Monday, December 31, 2007

A Lover's Concerto - Terry & Bill

"A Lover’s Concerto",原自十七世紀德國著名作曲家巴哈(Johann Sebastian Bach),於17221725年間寫給他第二任妻子Anna Magdalena作練習鋼琴用途的一段G調小步舞曲樂譜。六十年代中,該樂曲被改編為歌唱版,由一支名為The Toys的美國黑人女子三人組合,以R&B風格首次灌唱,唱片推出後大受英美樂迷歡迎,銷量超逾百萬張,其後更被Sarah VaughanThe DelfonicsDiana Ross & The SupremesCilla Black等歌手及樂隊翻唱。



1970年,香港的麗風唱片公司,出版了一張由當年本地樂壇金牌經理人Pato Leung梁柏濤製作的《Second Folk Album》LP唱片,內容包括了香港首個的"A Lover’s Concerto"翻唱版,由一支名為Terry & Bill的男女ニ人組合,以清純的民謠風格演譯。1986年,華納唱片公司為亞Lam林子祥出版的《最愛》大碟,出現了這歌的粵語版"數字人生",由潘源良作詞,風格趨慢版及藍調式。十ニ年後的1998年,電影導演奚仲文及女編劇岸西,具體化的把巴哈這隨意之作帶上銀幕,並以其妻Anna Magdalena的粵音譯名《安娜瑪德蓮娜》作為片名,而戲中的當然主題曲"A Lover’s Concerto",由女主角Kelly陳慧琳擔當演譯,收錄於同年出版的"Lover’s Concerto - Kelly Chen"這CD內。Kelly這版本,對比Terry & Bill那早前版,除了配樂安排有所改變外,基本上她的唱法都是深深保持着前輩Terry的神髓。


說到那個版本是筆者最愛,不假思索的我定會說出是Terry & Bill這個....... 簡樸的木結他扣弦及單調的電子琴音伴和,加上Terry柔柔的嗓子,就構成了這首筆者認為是歷來香港樂壇其中之一的最佳本地改編及翻唱歐西歌曲。

Second Folk Album (Life Records – FA-2)


How Gentle Is The Rain,
That Falls Softly On The Meadow.
Birds High Up On The Trees,
Serenade The Clouds With Their Melodies.

Oh... See There Beyond The Hills,
The Bright Colors Of The Rainbow.
Some Magic From Above,
Made This Day For Us, Just To Fall In Love.

You Hold Me In Your Arms,
And Say Once Again You Love Me.
And If Your Love Is True,
Everything Will Be Just As Wonderful.

Now, I Belong To You,
From This Day Until Forever.
Just Love Me Tenderly And I Give To You
Every Part Of Me.

Oh! Don't Ever Make Me Cry,
Through Long Lonely Nights Without Love.
Be Always True To Me, Keep This Day,
In Your Heart Eternally.

You Hold Me In Your Arms, And Say
Once Again You Love Me.
And If Your Love Is True,
Everything Will Be, Just As Wonderful.


Terry & Bill的"A Lover’s Concerto"試聽版 (Original music arranged by John Chen & Richard Yuen) :



相關網站:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Lover
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Toys
《安娜瑪德蓮娜 》電影Wiki

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