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Backing Track CD part 11

I know him so well

 

"I Know Him So Well" is a duet from the musical Chess by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in 1984. It was originally sung by Elaine Paige (as Florence) and Barbara Dickson (as Svetlana). In this duet, two women – Svetlana, the Russian chess champion's estranged wife, and Florence, his mistress – express their bittersweet feelings for him and at seeing their relationships fall apart.

Midnight 2020

 

Please enjoy my version and arrangment of the Shadows' golden classic "Midnight".

In these awful times: Stay home and safe ! Be healthy.

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Sweet Dreams

 

This is a tune written by mr. Bill Mcuffie. The Shadows recorded this tune I think it was 1964 (or was it 1963 ) which later on was called Sweet September performed by The Lettermen which became a hit in the English charts (which can also be found here on YouTube). This version was a request by many and I was asked to if I could let hear that old Shadows sound". This tune was included in the movie "The Boys" where The Shads contributed on. Typically all tunes were recorded with an orchestra except for this one. So I added, from which I think it could have sounded back then.

 

 

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Kimi To Itsumademo (Love forever)

 

Yūzō Kayama , Kayama Yūzō, born April 11, 1937 is a Japanese popular musician, singer-songwriter and actor. His father, Ken Uehara, was a film star during the mid-twentieth century. Yuzo Kayama became a star in the 1960s in the Wakadaishō ("Young Guy") film series.

He showed his ability for drama when Akira Kurosawa cast him for his 1965 film Red Beard starring Toshirō Mifune.

As a guitarist, he took inspiration from the American instrumental group The Ventures, and performed a form of psychedelic surf music in the 1960s with his Mosrite guitar. One of his best-known instrumentals is "Black Sand Beach". "Kimi to Itsumademo" ("Love Forever"), another of his compositions, sold over two million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in 1965. At that point it was the biggest selling disc in the Japanese recording industry's history.

In March 2016, Kayama made a special art piece to commemorate 2,500,000 million downloads for the mobile game Terra Battle, that is featured as the background for the game's title screen.

Imagine & Woman

The Shadows 1981 from the CD "Hits Right up your street".

"Imagine" is a song by English rock musician John Lennon from his 1971 album of the same name. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would live unattached to material possessions. Shortly before his death, Lennon said that much of the song's lyric and content came from his wife Yoko Ono, and in 2017, she received a co-writing credit with him.
"Woman" is a song written and performed by John Lennon from his 1980 album Double Fantasy. The track was chosen by Lennon to be the second single released from the Double Fantasy album, and it was the first Lennon single issued after his murder on 8 December 1980. The B-side of the single is Ono's song "Beautiful Boys".

Lennon wrote "Woman" as an ode to his wife Yoko Ono, and to all women. The track begins with Lennon whispering, "For the other half of the sky ...", a paraphrase of a Chinese proverb, once used by Mao Zedong.

I hope you`ll like my version.

Cowboy Cafe

This tune was written by Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett and was recorded in 1981. It seems it originally was called Cowboy Walzer, but it was changed to Cowboy Cafe. Please enjoy my arrangement and version which is a little slower.

 

All I have to do is dream. 

The best-known version was recorded by The Everly Brothers and released as a single in April 1958. It had been recorded by The Everly Brothers live in just two takes on March 6, 1958, and features Chet Atkins on guitar. It was the only single ever to be at No. 1 on all of the Billboard singles charts simultaneously, on June 2, 1958. It first reached No. 1 on the "Most played by Jockeys" and "Top 100" charts on May 19, 1958, and remained there for five and three weeks, respectively; with the August 1958 introduction of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song ended the year at No. 2. "All I Have to Do Is Dream" also hit No.1 on the R&B chart as well as becoming The Everly Brothers' third chart topper on the country chart. The Everly Brothers briefly returned to the Hot 100 in 1961 with this song.

"Mrs. Robinson" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fourth studio album, Bookends (1968). Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, it is famous for its inclusion in the 1967 film The Graduate.

"We're All Alone" is a song written by Boz Scaggs, which became a 1977 top-ten hit for Rita Coolidge in the US and the UK. Scaggs introduced it on his 1976 album Silk Degrees. The song was first a hit for Frankie Valli. Scaggs included it as the B-side of two of the four single releases from that LP, including "Lido Shuffle."

"Too Much Heaven" is a song by the Bee Gees, which was the band's contribution to the "Music for UNICEF" fund. They performed it at the Music for UNICEF Concert on 9 January 1979. The song later found its way to the group's thirteenth original album, Spirits Having Flown. It hit No. 1 in both the United States and Canada. In the United States, the song was the first single out of three from the album to interrupt a song's stay at #1. "Too Much Heaven" knocked "Le Freak" off the top spot for two weeks before returning to #1 again. It also rose to the top three in the United Kingdom. In the US, it would become the fourth of six consecutive No. 1s in a single year, equalling the record set by Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles for the most consecutive No. 1 songs.

