I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Forever-AmiciAmici Forever is a band of four classically trained singers who mix opera with pop music (operatic pop). The band’s first album, The Opera Band (2004), released on January 13, 2004, reached number one on the Australian classical charts, number two on the United States (US) classical charts and the top 5 in the United Kingdom (UK) classical charts.

“Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.

Unchained Melody (Senza Catene)
Lyrics by Hy Zaret
Oh my love, my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
A long lonely time,
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much,
Are you still mine?
I need your love,
I need your love
God speed your love to me.

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea,
To the open arms of the sea, yeah!
Lonely rivers sigh “wait for me, wait for me”
I’ll be coming home,
Wait for me.

Chorus:
Oh my love, my darling
I’ve hungered,
Hungered for your touch
A long lonely time,
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much,
Are you still mine?
I need your love, I…
I need your love
God speed your love to me