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Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 5:36amSanction this postReply
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Thanks for this Chris, it's probably my favourite Lanza song. Listening to it is indeed an intensly spiritual (if not religious) experience.

MH




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Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 9:12amSanction this postReply
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My desert island Lanza song; the one I turn to when I need support to go on. I don't mean when I could use help, but when I need to find a reason to get out of bed or face a crisis. It always brings me to tears and fills me with hope at the same time. Friends will say something like, "But you don't believe in God", and my only answer is, "just listen." There are two lines that completely destroy me: "my humble plea" breaks my heart with its sincerity, and the final "while I walk with God" is truly uplifting in its power and beauty. Most songs you sit and listen. This one, you stand before like a soldier, just as the character of the "Student Prince" does in the movie. Chris, your review is beautiful, and this discussion of "I'll Walk with God" is the final answer to the sometimes very lonely 10 year old boy who first heard this and turned to share it, only to discover no one else heard it as I did. "Am I the only one who hears this?", I would think to myself. With particular thanks to you, Derek, Lindsay, and Barbara, I now know that I am not.



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Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 10:44amSanction this postReply
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Oh, Chris. . . you made me almost hear it.

James, thank you so much.

Barbara



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Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 3:54pmSanction this postReply
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Again, thanks for your comments, folks.  Amazing how we attach such important, profoundly personal meaning to songs...



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Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 7:29pmSanction this postReply
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Chris: You've described a wonderful recording with exquisite eloquence. Thank you again.   



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Monday, February 6, 2006 - 5:33pmSanction this postReply
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I found this discussion (and this quite interesting site) while searching today for more info on Mario Lanza's great solo "I'll Walk with God".  Ironic that it is an Objectivist site and not a religious or musical site, but that's fine. 

Good music is good music.  A good review is a good review also.

Was looking for info and a CD for a Norwegian cousin.  I had just sent to him a copy of this great song which I ripped out of an old song book and just mailed to him.  He sings professionally part time..

He went ecstatic over this song.  Can't wait to sing it! 

His voice is not Lanza's (whose is???) but he does have quite a good voice. 

(You have to understand...Norwegians I have known are rather subdued.)

So...thanks for the beautiful review...




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