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Santana – Live In Tokyo 2000 / Supernatural Tour (FULL CONCERT)

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Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (Autlán de Navarro, 20 luglio 1947) è un chitarrista e compositore messicano naturalizzato statunitense.

Ha cominciato a riscuotere consensi tra gli anni settanta e ottanta, con il suo gruppo, chiamato semplicemente Santana. Già allora mescolava vari generi, quali salsa,rock classico, blues e fusion. Allora come oggi Santana usava in modo estensivo i suoi assoli di chitarra e si avvaleva anche di strumenti più tradizionali del suo paese. In seguito ha continuato a sperimentare questa formula, tra alterne fortune.

Nel corso degli anni novanta Santana rischiò il declino, scongiurato nel 1999 dall’album Supernatural. Grazie a questo lavoro, il più importante successo della sua carriera, ha fatto conoscere la sua filosofia musicale alle nuove generazioni.

Ha venduto più di 80 milioni di dischi[2] ed è anche considerato tra i migliori chitarristi rock esistenti. La rivista Rolling Stone lo ha inserito nella Lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi secondo Rolling Stone al 20º posto.



Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band,Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15[2] on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[3] He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.[4]




The best of Rolling Stones

I Rolling Stones sono un gruppo musicale rock britannico, composto da Mick Jagger (voce, armonica, chitarra), Keith Richards (chitarre, voce), Ronnie Wood (chitarre, cori) e Charlie Watts (batteria, percussioni). È una delle band più importanti e tra le maggiori espressioni della miscela tra i generi della musica rock e blues, quel genere musicale che è l’evoluzione del rock & roll anni cinquanta, da loro rivisitato in chiave più dura con ritmi lascivi, canto aggressivo, continui riferimenti al sesso e, talvolta, alle droghe pesanti.

Per il loro essere trasgressivi furono chiamati i “brutti, sporchi e cattivi” e contrapposti ai più rassicuranti Beatles, anche se tale contrapposizione fu spesso creata dagli stessi Rolling Stones che si comportavano in modo volutamente antitetico rispetto ai Beatles (con i quali ebbero peraltro sempre un ottimo rapporto di stima e amicizia), proponendo così un modello alternativo a uso e consumo della stampa musicale. I Rolling Stones sono stati, e sono tuttora, un’autentica pietra miliare nell’evoluzione della musica rock del XX secolo, portando sotto i riflettori il malcontento e di conseguenza la protesta di intere generazioni, incarnando così il travagliato spirito dei grandi bluesman del passato e scegliendo il titolo di una canzone di uno di questi (Muddy Waters) come nome del loro gruppo.


The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985. Jones departed the band less than a month prior to his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1975. Subsequently, Ronnie Wood has been on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has been the main bassist. Other notable keyboardists for the band have included Nicky Hopkins, active from 1967 to 1982; Billy Preston through the mid 1970s (most prominent on Black and Blue) and Chuck Leavell, active since 1982. The band was first led by Jones but after teaming as the band’s songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed de facto leadership.

The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the US in 1964–65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Critic Sean Egan states that within a year of the release of their 1964 debut album, they “were being perceived by the youth of Britain and then the world as representatives of opposition to an old, cruel order — the antidote to a class-bound, authoritarian culture.”[1] They were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll and of changing the international focus of blues culture, to the less sophisticated blues typified by Chess Records artists such as Muddy Waters, writer of “Rollin’ Stone”, after which the band is named. After a short period of musical experimentation that culminated with the poorly received and largely psychedelic album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), the group returned to its bluesy roots with Beggars’ Banquet (1968) which—along with its follow-ups, Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972)—is generally considered to be the band’s best work and are considered the Rolling Stones’ “Golden Age”. Musicologist Robert Palmer attributed the “remarkable endurance” of the Rolling Stones to being “rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music”, while “more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone”.[2]

The band continued to release commercially successful records in the 1970s and sold many albums, with Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) being their two most sold albums worldwide. In the 1980s, a feud between Jagger and Richards about the band’s musical direction almost caused the band to split but they managed to patch their relationship and had a big comeback with Steel Wheels (1989) which was followed by a big stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, new recorded material from the group has been increasingly less well-received and less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones have continued to be a huge attraction on the live circuit, with big stadium tours in the 1990s and 2000s. By 2007, the band had made what were then four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time (Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–95), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–99), Licks Tour (2002–03) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–07).[3]

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list, and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) was their first of five consecutive number one studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive number one studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.


Crosby e Nash In Concert

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Crosby & Nash sono un duo musicale statunitense composto da David Crosby e Graham Nash. I due artisti sono anche attivi assieme nel supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fin dalla fine degli anni ’60.

Come duo, Crosby & Nash hanno lavorato nel corso degli anni ’70 e nella prima metà degli anni 2000.


Crosby & Nash

In addition to solo careers and within the larger aggregate of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the musical team of David Crosby and Graham Nash have performed and recorded regularly as a duo, mostly during the 1970s and the 2000s

After the success of Déjà Vu and the subsequent break-up of the quartet in the summer of 1970, all four members of CSNY released solo albums. Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name and Nash’s Songs for Beginners appeared in 1971 and missed the top ten. That autumn, the two good friends toured together as an acoustic duo to favorable reviews, one night from which would be released twenty-seven years later as Another Stoney Evening. Consequently, in 1972 the two decided to record an album, resulting in Graham Nash David Crosby, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200, ensuring that the two were still a viable draw without the more successful Stills and Young. Further work together later in 1972 was precluded by Crosby’s participation in The Byrdsreunion album recording sessions. In 1973, the pair joined Neil Young for the tour that would result in his Time Fades Away album, Crosby collaborated with electronica artist and Grateful Dead associate Ned Lagin, and Nash recorded a second solo album, Wild Tales. During this time, singularly and together they contributed backing vocals to various albums by associates in the California rock scene, including Stephen Stills, Harvest, Late for the Sky, and Court and Spark.

In 1974, both dutifully joined the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion tour and attempt at the recording of a new album in Hawaii, sessions for which had continued in fits and starts after commencing in late 1973. After failing to complete an album Crosby and Nash signed a contract with ABC Records. Presumably for contractual obligations to their old label, the cassette and 8-track tape versions of their ABC LPs were issued by Atlantic. Recording activity yielded two albums in 1975 and 1976 respectively,Wind on the Water and Whistling Down the Wire. In that bicentennial year, Stephen Stills and Neil Young invited the duo to a recording session for their album Long May You Run. Crosby and Nash were forced to leave the recording session because they had time constraints to complete their second album for ABC Records, so Stills and Young wiped their vocals, releasing it as The Stills-Young Band. Crosby & Nash vowed not to work with either Stills or Young again, that oath lasting not even a year as they reconvened with Stills for the second Crosby Stills & Nash album in 1977.

ABC released four albums by Crosby & Nash prior to its being bought by the MCA conglomerate in 1979. In addition to the two abovementioned studio albums, the concert document Crosby-Nash Live appeared in 1977, with a compilation The Best of Crosby & Nash in 1978. All four albums featured their backing band The Mighty Jitters, consisting of Craig Doerge, Tim Drummond, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, and David Lindley. Session bassist Leland Sklar alternated with Drummond in the studio, and the line-up of Doerge, Kortchmar, Kunkel, and Sklar had previously recorded as The Section, providing the back up for the first Crosby & Nash album on Atlantic. Depending upon availability of the various members, the twosome would either tour as a full-blown electric-based aggregation or in a semi-acoustic format with Doerge and Lindley. When CSN reunited on a more or less permanent basis in 1977, Doerge followed the group to Miami for the CSN sessions, contributing to several songs and collaborating on writing the song “Shadow Captain” with Crosby. Crosby and Doerge continued to collaborate regularly until the early 1990s.

In 1979, Crosby & Nash attempted a new album for Capitol Records, but sessions were dampened by Crosby’s increased dependence upon freebase cocaine. Sessions eventually appeared on Nash’s Earth & Sky without any songs from Crosby. Crosby’s problems during the 1980s with drugs, and his prison time, precluded any duo activity with Nash, the pair appearing on the CSN and CSNY albums of that decade. The 1990 CSN album Live It Up started as a Crosby & Nash record, but like its predecessorDaylight Again which was initially sessions for a Stills & Nash effort, Atlantic Records refused to release anything that didn’t include the full trio.

