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Thread poster: Flavio Ferri-Benedetti

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Switzerland
Local time: 10:14
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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Jul 22, 2005

Hello thereicon_smile.gifhttp://tinyurl.com/7u36e

Yesterday I felt like recording "All By Myself". I already did two years ago but now it needed to be re-doneicon_wink.gif

Eric Carmen wrote and recorded this song first, and it got to #12 in the UK, in April 1976.

Celine Dion made it even more famous in 1996, 20 years later (!), and it got to #6 in the UK top ten.

I have made a cover of Dion's version, but adding a few high notes for pleasure (or torture, depending on how much you like falsetto!)

Well, I enjoyed it very much, I hope you enjoy listening to it too - taking a break from workicon_wink.gif

Flavio (exhausted after a series of Latin diplomas to translate and a terrible brochure from a German hotel... oh well!)


 

Nick Lingris  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:14
Member (2006)
English to Greek
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You got a fan! Jul 22, 2005

This is fantastic, Flavio. Top-notch professional work. Though a bit repetitive, ‘All by myself’ is one of my favourites (to listen to, mind you; I’m an avid listener of music, no singing talents at all), but, man, it’s a song to test anyone’s voice by. I suppose you have also recorded the music and that too is amazingly well done.

I know what it takes. My son (20) wants to get into the music business. He writes the music and the lyrics, sings solo or with his girlfriend, plays the music, mixes everything up on equipment and programs that look like some aeroplane cockpit – all very complicated and totally beyond me.

I have downloaded the mp3 and will make it part of my favourites’ collection. I wish you a career in music – we’ll do our best to fill the gap in the world of translation.


 

Rosa Maria Duenas Rios (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:14
You have not ceased to impress me! Jul 22, 2005

Hi Flavio!
It all started a while ago when you posted a song from the Farinelli repertoire; then Queen, and now this. Amazing and congratulations! The nicest thing is that I always find your postings in the morning, while I am drinking my coffee, so I get to accompany it with your voice. Thanks!

[Edited at 2005-07-22 12:44]


 

Vicky Papaprodromou  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 11:14
Member (2004)
English to Greek
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Magnificent! Jul 22, 2005

If this is the result of your tiredness after translating Latin diplomas, I'll try and find some hundreds of them for you... and us.icon_smile.gif

Thank you, Flavio - for everything!


 

hirselina
Italian to Dutch
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Thanks Flavio! Jul 22, 2005

Great voice, nice song! If you are half as good a translator as you are a singer, a change of career would certainly be a great loss to the translators' community!

 

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Switzerland
Local time: 10:14
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you!!! Jul 22, 2005

I am very moved, thank you dear friendsicon_smile.gif

Lots of hugs and love to everyoneicon_smile.gif

Flavio (very moved)


 

Momoka (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:14
Japanese to Spanish
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Wow!!! Jul 22, 2005

I must admit it, Flavio: I LOVE your postings! This is the second one I've read so far, but I'm taking a look at ALL your old postings to see what I've been missing all this time!
Barbaro!!!!!


 

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Switzerland
Local time: 10:14
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Gracias Momoka Jul 22, 2005

Momoka wrote:

I must admit it, Flavio: I LOVE your postings! This is the second one I've read so far, but I'm taking a look at ALL your old postings to see what I've been missing all this time!
Barbaro!!!!!


Thank youicon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif


 

sonja29 (X)
Spanish to English
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Don't stop! Jul 22, 2005

I am hooked!

Hugs from your new #1 fan.icon_smile.gif

Sonja


 

Scheherezade Suria Lopez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:14
English to Spanish
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a nice break... Jul 22, 2005

Hi Flavio!

Thanx for your song. What a peaceful tune to listen to while translating! And to have a break, for I have been unable to keep writing.

It's been a pleasure to "listen" to you againicon_wink.gif

Take care and keep it up!!!!

Saludos,
Scheherezade


 

Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 03:14
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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I'm in tune! Jul 22, 2005

Hi Flavio,

The year, the name and our working environment made me think immediately about the song title. A good tune and excellent new version to drop a line.

Best regards,

Elías


 

Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 06:14
Member (2003)
English to Spanish
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Dear Flavio, Jul 22, 2005

Are you such a good translator that you do not devote your life to singing???icon_lol.gif

Thanks again!

Andrea


 

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Switzerland
Local time: 10:14
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you! :) Jul 22, 2005

Gracias amigosicon_smile.gif

Most of the times singing does not pay the bills...

I wish I could make a living out of it... maybe later. Becoming a professional singer with enough income to live well is a long, long process, which involves singing everywhere, getting known, and, the most important thing, getting gigs (that is, concerts).

I sang at a wedding last weekicon_smile.gif

Love,
Flavio


 

Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 03:14
English to Spanish
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By now... Jul 23, 2005

By now I should know better than to listen to another one of your songs, you always manage to make me weep...shameless beauty does that to meicon_smile.gif

S.G.


 

Oso (X)
Spanish
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Speechless Jul 23, 2005

Bravo Flavio!
Please keep enchanting us with your voice.
Un abrazo,
Oso ¶:^)


 
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