this bitter doubt?
Is peace not here for me to see?

Wish I could tell you,
What I am feeling,
But, words won’t come for me to speak

But I’ll blame it on the sun,
That didn’t fill the sky,
I’ll blame it on the birds and the trees

I’ll blame it on the day that ended once too soon,
I’ll blame it on the nights that could not be,
But, my heart blames it on me

[Background]…Yeh, yeh, yeh, ooh,
Your heart blames it on you this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was intended for Jeff Beck. Wonder played all instruments on the album except horns and guitars, and Beck was brought in to play some guitar parts in exchange for a song. At one of the sessions, Stevie came up with the riff and wrote some lyrics, and they recorded a rough version of the song that day for Beck. It took Beck a while to record the song, and by the time he released it, Wonder’s version had been out for a month and was a huge hit. Beck felt shortchanged, and made some statements in the press that Wonder didn’t appreciate. In 1975, Beck released an instrumental version of Wonder’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” on his album Blow By Blow. The album was a hit and helped solidify Beck’s reputation as an elite guitarist.