Music of…Carlos Marin

Well, any Divas who know me know that I’m hardly a Carlos Cutie, but I have a strong urge to blog about him and one of his songs for a long time and since hubby said recently that I’ve been neglecting my blog, I’ll do it tonight 😉

Why do I want to blog about Carlos?  I always said I find it very hard to write about the Carlos Marin characters in my fanfics because I don’t feel a connection with the man himself and that’s the truth.  But still, there’s a song that he did that makes me want to talk about him.  But first, let’s just talk about the man, shall we?

I think Carlos Marin is the most private of all 4 Divos.  Yep, despite the fact that his marriage and divorce were mentioned countless of times in various media, I find that I still don’t know this man at all.  That’s not to say I know all the others, it’s just that with the others, you get a glimpse of their true self on stage, tv, cyberchats and magazines/newspaper interviews.

The most open Divo, as most Divas would agree, is Sebastien Izambard, who shares with us his joys of parenting and his love for his wife and children constantly, on stage and on Facebook.  As for the American tenor, David Miller, we do get a glimpse of his private life in the form of his tweets with his beautiful wife, Sarah-Joy.   Even for the very reserved Swiss, Urs Buhler, he couldn’t resist divulging a little of his personality and recently, his personal life as well through interviews.

Now, what about Carlos Marin?  What do I get from his interviews, his biography and his thank yous on the cd sleeves?  Only the fact that he’s a very professional singer who started singing since the age of 8, that he loves all the women in the world, any women with pulse, and that he has a fantastic vocal that could go up to the high notes despite being a baritone.  But what about the man inside?  Is he as boisterous as he seems?  Is he a hard taskmaster at work?  Apart from enjoying the night life, what are the other stuff that he really enjoys doing (besides singing)?

I think he has done a very good job in keeping his personal life separate from his Divo life, much better than Urs could’ve hoped for.  I also think that perhaps his years as an entertainer, not just as a performer, have given him the ability to shut out that personal part of him when he’s in the presence of an audience.

We will never really know the guy behind that charming smile and expensive Armani suit, and not even when he’s in a white shirt with a sweater over his shoulders and a pair of snug fitting jeans will we get a glimpse of the real Carlos Marin.  He’s an enigma, at least to me he is.  But I would like to venture a guess that he’s an astute business man, very serious when there’s no camera trained on him, and a hard taskmaster too.  What do the other Divas, especially the Cuties, think?

Now that I’ve written my thoughts on Carlos, let’s listen to one of the songs he did before he joined Il Divo.  I’ve been fascinated by this song since the first time I heard it through a Diva friend.  It’s a song from the Spanish version of the musical, Jekyll and Hyde, called Confrontacion.  It gives me the chill just hearing his Hyde voice in this song, so evil and powerful that I feel sorry for Dr Jekyll.  I’ve trawled Youtube for clips of the songs and found the English version, sadly the Spanish version that was done by Carlos was only in audio.  Just the same, I hope you enjoy both versions of the song.

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Lyrics to Confrontation:

