promote the Evita soundtrack, Andrew Lloyd
Webber and Tim Rice got back together to write a song especially
for Madonna. The result was this beautiful ballad in which Eva
Peron shows her vulnerable side. This first Evita
single, released in the fall of 1996, only reached #18 in the
US but still got a Gold certification. It got to #10 in the UK,
#2 in Canada and #11 in Australia. The song won an Oscar and a
Golden Globe for 'Best Song'.
between the recordings of the movie, Evita
producer Alan Parker shot the video, which shows a very serene
Madonna standing in a room with a pianist and a cellist. Notice
that Madonna's shown either in close-up either behind the piano,
to hide her pregnancy with Lola. The video also uses images of
"Where do we go from here?" Madonna sings on the Sticky & Sweet Tour. Performing this beautifully vulnerable song
for the first time on tour, she treats fans to one of her most
sincere live moments ever. While the musicians, complete with
the Arkady Gips, gather around her, Madonna accompanies herself
on the acoustic guitar. But it's her powerful voice that stands
out, echoing throughout the stadium, especially for "scared
to confess what i'm feeling!!". The crowd holds its breath,
much like the movie characters on the screen during Evita's funeral.
For the last sentence, Madonna builds in an extra dramatic silence,
before the violinist provides the emotional finale.
At the concerts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Madonna extended this performance by singing a
part of the other big ballad of the musical, Don't
Cry For Me Argentina.