In 2004, Crosby & Nash released their first original studio record since 1976 with the double-album Crosby & Nash on Sanctuary Records, which featured backing mostly by members of Crosby’s band CPR. A single CD version was released in 2006 when CSNY began its “Freedom of Speech ’06” tour. On the Graham Nash box set Reflections, released in February 2009, the last track “In Your Name” was recorded on 21 October 2007 by the same band used for the 2004 Crosby & Nash album, including David Crosby on backing vocals.


James Taylor’s Greatest Hits 1976

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James Vernon Taylor (Belmont, 12 marzo 1948) è un cantautore statunitense, tra i più celebri degli anni settanta                                                              

Cresciuto nella cittadina di Chapel Hill (Carolina del Nord) dove, incoraggiato dalla mamma soprano, fin da bambino studiò violoncello, a partire dal 1960 preferì dedicarsi alla chitarra ispirandosi allo stile di Woody Guthrie. Abbandonò la scuola e formò una band col fratello Alex, ma venne ricoverato in un ospedale psichiatrico per curare una forma di depressione. Riuscì ad ottenere il diploma durante il soggiorno in ospedale, quindi si iscrisse alla Milton Academy dove incontrò Danny Kortchmar, col quale formò il gruppo “The Flying Machine”, che incise un singolo di scarso successo: Brighten Your Night with My Day. Trasferitosi a New York, Taylor divennetossicodipendente da eroina.

La canzone Jump Up Behind Me si riferisce a quel periodo: è infatti un omaggio a suo padre, Isaac, che in seguito ad una disperata telefonata del figlio dovette correre a New York per riportarlo a casa a Chapel Hill. Nel pezzo Taylor lo ringrazia per l’aiuto avuto in un periodo di disperato bisogno e descrive i ricordi del lungo viaggio in automobile verso casa. Nel 1968, durante un soggiorno a Londra, grazie ad un amico che aveva suonato per il duo inglese “Peter&Gordon” riuscì, tramite Peter Asher (parte del duo e fratello di Jane Asher, allora fidanzata di Paul McCartney) ad ottenere un’audizione per la Apple Records dei Beatles. Svoltasi in una piccola stanza della Apple, alla presenza di Peter, Paul McCartney e George Harrison, in quella audizione James scelse di far ascoltare Something in the Way She Moves (che poi ispirò George per la sua Something).

Il brano piacque ai due Beatles e Paul chiese a Peter se volesse produrre James per un album. Peter accettò e iniziarono le registrazioni di James Taylor. Al disco collaborarono anche Paul McCartney e George Harrison. Il disco non ebbe immediato successo. Tornato negli Stati Uniti si fece nuovamente ricoverare in ospedale per porre rimedio alla sua dipendenza dalle droghe, nel frattempo divenuta più forte. Quando le sue condizioni migliorarono, nel 1969, si esibì per sei serate al Troubadour Club di Los Angeles ed il 20 luglio al Newport Folk Festival. Poco tempo dopo ebbe un incidente motociclistico che gli procurò fratture multiple alle mani, impedendogli di suonare per diversi mesi.


James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.[2]

Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single “Fire and Rain” and had his first No. 1 hit the following year with “You’ve Got a Friend“, a recording ofCarole King‘s classic song. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. His commercial achievements declined slightly until a resurgence during the late 1990s and 2000s, when he recorded some of his best-selling and most-awarded work (including Hourglass, October Road and Covers).

James Taylor was born at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 12, 1948, where his father, Isaac M. Taylor, was a resident physician.[3][4] His father was from a well-off family of Southerners of Scottish ancestry.[3] His mother, the former Gertrude Woodard, studied singing with Marie Sundelius at the New England Conservatory of Music and was an aspiring opera singer before the couple’s marriage in 1946.[3][5] James was the second of five children, the others being Alex (1947–1993), Kate (born 1949), Livingston (born 1950), and Hugh (born 1952).[6]

In 1951, when Taylor was three, his family moved to what was then the countryside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina,[7] when Isaac took a job as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.[8] They built a house in the Morgan Creek area off of what is now Morgan Creek Road, which was sparsely populated.[9] James would later say, “Chapel Hill, the Piedmont, the outlying hills, were tranquil, rural, beautiful, but quiet. Thinking of the red soil, the seasons, the way things smelled down there, I feel as though my experience of coming of age there was more a matter of landscape and climate than people.”[9] James attended public primary school in Chapel Hill.[3] Isaac’s career prospered, but he was frequently away from home, on military service at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland or as part of Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica during 1955–1956.[10] Isaac Taylor later rose to become dean of the UNC School of Medicine from 1964 to 1971.[11] The Taylors spent summers on Martha’s Vineyard beginning in 1953.[12]

James Taylor first learned to play the cello as a child in North Carolina, and switched to the guitar in 1960.[13] His style on that instrument evolved from listening to hymns, carols, and Woody Guthrie, while his technique derived from his bass clef–oriented cello training and from experimenting on his sister Kate’s keyboards: “My style was a finger-picking style that was meant to be like a piano, as if my thumb were my left hand, and my first, second, and third fingers were my right hand.”[14] He began attending Milton Academy, a prep boarding school in Massachusetts in Fall 1961; summering before then with his family on Martha’s Vineyard, he met Danny Kortchmar, an aspiring teenage guitarist from Larchmont, New York.[15] The two began listening to and playing blues and folk music together, and Kortchmar quickly realized that Taylor’s singing had a “natural sense of phrasing, every syllable beautifully in time. I knew James had that thing.”[16] Taylor wrote his first song on guitar at age 14, and continued to learn the instrument effortlessly.[14] By the summer of 1963, he and Kortchmar were playing coffeehouses around the Vineyard, billed as “Jamie & Kootch”.[17]

Taylor faltered during his junior year at Milton, feeling uneasy in the high-pressured college prep environment despite a good scholastic performance.[18] The Milton headmaster would later say, “James was more sensitive and less goal oriented than most students of his day.”[19] He returned home to North Carolina to finish out the semester at Chapel Hill High School.[18] There he joined a band his brother Alex had formed called The Corsayers (later The Fabulous Corsairs), playing electric guitar; in 1964 they cut a single in Raleigh that featured James’s song “Cha Cha Blues” on the B-side.[18] Having lost touch with his former school friends in North Carolina, Taylor returned to Milton for his senior year.[18]

There, Taylor started applying to colleges,[20] but soon descended into depression; his grades collapsed, he slept 20 hours each day, and he felt part of a “life that I [was] unable to lead”.[18][21] In late 1965 he committed himself to the renowned McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts,[18] where he was treated with Thorazine and where the organized days began to give him a sense of time and structure.[19][21] As theVietnam War escalated, Taylor received a psychological rejection from Selective Service System when he appeared before them with two white-suited McLean assistants and was uncommunicative.[22] Taylor earned a high school diploma in 1966 from the hospital’s associated Arlington School.[22] He would later view his nine-month stay at McLean as “a lifesaver … like a pardon or like a reprieve”,[21] and both his brother Livingston and sister Kate would later be patients and students there as well.[19] As for his mental health struggles, Taylor would think of them as innate, and say: “It’s an inseparable part of my personality that I have these feelings.





