Nick Drake 1948~1974火红 @ Dec 4, 2007




Nick Drake是一位英年早逝的传奇民谣歌手,1974年因服用了过多的抗抑郁剂死在家中,生前仅出过3张唱片。后来全被追认为民谣经典之作。

内心无归的时候去听一下Nick Drake,会发现温暖是灰暗里的一丝丝自言自语。当伤口不再暴露,或者生命的风没有任何回响,孤单才是最可靠的。把一切都抛开,生命的沉重才像Nick Drake那样捏在手心里,随后轻轻地散尽。Nick Drake曾经徘徊在独处的窗后,但他最后放弃了被人认识。

试听曲:
Day Is Done

只找到这首吉他清唱版的连接,


这是关于一个年轻人的故事,惨淡还是灿烂,往往都是身不由己;这又是一个英年早逝的天才的故事,名利双收还是郁郁寡欢,也已失去了关心的对象。他的房间现在静静的,床铺整洁,一幅画着风暴中波涛汹涌的大海的画被挂在床头。他的老式书桌,满是咖啡渍和钢笔,紧紧抵在远处的墙上。一卷卷乔叟、布莱克、福楼拜和莎翁等人的著作排列在拐角的书架上。一个老式收音机寂寞的独守空房。他的衬衣小心的叠好放在衣柜里;他的黑色运动衫松松地挂在壁橱里。 Nick Drake今晚没有回家。



Drake的民谣是低调的,缘自一颗不知如何打开的心。出第一张专辑以前,他常常彻夜写歌,然后用老式录音机记录下来,稍有不满意就抹去重来。母亲Molly Drake回忆说:“他总是失眠,那些最好的歌往往是在凌晨写下的……Nick是个追求完美的人。”

Drake 早期的创作受到 John Renbourn、Bert Jansch、Davey Graham、Joni Mitchell等人的影响,注重旋律和吉他的编排。他有一套自己的演奏方法,许多歌都采用了开放式调弦,这也成了乐迷们热衷于探讨的内容,因为他没有留下任何乐谱,一切都记在脑子里。Drake喜欢英国诗人William Blake的作品,写词时也受到启发,注重韵律,用词简单,却有着晦涩的含义,直指他复杂的内心世界。那些意象多与自然相关:太阳、天空、海洋、飞鸟、沙地,树……季节的变迁,色彩的交替,无不在这颗心上留下痕迹。

Nick Drake是孤单的,你甚至无法想象他抱着吉他坐在你的对面歌唱,因为孤单无法分享。如果说民谣是一种直接自然的表达方式,那么Drake的“表达”则是向内的,更接近于空旷房间里的自言自语,只因为他不放弃寻求认同,才一次又一次地失望--即便这失望也是他隐隐预感到的罢,所以他才唱道:“名誉是棵生了病的果树,一生等不来一树繁华”。



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泪洒天堂 tears in heaven--Eric Clapton火红 @ Jul 27, 2007

克莱普顿的音乐松弛自然,演唱深切感人。他的歌声苍凉悲壮却又柔情似水,能够净化人的灵魂。1993年,他因为一曲《泪洒天堂(Tear in Heaven)》一举摘得当年格莱美的6项大奖。

素有“吉他之神”美誉的英国摇滚巨星艾里克·克莱普顿生于1945年,早年曾是一位布鲁斯乐手,后来成为重型摇滚乐的先锋之一。他在音乐界显赫的声望有一半来自现场精湛的吉他演奏。90年代后的第一张专辑就是他在1990-91年间于伦敦皇家亚伯厅的多场现场实况记录《24 Nights》,而在此之前他也发行过将近十套现场即兴表演的音乐专辑。

艾里克·克莱普顿(Eric Clapton)


“如果我在天堂和你见面,
你是否还记得我的名字?
如果我在天堂和你重逢,
你是否还能像从前一样?
……
时间能毁灭一切,
时间会让人屈服,
时间把心揉碎。”



泪洒天堂 Tears in Heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
Because I know I don't belong here in heaven.


Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day,
Because I know I just can't stand here in heaven.


Time can bring you down,
Time can bend your knees,
Time can break your heart.
Have you begging please,
Begging please.


Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven.


Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
Because I know I don't belong here in heaven.



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Love Will Keep Us Alive火红 @ Jul 1, 2007

老鹰乐队的Love Will Keep Us Alive




歌词大意:

I was standing all alone against the world outside
我一个人独立于世界之外
You were searching for a place to hide
你却在寻一方空间来把自己掩埋
Lost and lonely
失意和落寞
Now you've given me the will to survive
现在你给了我生存的意志
When we're hungry...
当我们饥饿的时候
love will keep us alive
爱让我们活下来
Don't you worry Sometimes you've just gotta let it ride
你难道不担心:有些时候就让它去吧
The world is changing right before your eyes
世界就在你眼前变幻
Now I've found you there's no more emptiness inside
现在我发现你内在的空虚已不在
When we're hungry...love will keep us alive
当我们饥饿的时候……爱让我们活下来
I would die for you, Climb the highest mountain
我愿为你而死去,刀山火海

Baby, there's nothing I wouldn't do
宝贝,为你做什么我都甘愿
I was standing all alone against the world outside
我一个人独立于世界之外
You were searching For a place to hide
你却在寻一方空间来把自己掩埋
Lost and lonely
失意和落寞
Now you've given me the will to survive
现在你给了我生存的意志
When we're hungry...love will keep us alive

当我们饥饿的时候…爱让我们活下来
When we're hungry...love will keep us alive
当我们饥饿的时候…爱让我们活下来
When we're hungry...love will keep us alive
当我们饥饿的时候…爱让我们活下来~~`



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Paradise Hotel - Eliza Gilkyson火红 @ Jun 15, 2007


Paradise Hotel - Eliza Gilkyson

sailing cross the seas
pursuing sorry ships don't know they're sinking
holding on until all hope is gone
focusing my eyes on distant stars so far away they're blinking
on and off and on and off and on
but the bird in my hand is promising paradise

venture forth from cave
to conquer everything that's moving
pleasure never really lasting very long
roller coaster ride the lows the highs
feels like you're grooving
though it's on and off and on and off and on
and the bird in my hand is promising paradise

all the actors in your play will do their part
and go their way
or dance as long as you will pay
but she will never fly away

man behind the curtain
pulls the levers for the sheep
for me tonight there'll be no sleep until the dawn
neon sign from paradise hotel across the street
is blinking on and off and on and off and on
and the bird in my hand is promising paradise


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Martina Mcbride火红 @ Jun 15, 2007



乡村女歌手Martina McBride又名Martina Mariea Schiff,1966年7月29日出生在美国中部堪萨斯州的Sharon市,小时候受到父亲的影响而开始接触乡村音乐,她的父亲是当地一支名叫the Schifters的乡村乐队的核心。

从很小的时候开始Martina就在父亲的乐队里演奏键盘或者唱歌,高中毕业以后,她开始在堪萨斯州其他的几支乐队演唱,这个过程中她结识了音乐人John McBride,他们于1990年结婚,不久搬到了乡村音乐的天堂Nashville,Martina也改随夫姓McBride。

在Nashville,夫妻俩人都找到了非常好的工作,John开始成为了著名乡村歌星Garth Brooks的制作经理,Martina则在John帮助的几张试音磁带中展露身手,并且在1991年得到了RCA Records唱片公司的合同,同时在丈夫的帮助下,Martina也得到了在Garth Brooks的演唱会上表演的机会,这也为她日后的专辑和单曲在商业上取得不错的成绩也打下了坚实的基础。

推荐曲目:Valentine




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佩蒂.拉伍莱斯《On your way home》火红 @ Oct 5, 2006

