It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye was the first collaboration of songwriting duo Roger Nichols and Paul Williams in the late 60’s. Originally performed by French singer-actress Claudine Longet, this track was included in her 1968 album Love is Blue.  Claudine’s voice has a kind of whispery and ethereal feel to the song, unique to several French chanteuse of her time.

The song tells about a poignant farewell, simple in its rendition with its associated silence and regret.  It’s a kind of goodbye that is spoken in feather-like tones and soft tears.  A farewell that has no drawn-out arguments or tiresome resentments.

In the making of this video, Teki used photos from Corbis

You can view the video in better quality at Vimeo:

This is a reblog from an entry in 02 October 2011.  
From her music review blog:  Soundtracks of Teki's Life

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