Girasole – Haiku

🌸Girasole – Haiku🌸

Cade il seme
mentre il sole è specchio
da rincorrere

14.05.2018 Poetyca
🌸Sunflower – Haiku

The seed falls
while the sun is a mirror
to chase

14.05.2018 Poetyca

Scricchiolio – Crunch


Armonia spezzata
in questo silenzio
nato da sempre
come luogo
di vero ascolto
di foglie
sussulto del cuore
come tenebra
spezza l’incanto
Una lucina in cuore
ricompone la realtà
e scopro allora
che non esiste oscurità

27.03.2019 Poetyca

Broken harmony
in this silence
born forever
as a place
of true listening
of leaves
jolt of the heart
as darkness
breaks the spell
A light in the heart
recomposes reality
and I find out then
that there is no darkness

27.03.2019 Poetyca

Stelle – Stars


Guarda le stelle
e sogna
anche questa notte
Ricerca l’immagine
di un mondo
senza fretta
Piccole fiamme
sono speranze
e carezze d’amore
Non siamo
anime sole
ogni respiro è vita

27.03.2019 Poetyca

Look at the stars
and dreams
even this night
Search the image
of a world
no hurry
Small flames
they are hopes
and caresses of love
We are not
souls alone
every breath is life

27.03.2019 Poetyca

The Best of the Doors

I Doors sono stati un gruppo musicale statunitense, fondato nel 1965 da Jim Morrison (cantante), Ray Manzarek (tastierista), Robby Krieger (chitarrista) e John Densmore (batterista), e scioltosi definitivamente dopo otto anni di carriera effettiva nel 1973[2], due anni dopo la morte di Jim Morrison (avvenuta il 3 luglio del 1971). Sono considerati uno dei gruppi più influenti e controversi nella storia della musica, alla quale hanno unito con successo elementi blues, psichedelia[2] e jazz[3][4]. Molti dei loro brani, come Light My Fire, The End, Hello, I Love You e Riders on the Storm, sono considerati dei classici e sono stati reinterpretati da numerosi artisti delle generazioni successive.

I Doors hanno venduto più di 100 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.[5][6] Tre album in studio della band, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971) e Strange Days (1967), sono presenti nella lista dei 500 migliori album, rispettivamente alle posizioni 42, 362 e 407. Nel 1993 i Doors furono inseriti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitaristRobby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley‘s book The Doors of Perception,[2] which itself was a reference to a William Blake quote: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”[3] They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic[4] lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death on 3 July 1971, aged 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.[5]

Signing with Elektra Records in 1966, the Doors released eight albums between 1967 and 1971. All but one hit the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 21 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[6] The band’s biggest hits are “Light My Fire” (US, number 1), “People Are Strange” (US, number 12), “Love Me Two Times” (US, number 25), “Hello, I Love You” (US, number 1), “The Unknown Soldier“, (US, number 39), “Touch Me” (US, number 3), “Love Her Madly” (US, number 11), and “Riders On The Storm” (US, number 14). After Morrison’s death in 1971, the surviving trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Manzarek and Krieger sharing lead vocals. The three members also collaborated on the spoken-word recording of Morrison’s An American Prayer in 1978 and on the “Orange County Suite” for a 1997 boxed set. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited in 2000 for an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” and subsequently recorded Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors with a variety of vocalists.

Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 36.6 million certified units in the US[7] and over 100 million records worldwide,[8] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[9] The Doors has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LPs.[11]

In 2002 Manzarek and Krieger started playing together again, branding themselves as the Doors of the 21st Century, with Ian Astbury of the The Cult on vocals. Densmore opted to sit out and, along with the Morrison estate, sued the duo over proper use of the band name and won. After a short time as Riders On the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek-Krieger and continued to tour until Manzarek’s death in 2013, at the age of 74.

Three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971), and Strange Days (1967), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362 and 407 respectively.

The band, their work, and Morrison’s celebrity are considered important to the counterculture of the 1960s.[12][13][14][15][16]

The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.




Gioisci la vita
chiudi gli occhi
apri il tuo cuore
per amore.

Guarda la luce
Nella tua anima.
Scaccia i fantasmi
della notte
e ascolta la mia voce,
grido il mio amore.
Dammi la mano,
siamo andati lontano
In un mondo nuovo
senza dolore
Ma completa libertà
e amore.

Spera in un domani sempre migliore
ed io ti seguirò
Perchè io sono tua sorella in amore.

21.12.2000 Poetyca


Enjoy your life
close your eyes
open your heart
to love.

Looking light
in your soul.
Drive away the ghost
of the night
and listen my voice,
I’m crying my love.
give me your hand,
we gone far
in a new world
without sorrow
but full freedom
and love.

Hope always in a good tomorrow
and I’ll follow you
cause I’m your sister in love.

21.12.2000 Poetyca

Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series (Complete) (Live)

Bob Dylan, nato con il nome di Robert Allen Zimmerman (Duluth, 24 maggio 1941), è un cantautore e compositore statunitense.

Distintosi anche come scrittore, poeta, attore, pittore, scultore e conduttore radiofonico, è una delle più importanti figure degli ultimi cinquant’anni nel campo musicale, in quello della cultura popolare e della letteratura a livello mondiale.[2][3][4]

La maggior parte delle sue canzoni più conosciute risale agli anni sessanta, quando l’artista si è posto come figura chiave del movimento di protesta americano. Canzoni come Blowin’ in the Wind e The Times They Are A-Changin’[5] sono diventate gli inni dei movimenti pacifisti e per i diritti civili.

I testi delle sue prime canzoni affrontano temi politici, sociali e filosofici e risentono di influenze letterarie, sfidando le convenzioni della musica pop e appellandosi allacontrocultura del tempo.

Nel corso degli anni Dylan ha ampliato e personalizzato il suo stile musicale arrivando a toccare molti generi diversi come country, blues, gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly,jazz e swing, ma anche musica popolare inglese, scozzese ed irlandese[6][7].

Oltre ad aver di fatto inventato (o re-inventato) la figura del cantautore contemporaneo[8][9], a Dylan si devono, tra le altre cose, l’ideazione del folk-rock (in particolare con l’album Bringing It All Back Home, del 1965)[10], il primo singolo di successo ad avere una durata non commerciale (gli oltre 6 minuti della celeberrima Like a Rolling Stone, del 1965)[11] e il primo album doppio della storia del rock (Blonde on Blonde, del 1966)[12]. Il video promozionale del brano Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) è considerato da alcuni il primo videoclip in assoluto[13][14].

Tra i molti riconoscimenti che gli sono stati conferiti vanno menzionati almeno il Grammy Award alla carriera nel 1991[15], il Polar Music Prize (ritenuto da alcuni equivalente del premio Nobel in campo musicale[16]) nel 2000[17], il Premio Oscar nel 2001 (per la canzone Things Have Changed, dalla colonna sonora del film Wonder Boys, per la quale si è aggiudicato anche il Golden Globe)[18], il Premio Pulitzer nel 2008[19], la National Medal of Arts nel 2009[20] e la Presidential Medal of Freedom nel2012[21].

La rivista Rolling Stone lo inserisce al secondo posto nella lista dei 100 miglior artisti[22] e al settimo in quella dei 100 migliori cantanti[23].



Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoningcounterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is considered his songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time; he has received numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.



I Radiohead sono un gruppo musicale rock inglese proveniente dall’Oxfordshire e formatosi nel 1985. Fino al 1992, quando cambiarono nome, erano noti come On a Friday. Hanno venduto più di 30 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.

La band è formata da Thom Yorke (voce, chitarra, pianoforte), Jonny Greenwood (chitarra solista, tastiere), Ed O’Brien (chitarra, voce di supporto), Colin Greenwood (basso elettrico, sintetizzatori) e Philip Selway (percussioni).

I Radiohead pubblicarono il loro primo singolo, Creep, nel 1992. La canzone fu inizialmente un insuccesso, ma dopo la pubblicazione dell’album di debutto Pablo Honey, il singolo ebbe un inaspettato successo mondiale. L’album, seppur ben accolto negli Stati Uniti, passò quasi inosservato in Inghilterra. Il successo in patria arrivò solo con il secondo album, The Bends (1995), che fece guadagnare al gruppo numerosi fan. La loro reputazione crebbe ancor di più con l’uscita del terzo album; caratterizzato da un suono più esteso e dal tema ricorrente dell’alienazione moderna, OK Computer (1997) è riconosciuto da diversi critici come una pietra miliare della musica rock degli anni novanta.
Con i loro successivi album Kid A (2000) e Amnesiac (2001), la popolarità dei Radiohead arrivò ai massimi livelli. Con questi dischi la band conobbe un’ulteriore evoluzione del proprio stile musicale, fortemente influenzato dalla musica classica contemporanea, dal free jazz e dall’elettronica. Il loro sesto album, Hail to the Thief (2003), caratterizzato da testi maggiormente rivolti all’attualità, è sembrato mescolare influenze da tutta la carriera della band.

