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Date Performance 2002-10-00
Running Time 3:12
Performers Brank(ic)a Vasic (Vasilisa) (Vocals), Olivier (Jean Marie Pau) Rousseau (Piano Grand Orgue De La Basilique St-Ls), Lee Holdridge (Arranged By), Lee Holdridge (Conducted By), Alan Simon (Produced By), Alan Simon (Composed By)
Comments(Instrumental) by Brankica Vasic (& Olivier Rousseau) with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Alan Simon: Yugoslavia: We met the Slavonic diva, Brankica Vasic, in the very centre of Belgrade. It seems to me that this country has so much to say, so much to offer. In the taverns of the old toen, the last "Tamburasi" were still singing. Almost everyone had gone home but as the musicians played on, tears ran down Danijela's cheeks.
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Gaia (2003)
Alan Simon

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World, forgotten child, forsaken dream,
In silence grieves,
World, a mourning sky, a weeping sea,
Abandoned lies.

Lost is the cadence of the heart,
Broken strings, a promise torn apart,
Lost is the music of the soul,
Dying echo, a story yet untold.

World, forgotten words, forsaken love,
In silence yearns.
World, a whispered song, a gentle sign,
Discarded burns.

Lost is the memory of time,
Broken wires, a vision out of line.
Lost is the chorus of life,
Fading air borne away to die.

World, forgotten faith, forsaken hope,
In silence falls.
World, a murmured wish, an uttered cry,
Rejected calls.

World, clinging to the sun.
World, a promise yet to come.
World, clutching at a dream.
Of the few who rise to redeem

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Date Performance 2001-11-00
Running Time 5:12
Performers Zucchero (Adelmo Fornaciari) (Vocals), Anggun (Cipta Sasmi) (Vocals), Anggun (Cipta Sasmi) (Back Vocals), Billy (William Everett) Preston (Vasilisa) (Hammond Organ), Jim (James Paul) Moginie (Electric Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Slide Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Electric Guitar), Jean Jacques Milteau (Harmonica), Lee Holdridge (Conducted By), Alan Simon (Produced By), Alan Simon (Composed By), Alan Simon (Arranged By)
Commentsby Zucchero/Anggun. Alan Simon: Boulogne: When Zucchero sang this song, it took on a new dimension. His impressive performance seemed to exorcize the world. Then Anggun added grace to the track and Billy Preston, Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) and Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac) brought their magical chords. There's no doubt, alchemy is at work! And we must not forget Lee Holdridge conducting the Prague Symphony Orchestra. When I wrote this track, I simply wanted to express my love for the Earth but these fantastic artists have taken it a step farther; "World" has become a plea for reconciliation.
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Gaia (2003)
Alan Simon

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Published by EMI Music Publishing Germany for Europe only. Adaptation in English: James Wood

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