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Alex Mills — Echoes Thelavish — Deny U Jlxr Feat. Michael — All Be Fine Avaro Feat. N — Love Comes Down Richard Harrington — Close To Life The Forgery — We Got It There are two versions of the video: the full-length original, and a shorter one which omits a verse. The song performed particularly well in European charts, reaching number one in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Sign In Don't have an account?
Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Categories :. Cancel Save. Top reviews from other countries. It may seem a strange way to start a review that i have given 5 stars, but I wouldn't really call myself a big Shadows fan. But they have been around for so long and their style of making music so distinctive, that a look at the classic songs on this album, you just know it has to be good. The recording and stereo separation are excellent.
This is one of those albums that you can play wherever or whatever takes your mood. Sitting down, in the car, in the kitchen, in the shed, play it low, play it loud and all these songs are so well known, you'll probably want to sing along. Even if, like me, you're only a partial Shadows fan, buy it. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Beautiful Ballads on this CD. I am pleased it arrived as the first one I ordered did not arrive in my letter box.
I wish I could buy all Hank's ballad CD's but there are so many. The title track is excellent. I think it was firstly made in , at least that's what my research told me. I have been a fan since The Shadows started in the late 's with Cliff and of course I am also a fan of Cliff Richard. Report abuse.
The Shadows switched from original material to superb instrumental arrangements of popular songs, and did it so very well. Hank Marvin makes the electric guitar sing. And these are beautifully engineered recordings. Unfortunately some tracks from this era are unavailable digitally, such as "Africa", but if your cassette or LP has long-since worn out, a few of the other tracks are found on this re-issue of the CD.
In , the song was re-released in France , and in it was featured on promos for Elements in France and Spain. Furthermore, the name of the song was used for the Universal Music compilation album of Oldfield's music, Moonlight Shadow: The Collection. Maggie Reilly sang "Moonlight Shadow" live when she toured with Oldfield in the s. The original cover art is an enlargement of the lower right corner of the Crises album cover by UK artist Terry Ilott.
This shows a man with his foot on a ledge with the sea and sky in the background. The moon, the tower and its shadow from the album cover cannot be seen on the single cover. The artwork for the reissue followed the style of the Elements artwork in most countries. According to bassist Phil Spalding the initial tracks recorded simultaneously for "Moonlight Shadow" were acoustic guitar Oldfield , bass Spalding , drums Phillips and electric guitar Tim Renwick in early February at Oldfield's studio in Denham, Buckinghamshire.
According to Oldfield, Virgin Records were immediately happy with the song and wanted more pieces similar to it. An unplugged mix of the song appears on the Mercury Records reissue of the Crises album. It has been suggested that the lyrics of the song are a reference to the murder of John Lennon despite the fact that the events in the song do not correspond with those of Lennon's murder. Also, the night Lennon was shot 8 December was a new moon , so there was no moonlight ,  and in the song, it is Saturday night while Lennon was killed on a Monday night.
When asked if "Moonlight Shadow" is a reference to John Lennon's murder in a interview, Oldfield responded:. Not really I actually arrived in New York that awful evening when he was shot and I was staying at the Virgin Records house in Perry Street, which was just a few blocks down the road from the Dakota Building where it happened, so it probably sank into my subconscious.
It was originally inspired by a film I loved — Houdini , starring Tony Curtis , which was about attempts to contact Houdini after he'd died, through spiritualism There are two versions of the video: the full-length original, and a shorter one which omits a verse. The reason for the shorter version was for the requirements of some TV broadcasters, and the way both versions are edited suggests that Oldfield's touring guitarist "Ant" Anthony Glynne performs the second, overdriven half of the guitar solo, which is not the case.
Also in the video is Oldfield's touring drummer, Pierre Moerlen , miming the part played by Simon Phillips on the recording. The music video was directed by Keith McMillan and shot on location at Hatfield House and Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, England the band are seen performing in Brocket Hall's ballroom and the girl runs in through the door and up the staircase in Brocket's hallway.
It features lead vocals by Oldfield himself, a single verse and a repeated chorus , focusing on the line "Speak up for the rite of man" punning on rite vs. The track is performed in a deliberately funny and informal style: at the very end the choir goes on singing after Oldfield has finished, and stop suddenly when they realize that the backing track has disappeared, as Oldfield has stopped playing.
It is also stylistically similar to Jona Lewie 's UK no. The song performed particularly well in European charts, reaching number one in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.
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