I Radiohead, dopo quattro anni di assenza dalle scene, nel 2007, completarono le registrazioni del loro settimo album, intitolato In Rainbows, disponibile per il download digitale a partire dal 10 ottobre 2007.

Nel 2011 il gruppo ha pubblicato il suo ottavo album in studio, The King of Limbs, scaricabile anch’esso dal sito della band a partire dal 18 febbraio 2011.

La rivista statunitense Rolling Stone ha incluso cinque album dei Radiohead nella sua lista dei 500 migliori album: Kid A alla posizione 67, The Bends alla 111,OK Computer alla 162,[14] Amnesiac alla 320 e In Rainbows alla 336.[16] La stessa rivista ha inoltre inserito i Radiohead alla posizione numero 73 nella propria lista dei 100 migliori artisti. Gli stessi cinque album sono inseriti nel libro 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of the band’s debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to international fame; featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s and one of the best albums of all time.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a dramatic evolution in Radiohead’s musical style, as they incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of piano and guitar rock, electronics, and lyrics inspired by war, was the band’s final album for their record label, EMI. Radiohead self-released their seventh album In Rainbows (2007) as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, and was also self-released.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.[7] Their work places highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s.[8][9] In 2005, they were ranked 73rd in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time”; Jonny Greenwood (48th[10]) and O’Brien were both included in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of greatest guitarists, and Yorke (66th[11]) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.


Occhio puro

Horus, Dio dalla testa di Falco, figlio di Iside e Osiride era considerato il Dio della preveggenza. Il suo occhio simboleggia la spietata acutezza dello sguardo giustiziere cui nulla sfugge. Grazie a lui Iside riuscì a vendicare il marito e a scacciare Seth, dando inizio al Regno dei Faraoni.
Secondo la mitologia l’occhio di Horus è l’occhio che “tutto vede” . Veniva impresso all’ingresso delle case, sui sarcofagi e sulle tombe, per contrastare il maligno o per proteggere il viaggio del defunto verso l’aldilà.

Nell’esoterismo egizio le figure terrene, non sono immagini delle realtà corrispondenti, ma funzioni multiple di potenze che attivano un proprio sistema di significanti. Una delle più famose immagini egizie è l’Occhio di Horus nella quale si visualizza l’occhio magico che Osiride, una volta reintegrate le membra disperse da Seth, grazie all’opera di Iside e Neftis, dona al figlio Horus allorquando, emergendo dal mondo della luce velata, la Duat, lo abbraccia trasmettendogli il potere della conoscenza, della consapevolezza e della trasformazione.

Nella rinascita l’Occhio di Horus vira su un piano superiore, anche nel dato numerico, lo smembramento di Osiride e questo processo è registrato nella sua polarizzazione, come mostra il Duplice Occhio di Horus ai lati di Osiride risorto con Corona Atef, nella tomba di Sennedjen, XIX dinastia.




Horus, the falcon-headed God, son of Isis and Osiris was considered the god of foresight. His eye symbolizes the grim avenger acuteness of vision which nothing escapes. Thanks to him, Isis was able to avenge her husband Seth and cast, starting the Kingdom of the Pharaohs.
According to mythology the eye of Horus is the eye that “sees everything”. He was impressed at the entrance of the houses on the sarcophagi and tombs in order to counter the evil or to protect the deceased’s journey to the afterlife.


Egyptian esotericism earthly figures, no images match reality, but multiple functions of powers that enable its own system of signifiers. One of the most famous images is the Egyptian Eye of Horus in which you see the magic eye to Osiris, once replenished the members dispersed by Seth, thanks to the work of Isis and Neftis, gives to his son Horus when, emerging from the world the veiled light, the Duat, embraces the power of imparting knowledge, awareness and transformation.

In the Eye of Horus turns rebirth on a higher plane, even in numerical data, the dismemberment of Osiris, and this process is recorded in its polarization, as shown in the Dual Eye of Horus on the sides of Osiris risen with Atef Crown, in the tomb of Sennedjen, Dynasty XIX.


Occhio puro – retta visione

Escludendo il mondo esterno, con lo sguardo fisso tra le sopracciglia, i respiri affluenti ed effluenti che fluiscono regolari per le narici, con i sensi, la mente e l’intelletto sotto controllo, giunto alla meta della liberazione, il muni (saggio), gettati via desiderio, paura e ira, è per sempre libero.

Bhagavad Gita (V, 27,28)

“Se dunque il tuo occhio è singolo, tutto il tuo corpo sarà illuminato”.
(Matteo, 6, 22)

(E’ da presumere che le Bibbie più antiche dicessero proprio “occhio singolo”, forma che si trova nella Bibbia di Martin Lutero e ancor oggi nelle traduzioni greche e inglesi. Più tardi, non comprendendo il vero significato della parola, i traduttori cambiarono “singolo” in “semplice” e poi ancora in “puro” N.d.T.). Durante la meditazione profonda, l’occhio unico o spirituale diventa visibile nella parte centrale della fronte. Le scritture si riferiscono in vari modi a questo occhio onnisciente: quale terzo occhio, stella d’Oriente, l’occhio interiore, la colomba che scende dal cielo, l’occhio di Shiva, l’occhio dell’intuizione, ecc.

Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiografia di uno Yogi. Roma, Astrolabio-Ubaldini Editore, 1971, p. 153

Il corpo fisico ha due occhi – positivo e negativo – a causa della legge della relatività. Il corpo astrale ha soltanto un occhio, variamente chiamato: occhio spirituale, occhio singolo (dalla Bibbia cristiana), terzo occhio (dalla Bibbia indù), stella dell’est, stella di saggezza, colomba che discende dal cielo, occhio interiore, occhio intuitivo, occhio di Shiva, stella attraverso cui vedono i saggi, ecc. Quando fu battezzato dallo Spirito Santo, Gesù lo percepì come un suono cosmico o Cielo, e vide l’occhio spirituale come una colomba.

Il Vangelo di Gesù secondo Paramhansa Yogananda. Volume primo. Edizioni Vidyananda

L’insegnamento giunge solo a indicare la via; ma la visione sarà di colui che avrà voluto vedere. … E’ necessario che l’occhio si faccia uguale all’oggetto per accostarsi a contemplarlo. … Il tuo occhio interiore ha dinnanzi a se una grande bellezza. Ma se cerchi di contemplarla con un occhio ammalato o non pulito, o debole, avrai troppa poca energia per vedere gli oggetti più brillanti e non vedrai nulla, anche se sei dinnanzi ad un oggetto che può essere visto.

Sophia – Plotino. (Commento: qui Sophia potrebbe essere quindi intesa come la saggezza di colui che osserva con occhio singolo, lo stesso che talvolta si scorge durante la meditazione).

Quando la mente si concentra,prima o poi si manifesta un segno.
Questo non e’ per tuttiil medesimo.
Per alcuni potra’ essere una forma come una stella,un diadema di gemmeo un filo di perle.
Altri lo avvertiranno come un fior di loto,la ruota di un carro,il disco della luna,il disco del sole.
Se appare un segno luminoso,non bisogna cominciare a pensarci ne’ dargli attenzione diretta.
Il segno e’ originato dalla percezione.
Percio’ bisogna capire che appare diverso a causa della differenza di percezione.

(Visuddhi Magga)

Non identificatevi … siate un testimone, un osservatore. Allora, se vi riesce di essere testimoni, sarete focalizzati nel terzo occhio. … anche l’opposto è possibile. Se siete focalizzati nel terzo occhio, diventerete un testimone.
… focalizzati nel centro del terzo occhio la vostra immaginazione diventa potente, efficace. Ecco perché si è insistito così tanto sulla purezza …

Rajneesh (Osho) – Il libro dei segreti, Bompiani, 1978, p. 90 e seg.

