一個走在我前面的人


製作音樂 video 對我來說有幾個不同層次的原因。

其一是滿足我個人的創作慾;
其二是將我心中的經典之作一一以video的方式貢獻給我的同好;
其三是訓練自己的剪接能力;

其四是訓練我自己如何利用「聲色」來「挑逗」及打動觀眾。

在製作的過程中,我自然會養成關注其他 video artists 作品的習慣 (我當然不會把自己歸類為 artist)。從小品到電影都有。在關注的過程中,也往往會接觸到一些令我心儀的佳作,這些 video 除了打動我之外,也使我 humble。

今天我十分偶然地看到了這一個 video。它令我屏息,使我駐足。

對這位 artist 的了解不多,祇知她是位女性,喜閱讀,愛好 video 及攝影。她是位走在我前面的人。我珍惜她的天份。在此與您共享:

片名是: Abandoned (被拋棄的)

史爺搖滾 (11): Just My Imagination — Gwyneth Paltrow with Babyface


一般來說,我是不喜歡「老歌新唱」的,但這次例外。

十年前,Gwyneth Paltrow 參與了她老爸 Bruce Platrow 執導的一部以卡拉OK為背景的小成本電影,叫 Duets (中文應翻譯為「對唱」?)

不出所料的是,這部電影果真是十分的「俗」。(說真的,與卡拉OK扯上關係,不俗也難),但大出所料的是,它有一首十分精彩的歌。

感 覺上,這首曲子很可能是個「無心插柳」的結果。論功行賞,我覺得當時炙手可熱的製作人 Babyface 絕對功不可沒,因為我相信是他信手拈來地給這歌的「風格」定了調。他用了原唱 The Temptations 的 sampling (「樣版」?) 注入了自己有名的 romantic/jazz/soul/pop 風味,再加了一杓別人想不到的佐料,這份佐料就是 Gwyneth 引人的嗓音,以及她在歌唱中流露出既天真又無拘的個性。將這些元素放在一起,最後端上桌的就是一項令人意外的驚喜。

Gwyneth是名人,她的好照片不難找。望你喜歡。

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歌詞:

Verse 1- Gwyneth Paltrow
Each day through my window
I watch him as he passes by
I say to myself
I’m so lucky he’s so fly
To have a boy like him
is truly a dream come true
Out of all the girlies in the world
he belongs to you
Chorus
But it was just my imagination
Runnin away with me
tell you it was just my imagination
running away with me
Verse 2-Babyface
Soon we’ll be married
And raise a family (oh yea..)
Have a cozy little crib in the country
with two children maybe three
I tell you I….
can raise your lies down baby
It couldn’t be a dream
cause too real it all seems
oooohhhh……..
Chorus
But it was just my imagination (once again yea)
Runnin away with me (running away with me)
tell you it was just my imagination
running away with me (away with me yea)
Verse 3-Gwyneth Paltrow and Babyface
Everynight on my knees I pray
Dear lord hear my plea yea
Don’t ever let another
take his love from me
Or I will surely die
Heavenly (heavenly) when your arms unfold me
I hear the tender upsity
But in reality
He doesn’t even know me
Chorus
But it was just my imagination (ohh, so fly look out my window)
Runnin away with me (It’s running away with me baby)
Just my imagination (runnin away)
running away with me (my baby, my sugar, my sweetie, look at my baby)
Just my imagination (ohh, soo fly look out my window)
Runnin away with me (It’s runnin away with me)
Just my imagination (yeeaaaa)
running away with me (my baby, my sugar, my sweetie, look at my baby)
Just my imagination (ohh, soo fly look out my window)
Runnin away with me (It’s runnin away with me)
Just my imagination (yeeaaaa)