Thursday, January 06, 2011

Dana - Rex及GTO年代的長壽唱片及CD專集

Dana,這位憑藉一曲"All Kinds Of Everything"成名的愛爾蘭女歌手,相信對於上世紀六七十年代大部份的港澳流行樂迷來說,印象中的她,可能只是流於僅是一名"一曲歌后 (One-Hit Wonder)"而已。惟在筆者的記憶中,她昔日效力Rex及GTO唱片公司期內,其實還有着其它不少頗受歡迎的歌曲出現過,而當中的一些更曾被數位當年著名的香港女歌星翻唱,如陳秋霞(Chelsia Chan)的"Are You Still Mad At Me"、陳美齡(Agnes Chan)的"Can That Girl Be Me"、利慧詩(Gracie Rivera)的"Please Tell Him That I Said Hello"、"Fairytale"、"There's Nothing You Can Do To Change My Mind"、"New Days…New Ways"等。


原名Rosemary BrownDana,出生於1951831日於英國首都倫敦市北部Islington區,北愛爾蘭德里市(Derry)是其父親的故鄉。Dana五歲時,適逢倫敦地區的煙霧污染情况極為惡劣,父母為顧及家中年幼子女的健康,舉家遷返德里市。回到故鄉的一年後,年僅六歲的她參加了一項公開的天才表演比賽,以演唱一首傳統愛爾蘭搖籃曲獲得冠軍。而自此以後,音樂與舞蹈成為了她成長過程中的重要部份;除學會了彈奏鋼琴、小提琴及結他外,亦是校內合唱團的成員及參與很多地區上的節日表演及比賽,其間她曾有片刻意念冀望日後能成為一名芭蕾舞教師。

六十年代初期,她的兩位胞姊Eileen及Susan成立了一支三人合唱組,在由她們父親籌辦的慈善音樂會中演唱。1965年,這兩位胞姊因分別為了發展個人工作事業及結婚的原故離隊後,Dana遂以個人身份,參加了一民謠歌曲比賽,贏到了首名,而其獎品就是由賽事贊助者Tony Johnston負責為她錄製一歌曲聲帶樣本。該聲帶被送往愛爾蘭都柏林市(Dublin)Decca唱片公司旗下的Rex唱片公司後,迅即獲當時的唱片經理Michael Geoghegan接納及簽下灌唱合約。

196711月,她首張的個人單曲唱片面世,A面是其早期經理人Tony Johnston的作品"Sixteen",B面則是由她本人作曲的"Little Girl Blue";而其時在就讀第六班(Sixth Form)的A-Level音樂及英語科目之際,她每逢週末都會於都柏林市(Dublin)內的某些歌舞廳及民謠歌曲演唱場所中亮相,聲名漸露。

翌年的1968年,她灌錄了第二張的"Come Along Murphy"/"Patrick O’Donnell"及第三張的"Heidschi Bumbeidschi"/"Ten Second Girl"單曲唱片。

1969年,她循Rex唱片公司秘書Phil Mitton之議,以一曲"Look Around"參加愛爾蘭全國歌唱大賽,惜在决賽中僅得次名,失掉了由她代表愛爾蘭前往西班牙首都馬德里(Madrid)晉身全歐歌唱大賽(Eurovision Song Contest)的資格。

1970年,她捲土重來,首先藉演譯"All Kinds Of Everything"這歌在本土的全國歌唱大賽决賽中奪冠,繼而於荷蘭首都阿姆斯特丹(Amsterdam)舉行的全歐歌唱大賽(Eurovision Song Contest)决賽中獲勝,擊敗了同場參與的兩位強勁對手Mary Hopkin(英國代表)及Julio Iglesias(西班牙代表);而因這是愛爾蘭首次取得該項大賽的殊榮,她奏凱返抵都柏林後,頓時很自然地被譽為國家的英雄。此外,她灌錄的"All Kinds Of Everything"單曲唱片,原是於全歐歌唱大賽(Eurovision Song Contest)舉行的一星期前出版,但自她在是次比賽一登龍門後,該曲迅即大受本土及世界眾多國家樂迷們的歡迎,唱片銷量超越二百多萬張。



