Friday, November 04, 2005

A Voice: The Greatest Hits of Nana Mouskouri

Oh, come on now...

I have a music taste of many aspects, I can appreciate good music, whether that is Rock, Pop, Classic, Disco, whatever I find moving, dynamic, melodic...

There is a song here that brings me goosebumps. It's called "Let's Take A Walk To The Moon" (Πάμε Μια Βόλτα Στο Φεγγάρι) and it's one of Nana's first hits from the 60's. It's in Greek, the music is amazing and her voice is just incredible on that song. Written by the Greek, Oscar winner, composer Manos Hadjidakis to celebrate Man's walk on the Moon, it won all the awards in Greece when it was performed.

I admit I never listen to any other songs from this CD. I was never a big fan of hers or her songs, it's just that particular one with the magical lyrics:

"Διώξε τη λύπη, παλληκάρι, πάμε μια βόλτα στο φεγγάρι"

"Push away your sorrow, beautiful young man, Let's take together a walk to the moon" (very loosely translated from Greek, without the beautiful rhyme, sorry)

BTW this is not the real cover, because I bought the album from Greece, so I had to improvise, but I'm sure if you want to look for the song it can be in any of her numerous greatest hits.

LISTEN TO IT: under the Greek full moon (or if you're missing it), on a Greek island (or if you're missing being on one) and when there is a full moon and you feel like walking on it.


Brina said...

Marietta, I would so love to hear that song. Also, I think that Nana M. looks beautiful in glasses. Glamorous, even! Don't you?

Greece is on my wish list of places to visit. I have always had an affinity for Greek people. Those I know have been so warm and kind. When I was little, my grandfather's secretary was a woman from Greece. I still know her: she's very old now. She lives with her sister. They have kept their vitality well into their old age, and they're bright and funny and warm and cultured. I love them.

I also find Greek men rather hunky.

I know I'm speaking in stereotypes, forgive me, but I do love the Greek people I've known.


Mark T said...

Whilst I appreciate most music, NANA MOUSKOURI!!!!! Get those Who albums up Marietta. NOW!!