Hi Joanna, I love your review, because you talk about where the songs take you. To me, that's what good music does. It makes you understand things that you wouldn't otherwise understand, it calms you down, and it makes you feel. I think often when you analyze the music too much you lose that.
Post by achebeautiful on Dec 2, 2006 23:58:05 GMT -5
Joanna, just so that you know, we are in fact doing a review for the "Pure" album next, and we are hoping to have them posted by the end of December. I hope that you will join us!
Leona, I completely agree with you about what is so great about Joanna's review (and everyone's for that matter.) I have loved music all my life, but I've learned to really appreciate it more over the years. But one thing is true, and that is that when I was younger I didn't have to strive to "feel" the music....it just came so naturally. In my youth that is what spoke so powerfully to me. Were you to see me in my bedroom listening to music as a child, you would have seen me with my air guitar singing to the crowd with all the passion a person could give to the songs that spoke so much to my life.
I'm older now, and the power of the music has lost nothing on me. But as Bruce Springsteen sings (about a woman I might add!) in the song "Candy's Room",
"Close your eyes, let them melt, let them fire, let them burn 'Cause in the darkness, there'll be hidden worlds that shine......"
Those "hidden worlds that shine" come alive for me when I close myself off to the world and just close my eyes and allow myself to be absorbed in the music I am listening to these days. When I do so, the music "makes those hidden worlds mine"!!
Post by smoothlara on May 20, 2007 17:50:36 GMT -5
Nue remains my favourite Lara album. it's the only album i own in which i love every single song. i cannot find the words to express how i feel everytime i listen to the songs. they were the first french songs that i learned by heart, and they certainly helped me with my french lessons!
Post by achebeautiful on May 20, 2007 19:31:45 GMT -5
Yeah, it's my favorite too, Lib!
I still cannot get over the fact that I actually shook hands with and talked to Matt Herskowitz! He's such an amazing pianist, and that seventeen minute Nocturne at the end od the 'Nue' album is just incredible!
This has to be my all time favourite french language by Lara. It is beautiful from beginning to end. And the piano playing by Pierre at the end....breathtaking! This album moves me to tears whenever I hear it! EXCELLENT!!
Post by achebeautiful on Jun 4, 2007 17:48:22 GMT -5
Hi Bev! I have to correct you about your comment regarding the Nocturne at the end of "Nue". Pierre Grimard is one handsome, cool dude for sure....and quite the compliment as a pianist for Lara Fabian. But it is Matt Herskowitz who composed and plays the Nocturne at the end of the album.
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