This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Lonely Lovers Symphony - Sinfonia rakkauden
Let's continue the"Love theme". Fredi (see previous entry) recorded "Sinfonia rakkauden" (Symphony of Love) in 1973, and it was released as a single paired with his cover of David Bowie's "Starman". Perhaps deservedly, "Symphony" has outlived "Starman". Fredi's interpretation fits perfectly in this song and the melody is one of the most memorable ever. The tune is composed by none other than Ludwig van Beethoven and is better known as "Für Elise". But the version Fredi covered was done by one Giorgio Moroder in 1973. Moroder cut several singles as a solo singer under the name Giorgio during 1966-1975, and this was one of them. Giorgio Moroder is an Italian-born record producer, songwriter and performer, whose work with synthesizers during the 1970s and 1980s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. Particularly well known are Donna Summer's disco hits produced by him. As a singer ... well let's say that it was a wise move of Giorgio to leave the singing to others and concentrate in the production. Judge yourself by listening to this "Lonely Lovers Symphony".