Monday, August 24, 2009

La Lontananza - Etäisyys

Ossi Ahlapuro (see entry here) recoded "Etäisyys" (The Distance) on his first album in 1970. This beautiful song is almost forgotten but deserves to be resurrected. The original song "La Lontananza" (The Distance) was written and performed by the great Italian singer and songwriter Domenico Modugno. He has written such classics as "Lazzarella". "Volare" (the only song originating from Italy to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100) and "Piove". This "La Lontananza" is famous for it's chorus part and it tells a melancholy story of reindez-vous interrupted by a siren, and what happened thereafter ...

Here's the pair:

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