〈"I Will Follow You"/"With A Little Love"〉是繼〈"All Kinds Of Everything"/"Channel Breeze"〉之後推出的單曲唱片,但市場反應不大理想。同年6月,Rex唱片公司出版了她首張的個人長壽唱片《All Kinds Of Everything》

All Kinds Of Everything (Rex Records –1970/RPS 101)


Side 1

  1. All Kinds Of Everything (Derry Lindsay/Jackie Smith) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  2. Everyone's Gone To The Moon ( Jonathan King) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  3. Drums (Rosemary Brown/Tony Johnston) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  4. A Sigh Around The Corner (Rosemary Brown/Tony Johnston) ﹝Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  5. Th' Li'l Old Clockmaker (Redden) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  6. Now These Words (Rosemary Brown/Tony Johnston) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  7. Can The Girl Be Me? (Rosemary Brown/Tony Johnston) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
Side 2
  1. Under The Bridge (Tony Johnston) ﹝Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  2. Written On The Wind ( Mike Hawker/ Ivor Raymonde) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  3. My Heart Will Go On Loving You (Tony Johnston) ﹝Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  4. When You're Really In Love ( Dix/Oliver/Stellman/Valade) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
  5. Wake Up And Live (Tony Johnston) Youtube網站歌曲播放版連結
19711973年間,她灌錄了總共7張的單曲唱片,分別是1971年的〈"Who Put The Lights Out?"/"Always A Few Things"〉、〈"Today"/"Don't Cry My Love"〉、〈"Isn't It A Pity?"/"Swallow Fly Away"〉,1972年的〈"New Days...New Ways"/"Love Is A Friend of Mine"〉、〈"Crossword Puzzle"/ "Where Is He? "〉,1973年的〈"Do I Still Figure In Your Life?"/"A Ticket To Nowhere"〉及〈"Sunday Monday Tuesday"/"Corner Of The Sky - Morning Glow"〉,惟只得"Who Put The Lights Out?"這歌曾上至英國樂壇流行榜的第14位。

1974年中,經歷了約三年間頗差強人意的灌唱成績後,Dana轉投一新成立的唱片公司:GTO,開展她歌唱事業中的新一頁;而她舊屬的Rex唱片公司,也於同年推出她的第二張、亦是Rex為她出版的最後一張長壽唱片《The World Of Dana》


The World of Dana (Rex Records –1974/SPA 415)


Side 1
  1. Crossword Puzzle (Barry Blue/Lynsey De Paul)
  2. Silent Movies (Howard Greenfield/Neil Sedaka)
  3. Say I Love You (Colin Jennings)
  4. Trying To Say Goodbye (Neil Sedaka/Phil Cody)
  5. I'll String Along With You (Al Dubin/Harry Warren)
  6. All Kinds Of Everything (Derry Lindsay/Jackie Smith)
Side 2
  1. Day By Day (Randy Schwartz)
  2. Who Put The Lights Out? (Paul Ryan)
  3. New Days...New Ways (Charles Rockliff/Steve Fenwick )
  4. Do I Still Figure In Your Life? (Pete Dello)
  5. Love Is A Friend Of Mine (Mitch Murray/Peter Callander)
  6. Skyline Pigeon (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
Youtube網站內的"Crossword Puzzle"、"Trying To Say Goodbye"及"Who Put The Lights Out?"歌曲短片:





她加盟GTO後的首支灌唱歌曲"Please Tell Him That I Said Hello",於197411月推出,19753月攀上英國樂壇流行榜該曲最高的第8位;同年12月,她為GTO灌錄的首張個人長壽唱片《Have A Nice Day》面世;時至年終,她更獲英國的New Musical Express (NME)TV Times雜誌分別頒與"全年最佳女歌手"獎項。

Have A Nice Day (GTO Records – 1975/GTLP005)


Side A
  1. Please Tell Him That I Said Hello! (Mike Shepstone/Peter Dibbens)
  2. Dear Madam (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  3. Country Pie (Geoff Stephens/Eddie Seago)
  4. Are You Still Mad At Me (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  5. Don't Let Me Know (Barry Mason/Les Reed )
Side B
  1. Rivers Are For Boats (Hal David/Albert Hammond)
  2. Love Me While We're Young (G. Brown)
  3. There's Nothin' You Can Do To Change My Mind (Geoff Stephens/Eddie Seago)
  4. The Crying Game (Geoff Stephens)
  5. Darlin' Come Home Soon (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  6. The Goodbye Song (J. Brown)
Youtube網站內的"Please Tell Him That I Said Hello"、"Are You Still Mad At Me"及"Darlin' Come Home Soon"歌曲短片:





