2008年1月1日 02:28

A Lover's Concerto - Terry & Bill

"A Lover’s Concerto",原自十七世紀德國著名作曲家巴哈(Johann Sebastian Bach),於1722至1725年間寫給他第二任妻子Anna Magdalena作練習鋼琴用途的一段G調小步舞曲樂譜。六十年代中,該樂曲被改編為歌唱版,由一支名為The Toys的美國黑人女子三人組合,以R&B風格首次灌唱,唱片推出後大受英美樂迷歡迎,銷量超逾百萬張,其後更被Sarah VaughanThe DelfonicsDiana Ross & The SupremesCilla Black等歌手及樂隊翻唱。

1970年,香港的麗風唱片公司,出版了一張由當年本地樂壇金牌經理人Pato Leung梁柏濤製作的《Second Folk Album》LP唱片,內容包括了香港首個的"A Lover’s Concerto"翻唱版,由一支名為Terry & Bill的男女ニ人組合,以清純的民謠風格演譯。1986年,華納唱片公司為亞Lam林子祥出版的《最愛》LP,出現了這歌的粵語版"數字人生",由潘源良作詞,風格趨慢版及藍調式。十ニ年後的1998年,電影導演奚仲文及女編劇岸西,具體化的把巴哈這隨意之作帶上銀幕,並以其妻Anna Magdalena的粵音譯名《安娜瑪德蓮娜》作為片名,而戲中的當然主題曲"A Lover’s Concerto",由女主角Kelly陳慧琳擔當演譯,收錄於同年出版的"Lover’s Concerto - Kelly Chen"這CD內。Kelly這版本,對比Terry & Bill那早前版,除了配樂安排有所改變外,基本上她的唱法都是深深保持着前輩Terry的神髓。


說到那個版本是筆者最愛,不假思索的我定會說出是Terry & Bill這個....... 簡樸的木結他扣弦及單調的電子琴音伴和,加上Terry柔柔的嗓子,就構成了這首筆者認為是歷來香港樂壇其中之一的最佳本地改編及翻唱歐西歌曲。

Second Folk Album    (Life Records – FA-2)


How Gentle Is The Rain,
That Falls Softly On The Meadow.
Birds High Up On The Trees,
Serenade The Clouds With Their Melodies.

Oh... See There Beyond The Hills,
The Bright Colors Of The Rainbow.
Some Magic From Above.
Made This Day For Us, Just To Fall In Love.

You Hold Me In Your Arms,
And Say Once Again You Love Me.
And If Your Love Is True,
Everything Will Be Just As Wonderful.

Now, I Belong To You,
From This Day Until Forever.
Just Love Me Tenderly And I Give To You
Every Part Of Me.

Oh! Don't Ever Make Me Cry,
Through Long Lonely Nights Without Love.
Be Always True To Me, Keep This Day
In Your Heart Eternally.

You Hold Me In Your Arms, And Say
Once Again You Love Me.
And If Your Love Is True,
Everything Will Be Just As Wonderful.


Terry & Bill的"A Lover’s Concerto"試聽版 (Original music arranged by John Chen & Richard Yuen) :



相關網站:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Lover's_Concerto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Toys
《安娜瑪德蓮娜 》電影Wiki

筆者相關貼文介紹:

First Folk Album
Second Folk Album
李貝妮Pollyanna Lee


  • macaenese5354 發表於樂多回應(6)引用(0)香港歌手樂隊 (歐西歌曲)編輯本文
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    Thanks for sharing!

    曾在收音機聽過 Caterina Valente 的版本,感情豐富,十分動聽。我也甚喜愛陳慧琳的「清新版」。

    請問 "First Folk Album" 和 "Second Folk Album" 是否會出 CD? 早前買了許冠傑麗風細碟 CD 版,歌詞紙上說那兩 albums 也 "also available",但未見有售。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by C at 2008年1月4日 14:13

    Dear C,

    多謝你的光臨!

    我沒有聽過Catherina Valente那版本。

    雖然我沒有購買早前發售的那張麗風許冠傑細碟"Interlude"及"Leaves That Are Green"CD版,但我有看過你說到的那些內容。就正如你所說,我也未見到"First Folk Album" 和 "Second Folk Album" 這兩張LP的CD版在網上或香港市面有售。

    或者遲點我會把這兩張LP內的歌曲作些簡單的介紹吧!
    | 檢舉 | Posted by macaenese5354 at 2008年1月10日 23:10
    Dear macaenese5354,

    謝謝回覆!許冠傑細碟CD版有點「呃錢」。 :)

    期待您的介紹!六七十年代香港樂壇資料還待有心人(如 macaenese5354 兄您)整理。

    另不知為何,去 http://blog.roodo.com/macaenese5354 很多時會出「此網頁不存在」的 error page。
    | 檢舉 | Posted by C at 2008年1月12日 15:55
    Hi macaenese5354,

    Thank you for writting the blog for the hit songs of the 60 and 70's.

    I was really excited when I found out the names of the singers of the song " A Lover's Concerto ". Among all the versions, the one that was sung by Terry and Bill is my favouriest. I agree with you that the version of Kelly Chen is closed to Terry's.

    Again, thank you very much for keeping us updated with all the info.
    busy bee
    | 檢舉 | Posted by busy bee at 2008年11月30日 07:12

    Hi busy bee,

    Welcome to this blog and many thanks your kind words.

    Just like to let you know, if you are not aware of, that the CD version of "Second Folk Album" covering this song has been on sale recently.......

    http://blog.roodo.com/macaenese5354/archives/6086793.html#comment-17986277

    http://www.yesasia.com/global/second-folk-album/1011885240-0-0-0-zh_TW/info.html
    | 檢舉 | Posted by macaenese5354 at 2008年12月2日 12:15
    Hi macaenese5354,

    You are not 5354 " 唔三唔四 ". You are " 有心人 ". Thank you for taking your time to do all these and keep us posted.

    I have checked with the record company. The sales price is $ 119 for the Second Folk Album.

    As I live in Canada, I will have my brother who lives in H. K. to buy it for me.

    當我在你的網誌上尋回由Terry and Bill所演唱的 " A Lover's Concerto " 及有關的資料后,真是欣喜若狂. 又在你的網誌上收聽她/他所演繹的版本, Terry 甜美溫柔的歌聲將我再帶回60's, 70's 的年代裏.這是我最摯愛的情歌.

    Busy bee
    | 檢舉 | Posted by busy bee at 2008年12月6日 08:14
     
     


     
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