Lo spazio tra i nostri due occhi (terzo occhio) non è uno spazio delimitato nel vostro corpo fisico. E’ lo spazio infinito che è penetrato in voi. Una volta che questo spazio venga conosciuto, non sarete più la stessa persona. Non appena conoscerete questo spazio interiore, avrete conosciuto l’immortale. Allora non c’è più alcuna morte.

Rajneesh (Osho) – Il libro dei segreti, Bompiani, 1978, p. 217

Se per un’ora al giorno fissi una fiamma e pratichi questa tecnica per alcuni mesi, il tuo terzo occhio inizia a funzionare alla perfezione. Diventi più attento, più luminoso.

Rajneesh (Osho) – Il libro arancione, Mediterranee, 1983, p.109

I Maestri indù hanno insegnato che, per conquistare la più profonda conoscenza, bisogna focalizzare lo sguardo attraverso l’onnisciente occhio spirituale. Quando ci si concentra fortemente, anche chi non sia uno yoghi aggrotta la fronte nel punto fra le sopracciglia: il centro della concentrazione e dello sferico occhio spirituale, sede dell’intuizione dell’anima. Questa è la vera “sfera di cristallo” in cui guarda lo yoghi per apprendere i segreti dell’universo. Coloro che andranno abbastanza profondo nella loro concentrazione penetreranno quel “terzo occhio” e vedranno Dio. I ricercatori della verità dovrebbero perciò sviluppare la facoltà di proiettare la loro percezione attraverso l’occhio spirituale. La pratica dello Yoga aiuta l’aspirante ad aprire l’occhio singolo della coscienza intuitiva.
L’intuizione, o conoscenza diretta, non dipende da alcun dato fornito dai sensi. Per questo la facoltà intuitiva è spesso chiamata il “sesto senso”. Tutti hanno questo sesto senso, ma la maggior parte delle persone non lo sviluppa. Tuttavia, quasi tutti hanno avuto qualche esperienza intuitiva, forse l’intuizione che una determinata cosa sarebbe dovuta accadere, sebbene non ci fosse alcun segno percepibile dai sensi a indicarlo.

Paramahansa Yogananda, L’eterna ricerca dell’uomo. Roma, Astrolabio-Ubaldini Editore, 1980, p. 31-32

Signore, esiste un metodo scientifico, oltre il Kriya, che può portare un devoto a Dio?, s’informò uno studente.”Si”, disse il Maestro. “Una via rapida e sicura che porta all’infinito è quella di tenere la propria attenzione fissa nel centro della Coscienza Cristica fra le sopracciglia”.

Paramahansa Yogananda, Il Maestro disse. Roma, Astrolabio-Ubaldini Editore, 1970, p. 66

Coloro i quali non meditano regolarmente e profondamente sono irrequieti, ovunque essi meditino, e rinunciano dopo un breve sforzo. Ma se voi fate uno sforzo più grande, giorno dopo giorno, verrà l’abilità di immergervi più profondamente. Io non debbo fare alcuno sforzo, adesso; il mondo intero sparisce istantaneamente, quando chiudo i miei occhi e fisso istantaneamente il Centro Cristico (l’occhio spirituale, nella fronte fra le ciglia).
(Paramahansa Yogananda

Ora, vedete, nessun Gesù Cristo viene dall’esterno dentro la visione di nessuno. Nessun Rama, Nessun Krishna, nessun Buddha, nessun Baba Faqir si manifesta da fuori a nessuno. Queste visioni sono fenomeni provocati dalle impressioni e dalle suggestioni che il devoto ha già accolto nella propria mente. Queste impressioni e suggestioni gli appaiono come un sogno. Ma nessuno viene da fuori. Questa è la pura verità.
(Baba Faqir Chand, 1886-1981)

Gli illusi non vedono l’anima quando lascia il corpo e nemmeno quando ci abita dentro. Non si può veder l’anima mentre si gode degli oggetti dei sensi o si agisce mossi dall’attaccamento alle passioni, all’ignoranza o alla purezza. Solo coloro che hanno l’occhio della saggezza vedono.

(Bhagavad Gita 15:10)

Se uno tenesse la propria mente costantemente concentrata nel punto fra le sopracciglia (nel Centro Cristico), vedesse l’occhio spirituale e gli comandasse di ricaricare il corpo d’energia, esso lo farebbe. Facendo questo, la gente smetterebbe d’invecchiare

Paramahansa Yogananda – Alomentazione Yoga – Edizioni Vidyananda

Il terzo occhio non fa parte del corpo fisico, ma del corpo sottile, il secondo corpo, quello interiore.

Osho – I segreti della trasformazione, Bompiani, 2000, p. 150

Quando il terzo occhio si apre per la prima volta, il buio sparirà, e ci sarà luce, una luce senza sorgente. … Per questo le Upanishad dicono che Dio non è come il sole o una fiamma. E’ una luce senza sorgente.

Osho – I segreti della trasformazione, Bompiani, 2000, p. 169, 170

La prima delle otto vie fondamentali del Nobile ottuplice sentiero è la Retta Visione per cui si contempla la realtà così com’è, senza inquinarla coi propri complessi inconsci, abitudini inveterate, pregiudizi, ripugnanze innate, limitazioni caratteriali, memoria automatica ecc.

Le altre vie sono: retto pensiero, retta parola o retto modo di parlare, retta azione o karma, retto comportamento o modo di guadagnarsi la vita, retto sforzo, retta consapevolezza, retta concentrazione o samadhi.

Secondo un moderno maestro occidentale, qui l’aggettivo retto non è usato come contrapposto a sbagliato, secondo il comune modo di pensare dualistico, ma si potrebbe tradurre come “non”, non concetto, non visione. “Eliminando tutti i concetti, si ottiene la retta visione. Procedendo di un passo si elimina anche la non visione.” (Bernie Glassman, “Cerchio Infinito” p. 57, Oscar Mondatori).

“Vedete la pagliuzza nell’occhio del fratello ma non la trave nel vostro. Quando vi sarete tolti la trave dagli occhi allora sarete in grado di togliere la pagliuzza dall’occhio del fratello” (Tommaso, 26).

I concetti sono quelli che distolgono la Retta Visione, i pre-giudizi, i pre-concetti, le idee pre-formate. Tutti guardiamo il mondo attraverso queste lenti deformanti ma non ce ne accorgiamo. Siamo però molto bravi a vedere le lenti, anche piccole, negli occhi degli altri. I nostri concetti, i nostri giudizi sono quelli giusti, quelli veri, quelli saggi; poverino il vicino o il fratello che è costretto a guardare con quella pagliuzza che lo disturba e gli deforma la vista.

Ma “quando vi sarete tolti la trave dagli occhi allora sarete in grado di togliere la pagliuzza dall’occhio del fratello” perché quando cominciamo a vedere rettamente, cioè a vedere eliminando tutti i concetti, aiutiamo tutti coloro che ci sono vicini: fino a quando, però, non vedremo quanto grande sia la trave che ci portiamo dentro l’occhio e in che modo deformato guardiamo il mondo e gli altri, continueremo a sproloquiare di giusto e sbagliato, bianco e nero, morale e non morale e tutti i difetti li vedremo nell’occhio del nostro fratello.

“Il sesto patriarca disse: – Io vedo e non vedo -. Allora Shen-hui chiese: – Maestro, cosa significa “vedere” e “non vedere”? – Il maestro disse: – Io vedo. Vedo sempre le mie trasgressioni e i miei difetti. Per questo dico che vedo. Non vedo. Nel mondo non vedo le trasgressioni e le colpe degli altri. Per questo vedo e non vedo -. (citato in “La Mente allo specchio”, a cura di Leonardo Vittorio Arena, Oscar Mondatori, p.188).

Pure eye – right view


Excluding the outside world, his gaze fixed between the eyebrows, the breathing regular tributaries and effluents that flow through the nostrils, with senses, mind and intellect under control, came to the goal of liberation, the muni (sage) cast away desire, fear and anger, is always free.