197611月,GTO出版了她另一張的個人長壽唱片《Love Songs & Fairytales》

Love Songs & Fairytales (GTO Records – 1976/GTLP016)

Side A
  1. I Love How You Love Me ( Larry Kolber/Barry Mann)
  2. I'm Not In Love (Eric Stewart/Graham Gouldman )
  3. There's A Kind Of Hush (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  4. All My Loving (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  5. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Eric Carmen)
Side B
  1. Fairytale (Paul Greedus)
  2. Rose Garden (Joe South)
  3. If (David Gates)
  4. I Get A Little Sentimental Over You (Tony Macaulay/Geoff Stephens)
  5. Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlene/Edgar Yipsel Harburg)
Youtube網站內的"I Love How You Love Me"、"Never Gonna Fall In Love Again"及"Fairytale"歌曲短片:





1978105日,Dana與經營酒店業的Damien Scallon於德里市內的St. Eugene大教堂結為夫妻,婚後誕下共四名子女。

19794月現世的《The Girl Is Back》,是她與GTO合作的最後一張個人長壽唱片。


The Girl Is Back (GTO Records – 1979/GTLP037)


Side A
  1. The Girl Is Back (In Town) ( Barry Blue/Stephen Worth)
  2. Without Your Love (I Can't Live) (Robert John Lange)
  3. Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen (David Jordan)
  4. I Can't Get Over Getting Over You (John MeLeod/Tat Meager)
  5. Cry Like A Baby (Dan Penn/Dewey Lyndon Oldham)

Side B
  1. Break The Ice (Barry Blue/Dave Jordan)
  2. Pretty Faces (Troy Seals/Will Jennings)
  3. Everynight (Rosemary Brown)
  4. How Can I Prove My Love? (Russ Ballard)
  5. The Thieves Of Paris (Barry Blue/Lynsey DePaul)
Youtube網站內的"Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen"歌曲短片:



1990年,Decca 擁有的Deram唱片公司,出版了一張名為《Dana - All Kinds Of Everything》的CD專集,其收錄的共16首歌曲,全是來自Rex唱片公司於1974《The World Of Dana》長壽唱片內的所有12首、及1970《All Kinds Of Everything》長壽唱片內其中的4首。

All Kinds Of Everything (Decca/Deram Records –1990/820 689-2)


  1. Crossword Puzzle (Barry Blue/Lynsey De Paul)
  2. Silent Movies (Howard Greenfield/(Neil Sedaka)
  3. Say I Love You (Colin Jennings)
  4. Trying To Say Goodbye (Neil Sedaka/Phil Cody)
  5. I'll String Along With You (Al Dubin/Harry Warren)
  6. All Kinds Of Everything (Derry Lindsay/Jackie Smith)
  7. Day By Day (Randy Schwartz)
  8. Who Put The Lights Out? (Paul Ryan)
  9. New Days...New Ways (Charles Rockliff/Steve Fenwick)
  10. Do I Still Figure In Your Life? (Pete Dello)
  11. Love Is A Friend Of Mine (Mitch Murray/Peter Callander)
  12. Skyline Pigeon (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
  13. Can The Girl Be Me? (Rosemary Brown/Tony Johnston)
  14. My Heart Will Go On Loving You (Tony Johnston)
  15. When You're Really In Love (Dix/Oliver/Stellman/Valade)
  16. Everyone's Gone To The Moon (Jonathan King)
19988月,Sony Music (新力唱片)公司推出了一張名為《The Best Of Dana》CD專集,收錄了Dana於七十年代為Rex及GTO唱片公司灌錄的20首歌曲。

The Best Of Dana (Sony Music/Epic – 1998/4914522 )


