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Alfie Boe’s Best Ever Song: Number 9

A week on from the first song to be revealed in the Alfie Boe Top Ten Songs countdown, the song voted by you at Number Nine is Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna, from You’ll Never Walk Alone.  I must confess to being a little surprised that this song made it onto the Top Ten in place of other more well known songs (Wheels of a Dream comes to mind).  However, perhaps it is the very fact that we don’t hear it very often that made people vote for it.  Indeed, I can only find a link to it on Spotify so here it is:

Alfie Boe/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/John Owen Edwards/Crouch End Festival Chorus – Fratello sole sorella luna

Not knowing much about this particular song meant that I had to put in a bit of research and was somewhat surprised to learn that it comes from a 1972 Franco Zeffirelli film Brother Sun, Sister Moon which is about St Francis of Assisi.  Donovan wrote and performed the songs on the soundtrack and re-recorded them in the early 1990’s.  More recently, Friar Alessandro has recorded the song.

If you don’t yet have the album, click on the image below to order:

youll never walk alone

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