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The Art Of Song : March / April 2017

 

We can listen via WEB online player http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_two

 

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Carol King -- March 28, 2017 22:00

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kxl6j

AUDIO FILE

 

Spoiler

Carole King

Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Carole King and performs a cover of one of her iconic tracks - 'You've Got A Friend' live on the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her career; including those she wrote with Gerry Goffin for other artists including Aretha Franklin and songs she kept for herself, such as the iconic 'Tapestry' album. Carole King's career is so varied that today she has her own musical telling the stories of her early life and career. Mika explores the stories behind some of Carole's most famous tracks, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he shares his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process.

 

 

MIKA performs Carole King's 'You've Got A Friend' :mika2:

AUDIO FILE

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

Making of The episode "Carol King" by [The Voice TF1]

 

 

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Joni Mitchel -- April 4, 2017 22:00

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kttlg

 

Spoiler

Joni Mitchell

Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and performs a cover of her track 'Both Sides Now' live at the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her varied and illustrious career showcasing her phenomenal songwriting talents. Mika explores the stories behind some of Joni's most famous tracks and also some of her less well known songs, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.

 

 

:mika2:MIKA performs 'Both Sides, Now' by Joni Mitchell

 

AUDIO FILE

 

VIDEO

 

 

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Harry Nilsson -- April 11, 2017 22:00

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08lghgp

 

AUDIO FILE

 

Spoiler

Harry Nilsson

Mika celebrates the singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson and performs a cover of his track 'Without Her' live at the Elton John piano. Mika plays some of the most famous tracks written by Harry and also the iconic songs which made him world famous but were in fact not his own compositions, including 'Without You' and 'Everybody's Talkin'. Nilsson was one of the most interesting and influential songwriters with The Beatles citing him as one of their favourite artists. He won Grammy Awards and had his songs performed by Three Dog Night, The Monkees and Fifth Dimension. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.

 

 

 

Mika performs 'Without Her' by Harry Nilsson.:mika2:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y61yc

 

AUDIO FILE

 

VIDEO

 

YouTube

 

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Boxing Day -- December 26, 2017 12:00

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jqwnj

AUDIO FILE

 

Louis Waish tells Mika what he does on Boxing Day and reveals what he listens to in his car.

 

 

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Previous Episodes

 

 

 

NEW 'The Art of Song' will be aired on 22:00, 28 March, 2017.:thumb_yello:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kxl6j

57 minutes

Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Carole King and performs a cover of one of her iconic tracks - 'You've Got A Friend' live on the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her career; including those she wrote with Gerry Goffin for other artists including Aretha Franklin and songs she kept for herself, such as the iconic 'Tapestry' album. Carole King's career is so varied that today she has her own musical telling the stories of her early life and career. Mika explores the stories behind some of Carole's most famous tracks, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he shares his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process.

 

Mikasounds posted a short INSTAGRAM video.

 

 

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PICS from mikasounds.com http://www.mikasounds.com/new-episode-art-song-radio-2/

 

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Carole King, You've got a friend ( LIVE )

 

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3 minutes ago, Kumazzz said:

Carole King, You've got a friend ( LIVE )

 

I love that song. Can't wait for the Mika's version. :wub2:

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an article about Elton John's piano.

BBC - Press Office - Elton John donates his piano to Radio 2

Date: 25.11.2010
Category: Radio 2

Sir Elton John today donated, and personally delivered, one of his beloved pianos to BBC Radio 2 to be used in live performances with both established and emerging artists.

The "Elton John Radio 2 Piano" was also delivered to celebrate Elton's unique contribution to the UK radio industry.

Fresh from his stunning performance at the Radio 2 Electric Proms in October, Elton said: "I'm delighted to donate one of my treasured pianos to Radio 2, who have supported me so much over the past 40 years. The piano is, of course, my favourite instrument to play and I hope it inspires the musicians who play it."