Robin Gibb reportedly said on the Bee Gees' interview for Billboard in 2001 that this track was one of his favourite songs of the Bee Gees.

Don`t it make my brown eyes blue

"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" is a song written by Richard Leigh, and recorded by American country music singer Crystal Gayle. It was released in March 1977 as the first single from Gayle's album We Must Believe in Magic. Despite the title, Gayle herself has blue eyes.

Miss you nights

"Miss You Nights" is a song written by Dave Townsend and made famous worldwide by Cliff Richard. Townsend wrote the song in 1974 while his girlfriend was away on holiday. He recorded it on an album for Island Records, but the label shelved the album and decided to recoup part of the cost of the unreleased album through cover deals. Some demo tapes were handed to Bruce Welch of The Shadows who also worked as producer for Cliff Richard and was looking for songs to revitalize his career. Welch immediately recognized it as a hit - "Andrew Powell's string arrangement helped to make it a great love song through its imagery and potent feelings of longing and loneliness". Welch and Cliff recorded it in September 1975. Of the song and its writer Cliff said: "I think it's one of the nicest songs I’ve ever made... when I heard his version it was terrific. He [Townsend] was pleased to have that happen. I mean it could have been anybody and it would have been a hit."

I intepretated it as I think the Shads could have done it.

Regards, Pete

Thunderbolt

Brian Bennett is one of the best drummers, songwritters and composers the uk has produced. A track from his solo album 'Rock Dreams' , called 'Thunderbolt which was published in 1977. Brian also writes and produces music for many tv and film pieces as well as being the drummer of The Shadows.

Without you

"Without You" is a song written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of British rock group Badfinger, and first released on their 1970 album No Dice. The power ballad has been recorded by over 180 artists, and versions released as singles by Harry Nilsson (1971) and Mariah Carey (1994) became international best-sellers. Paul McCartney once described the ballad as "the killer song of all time".

Morning dew

Morning dew is an original sound written by the Dutch

Fred Sammelius and produced, arranged and played by Pete Korving. This song comes from the album

Double Dutch which was released in October 2018. 

Beautiful Heart

A whole new version of

"Beautiful Heart" (A Lenny Clerwall production)

Pete had the honor to be the first to record this beautiful song. Pete made this backing track at first in 2005 after he received the rough music from Lenny Clerwall. 

From 128 kbps (made in 2005) now in 320 kbps.

Pete and Lenny finally met in Verden (Germany)

October 5th 2019

"The Elephant Song" is a song written by Roger Woddis, Gregor Frenkel-Frank and Hans van Hemert. It was recorded by the Australian Singer Kamahl in 1975, becoming a major hit song. The song become an anthem for the World Wildlife Fund.

Is a song from The Spotnicks released in 1962 from the Spotnicks album in London, Out-a space. Music / Text: José María Lacalle, Producer: Bo Winberg
Cover version of: Miguel Fleta - Amapola

Categories: Rock

"Go Your Own Way"
is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their eleventh studio album Rumours (1977).
It was released as the album's first single in December 1976 on both sides of the Atlantic.
Written and sung by Lindsey Buckingham, it became the band's first top ten hit in the United States.
The album spawned three additional top ten singles, including the band's sole US number one hit, "Dreams".

Categories: Rock

Du (English: You)

Is a song by Peter Maffay,
which was the biggest German hit in early 70`s and brought Maffay instant fame.

The song was covered in 1986 by Dutch singer Andre Hazes as the title-track for his album Jij Bent Alles.
David Hasselhoff also covered the song in 1994, but failed to eclipse the success of both Maffay's
(Germany #43, Switzerland #41) and his own hit "Looking for Freedom"
(#1 in Germany and Switzerland). Both songs are on the album

Categories: German-language songs

"Green, Green Grass of Home", written by Claude "Curly" Putman Jr. and first recorded by singer Johnny Darrell, is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1965, when it reached No. 4 on the country chart. That same year, it was sung by Bobby Bare and by Jerry Lee Lewis, who included it his album Country Songs for City Folks (later re-issued as All Country). Tom Jones learned the song from Lewis' version, and in 1966, he had a worldwide No. 1 hit with it.

Shine silently is a song by Nils Lofgren. It appeared on a single in 1979 with Kool skool on the B side in the Netherlands, Belgium and many other countries. In the US it was called Baltimore. The song was released in 1979 on his regular album Nils; together it appeared on at least fifteen albums. The single reached the charts in the Netherlands and Belgium and was also in the Dutch Top 2000 for several years. It was covered in 1988 on a single by The Hollies who had no hit listing with it. Furthermore, a cover version of Ringo Starr was released in 1990 on his album Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. This love song is an acoustic pop rock song. He wrote it with Dick Wagner.

 

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