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The A - Z of An Eclectic Music Collection: O......


..... is for Ottmar Liebert & Roy Orbison
Okay, so O is obviously a rare breed indeed, I only have one in my library according to iTunes' peculiar alphabetisation method, but I do have Roy Orbison a little further down the list, so he's going to make an appearance here too. I know, I know, breaking the rules again.

Firstly, to Ottmar Liebert, flamenco (yes, flamenco) guitarist. My stepsister's husband is spanish, so it was at their home one Christmas that I first heard this music, and thought Ottmar could definitely add a unique dimension to my Christmas playlist. The classic carol "Silent Night" takes on quite a lovely feel when given a flamenco flavour.


And now to Roy Orbison, who has an O surname so still fits nicely here. Although I've known his music for a long time, my only album, "Mystery Girl", was purchased after seeing the movie "Indecent Proposal"  - you know, back in the days when you had to buy the whole album even if you only liked one song.

But back to the movie. And that final scene - after an oh-so-indecent proposal and one fatal decision that leads to so much gut-wrenching heartbreak for the Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson characters. And then, when they finally find their way back to each other again - well, that scene is set to this song, "A Love So Beautiful" (aaawwwww). And the scene and the song are forever linked in my mind.

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  1. I always associate Roy Orbison with "Pretty Woman" and the movie of course. I am ashamed to admit that I really enjoy Julia Roberts' movies (they're a bit so-so morality wise and also a bit trite) but I do enjoy a good up-beat love story with a happy ending.

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    O for Open Your Eyes

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    1. Pretty Woman is a great movie, I confess I have a few Julia Roberts movies in my chick-flick collection too Leanne, and the scene where that song plays is one of the best feel-good "you go girl" scenes there is!

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  2. roy orbison is such a part of childhood listening to the radio with mum singing along. there is a roy orbison hits in the gallery where I volunteer and one of the ladies there swears that when she has roy on people will buy things.

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    1. Lol, maybe it reminds them of the shopping scene from Pretty Woman!!

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