George Michael en el Palais Garnier

Compartimos algunos temas de la presentación en versión sinfónica que realizó George Michael  en vivo en el histórico Palais Garnier Opera House, en París; concierto grabado en 2012 donde presentó su álbum Symphonica. Michael fue el primer artista contemporáneo que actuó allí.

 

Through
George Michael
Is that enough?
I think it’s over
See, everything has changed
And all this hatred may just make me strong enough
To walk away
They may chase me to the ends of the earth
But I’ve got you babe
And they may strip me of the things that I’ve worked for
But I’ve had my say
So hear me now
I’ve enough of these chains
I know they’re of my making
No one else to blame for where I stand today
I’ve no memory of truth
But suddenly the audience is so cruel
So God, hey God you know why I’m through
Through
I guess it’s tough, I guess I’m older
And everything must change
But all this cruelty and money instead of love
People, have we no shame?
They may chase me to the ends of the earth
But I’ve got you babe
And they may take away the things that I’ve worked for
But you’ll pull me through
It’s so clear to me now
I’ve enough of these chains
Life is there for the taking
What kind of fool would remain in this cheap gilded cage
I’ve no memory of truth
But suddenly the audience is so cruel
Oh God, I’m sorry
I think I’m through
I think I’m through
I think I’m, I know I’m

 

 

 

A Different Corner

George Michael
I’d say love was a magical thing
I’d say love would keep us from pain
Had I been there
Had I been there
I would promise you all of my life
But to lose you would cut like a knife
So I don’t dare
No, I don’t dare
‘Cause I’ve never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
And I’m so scared
I’m so scared
Take me back in time, maybe I can forget
Turn a different corner and we never would have met
Would you care?
Oh, I don’t understand it for you it’s a breeze
Little by little, you’ve brought me to my knees
Don’t you care?
No, I’ve never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
I’m so scared of this love
And if all that there is
Is this fear of being used
I should go back to being lonely and confused
If I could, I would, I swear

 

 

John and Elvis are dead
George Michael

Close friend of mine as a child fell into a slumber
No sign of life since ’75
Then one day he just, what do you know
I guess God just called his number

He called me up he called me up and said
“I’ve been awake about a week
I’m thinking about asking the doctor
If he could put me back to sleep”
Then he laughed and said
“Hey all the girls they look the same”
Don’t they know just what their mothers
Paid in blood, and tears to change

But the words that made me cry
The thing he softly said
It stayed with me, it keeps messing with my head
He said, “If Jesus Christ is alive and well
Then how come John and Elvis are dead?”

Youth, beautiful youth
We walked through the walls until we found the truth
And said “Change it, it’s ugly just change it”
Everyone we used to know
Must have given up, so long ago
You can see it, it’s written on their faces
And the inside of their clothes

But the words that made me cry
‘Cause I knew just what they meant
He turned to me and said
“Hey boy, if Jesus Christ is alive and well
Then how come John and Elvis are dead?”

“Tell me if Jesus Christ is alive and well
Then how come Marvin and Elvis are dead?”

I said “If Jesus Christ is going to save us from ourselves
How come peace, love and Elvis are dead?”

 

 

Cowboys and Angels

George Michael
When your heart’s in someone else’s hands
Monkey see and monkey do
Their wish is your command
Not to blame
Everyone’s the same
All you do is love and love is all you do
I should know by now the way I fought for you
You’re not to blame, everyone’s the same
I know you think that you’re safe
Mister
Harmless deception
That keeps love at bay
It’s the ones who resist that we most want to kiss
Wouldn’t you say?
Cowboys and angels
They all have the time for you
Why should I imagine that I’d be a find for you
Why should I imagine
That I’d have something to say
But that scar on your face
That beautiful face of yours
In your heart there’s a trace
Of someone before
When your heart’s in someone else’s plans
Things you say and things you do
That they don’t understand
You’re not to blame
Always ends the same
You can call it love but I don’t think it’s true
You should know by now
I’m not the boy for you
You’re not to blame
Always ends the same
I know you think that you’re safe
Sister
Harmless affection that keeps things this way
It’s the ones who persist for the sake of a kiss
Who will pay and pay
Cowboys and angels
They all have the time for you
Why should I imagine that I was designed for you
Why should I believe
That you would stay
But that scar on your face
That beautiful face of yours
Don’t you think that I’d know
They’ve hurt you, before
Take this man to your place
Maybe his hands can help you forget
Please be stronger than your past
The future may still give you a chance
The future, the future, not the past
That scar on your face
That beautiful face of yours
Don’t you think that I know
They hurt you before

Este corto reúne una compilación de actuaciones en vivo intercaladas con tomas detrás de escena y perspectivas con George, su orquesta y el legendario productor Phil Ramone, poco antes de su muerte en 2013.

Entre las actuaciones de sus canciones clásicas, George describe las historias detrás de algunos de sus temas favoritos.

Antes del final, George rinde un conmovedor tributo al difunto Ramone, a quien describe como el productor más consumado del siglo XX: ¨Él entendía más sobre música que cualquier persona que yo haya conocido … Y me rompe el corazón que no esté alrededor para ver este álbum lanzado o para ver este documental ¨.

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Soul- Jazz en el día de la música con Ledisi: “Think of you”

Con una voz privilegiada y una interpretación muy particular, la cantante Ledisi muestra
en su música unSoul-Jazz influenciado por el R & B y bellas letras con un perfil fresco y genuino.

 

 

Ledisi Anibade  nació el 28 de marzo de 1972 en New Orleasn Lousiana es una artista estadounidense de R & B y  jazz, compositora y actriz. Su nombre significa “traer adelante” o “venir aquí” en Yoruba. Ledisi es conocida por sus influeyentes vocalizaciones de jazz. En 1995, Ledisi formó el grupo conocido como Anibade. Después de intentar infructuosamente formó LeSun Records con Sundra Manning.
Junto con su grupo, Anibade, Ledisi lanzó un álbum titulado Take Time. Y como solista lleva más de nueve álbumes por los cuales ha sido nominada al premio Grammy en nueve ocasiones.