2013年12月30日星期一

懷舊金曲 (1)

那天,網友小愚提議我不妨寫下流行歌曲,我覺得這個提議真不錯。不過,我只是愛聽,沒有研究,只是識少少扮代表。
在這裡先跟大家分享與回味當年聽「黑膠」唱片的金曲與情懷。



六、七十年代,男生不是攝影發燒友,就是音響的追求者。我家中有兩位哥哥。大哥沉迷攝影,天天出去拍照。二哥愛好流行音樂,所以家中常有最新的流行歌曲聽。

我記得那時二哥買了一部山水牌的唱盤機,以那個年代來說是極之奢侈。從那時開始家中常播放不同的歌曲,我亦認識了ABBA, Bonny M, Bee Gees, Brother Four, Simon  and Garfunkel, Village People, Pink FLoyd, Air Supply....

最近Village People 首本名曲YMCA在「壞蛋獎門人」翻唱,甚受歡迎。這上證明了一首能夠風行一時的歌曲,是經得起歲月的考驗。另外,有些歌曲則是是歷久常新,百聽不厭。譬如,Simon and Garfunkel主唱的 Sound of Silence 和 Scarborough Fair。還有Phil collins的Against all odds那時天天都播。

在這裡想跟大家分享Against all odds 同 Sound of Silence 這兩首金曲, 希望大家喜歡。


How can I just let you walk away - just let you leave without a trace?
When I stand here taking every breath with you, oooo
You're the only one who really knew me at all

How can you just walk away from me when all I can do is watch you leave?
'cause we've shared the laughter and the pain, and even shared the tears
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So, take a look at me now - well, there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me - just the memory of your face
Take a look at me now, well, there's just an empty space
And you coming back to me is against the odds and that's what I've got to face

I wish I could just make you turn around - turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you - so many reasons why
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, well, there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me - just the memory of your face
Now, take a look at me now 'cause there's just an empty space
But to wait for you is all I can do and that's what I've got to face
Take a good look at me now 'cause I'll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds - it's the chance I've got to take

Take a look at me, now




Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence"
小百科:
黑膠唱片,習慣又稱膠木唱片(gramophone record)指轉速78轉每分鐘,聲槽寬度0.10——0.16毫米,聲槽密度每厘米30——50條的留聲機唱片。黑膠唱片是一般人對過往使用唱盤機播放的唱片的稱呼。
早期的唱片都是45轉的細碟,每一面只能錄製一首歌。到後來出現了轉速較慢、面積較大的33又三分一轉密紋唱片(即LP,Long Play),每面大約可以錄製6首歌左右;另一方面,原來的45轉唱片由於生產技術的改進,使原來每一面只能錄製一首歌,變為可以錄製兩首歌,這種唱片被稱為EP(Extended Play)。(資料來自維基百科)

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