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Laura Cantrell乡村专辑《Humming By The Flowered Vine》火红 @ Oct 5, 2006

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Tell Me Why(Declan Galbraith)散步的老虎 @ Jun 12, 2006

  一首震撼人心的tell me why,是由英国10岁的小男孩declan galbraith带来的负有极富感染力的mv.真的很强,他的声音具有如此大的穿透力.这与他的家庭背景.和从小所受的音乐熏陶是分不开的.





tell me why
  in my dream,children sing
  a song of love for every boy and girl
  the sky is blue and fields are green:
  and laughter is the language of the world
  then i wake and all i see
  is a world full of people in need
  chorus:
  tell me why(why) does it have to be like this?
  tell me why (why) is there something i have missed?
  tell me why (why) cos i don’t understand
  when so many need somebody
  we don’t give a helping hand tell me why?
  everyday i ask myself
  what will i have to do to be a man?
  do i have to stand and fight
  to prove to everybody who i am?
  is that what my life is for
  to waste in a world full of war?
  chorus:
  (children)tell me why?(declan)tell me why?
  (children)tell me why?(declan)tell me why?
  (together) just tell me why, why, why?
  chorus:
  chorus chant:
  tell me why (why,why,does the tiger run)
  tell me why(why why do we shoot the gun)
  tell me why (why,why do we never learn)
  can someone tell us why we let the forest burn?
  (why,why do we say we care)
  tell me why(why,why do we stand and stare)
  tell me why(why,why do the dolphins cry)
  can some one tell us why we let the ocean die?
  (why,why if we’re all the same)
  tell me why(why,why do we pass the blame)
  tell me why (why,why does it never end)
  can some one tell us why we cannot just be friends?


  很难相信这是一个10岁左右的男孩唱出来的,可我的耳朵告诉我这分明是童音。真的很好听。在百度上搜了一下,跳出来一堆网页,可见他已经很火了。而对于他的声音,我也想套用一句很多人都这样形容他的:“很有穿透力!”宽泛的音域,让他在这首《Tell Me Why》里游刃有余。很喜欢看他每唱完一句抿一下嘴的样子,很可爱,呵呵

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Blackmore’s Night《Under A Violet Moon》火红 @ Dec 23, 2005


Title : Under A Violet Moon
Artist : Blackmore’s Night
Label : Steamhammer Us
Audio CD (June 12, 2001)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Steamhammer Us Spv
Catalog: #72412
ASIN: B00005J9YO


专辑《Under A Violet Moon》中的音乐受到New Age、World Music、Folk、与中世纪文艺复兴色彩的音乐所影响,使用的乐器有吉他、键盘、小提琴、铃鼓、曼陀铃、手风琴以及一便士哨子等,如此丰富的音乐背景与音乐配器,再加上Blackmore的吉他功力与Night的优雅嗓音,共同构筑出如诗如梦的音乐诗篇。聆听的同时如同经历一次欧洲音乐巡回之旅。具有匈牙利民谣色彩的曲风,配上清脆的acoustic guitar与甜美的vocal,共筑出文艺复兴的艺术之美与欧洲丰富的人文气息。Blackmore将佛朗明哥式吉他表现地微妙为俏,使得热情洋溢的曲风更添几分色彩。在专辑中其它的歌曲中你还可以感受到英国、德国、波兰、意大利、法国、俄罗斯以及印度等多国民谣曲风。包罗万象的世界音乐、民谣与充满艺术性的文艺复兴曲风正是Blackmore’s Night献给所有乐迷的珍宝!



1. Under a Violet Moon



2.Castles and Dreams



6. Possum Goes to Prague



8. Gone with the Wind



9. Beyond the Sunset



12. Catherine Howard’s Fate



14. Durch den Wald Zum Bach Haus



15. Now and Then



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3 条评论音乐2005-12-23 18:57:18#Top

乡村曼陀林David GrismanLtRiChIe @ Oct 11, 2005

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