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Image: 1608197 “This Is the Moment” was originally released as the B-side of “Lord Please Hear my Prayer”, a rare 45 published by Cipiti Records, written by Tony Benn Feghaly and Sante Palumbo, it’s an amazing gospel-soul song interpreted by Edith Peters. In only two minutes and a half The Sante Palumbo Orchestra accompanies Peters’ entrancing voice, delivering a groovy and intense interpretation. The original 1973 version of the song is here featured as a B-side, while Gerardo Frisina signs the A-side of this reissue with a rework of the track – doubling the length and adding his signature rhythm patterns.

A quite unknown artist, Edith Peters was active between the 50s and 70s, singing as a member of
the Peters Sisters, and as an actress, after marrying her Italian agent in 1958, she moved to Italy
where she starred in several movies, TV series and ads.
In 1973 Sante Palumbo wrote and arranged a couple of songs for Edith Peters, perhaps with the aim
of promoting her solo career. It was the same he released “Sway”, which was destined to become
a cult LP.
“This Is the Moment” was originally released as the B-side of “Lord Please Hear my Prayer”, a rare
45 published by Cipiti Records. On Cipiti she had already released her rendition of “Speak Softly,
Love”, a theme from “The Godfather” soundtrack, though her career was at that time orientated more
toward her activity as a TV and movie actress. And when the single was released, it was rapidly overshadowed
by more important releases like “The Dark Side Of The Moon” by Pink Floyd.
And it is a shame, since “This Is the Moment”, written by Tony Benn Feghaly (erroneously credited
as ‘T. B. Feghall’ in the original release) and Sante Palumbo, is an amazing gospel-soul song. In
only two minutes and a half The Sante Palumbo Orchestra accompanies Peters’ entrancing voice,
delivering a groovy and intense interpretation – a richness that requires multiple listen to grasp all
the nuances of this stunningly orchestrated piece.
The original 1973 version of the song is here featured as a B-side, while Gerardo Frisina signs the
A-side of this reissue with a rework of the track – doubling the length and adding his signature rhythm
patterns.

TRACKLIST
A1 This Is the Moment (rework by Gerardo Frisina)
B1 This Is the Moment (original 1973 version) Available from 17.02.2017
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