(WESTLIFE) ALL BY MYSELF (PIANO) – Composed by Sergei Rachmaninov & Eric Carmen

Piano arrangement, Backing tracks arrangement, recorded and performed by Domino “All by Myself” is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. The verse borrows heavily from the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18, which Carmen believed was in the public domain. Having found it was not only after the record had been issued, Carmen had to come to an agreement with the Rachmaninoff estate. Early versions, therefore, only give writing credit to Carmen while later versions also credit Rachmaninoff. The chorus borrows from a song “Let’s Pretend” that Carmen had written for the Raspberries in 1973.

Download and print PDF scores of S. Rachmaninoff (Eric Carmen: All By Myself, Celine Dion: All By Myself)

All By Myself

I did posted this video years ago together with another that was removed due to copyright reason. In that It was explained that this composition was made by Carmen believing that music was public domain, but in fact that music was of Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. Later Carmen agreed with Rachmaninov state to add his name in authors, as it should be from the beginning. Another video of Eric Carmen singing his song “All by Myself”… aired for tv show “UK Gold” during 1976 in UK… by that time the song was #26 in British charts reaching later #12. In this version Carmen sing and play without playback… together with group (which is noticed by the sign he made to the group in minute 3:43 to enter in the closing part).

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