A collaboration with Sir John Tomlinson for the BBC’s coverage of the 2018 World Cup. Based on the traditional Russian folk song “Ochi Chernye” recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
The song is based on a Russian poem, translated as “Dark Eyes”
A rough translation of the lyrics…
Dark eyes, burning eyes
Passionate and splendid eyes
How I love you, How I fear you
Truly, I saw you at not a good hour
Dark eyes, flaming eyes
They implore me into faraway lands
Where love reigns, where peace reigns
Where there is no suffering, where war is forbidden
Conducted by by Andy Brown, Engineered by Andrew Dudman at Abbey Rd Studio 1. Mixed by Andrew Dudman and Alex Baranowski.
You can also listen to the full version on Soundcloud here.