Classics and some curiosities in the history of music.
[Introducción]De repente, un extraño entró en mi vidaComo me imaginé que eraComencé mis emociones corriendo gratisOh, como las aguas en el mar[Verso]Mientras ella me miraba con una sonrisa tan sinceraMi corazón comenzó a cantar en una voz, estoy seguro de que podía escucharExtendí la mano para un tierno beso amorosoSolo para descubrir que mi amor ni siquiera existía, oh cariñoEntonces me di cuenta de que era solo un sueñoLa luz de las velas quema un rayo tan radianteOh, cómo anhelé que este sueño se hiciera realidadPor solo un momento emocionante con alguien como túPero mientras estaba sentado allí con lágrimas cayendo de mis ojosParecía soñar mil y un suspirosSí, la esperanza pasaba con un ritmo lento e infelizY todo lo que hubo para mí fue el sabor más amargoOh nena, extraño en mi vida, seguramente fueExtraño en mi vida, oh bebéPero mientras estaba allí sentado, lágrimas caían de mis ojosEl extraño en mi vida se acercóHoney se acercó a míY abrió mi mundo de soledad con un beso mágico[Outro]Extraño en mi vida, te digo que ella está tan bienExtraño en mi vida, ella es maravillosaExtraño en mi vida, diciéndole que está bienExtraño en mi vida
Romantically Yours was the second posthumous release by American recording artist Marvin Gaye, also released by Columbia Records in 1985.BackgroundMarvin Gaye died in April 1984, leaving behind two albums left on his contract with Columbia Records. In May 1985, Columbia issued the compilation album, Dream of a Lifetime, which performed modestly on the chart. A little over six months later, Columbia assembled tracks from Gaye's Motown period, mostly of traditional pop and vocal jazz tunes that Gaye had recorded in the 1960s and 1970s and named it "Romantically Yours".RecordingStarting in 1968, Gaye had begun working on a pop vocal album with producer and arranger Bobby Scott. Among the songs they recorded were "Why Did I Choose You", "More", "Maria", "Fly Me To The Moon" and "I Won't Cry Anymore". Midway through recording, Gaye, depressed over personal issues and upset over his career, stopped recording sessions with Scott and wouldn't visit the work with Scott for over a decade.During the 1970s, Gaye revisited the studio and composed songs over a jazz setting, including "Just Like", "Walkin' in the Rain" and "Stranger in My Life". The song "I Live For You" was originally recorded during sessions for Let's Get It On. Having revisited his Scott productions in the late 1970s, Gaye recorded several different versions of the song "The Shadow of Your Smile". In the version featured on Romantically Yours, Gaye sings in both tenor and falsetto. In addition to these songs, a song composed in the early 1960s by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield, "Happy Go Lucky", was also included.Most of the songs were reworked by Harvey Fuqua, who took credit for producing the album. The album was released in November 1985, intended for Gaye's fans, rather than for commercial assumption, which was the case of In Our Lifetime. With the release of Romantically Yours, Columbia completed Gaye's contract. In 1997, several of the songs featured in a different sound culled from the 1979 sessions of an album titled The Ballads, were included in the Motown compilation, Vulnerable.