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2017 'The Art of Song' on BBC Radio 2

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BBC Radio 2 schedules

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/programmes/schedules/2017/04/11

 

The third episode is due on April 11, 2017.

 

Harry Nilsson

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

 

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.

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HARRY NILSSON

     

"Without Her"
 

I spend the night in a chair thinking she'll be there
But she never comes
And then I wake up and wipe the sleep from my eyes
And I rise to face another day
Without her
Do-do-do
Do-do-do-do
Do-do-do

It's just no good anymore
When you walk through the door of an empty room
And then you go inside and set a table for one
It's no fun when you spend a day
Without her
Do-do-do
Do-do-do-do
Do-do-do

We burst the pretty balloon
Took us to the moon
Such a beautiful thing
But it's ended now
And it sounds like a lie
If I say I'd rather die than live without her
Do-do-do
Do-do-do
Do-do-do

Love is a beautiful thing
When it knows how to swing
And it grooves like a clock
But the hands on the clock tell the lovers to part
And it's breaking my heart to have to spend a day without her
Do-do-do
Do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do

I spend the night in a chair thinking she'll be there
But she never comes
And then I wake up and wipe the sleep from my eyes
And I rise to face another day
Without her
Do-do-do
Do-do-do-do
Can't go on without her
Do-do-do
Do-do-do-do
There's no song without her
It's all wrong without her
Can't go on without her
 
 
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This cover starring Mika is a caress to the heart and soul ....:wub2::wub2::wub2:love you so much bass tones of his voice....:wub::wub:

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Chelsea Morning.

 

I love Joni Mitchell's early songs

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A Case Of You

 

I think wisely he has not tried to sing this himself this time :naughty:

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Joni Mitchell is the most depressing music I've heard for a long time. Beautiful but sad, really too sad. That's why I love Mika's cover so much, his voice is incredibly comforting in it :wub2: 

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1 minute ago, tiibet said:

Joni Mitchell is the most depressing music I've heard for a long time. Beautiful but sad, really too sad. That's why I love Mika's cover so much, his voice is incredibly comforting in it :wub2: 

 

Oh, I don't find her depressing.  I just love her voice.

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But his cover of Both Sides Now is gorgeous

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And that's where Joni lost me, because if there is one type of music I hate, it's jazz (in all its forms)

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My Secret Place (with Peter Gabriel)

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Absolutely loved the stories he shared tonight! He is really good at this, must say :thumb_yello:

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Joni Mitchell : Tuesday April 4, 2017

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

 

Songlist

  1. Chelsea Morning
  2. Big Yellow Taxi
  3. Little Green
  4. A Case Of You
  5. Both Sides, Now (Radio 2 Session, 4th April 2017) by Mika
  6. Free Man In Paris
  7. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  8. My Secret Place (feat. Peter Gabriel)
  9. Blue

 

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REPLAY

Joni Mitchell : Tuesday April 4, 2017

 

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I wasn't keen on the Pork Pie Hat song, or Hissing of Summer Lawns, but the other songs were very good. Little Green is so sad, now we know the story behind it. Mika's cover of Both Sides Now. All I can say is... WOW!!! It was another brilliant episode.

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Thank you so much for the dl links dear Eriko :hug::flowers2:

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If you are interested in Joni Mitchell's LIFE, I recommend this documentary video.

 

 

 

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