Bhagavad Gita (V, 27,28)

“Therefore if thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be enlightened.”
(Matthew, 6, 22)

(can be assumed that the oldest Bible say its “single eye” form that is in the Bible of Martin Luther and even today in Greek and English translations. Later on, not understanding the true meaning of the word, the translators changed ” single “in” simple “and then again in” pure “NDT). During deep meditation, or spiritual eye becomes visible only in the middle of the forehead. The records relate in many ways this all-knowing eye: as the third eye, Star of the East, the inner eye, the dove descending from heaven, the eye of Shiva, the eye of intuition, and so on.

Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi. Rome, Astrolabe-Ubaldini Publisher, 1971, p. 153

The physical body has two eyes – positive and negative – because of the law of relativity. The astral body has only one eye, variously called: spiritual eye, single eye (from the Christian Bible), third eye (from the Hindu Bible), Eastern Star, star of wisdom, the dove descending from heaven, inner eye, eye intuitive eye of Shiva, they see the star through essays, etc.. When he was baptized by the Holy Spirit, Jesus perceived it as a cosmic sound or Heaven, and saw the spiritual eye as a dove.

The Gospel of Jesus according to Paramhansa Yogananda. Volume first. Editions Vidyanand

The teaching comes only to show the way, but the vision will be the one who wanted to see. … And ‘necessary that the eye is equal to the face of approaching to contemplate. … Your inner eye has before him a great beauty. But if you try to contemplate it with an eye on sick or not clean, or weak, you have too little energy to see the brightest objects and do not see anything, even if you’re in front of an object which can be seen.

Sophia – Plotinus. (Comment: Sophia here could thus be seen as the wisdom of the observer with a single eye, the same can be seen that sometimes during meditation).

When the mind is focused, sooner or later it shows a sign.
This is not ‘for allThe same.
For some you can ‘be a shape like a star, a tiara gemmeo a string of pearls.
Others will feel like a lotus, the wheel of a wagon, the disc of the moon, the sun’s disc.
If you see a bright sign, do not start thinking about it ‘to give direct attention.
The sign and ‘originated from the perception.
Therefore ‘we must understand that it is different because of the difference in perception.

(Visuddhi Magga)

Do not identify … Be a witness, an observer. So, if you can bear witness, you will be focused in the third eye. … The opposite is also possible. If you are focused in the third eye, you become a witness.
… third eye focused in the center of your imagination becomes a powerful and effective. That’s why we have insisted so much on the purity …

Rajneesh (Osho) – The Book of Secrets, Bompiani, 1978, p. 90 et seq.

The space between our two eyes (third eye) is not a designated area in your physical body. E ‘infinite space that has penetrated you. Once this space is known, you will not be the same person. As soon as you know this inner space, you know the immortal. So there’s no death.

Rajneesh (Osho) – The Book of Secrets, Bompiani, 1978, p. 217

If one hour a day set a fire and practice this technique for several months, your third eye begins to work perfectly. You become more alert, brighter.

Rajneesh (Osho) – The Orange Book, Mediterranee, 1983, p.109

The Hindu masters have taught that in order to gain the deeper knowledge, you must focus your gaze through the omniscient spiritual eye. When you focus strongly, even those who are not a yogi frowns at the point between the eyebrows, the center of the concentration and the spiritual eye ball, the seat of the intuition of the soul. This is the real “crystal ball” in which the yogi looking to learn the secrets of the universe. Those who go deep enough in their concentration will penetrate the “third eye” and I see God seekers of truth should therefore develop the ability to project their perception by the spiritual eye. The practice of Yoga helps the aspirant to open the single eye of intuitive consciousness.
The intuition, or direct knowledge, does not depend on any information provided by the senses. For this reason, the intuitive faculty is often called the “sixth sense”. Everyone has this sixth sense, but most people do not develop it. However, almost everyone has had some experience intuitive, perhaps the intuition that a certain thing was supposed to happen, although there was no sign to indicate perceptible to the senses.

Paramahansa Yogananda, The eternal human search. Rome, Astrolabe-Ubaldini Publisher, 1980, p. 31-32

Lord, there is a scientific method, as well as the Kriya, which can lead a devotee to God?, He asked one student. “Yes,” said the Master. “A quick and safe way that takes forever is to keep its attention fixed in the center of Christ Consciousness between the eyebrows.”

Paramahansa Yogananda, The Master said. Rome, Astrolabe-Ubaldini Publisher, 1970: 66

Those who do not meditate regularly and are deeply restless, wherever they meditate and give up after a short effort. But if you make a greater effort, day after day, will be the ability to dive deeper. I should not make any effort, now, the whole world disappears instantly, when I close my eyes and instantly fixed the Christ center (the spiritual eye, the forehead between the eyebrows).
(Paramahansa Yogananda

Now, you see, no Jesus Christ is outside the vision of anyone inside. Rama No, no Krishna, no Buddha, no Baba Faqir is obvious to anyone outside. These visions are phenomena caused by the impressions and suggestions that the devotee has already accepted in his own mind. These impressions and suggestions to appear like a dream. But no one from outside. This is the truth.
(Baba Faqir Chand, 1886-1981)

The deluded do not see when the soul leaves the body and even when we live within. You can not see the soul while you enjoy the sense objects or acts motivated by an adherence to the passions, ignorance or purity. Only those who have seen the wisdom eye.

(Bhagavad Gita 15:10)

If one held one’s mind constantly focused at the point between the eyebrows (the Christ center), the spiritual eye could see, and commanded him to recharge the body of energy, it would. By doing this, people would stop getting old

Paramahansa Yogananda – Alomentazione Yoga – Edizioni Vidyanand

The third eye is not part of the physical body, but the subtle body, the second body, the inner one.

Osho – The secrets of transformation, Bompiani, 2000, p. 150

When the third eye opens for the first time, the darkness will disappear, and there will be light, a light without a source. … This is why the Upanishads say God is not like the sun or a flame. It ‘s a light without a source.

Osho – The secrets of transformation, Bompiani, 2000, p. 169, 170

The first of the eight basic ways of the Noble Eightfold Path is the right understanding for which we contemplate reality as it is, without polluting it with their own complex unconscious, ingrained habits, prejudices, innate repugnance, character restrictions, automatic memory etc..

Other ways are: right thought, right speech and right way of speaking, right action, or karma, right conduct or way of earning a living, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration or samadhi.

According to a Western modern master, here the right adjective is not used as opposed to wrong, according to the common dualistic way of thinking, but could be translated as “no”, no concept, no vision. “By removing all the concepts, you get the right view. Going a step will also remove the non-vision. “(Bernie Glassman,” Infinite Circle “p. 57, Oscar Mondadori).

“You see the mote in your brother but not the beam in yours. When you removed the beam from his eyes then you will be able to take the speck out of his brother (Thomas 26).

The concepts are those who turn aside the right understanding, the prejudices, pre-concepts, pre-formed ideas. All these we see the world through distorting lenses but do not realize it. However, we are very good at seeing the slow, however small, in the eyes of others. Our concepts, our judgments are the right ones, real ones, wise ones, the poor or near his brother who is forced to watch with the straw that disturbs and distorts the view.

But “when you have removed the beam from his eyes then you will be able to take the speck out of his brother” because when we begin to see rightly, that eliminating all concepts see, we help all those who are close to us: as long as However, we do not see how big the beam that we carry inside the eye and how warped look at the world and others, continue to rant about right and wrong, black and white, moral and not moral flaws and all them we will see in the eye of our brother.

“The Sixth Patriarch said: – I see and I do not see -. Shen-hui, then asked: – Master, what does “see” and “not see”? – The master said: – I see. I always see my transgressions and my faults. For this reason I say that I see. I can not wait. In the world I do not see the transgressions and sins of others. To see this and I do not see -. (Quoted in “The Mind of the mirror,” by Leonardo Vittorio Arena, Oscar Mondadori, p.188).

Azione – Action – Eckhart Tolle


“Qualsiasi azione è spesso
meglio di niente,
soprattutto se sei stato
bloccato in un infelice
situazione per molto tempo. ”

Eckhart Tolle

“Any action is often
better than no action,
especially if you have been
stuck in an unhappy
situation for a long time.”

