Ameno (song)

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"Ameno"
Single by Era
from the album Era
Released 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre New Age music, pop
Length 3:40
Label Polygram (France)
Writer(s) Eric Lévi, Guy Protheroe
Producer(s) Eric Lévi
For other uses, see Ameno (disambiguation)

"Ameno" is a New Age song by the musical project Era (stylized as +eRa+) that was released in 1997 and became a chart success in France, Belgium and Sweden. It is taken from Era's self-titled 1996 debut album Era.

Background[edit]

"Ameno" was written by New Age artist Eric Lévi. The lyrics are written in Pseudo-Latin, i.e. sounding like Latin but are in fact deliberately devoid of any exact meaning. The vocals are performed by Guy Protheroe and Harriet Jay. Eric Lévi played keyboards and programmed it, whereas Philippe Manca played lead guitar, bass and drums. The choir rendition is by the English Chamber Choir. "Ameno" is often used in films by "Jonathan Themistoklis".

Music video[edit]

A music video was shot for the song featuring actors Pierre Boisserie and Irene Bustamante.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[1] 2
France (SNEP)[2] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 5

Other versions[edit]

The song has been interpreted many times and is very popular in covers and parodies. Famous versions include DJ Quicksilver (2000), Roberto Molinaro techno mix version in Italy (2005) and French tenor Vincent Niclo interpretation with the Red Army Choir (2012).

DJ Quicksilver version[edit]

"Ameno"
Single by DJ Quicksilver
from the album Clubfiles - The Album
Released 5 March 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre New Age music
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Eric Lévi, Guy Protheroe
Producer(s) Tommaso De Donatis
Orhan Terzi
DJ Quicksilver singles chronology
"Bombastic"
(2001)
"Ameno"
(2001)
"New Life"
(2002)

A remix of "Ameno" was made by Turkish-German DJ and music producer DJ Quicksilver. It appeared in the Clubfiles - The Album by DJ Quicksilver and was a hit for him in a number of countries including singles charts in Austria, Belgium (Wallonia French charts), Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. It was produced by Tommaso De Donatis and by Orhan Terzi (actually DJ Quicksilver himself using his real name).

Tracklist

CD Maxi (Polydor)

  1. "Ameno" (Video Mix) (3:28)
  2. "Ameno" (Club Mix) (6:20)
  3. "Ameno" (C.J. Stone Remix) (6:22)
  4. "Voyage" (6:10)


CD Maxi (ADN Progressive)

  1. "Ameno" (Radio Edit) (3:28)
  2. "Ameno" (Video Mix) (3:00)
  3. "Ameno" (Club Mix) (7:30)
  4. "Ameno" (De Donatis mix) (8:14)
  5. "Ameno" (C.J. Stone Remix) (7:39)
  6. "Ameno" (Analog masters Remix) (6:01)
Charts
Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 18
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 30
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 20

Vincent Niclo & Les Chœurs de l'Armée Rouge version[edit]

"Ameno"
Single by Vincent Niclo & Les Chœurs de l'Armée Rouge
from the album Opéra rouge
Released 2012
Recorded 2012
Label Universal
Writer(s) Eric Lévi, Guy Protheroe
Producer(s) Florent Bidoyen

French tenor Vincent Niclo recorded the song accompanied by the MVD Ensemble (widely known as Red Army Choir or in French as credited in the recording, "Les Chœurs de l'Armée Rouge").

The song appeared on his album Opéra rouge and was released as a single in France reaching #87 in SNEP, the official French Singles Chart.

Charts
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 17
France (SNEP)[11] 87

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