  1. All Kinds Of Everything (Derry Lindsay/Jackie Smith)
  2. Who Put The Lights Out(Paul Ryan)
  3. Please Tell Him That I Said Hello (Mike Shepstone/Peter Dibbens)
  4. There's Nothin' You Can Do To Change My Mind (Geoff Stephens/Eddie Seago)
  5. It’s Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  6. I'm Not In Love (Eric Stewart/Graham Gouldman )
  7. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Eric Carmen)
  8. There's A Kind Of Hush (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  9. Fairytale (Paul Greedus)
  10. All My Loving (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  11. I Get A Little Sentimental Over You (Tony Macaulay/Geoff Stephens)
  12. Rose Garden (Joe South)
  13. Totus Tuus (Damien Scallon/Dana Rosemary Scallon)
  14. If (David Gates)
  15. Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlene/Edgar Yipsel Harburg)
  16. The Girl Is Back (In Town) (Barry Blue/Stephen Worth)
  17. Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen (David Jordan)
  18. I Can't Get Over Getting Over You (John MeLeod/Tat Meager)
  19. Cry Like A Baby (Dan Penn/Dewey Lyndon Oldham)
  20. Everynight (Rosemary Brown)
20102月,英國Cherry Red唱片公司旗下的7T’s Records,亦推出了一張名為《Dana – The GTO Years》的雙CD專集,收錄了Dana19751979年間為GTO公司灌錄的三張長壽唱片內所有31首歌曲、及另10首原收錄於其它單曲唱片內的歌曲。

Dana - The GTO Years (7T's Records – 2010/GLAM CDD 98)


Disc 1
  1. Please Tell Him That I Said Hello (Mike Shepstone/Peter Dibbens)
  2. Dear Madam (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  3. Country Pie (Geoff Stephens/Eddie Seago)
  4. Are You Still Mad At Me (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  5. Don't Let Me Know (Barry Mason/Les Reed )
  6. Rivers Are For Boats (Hal David/Albert Hammond)
  7. Love Me While We're Young (G. Brown)
  8. There's Nothin' You Can Do To Change My Mind (Geoff Stephens/Eddie Seago)
  9. The Crying Game (Geoff Stephens)
  10. Darlin' Come Home Soon (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  11. The Goodbye Song (J. Brown)
  12. I Love How You Love Me (Larry Kolber/Barry Mann)
  13. I'm Not In Love (Eric Stewart/Graham Gouldman )
  14. There's A Kind Of Hush (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  15. All My Loving (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  16. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Eric Carmen)
  17. Fairytale (Paul Greedus)
  18. Rose Garden (Joe South)
  19. If (David Gates)
  20. I Get A Little Sentimental Over You (Tony Macaulay/Geoff Stephens)
  21. Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlene/Edgar Yipsel Harburg)
Disc2
  1. The Girl Is Back (In Town) (Barry Blue/Stephen Worth)
  2. Without Your Love (I Can't Live) (Robert John Lange)
  3. Something’s Cookin’ In The Kitchen (David Jordan)
  4. I Can't Get Over Getting Over You (John MeLeod/Tat Meager)
  5. Cry Like A Baby (Dan Penn/Dewey Lyndon Oldham)
  6. Break The Ice (Barry Blue/Dave Jordan)
  7. Pretty Faces (Troy Seals/Will Jennings)
  8. Everynight (Rosemary Brown)
  9. How Can I Prove My Love? (Russ Ballard)
  10. The Thieves Of Paris (Barry Blue/Lynsey DePaul)
  11. Spiel Nicht Mit Mir Und Meinem Gluck (Mike Shepstone/Peter Dibbens)
  12. Abschiedsparty (Mike Shepstone/Peter Dibbens)
  13. It’s Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  14. Have Love Will Travel (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  15. Country Girl (F. Brown/G. Brown)
  16. Put Some Words Together (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  17. Look Before You Leap (Roger Greenway/Geoff Stephens)
  18. Slip Away (Barry Blue/Stephen Worth)
  19. Totus Tuus (Damien Scallon/Dana Rosemary Scallon)
  20. Cliffs Of Dooneen
Youtube網站內的"Spiel Nicht Mit Mir Und Meinem Gluck" ("Please Tell Him That I Said Hello"德語版)、"It's Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas"、"Put Some Words Together"、"Slip Away"及"Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)"歌曲短片:








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