Carola Cortenbach - 1983 - Live at TYME

Carola Cortenbach - 1983 - Live at TYME

van wolf_ op 27-11-2013, 13:27
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To those who weren't able to visit our Thirty Years MSX Event in Amsterdam.. well, you've missed out on something! One of the major acts was Carola, singing a large (nearly 9 minutes) show-tune by Wolf, called '1983'. This collaboration was easy to set up (Carola is wolf's cousin, music kinda runs in the family), but having it all ready for TYME took some time. Eventually, the final version for Carola to rehearse with was ready only a week prior to TYME, while the final mix was ready only the Wednesday before TYME - but hey, it was in time! In fact, TYME was the first time Wolf would hear Carola sing 1983. The audience loved it, as well as its reprise later that evening. Even at the event, people were asking for a version they could listen to at home.

As can be expected these days, people have their cameras ready, so you may have seen such camera versions of the performance already. Not completely satisfied with the sound of such cameras, Wolf has made his own live-version of the act, based on the camera recordings of Poke -1,170 and Latok, and based on his own studio version. It's the most accurate sounding version. For now! Because Wolf intends to do a serious recording session with Carola in a studio followed by a new mixing session. This won't be something that's done within weeks from now, but it's on the agenda. Maybe a video clip can be made as well, which would require some more time.

As for the song itself, it's a three part form. The first and third part are Wolf's own hyper-melancholic themes, mostly based on strings and piano. The second part consists of orchestral covers of well known game tunes; Nemesis 2, Dragon Slayer 6 and Xak - The Tower of Gazzel. What makes this song special is that fact that you can listen to its lyrics without knowing anything about MSX whatsoever. Wolf wrote the lyrics in such a way that all words could mean something non-MSX as well. Only real MSX-fans would understand that poetry in white within a blue sky means "COLOR 15,4,4 in text mode". Or didn't you? Hannibal

Relevant link: TYME - 1983 - Live version

Reacties (26)

Van ren

Paragon (1211)

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27-11-2013, 13:47

Awesome wolf_, thx for all your efforts, and awesome work on the music/score!

poetry in white... lady in white... of course!.. Wink

Van konamiman

Paragon (1030)

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27-11-2013, 14:06

I didn't recognize the Nemesis 2 part. I thought it was TwinBee! I'm getting old... oO

Van Manuel

Ascended (15551)

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27-11-2013, 15:21

I actually explained the poetry in white stuff to Carola and showed it on my phone. She had no clue.

Van snout

Ascended (15187)

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27-11-2013, 16:04

@konamiman - I was under the impression you could play Nemesis 2 blindfolded with your hands tied to your back. What happened?

Mind you, many thanks to all the people who Donated to msx.org at any point in time. Without your contributions, organizing events like TYME and Event Eleven would simply not be possible. Just saying! ;)

Van ren

Paragon (1211)

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27-11-2013, 16:20

What did you expect Manuel? Smile

Van J-War

Champion (412)

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27-11-2013, 18:10

OMFG Wolf_ had sex with James Horner Sad

Van PAC

Guardian (5183)

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27-11-2013, 18:48

It was superb! Congratulations Wolf and Carola for this great song.

Van PAC

Guardian (5183)

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27-11-2013, 18:55

BTW it would be nice to superimpose lyrics for none English speakers or provide it here... Smile

Van sd_snatcher

Prophet (3020)

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27-11-2013, 21:44

Awesome! Congratulations for the event! I'm eagerly waiting for the soundtrack to be released in mp3.

PS: What about a world tour? Wink

Van sd_snatcher

Prophet (3020)

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28-11-2013, 00:45

BTW, she's definitely hot! Cool

Van snout

Ascended (15187)

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28-11-2013, 00:48

watch it, sd_snatcher, she's only 17. Wink

World tour: would be awesome, but also rather costly. Would require some serious preparation & funds to make that happen.

Van konamiman

Paragon (1030)

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28-11-2013, 13:54

@snout As I said, I'm getting old. Now I can play Nemesis 2 only with one hand tied and a translucid blindfold. Smile

Van RobertVroemisse

Paragon (1232)

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28-11-2013, 17:34

Nice montage. Really catches the atmosphere of the performance.

Van Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1761)

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28-11-2013, 18:01

Great stuff! Also good to see it from different viewpoints than from the balcony (where I was beaming the lyrics from for y'all to read). Now let's wait for the studio version (and the WST footage)!

Van mesiasmsx

Prophet (3134)

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28-11-2013, 20:55

Thanks Wolf and Carola.

Van tonigalvez

Champion (280)

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29-11-2013, 10:56

Congratulations and thanks to Wolf and Carola for this wonderful song.

Van Sander

Ambassador (1845)

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30-11-2013, 10:28

Really enjoyed this number and the event. I wish I had more energy and time to talk to old friends. Sorry that I was unable to participate in the organisation more, but I'm proud of what has been delivered. Don't hesitate to let us know your comments and idea's for the next party! ;-)

Van msd

Paragon (1372)

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30-11-2013, 12:56

Next party? 30 years msx2, 30 years msx2+, 30 years turbo r and finally 30 years 1chipmsx Tongue

Van syn

Paragon (1916)

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30-11-2013, 22:10

30 years SD SNATCHER!!!!! Tongue (would be perfect time to release project melancholia also hehe)

Van sd_snatcher

Prophet (3020)

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01-12-2013, 19:49

@snout

Oops! Sorry, I didn't know that. Her powerful voice certainly makes her sound older than that.

Van gdx

Prophet (2869)

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02-12-2013, 03:27

Great !

Van snout

Ascended (15187)

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04-12-2013, 16:59

Can't wait for the studio version of this one. Meanwhile, we're preparing the photoshoot and video footage of West Side Trio. Going to be awesome!

Van snout

Ascended (15187)

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27-11-2014, 17:44

how time flies.... this was quite the performance. eh? Smile

Van Latok

msx guru (3647)

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27-11-2018, 00:39

5 years, ghee....

Van JohnHassink

Ambassador (5389)

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27-11-2018, 04:26

What does clarified butter have to do with this? Smile

Van PAC

Guardian (5183)

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29-11-2018, 23:03

Time flies... Sad