Three Shadows of Blue

by Diana Clark and Doug de Vries

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This intimate duo CD ‘Three Shadows of Blue’ interprets Jobim and other pioneers of Bossa Nova with just voice and guitar delving into the essence of this subtle yet rich repertoire. This album received arts critics awards in both the USA and Australia.
“De Vries and Clark feel the music of Brazil down to their bones. His guitar is full of romance and her voice is so intimate it could make you blush. Australia may be halfway around the world from Brazil but you'd never know it from listening to their CDs“ Cadence Magazine [USA].

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released June 1, 2004

Diana Clark - vocals in English and Portuguese
Doug de Vries 6&7 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, voice
Denis Close - percussion

Engineered and mixed by Shane O'Mara - Yikesville studio
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne

Photos - Steb Fisher
Album layout & design - Jex Saarelaht

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Diana May Clark Melbourne, Australia

Aussie singer/songwriter and Brazilian song interpreter Diana May Clark's new Album 'The Other Side of the Girl' sparkles with film-noir-ripe vocals, cool riff guitar & kicking grooves…DMC's sunny set makes you wanna move!

“An amazing sounding record...every song is an event! Musically, lyrically and rhythmically brilliant and topped off with a voice of sheer delight to the ear.” Charles Jenkins
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Track Name: Para Ver as Meninas
"Today I just want to rest for a thousand beats; because today I will compose, in my own way, a samba about the infinite."
Track Name: Manha de Carnaval (Black Orfeus)
Manha de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival)
Such a beautiful morning,
A new song in life telling me of your eyes, your smile and hands.
There shall be a day in which you will become the sound of my guitar.
Track Name: Chiclete com Banana (Chewing gum with Banana)
I'll only put bebop in my samba when Uncle Sam grabs a pandeiro and a zabumba and learns that samba is not a rhumba!
Track Name: San Vicente
American heart, I woke from a strange dream.
A taste of glass and cut, a flavour of chocolate -
In the body and in the city, a taste of life and death.
Track Name: Pra que Mentir? (Why lie?)
Why lie so, if you know that I know you don't want me?
You know that I want you despite being betrayed by your sincere hate
Or by your false love...
Track Name: Aguas de Marco (The Waters of March)
About - Deals with the rapid expansion of Rio de Janeiro when Notheasterners came to look for work in the new capital. The resulting Favelas in and around the spectacular topography of Rio are regularly doused by heavy rains, often in March, leaving the inhabitants at the mercy of mudslides. A song of survival.
Track Name: Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Portuguese and English -
A guitar, this love I feel,
And a song to make the one you love happy...
From my window I see the Corcovado Statue on the top of the mountain
How beautiful!
This is how I want life to always be:
You close to me...
For only after meeting you
I found out the meaning of happiness.
Track Name: Meditacao (Meditation)
Whoever believed in love
In the smile and in the flower
Daydreamed and lost their peace of mind...
Whoever after all the suffering returned to love
To the smile, to the flower
Found the reason for everything
Because the hurt itself led them
To the end of suffering
Track Name: Berimbau
He who does not venture out from within himself
Will die without loving anyone
The wealth of a man who gives nothing away
Comes from the labour of those who have none
If a Capoeirista is good, then he won't fall
But if he falls, he'll do it elegantly
Track Name: O Cio da Terra (The Earth in Heat)
Love her mother earth all the things she does with such delight
Know when she tells you her season is right
Love her sweet mother earth
Track Name: Demais Ninguem
Pain belongs to the one in pain.
It is my trophy,
It's what's been left.
If I no longer have my love, I have my pain.
Track Name: Sonho Meu (My Dream)
A samba that sirs us in our bodies
An idle wind swaying the flower
Dream of mine.