The Yamaha DC7 piano is inscribed with Elton's signature and the network plans to use it in a unique series of live performances, on shows including Weekend Wogan, Radio 2 In Concert, Jamie Cullum's weekly jazz show and Friday Night Is Music Night. The piano will also be available to artists who perform tracks from The Great British Songbook on Simon Mayo's Drivetime show.

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programming, Radio 2 and 6 Music, comments: "It's rare that Radio 2 receives such a generous gift, and we'd like to thank Elton for offering artists who visit the station the opportunity to perform on it and, hopefully, interpret Elton's own work."

The instrument will first be used on Weekend Wogan in December.

When not in use, the piano will be on display in Radio 2's reception area in London.

Elton John will be a guest on Steve Wright 's show on Radio 2 this afternoon between 2-5pm.

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This is a lovely song, I'm so, so looking forward to this episode :wub2: 

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This is in the Calendar with a time of 2pm, but the BBC website shows 22.00 (10pm)

Anyone know which is right? :blink:

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I'll be listening. It would be nice if Carole, herself could find out about the show, and hear Mika singing some of her songs.

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one of my favorite songs...... such a really emotion when Mika sang it at #StaseraCasaMika last November.....

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5 hours ago, silver said:

This is in the Calendar with a time of 2pm, but the BBC website shows 22.00 (10pm)

Anyone know which is right? :blink:

 

22:00 is correct.

 Silver, could you fix the MFC Calender please ?

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9 hours ago, Mikasister said:

Lyrics make me cry :tears:

 

Lyrics

 

"You've Got A Friend"
 

When you're down and troubled,
And you need some love and care,
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me,
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night.

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

If the sky above you grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, running, yeah, yeah, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
And I'll be there, yes I will.

Now, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold?
They'll hurt you, yes, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them,
Oh, but don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, running, yeah, yeah, yeah, to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes I will.
You've got a friend

You've got a friend
Ain't it good to know, you've got a friend?
Ain't it good to know?
Ain't it good to know?
Ain't it good to know, you've got a friend?

Oh yeah, now
Oh, you've got a friend
Yeah, baby
You've got a friend
Oh yeah...
You've got a friend
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18 hours ago, tiibet said:

This is a lovely song, I'm so, so looking forward to this episode :wub2: 

 

:thumb_yello: Indeed, me too!  These programs, with old and new music, and MIKA behind the mic in the radiostudio,  I really love! :fisch::wub2:

 

Love, love

me

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13 hours ago, Anto73 said:

one of my favorite songs...... such a really emotion when Mika sang it at #StaseraCasaMika last November.....

 

True, I loved the duet with Giorgia! Can't wait to hear his version alone next Tuesday :wub: it's been quite a while since the last episode, I've missed it!! 

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18 hours ago, Kumazzz said:

 

Lyrics

 

"You've Got A Friend"
 

When you're down and troubled,
And you need some love and care,
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me,
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night.

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

If the sky above you grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, running, yeah, yeah, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
And I'll be there, yes I will.

Now, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold?
They'll hurt you, yes, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them,
Oh, but don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, running, yeah, yeah, yeah, to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes I will.
You've got a friend

You've got a friend
Ain't it good to know, you've got a friend?
Ain't it good to know?
Ain't it good to know?
Ain't it good to know, you've got a friend?

Oh yeah, now
Oh, you've got a friend
Yeah, baby
You've got a friend
Oh yeah...
You've got a friend

 

 

Yes, Eriko. Beautiful lyrics. :original:

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Last year episodes were on March 28th too,  right?  And the first were in January of 2015?

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Of course! :blush-anim-cl: MIKA will be my Tuesday evening entertainment  :fisch: :wub:  Enjoy - everyone listening...:wink2:

 

Love, love

me

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MIKA performs Carole King's "You've Got A Friend"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y5j6y

MIKA celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Carole King and performs a cover of one of her most popular tracks, You've Got A Friend, for Radio 2.

Release date : 27 March 2017

29 days left to watch

Duration : 4 minutes

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