Eckhart Tolle

Pronti a ricominciare – 🌸Ready to start again

🌸Pronti a ricominciare🌸

Le emozioni trascinano,
a volte sono incontenibili.
Nessuno è immune
ma ogni uragano
anche se distruttivo
e lascia macerie,
poi passa.
Si deve essere
sempre pronti
a ricominciare.

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🌸Ready to start again

Emotions drag,
they are uncontainable.
Nobody is immune
but every hurricane
even if destructive
and leaves rubble
then it passes.
We must be
always ready
to start over.

23.02.2019 Poetyca

Metamorfosi – Metamorphosis


Sono attimi
respiri sfuggenti
tra le sfumature
della notte
Tremore essenziale
per poi riprendere
il viaggio e le sue rotte
in albe nuove

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They are moments
elusive breaths
among the nuances
of the night
Essential tremor
and then resume
the journey and its routes
in new dawns

20..02.2019 Poetyca

Metamorfosi – Metamorphosis


Sono attimi
respiri sfuggenti
tra le sfumature
della notte
Tremore essenziale
per poi riprendere
il viaggio e le sue rotte
in albe nuove

20.02.2019 Poetyca

They are moments
elusive breaths
among the nuances
of the night
Essential tremor
and then resume
the journey and its routes
in new dawns

20..02.2019 Poetyca

Allmand Brothers Band.- a Decade of hits (1969-1979)

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La Allman Brothers Band è un gruppo statunitense formatosi a Jacksonville, Florida, tra il 23 e il 26 marzo 1969[3] attorno ai due fratelli Duane e Gregg Allman. Sono considerati i principali inventori del southern rock[4], genere nato dalla miscela di elementi del blues, del rock, del country e del jazz in generale.[5]

La discografia ufficiale comprende dodici album studio, quattordici album live e sedici raccolte.

Nel 1995 la Allman Brothers Band è entrata a far parte della Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). While the band has been called the principal architects of southern rock, they also incorporate elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows have jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group’s first two studio releases stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post“, and is often considered among the best live albums. Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident not long afterward, and the band completed Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band’s popularity. Following the death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973’sBrothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single, “Ramblin’ Man“, placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook the band soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band reformed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their drummer), and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City‘s Beacon Theater each spring. The band retired in 2014 with the departure of the aforementioned members. The band has been awarded eleven gold and five platinum albums,[2] and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.


Libero per sempre – Free forever

🌸Libero per sempre🌸

Corri amico mio
vai a cercare un luogo
di armonia e libertà
dove guarire
i graffi d’anima
e dove la tua luce
possa trionfare
Le mura buie
della tua prigione
sono scivolose
e respingono la luce
ma tu oggi ricorda
chi sei davvero
e sarai libero per sempre

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🌸Free forever

Run my friend
go look for a place
of harmony and freedom
where to heal
the scratches of soul
and where your light is
can triumph
The dark walls
of your prison
they are slippery
and they reject the light
but today you remember
who you really are
and you will be free forever

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PJ Harvey

Polly Jean “PJ” Harvey (Yeovil, 9 ottobre 1969) è una cantautrice e musicista britannica.


Polly Jean Harvey, MBE (born 9 October 1969), known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, composer and occasional artist.Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, harmonica and, most recently, the autoharp.

Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophone player. The band’s frontman, John Parish, would become her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio and subsequently began her professional career. The trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist. Since 1995, she has released a further six studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.

Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) and Let England Shake (2011)[ respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice—eight Brit Award nominations, six Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. Rolling Stone awarded her 1992’s Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995’s Artist of the Year, and listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love (1995) and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME Awards.[10] In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.


Fatiche – Labors


E dopo
le fatiche
di ieri
solo oggi
il senso
del tempo
e delle cose
mai avute
Se guardo
solo oggi
la forza
ed il valore
da sempre
nella mia anima

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And then
the labors
of yesterday
only today
I understand
the sense
of time
and of things
never had
If I look
only today
I understand
the force
and the value
in my soul

10.02.2019 Poetyca

The Church

I The Church sono fra gli esponenti del rock psichedelico degli anni ottanta. La formazione è nata a Sydney, in Australia nel 1978.

Esordiscono nel 1980 con il singolo She Never Said. L’anno successivo pubblicano per il mercato australiano, il loro primo album intitolato Of Skins and Heart trainato dai singoli The Ungarded Moment, Too Fast for You e Tear It All Away, che a breve distanza viene pubblicato anche in Europa con il titolo di The Church.

La band propone un rock neopsichedelico con venature pop, sull’onda di analoghe neonate formazioni come R.E.M., Rain Parade, Green on Red, Dream Syndicate, Game Theory, The Triffids, Three O’Clock, Plimsouls, Hoodoo Gurus, The Long Ryders, si stava affermando nello scenario rock di quegli anni.

Il sound dei Church, tuttavia, si contraddistingue per le forti tonalità visionarie che, coi successivi album The Blurred Crusade (del 1982), Seance (del 1983) e Remote Luxury (del 1984), trovano la loro piena espressione.

Ma è con Heyday (del 1985) e Starfish (del 1988), che Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Peter Koppes e Richard Ploog sfiorano il successo mondiale, grazie a un rock che si fa più sostenuto e corposo e strizza l’occhio anche a sonorità più radiofoniche. Il singolo Under the Milky Way con le sue atmosfere agrodolci e arpeggi di chitarra che richiamano atmosfere irreali, rimane il loro brano più conosciuto, grazie anche ad un videoclip promozionale in assidua rotazione sulle televisioni musicali più note di quel periodo.

Il sound dei Church negli anni 90 si è sviluppato percorrendo nuove strade, pur mantenendo una coerenza stilistica di base, senza però ottenere il successo precedente. Si è accentuato l’uso dell’elettronica soprattutto negli album come Priest=Aura e Sometime Anywhere. Sono invece arrivati ad una buona mediazione tra il loro sound degli anni ottanta e la sperimentazione dei novanta nei lavori prodotti dopo il 2000: After Everything Now This, Forget Yourself e Uninvited, Like the Clouds, i tre dischi forse più completi e maturi che la band australiana abbia mai prodotto.

I componenti del gruppo hanno affiancato un’intensa carriera solista e di progetti paralleli. Si segnalano gli Hex e i Jack Frost di Kilbey, i Well di Koppes.

Il 17 ottobre 2014 esce il 25º album in studio intitolato “Further/Deeper”, registrato in soli otto giorni alla fine del 2013. L’album segna l’ingresso nella band del chitarrista Ian Haug al posto di Marty Wilson Piper che, secondo Kilbey, si era dichiarato non disponibile per l’incisione di un nuovo disco e ralativo tour.


The Church is an Australian psychedelic rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave, neo-psychedelia and indie rock, their music later came to feature slower tempos and surreal soundscapes reminiscent of dream pop and post-rock. Glenn A. Baker has written that “From the release of the ‘She Never Said’ single in November 1980, this unique Sydney-originated entity has purveyed a distinctive, ethereal, psychedelic-tinged sound which has alternatively found favour and disfavor in Australia”.The Los Angeles Times has described the band’s music as “dense, shimmering, exquisite guitar pop”.

The founding members were Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars and Nick Ward on drums. Ward only played on their debut album and the band’s drummer for the rest of the 1980s was Richard Ploog. Jay Dee Daugherty (ex-Patti Smith Group) played drums from 1990 to 1993 and was replaced by Tim Powles, who has remained with them ever since. Koppes left the band from 1992 to 1997 and Willson-Piper left in 2013. He was replaced by Ian Haug, formerly of Powderfinger. Kilbey, Koppes and Powles also recorded together as “The Refo:mation” in 1997.

The Church’s debut album, Of Skins and Heart (1981), delivered their first radio hit “The Unguarded Moment” and they were signed to major labels in Australia, Europe and the United States. However, the US label was dissatisfied with their second album and dropped the band without releasing it. This put a dent in their international success, but they returned to the charts in 1988, with the album Starfish and the US Top 40 hit “Under the Milky Way”. Subsequent mainstream success has proved elusive, but the band retains a large international cult following and were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Sydney in 2011. The Church continue to tour and record, releasing their 24th studio album, Further/Deeper, in October 2014.



