Caprio Vici’s debut album “ Going Back In Time” means more than just a CD title to him. This completes a childhood dream and wish for many years. It’s a total dream come true.
Caprio grew up in the harbour area of the Dutch city of Hoorn. During his childhood, his parents played records from Timi Yuro, Elvis Presley, The Righteous Brothers and others. This was his first encounter with these kind of music which always been very versatile. The 6-year old Caprio used to sing-along enthusiastically with these records while playing with his toys. He was fond of the music style from the 1960’s and during all that time he kept dreaming to become a singer and entertainer. Up to a certain age when he was ready to accomplish this dream, he took some singing lesson and prepared himself very carefully on his stage movements to fully fulfil his entertainers quality in front of the audience.
After several years of trying to get his own identity in the music business, he met the music producer, Andilon Lensen, who worked 3 decades ago with Timi Yuro. Lensen worked 24/7 on Timi’s European comeback in 1981. Andilon was also invited to represent the Dutch Song Festival and also to represent The Netherlands for the International Song Festival in Bratislava in 1986 where Andilon's artist “Michelle” and the song Andilon wrote "Looking Through The Window" was announced in Bratislava as the most promising artist and song of all 21 Eastern and Western countries.
On Caprio’s debut album “ Going Back In Time” Lensen as Producer (Andilon is known for strong unconventional ideas about Music and Recording techniques) has also been responsible for the arrangements of most of the songs, including the final mix. This final mix was very important to try to re-create this sound of the mid-sixties and it’s also known as “Living Stereo” The final results is an effort of many working-hours in the studio.
Caprio is very impressed with Lensen her music knowledge and the ability to get the right sound to a song. This was also with Caprio’s voice. For sure we can say that he finally found his own style and sound, with the helping hand of Lensen.
It’s also remarkable that they both share the same interest in Timi Yuro. Lensen sat hours with Caprio around the Hifi-set to listen to some of the more rare songs from Timi. Here they gathered more ideas for the upcoming album. What is also very noticeable is the fact that for the debut album they worked for almost 2 years together to get everything in perfection with the highest quality possible.
Caprio recalls “ when she (Lensen) played all these Timi Yuro songs to me, a whole new music world opened for me” . This was the time when Lensen asked him if he wanted to try songs from the sixties for his new album. Without hesitation, Caprio agreed to it and the rest is history. For Caprio it was a challenge to work for this album.
He spent sometimes more than two weeks studying one single song at the time. He worked on perfection of every emotion, the right timing and every note on the right tune.
CAPRIO explains: 'In the beginning when we started to record I couldn't find the sound I liked and walked several times angry of frustration out of the studio, but then something amazing happened at the song "When She Wants A Man" and "For Once In My Life" I started singing these songs and Andilon jumped up from her chair in the studio! She said:" this is it, this is what I want to hear from you"!! After that special moment the vocals went better and better". I like all the songs on the album "Going Back In Time", but the song “Glass" is my favourite because of the spiritual lyrics. This song explains my point of view of life.
It was not easy on both of them to achieve their goals and they struggled many times along the way, but they were very much determent to finish what they started. Most of all, to make that dream come true for Caprio, and they did!
A special request from his Italian fans encouraged him to record two Italian songs, “Non E Comme Te” and “Dami Il Tempo”. It is an ode for Timi Yuro and Caprio’s Italian fans.
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Another remarkable thing what has been done is to shoot movie clips from all the songs recorded on the album. For so far as known, no other artist has done this before, and it’s a very unique concept. All the video clips will be released as a separate DVD product for all the fans. The love and interest Caprio has for Italy made him decide to shoot all the video clips with a background setup of Rome. The scenery and atmosphere were the elements that gave the movies that extra Caprio Vici –touch.
Caprio hired Bert Tromp to do all the camera work and also had great ideas for the content of all clips. Bert Tromp was very satisfied with the results and recalls that Caprio truly lived every emotion along with the lyrics of each song, it was great!
During the filming in Italy, Lensen spent hours in the studio to get the right sound for the final-mix. With the assistance of sound engineer (also owner of the studio) Hans Rusche, they accomplish to get that “Living Stereo” feeling for the album. Living Stereo gives the listeners the experience if like the singer is singing in front of them.
Caprio is very happy with the results and he can look back to a very hard but most of all, satisfying years of making this dream come true, to record his own debut album “ Going Back In Time”
His dream came true and he is now very much ready to entertain the world with all the romantic songs and the ones that he can express his true feelings on every word he sings.
A songwriter once said: “the modern music will always come back to the sixties music, like if a higher power tells us that the standard for music was build then”.
