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domenica 23 febbraio 2014

Feste per David

Da parecchi anni seguo la sua musica, non mi stanca mai, ogni volta che lo ascolto noto nuovi particolari e nuove melodie. Ogni attimo è ideale per ascoltare la sua voce: se sono stanca, triste, euforica, sempre. Da quando ero adolescente seguo costantemente la musica di David Sylvian, prima con i Japan (Gentlemen take polaroids, Tin drum ecc.) e dopo da solista (Secrets Of The Beehive, Brilliant Trees, The first day, Rain tree crow e tanti altri). Ottime le sue collaborazioni: Robert Fripp e Ryuichi Sakamoto, per citarne alcuni.
Per questo motivo non dimentico il suo compleanno: è nato il 23 febbraio 1958. Ma questo non è la sola festa, nel 1984 uscì Brilliant Trees: calcolando, quest’anno si festeggiano 30 anni.

Le tracce di Brilliant Trees sono: Pulling Punches, The Ink In The Well, Nostalgia, Red Guitar, Weathered Wall, Backwaters, Brilliant Trees.
I miei preferiti? Nostalgia e Red Guitar

Per la realizzazione dell’album hanno collaborato:
David Sylvian: chitarra, voce, tastiere
Ryuichi Sakamoto: pianoforte
Steve Jansen: batteria, percussioni
Richard Barbieri: tastiere
Steve Nye: tastiere, pianoforte
Jon Hassell: tromba
Mark Isham: tromba
Holger Czukay: chitarra, voce
Produttori: David Sylvian, Steve Nye, Nigel Walker

Le canzoni:


1 Pulling Punches

If heaven watches over me
Sowing seeds back in the soil
With eyes that see, hands that feel
Why am I the last to know

Sheltered lives spent partially breathing
Are gathered together under new religion

Pulling punches, sleeping on our feet
Pulling punches, I needed someone to comfort me
Raised in summer days of splendour
Who would've dreamed of love never ending?

A better world lies in front of me
A sketch of life in the books I read
Then as I walk where heaven leads
Why am I the last to know?

Simple lives spent partially breathing
Are gathered together under new religion

Pulling punches, sleeping on our feet
Pulling punches, I needed someone to comfort me
Raised in summer days of splendour
Who would've dreamed of love never ending?

Nature feeds this nausea
Deep inside the heart of me

2 The Ink in the Well

The lights of the ashes smoulder through hills and vales
Nostalgia burns in the hearts of the strongest
Picasso is painting the ships in the harbour
The wind and sails
These are years with a genius for living

The rope is cut, the rabbit is loose
(Fire at will in this open season)
The blood of a poet, the ink in the well
(It's all written down in this age of reason)

The animals run through harvested fields of fire
The bitterness shown on the face of the homeless
Picasso is painting the flames from the houses
The sudden rain
These are years with a genius for living

The rope has been cut, the rabbit is loose
(Fire at will in this open season)
The blood of a poet, the ink in the well
(It's all written down in this age of reason)

Fire at will


3 Nostalgia

Voices heard in fields of green
Their joy their calm and luxury
Are lost within the wanderings of my mind

I'm cutting branches from the trees
Shaped by years of memories
To exorcise their ghosts from inside of me

The sound of waves in a pool of water
I'm drowning in my nostalgia


4 Red Guitar

I recognise no method of living that I know
I see only the basic materials I may use

If you ask me, I may tell you
It's been this way for years

I play my red guitar
It's the devil in the flesh
It's the iron in my soul

I understand you're facing problems inside you
A certain difficulty of being that I know too

You may ask me why do I fail
Just when I'm needed

I play my red guitar
It's the devil in the flesh
It's the iron in my soul

If you ask me, I may tell you
It's been this way for years

5 Weathered Wall

You were someone to believe in
A place for hope in a changing world
Feeling every moment
Every one of the years spent in your arms

After a lifetime of living
These soiled hands show no life at all
Working at all hours
Never facing the fears here in my heart

Grieving for the loss of heaven
Weeping for the loss of heaven
By the wailing wall

You were someone to believe in
Giving life where there was a will to learn
But it's the nature of living
To count only the years left in your heart


6 Backwaters

Once again I'm hiding in backwaters
Running this way and that
Trying so very hard to please

(beware of hidden snares)

Rushing to bite the hand that feeds me
Running this way and that

(there are always other possibilities)

This way and that


7 Brilliant Trees

When you come to me
I'll question myself again
Is this grip on life still my own

When every step I take
Leads me so far away
Every thought should bring me closer home

And there you stand
Making my life possible
Raise my hands up to heaven
But only you could know

My whole world stands in front of me
By the look in your eyes
By the look in your eyes
My whole life stretches in front of me
Reaching up like a flower
Leading my life back to the soil

Every plan I've made's
Lost in the scheme of things
Within each lesson lies the price to learn

A reason to believe
Divorces itself from me
Every hope I hold lies in my arms

And there you stand
Making my life possible
Raise my hands up to heaven
But only you could know

My whole world stands in front of me
By the look in your eyes
By the look in your eyes
My whole life stretches in front of me
Reaching up like a flower
Leading my life back to the soil


 
Link utili:
http://www.davidsylvian.it



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4 commenti:

  1. meraviglia delle meraviglie ... Japan - Tin Drum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQIVIx7iQpo

    shrdn

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    1. un’altra meraviglia…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hzgw6L99tw

      Elimina
  2. Mi sembra interessante. Anche se,non volendo sembrarti troppo ignorante;non l'avevo mai sentito prima. Te ne consiglio un altro con una musica meravigliosa: James Blunt. Non te ne pentirai.

    Lorenzo

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    1. Per conoscerlo meglio ti suggerisco il link:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q5UWVJjGEM
      oppure
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHsjgzTFUg
      Più tardi ascolto James Blunt. Ciao

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