Vagare per stanze vuote,
riempire il silenzio con la musica,
ma non sono le tue parole.

Cercare negli sguardi della gente
Un po’ di calore…
Nulla vale, nulla riempie il cuore.

Sforzarsi di sorridere,cercare l’amore
Ma dove?
Guardati dentro, cosa c’è?
Emozioni perdute,
strane sensazioni,
cosa leggi? Dillo a me!

Sto aspettando le tue parole
Che mi facciano capire
Chi sono io per te?

Amica; sorella; spinta a lottare…
Per questa Vita e per il suo colore,
il suo profumo e l’amore che è dentro te.

Non soffocare ciò che provi,
fai emergere emozioni,
non ti possono far male,
hanno qualcosa da insegnare,
lotta per la tua Vita e per la sua Luce più vera!

Dopo il lungo inverno vedrai la primavera,
non sei solo perché io lotto con te!

Non offuscare il mio ricordo,
cerca intorno a te le sensazioni
e in ogni cosa che fai,
ricorda le mie parole:
“tu ce la puoi fare e Vincerai!”

02.12.2000 Poetyca


Wander through empty rooms,
fill the silence with music,
but they are not your words.

Look in the eyes of the people
A little ‘heat …
Nothing is, nothing fills the heart.

Strive to smile, look for love
But where?
Look inside, what is it?
Lost emotions,
strange sensations
What laws? Tell me!

I’m waiting for your words
I do understand
Who am I to you?

Friend, sister, driven to fight …
For this life and its color,
its smell and the love that is inside you.

Do not suppress what you feel,
emotions do arise,
you can not hurt,
have something to teach,
fight for your life and your truest light!

After the long winter will see the spring,
You are not alone because I fight with you!

Do not tarnish my memory,
looking around you feelings
and in everything you do,
remember my words:
“You can do it and win!”

02.12.2000 Poetyca

Regole – Rules – Dalai Lama


Impara le regole
così da sapere
come infrangerle

Dalai Lama

Learn the rules
so you know
how to break them

Dalai Lama

Rabbia e odio – Anger and hatred – Thich Nhat Hanh

🌼Rabbia e odio🌼

La rabbia e l’odio
sono i materiali
da cui nasce l’inferno.
Una mente senza rabbia
è fresca, fresca e sana.

Thich Nhat Hanh
🌼Anger and hatred

Anger and hatred
are the materials
from which hell is made.
A mind without anger
is cool, fresh, and sane.

Thich Nhat Hanh


Dido Florian Cloud De Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong (Londra, 25 dicembre 1971) è una cantante britannica, nota semplicemente come Dido.
Dido nasce al St. Mary Abbots Hospital a Kensington, Londra, dalla madre Clare Collins, poetessa, e dal padre William O’Malley Armstrong, editore e manager di origine irlandese. Cresciuta studiando e ascoltando musica classica, a sei anni inizia a frequentare la London Guildhall School Of Music, dove studia pianoforte e violino. Grazie anche all’influenza del fratello Rowland Constantine (detto Rollo), futuro leader del gruppo pop Faithless, entra in contatto con i generi musicali più svariati; comincia quindi a fare esperienza come cantante in varie band, prima di entrare nei Faithless nel ruolo di seconda vocalist. Con il gruppo parteciperà alla registrazione di Reverence (1996) e di Sunday 8pm (1998).

Nel 1995 Dido comincia a scrivere anche materiale proprio traendone varie demo, che, riunite in una raccolta intitolata Odds & Ends pubblicata su cd, catturano l’attenzione dell’Arista Records, portando alla firma di un contratto con Dido negli USA. Delle canzoni incluse in Odds & Ends, Take my hand è stata inclusa come bonus track in tutte le edizioni di No Angel, Sweet eyed baby è stata remixata e reintitolata Don’t think of me, mentre Worthless e Me sono state incluse solo nell’edizione giapponese.


Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong, known as Dido (/ˈdaɪdoʊ/, born 25 December 1971), is a British singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). It sold over 21 million copies worldwide,[3] and won several awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”.

Dido’s first two albums are among the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home (2008), received critical acclaim but failed to duplicate the commercial success of her previous efforts.[5] She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “If I Rise”. Dido was ranked No. 98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s (2000–2009) based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century.[7] Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away, which reached the Top 5 in the United Kingdom.

Aspetti positivi – Positive aspects – Dalai Lama

🌼Aspetti positivi🌼

Dobbiamo fare
uno sforzo sostenuto,
ancora e ancora,
gli aspetti positivi
dentro di noi.

Dalai Lama XIV
🌼Positive aspects

We have to make
a sustained effort,
again and again,
to cultivate
the positive aspects
within us.

Dalai Lama XIV

Gratitudine – Gratitude – Eckhart Tolle

🌼 Gratitudine🌼

È attraverso la gratitudine
per il momento presente
che la dimensione spirituale
della vita si apre.

Eckhart Tolle

It is through gratitude
for the present moment
that the spiritual dimension
of life opens up.

Eckhart Tolle


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Sade ([ʃɑːˈdeɪ] in inglese, /ʃaˈde/ sciadé in italiano) sono un gruppo jazz-pop britannico molto popolare, che prende il nome dalla propria leader Sade Adu. La loro musica fonde elementi di R&B, soul music, jazz e soft rock.

L’album di debutto, Diamond Life, fu pubblicato nel 1984 e raggiunse la posizione n. 2 nella UK Albums Chart, con oltre 1,2 milioni di copie vendute nel solo Regno Unito. L’album si aggiudicò anche il BRIT Award per il miglior album britannico del 1985. L’album fu un successo internazionale, raggiungendo la prima posizione in diversi Paesi e la top ten negli Stati Uniti, dove vendette oltre 4 milioni di copie. A fine 1985 i Sade pubblicarono il loro secondo album, Promise, che arrivò al numero 1 sia nel Regno Unito che negli Stati Uniti.] L’album fu certificato nel Regno Unito con il doppio disco di platino dalla BPI e negli USA con il quadruplo disco di platino dalla RIAA. Nel 1986 la band vinse il Grammy Award al miglior artista esordiente.[4] Nel 2002 Sade ha vinto un Grammy con l’album Lovers Rock nella categoria “Best Pop Vocal Album; for solo artists, duos or groups” . Il sesto album registrato in studio, Soldier of Love, fu pubblicato l’8 febbraio 2010 a raggiunse il n. 4 in Inghilterra ed il n. 1 negli Stati Uniti Nel 2011 la band ha vinto il quarto Grammy Award per la “miglior performance R&B”

Secondo la RIAA Sade ha venduto 23,5 milioni di copie negli USA ed oltre 50 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo. L’emittente televisiva VH1 li ha messi al 50º posto nell’elenco dei cento migliori artisti di tutti i tempi


Sade (/ʃɑːˈd/ shah-day) are an English soul and R&B band formed in London in 1982. However, three of their members were originally from Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Sade is the lead singer of the eponymous band. Their music also features elements of jazz and soft rock.

Sade’s debut album, Diamond Life, was released in 1984, reaching No. 2 in the UK Album Chart, selling over 1.2 million copies in the UK, and won the Brit Awardfor Best British Album in 1985.[1] The album was also a hit internationally, reaching No. 1 in several countries and the top ten in the US where it has sold in excess of 4 million copies. In late 1985, Sade released their second album, Promise, which peaked at No. 1 in both the UK and the US.[2][3] It was certified double platinumin the UK, and quadruple platinum in the US. In 1986 the band won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.[4] Their 2000 album, Lovers Rock, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Sade’s sixth studio album, Soldier of Love, was released on 8 February 2010, and peaked at No. 4 in the UK, and No. 1 in the US. In 2011, the band won their fourth Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Sade’s US certified sales so far stand at 23.5 million units according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and have sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date. The band were ranked at No. 50 on VH1’s list of the “100 greatest artists of all time.”