Caprio Vici – Cd “Going Back In Time” - Information: 15 Tracks - Title – Text & Music
1. 1-2-3 - John Madara - Dave White and Len Barry-3.24
2. Can't Stop Running Away - T Randazzo - B.Weinstein-2.52
3. Get Out Of My Life - T.Randazzo-2.36
4. Hey Girl (or Hey Boy) - Gerry Goffin - Carol King-3.41
5. Something Bad On My Mind - Les Reed - Barry Mason-3.18
6. I can't Make It Alone - Gerry Goffin - Carol King-4.30
7. For Once In My Life - Phil Spector - Gerry Goffin - Carol King-4.09
8. When She Want A Man (Or When He Wants A Woman ) Les Reed - Barry Mason-3.20
9. Let Me Down Easy - W.Holloway - J.McDougal-2.59
10.It'll Never Be Over Me - Sam Bobrick - Norm Blagman-2.58
11.Sometimes - Text: Andilon Lensen & Marcel Stam - Music: Andilon Lensen-3.58
12.Glass - Text: Andilon Lensen - Music: Hans Timmer & Andilon Lensen-5.03
13.Dammi Il Tempo (Can't Stop Running Away) Mogul & Randazzo - Weinstein-2.52
14.Non E' Come Te (Get Out Of My Life) Pace - Randazzo-2.36
15. Glass - Instrumental - Text: Andilon Lensen - Music: Hans Timmer & Andilon Lensen-5.06
Workwide Request is the following Single Release from the album Going Back In Time; "Glass"
Text: Andilon Lensen - Music: Hans Timmer & Andilon Lensen-5.03
Caprio Vici: Going Back in Time
From the opening moments of Caprio Vici's exhilarating debut, Going Back in Time, it's clear that Vici and producer Andilon Lensen have captured something special. In recent years many artists have tried to duplicate the sound of the 1960s, a time in which social change found a parallel in the creative stirrings of the music industry. Imitating a classic sound, however, is not the same thing as understanding it: Lensen, whose list of accomplishments includes overseeing the 1980s European comeback of singer Timi Yuro, possesses true feeling for the music she celebrates, and as a result gives these tracks a distinctive stamp of authenticity.
Going Back in Time opens with a rousing version of Len Barry's 1965 hit, "1-2-3," performed by Vici with an exuberance that honors the spirit of the original. A native of the Netherlands, Vici possesses a supple voice that handles the soaring melody with confidence. His vocal talent also stands out on a version of Yuro's rare single, "Get Out of My Life," which provides this set with one of its finest moments. Few people had the chance to hear the song when it was first released on the Mercury label in 1965. At the time, Yuro had been suffering a career setback after her 1964 album, The Amazing Timi Yuro, fizzled due to inadequate promotion ("that Mercury Records did absolutely nothing for me," she once said). "Get Out of My Life" was a moody ballad written by Teddy Randazzo, a former teen idol who had moved into arranging and production. Sadly, it did not achieve the chart recognition gained by the similar work Randazzo was then producing for Little Anthony & the Imperials, and today the song remains a overlooked gem in Yuro's catalogue. Lensen and Vici have restored "Get Out of My Life" to prominence, using a marvelous arrangement that does justice to the original while staking out a fresh and exciting place of its own. Yuro, who died in 2004, would have loved it.
Four other songs associated with Yuro, "Something Bad on My Mind," "Hey Girl," "It'll Never Be Over for Me," and "When She Wants a Man," provide tribute to this underappreciated artist whose influence both Lensen and Vici have cited. "It'll Never Be Over for Me" was in truth first recorded by another great singer of the early 1960s, deep-voiced Baby Washington. Yuro had heard Washington's performance and remained haunted by it for years before deciding to wax her own version as part of the 1968 Something Bad on My Mind album (on which "When She Wants a Man" and "Hey Girl" also appeared, as "When He Wants a Woman" and "Hey Boy"). Vici draws upon Yuro's uptempo treatment of the number to strong effect
The soul of the Righteous Brothers is evoked with two standout numbers first recorded by the blue-eyed soul duo, "I Can't Make It Alone" and "Just Once in My Life." The latter, written by the formidable team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, is another high point of this set. Lensen has crafted a soaring arrangement, over which Vici's voice glides effortlessly. "I Can't Make It Alone," a number also associated with Dusty Springfield, allows Vici to showcase some of his deepest, most stirring notes. A driving, western-styled version of Bettye LaVette's "Let Me Down Easy" along with another Teddy Randazzo song, "Can't Stop Running Away," round out this highly listenable package, bolstered by two Lensen originals with highly metaphorical lyrics, "Sometimes" and the haunting "Glass" (also featured in an instrumental version as the CD's closing track). As a bonus recorded especially for his and Timi's Italian fans, Vici performs alternate versions of two songs, "Get Out of My Life (Non e come te)" and "Can't Stop Running Away (Dami il tempo)," offering a further example of his versatility.
Despite the positive social changes fostered by the 1960s, the decade was not always a happy period, least of all for recording artists. Pop and rhythm & blues singers fought prejudice of many kinds, all the while struggling to convert their hard labors into a modicum of financial security (too many of the era's pioneers, like Yuro, have wound up sick and poor). But Going Back in Time celebrates the positive side of a turbulent decade, when a hard-working team of artists, writers, and producers came together to create the music we can once again savor through this fine recording.
David Freeland - New York
Caprio Vici – Cd “Going Back In Time”
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Pretty soon, the official release of Caprio´s first Cd/Dvd album, `Going Back In Time`
Caprio and producer Andilon Lensen have been working on this project for over 2 years.
Soon.... WORLDWIDE Digital Download & CD / DVD Release "Going Back In Time".
The sixties sound is totally back!!
WORLDWIDE Digital Download
Each track will be available for purchase online for 99 Euro Cent.
The complete album can also be downloaded for 12.99 Euros.
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