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2022-06-03 09:46:11流浪阿狗

老歌亂談(1110)Whenever You Come Around

 

此曲為美國鄉村歌手Vince Gill與人所合寫,並由自己錄製作為1994專輯《When Love Finds You》的首發單曲。有樂評認為「歌曲寫的非常優美,演唱也無懈可擊」。成績也相當不錯,在告示牌鄉村榜拿下第2名。

Vince Gill非常擅長於鄉村抒情歌曲,替他冠上個「鄉村情歌王子」似也不為過。截至目前,Vince Gill共贏得過22座葛萊美獎,以男性歌手來說是排名第4,但在鄉村音樂界則是獨佔鰲頭,成就不凡。

1980,Vince Gill在洛杉磯認識了女子鄉村姊妹二人組「Sweetheart of the Rodeo ( 牛仔競技場的甜心 )」,並在1980娶了姊姊Janis Oliver,1982有了個女兒,1983二對夫妻 ( 與妹妹、妹夫 ) 一起赴Nashville打拼事業。1986,兩姊妹的歌唱事業開始起飛,而Vince Gill則直到1989才以一首《When I Call Your Name》打響名號,而也自此一路「紅火」。

「Sweetheart of the Rodeo」兩姊妹,右為姊姊Janis Oliver

人生就是這樣,當某天覺得自己是個somebody時,想法及行為或許就會改變。1993,Vince Gill初遇女歌手Amy Grant,想來就被「電」到了。當時Amy Grant是已婚狀態,而之後傳言Vince有去訪視Amy ( 雙方在交往?)。Amy Grant是位「福音歌手」,除了被讚揚對當代基督教流派的貢獻外,基督教社群對她的形象也有諸多爭議,認為她太過世俗 (worldly) 和性感 (sexy)。甚至對她離婚後再婚,也是「砲聲隆隆」。對於Vince來說,遇到Amy無疑是找到了「真愛」,但由於年紀 ( 原妻Janis較Vince大了3歲,Amy則較vince小3歲 ),又老婆的歌唱事業下滑,不免讓人有拋棄糟糠妻之感。Vince和Amy在2000年正式結婚,卻有消息人士透露,在1999 Vince的老婆訴請離婚之前,倆人早已先秘密結婚。

Vince Gill & Jenis Oliver

Vince Gill & Amy Grant


以下另貼Vince Gill與Alison Krauss的合唱版本,這位Krauss女士也頗不簡單,其主要是演唱傳統的鄉村藍草音樂,一度也是獲得最多葛萊美獎座的女歌手保持人 (27座),至去年 (2021) 才被女歌手Beyonce (碧昂絲) 超越 (28座)。


 

Beyonce ( 2019 )

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The face of an angel, pretty eyes that shine
I lie awake at night wishing you were mine
I'm standin' here holding the biggest heartache in town
Whenever you come around
I get weak in the knees and I lose my breath
Oh I try to speak but the words won't come I'm so scared to death
And when you smile that smile, the world turns upside down
Whenever you come around
I feel so helpless I feel just like a kid
What is it about you that makes me keep my feelings hid
I wish I could tell you, but the words can't be found
Whenever you come around
I get weak in the knees and I lose my breath
Oh I try to speak but the words won't come I'm so scared to death
And when you smile that smile, the world turns upside down
Whenever you come around
I get weak in the knees and I lose my breath
Oh I try to speak but the words won't come I'm so scared to death
And when you smile that smile, the world turns upside down
Whenever you come around
And when you smile that smile
The world turns upside down
Whenever you come around
Whenever you come around