Beas – Stolen Diamonds (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 50:22 minutes | 929 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Velut Luna
In the late ’90s years, Emilia Vecchi – Italian scholar and amateur singer – decided to produce a musical concept album, based upon the theme of the “Night”, according especially to the dreaming soul of it.
She selected few songs among famous pop and rock hits with the help of the producer Marco Lincetto and then she asked the composer Oscar Del Barba to write a totally new arrangement of these songs.
Well known all over the world for the extraordinary quality and originality of his work, Maestro Del Barba wrote a completely new score, that mixes different styles from Classical, to Jazz, to World Music.
The result was a score that became “a classic” exactly when it was written…: fascinating even due to extreme difficulty for any voice that would try to sing it.
In the early 2000s years the score was recorded by Marco Lincetto and afterwards Emilia sang and recorded the original texts of the songs into the new score written by Del Barba, for the Italian indipendent label Sicut Sol (very good “friend” of Velut Luna…)
Now Emilia Vecchi “agreed to be stolen” the legendary files from Beàs, young singer, but already hold in high regard, for her first solo album, whose title is not by chance “Stolen Diamonds”.
This project is not a “cover album”, but you can listen to a new performing of a fixed, written, score, such as you can listen to thousands and thousands performing of Classical Music: but it is NOT exactly Classical… For the very first time ever…
01 – Dream A Little Dream
02 – Night And Day
03 – Mother’s Nature Son
04 – Moon Over Bourbon Street
05 – Duerme Negrito
06 – Moonlight In Vermont
07 – Moon River
08 – Baby Mine
09 – Buonanotte fiorellino
10 – El infinito
11 – Fly Me To The Moon
12 – Good Night
All arrangements by Oscar Del Barba.
Recording, Mix and Mastering by Marco Lincetto.
Tracks “1-3, 5-8, 10, 11”
Original recording at Salone Da Cemmo, in Brescia, on November 2002:
Oscar Del Barba – grandpiano
Guido Bombardieri – clarinets
Marina Rossi – trombone
Salvatore Maiore – doublebass
Beppe Gioacchini – percussions
Tracks “4, 9, 12”
Original recording made at Fondazione Masiero e Centanin, in Arquà Petrarca, on October 2002:
Roberto Loreggian – harpsichord
Mario Folena – flute
Paolo Tognon – dulcian
The voice of Beàs was recorded at Velut Luna Studio, Casalserugo, on February 26th, 2017 using Ribera R12 tube microphone and 24bit/88.2kHz Prism Sound AD2 Dream converter.
Mix and Mastering was made at Velut Luna Studio, Casalserugo, on February 28th, 2017.