Jekyll:  Lost in the darkness.  Silence Surrounds you.  Once there was morning, now endless night.  I will find the answer.  I’ll never desert you.  I promise you this, till the day that I…
Hyde:  Do you really think that I would ever let you go?  Did you think I’d set you free?  If you do I’m sad to say it simply isn’t so.  You will never get away from me!
Jekyll:  All that you are is a face in the mirror.  I close my eyes and you disappear.
Hyde:  I’m what you face when you face in the mirror.  Long as you live I will still be here.
Jekyll:  All that you are is the end of a nightmare.  All that you are is a dying scream.  After tonight I shall end this demon’s dream!
Hyde:  This is not a dream my friend and  it will never end!  This one is the nightmare that goes on! Hyde is here to stay no matter what you may pretend.  And he’ll flourish not after your gone!
Jekyll:  Soon you will die and my silence will hide you.  You cannot choose but to lose control.
Hyde:  You can’t control me I live deep inside you.  Each day you feel me devour your soul.
Jekyll:  I don’t need you to survive like you need me.  I’ll become whole as you dance with death.  And I’ll rejoice as you breathe your final breath!
Hyde:  For I’ll live inside yo for ever!
Jekyll:  No!
Hyde:  With Satan himself by my side!
Jekyll:  No!
Hyde:  And I know that now and forever they’ll never be able to separate Jekyll from Hyde!
Jekyll:  Can’t you see it’s over now?  It’s time to die!
Hyde:  No not I only you!
Jekyll:  If I die, you’ll die too!
Hyde:  You’ll die in me I’ll be you!
Jekyll:  Damn you Hyde!  Set me Free!
Hyde:  Can’t you see?  You are me!
Jekyll:  No!  Deep inside…
Hyde:  I am you!  You are Hyde!
Jekyll:  “No, Never!”
Hyde:  “Yes Forever!”
Jekyll:  “God damn you Hyde!  Take all your evil deeds and rot in hell!”
Hyde:  “I’ll see you there Jekyll!”
Jekyll:  Never!
Jekyll:  Lost in the darkness.  Silence Surrounds you.  Once there was morning, now endless night.  I will find the answer.  I’ll never desert you.  I promise you this, till the day that I…
Hyde:  Do you really think that I would ever let you go?  Did you think I’d set you free?  If you do I’m sad to say it simply isn’t so.  You will never get away from me!
Jekyll:  All that you are is a face in the mirror.  I close my eyes and you disappear.
Hyde:  I’m what you face when you face in the mirror.  Long as you live I will still be here.
Jekyll:  All that you are is the end of a nightmare.  All that you are is a dying scream.  After tonight I shall end this demon’s dream!
Hyde:  This is not a dream my friend and  it will never end!  This one is the nightmare that goes on! Hyde is here to stay no matter what you may pretend.  And he’ll flourish not after your gone!
Jekyll:  Soon you will die and my silence will hide you.  You cannot choose but to lose control.
Hyde:  You can’t control me I live deep inside you.  Each day you feel me devour your soul.
Jekyll:  I don’t need you to survive like you need me.  I’ll become whole as you dance with death.  And I’ll rejoice as you breathe your final breath!
Hyde:  For I’ll live inside yo for ever!
Jekyll:  No!
Hyde:  With Satan himself by my side!
Jekyll:  No!
Hyde:  And I know that now and forever they’ll never be able to separate Jekyll from Hyde!
Jekyll:  Can’t you see it’s over now?  It’s time to die!
Hyde:  No not I only you!
Jekyll:  If I die, you’ll die too!
Hyde:  You’ll die in me I’ll be you!
Jekyll:  Damn you Hyde!  Set me Free!
Hyde:  Can’t you see?  You are me!
Jekyll:  No!  Deep inside…
Hyde:  I am you!  You are Hyde!
Jekyll:  “No, Never!”
Hyde:  “Yes Forever!”
Jekyll:  “God damn you Hyde!  Take all your evil deeds and rot in hell!”
Hyde:  “I’ll see you there Jekyll!”
Jekyll:  Never!

[ These are Confrontation Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]

Hope you enjoy the music 😉  Nite nite!

13 thoughts on “Music of…Carlos Marin”

  1. Interesting insights Judy. I agree wholeheartedly with your take on Carlos. The comsummate professional and so extremely talented and knowledgeable about all aspects of the singing business. A man for all seasons. Thank you for finding the song, especially Carlos’ Spanish version.

  2. I agree with your take. Mr Marin has done a great job at keeping his private personality separate from his professional personality…

  3. Hi Judy, your right in someways about carlos behind the fun is indeed a very astute man, but the fact he felt able enough to talk so openly about his marrage break up on somthing as open as the official Il divo forum makes me wonder is he really that private??? Who knows and i’m a cutie through and through you know that!

    • Hi Kate! Thank you for stopping by and giving your take on Carlos. I think the fact that both he and Geri are both public figures, popular in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries, and the fact that their elaborate wedding was publicized that’s why he has to follow up with an update on his marital status after the divorce. It’s also a way to stop speculation that could turn ugly. Moreover, it generates interest for Innocence whom he is helping to promote and he does it in a very tasteful way. He is a very astute businessman 😉

      • he is and i follow Innocence now as a a result she does some great songs! And she’s got more fans through him, she knows his fans are now hers as well ,because it widens musical horizions.

      • Il Divo widens musical horizons for me too, but sadly I can’t get into Innocence’s music. Her voice is too sharp for me to enjoy, but I can see she is a great singer. Glad you find your enjoyment through the music of Il Divo 🙂

      • I have’t figured out Geri’s vocal range quite yet, but boy can she sing! getting excited about the boys new album, and possible tour again next year! and i have yet to write a piece for my blog but I will!

      • I sure hope there’s another tour and it will include Singapore. So disappointed that they decided to skip here 😦 I was saving up to see them again.

      • there will be because they have started on the work on the new album, i’m doing meet and greet next as well,,so regret not doing it last time many of my diva friends who i’m now penfriends with alot of them now reckon I should do it at least once.

  4. Joan Bowie said:

    I disagree that Carlos likes any woman in the world with a pulse. I beleve he is serious about romance as he is about business and that one night stands are definitely not his thing. I think jhe has so much emotion to give to a woman that he is very careful about his involvements. His voice makes me melt! Especially his solo of Sueno Imposible.

    • Hi Joan, thank you for commenting 🙂

      The part about Carlos liking any woman with a pulse is his own words, often spoken during interviews. I am sure he is serious about relationships and what we’re seeing is just a persona created for him as a Divo. And, it’s easier to ward off more personal questions with a light-hearted reply, which is why we don’t get to know more about his personal life and I really respect him for that, keeping his personal life away from the public.

      Yes, Sueno Imposible suits his powerful vocal. There is hardly any song that he can’t sing 😉

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