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My Immortal (ver. 1) by Evanescence - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"My Immortal" is the third single from American alternative metal band Evanescence's major label debut album, Fallen. At the 47th Annual Grammy Awards the song was nominated in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group category. The song reached number seven in the United States and the United Kingdom and number one in Portugal; in Canada it debuted at number one and spent over twenty weeks in the top five. In Australia, it was the seventh-highest selling single of 2004. The song was written by Evanescence's former guitarist, Ben Moody, with Amy Lee adding the bridge later. Like all songs written by Moody, the lyrics are based on a short story he wrote. As stated by Lee, "..."My Immortal" was Ben [Moody]'s song!" Several versions of the song exist, including one demo version the band made from 1997-1998 (Evanescence EP outtakes), which includes some different lyrics (entirely written and.    Download this sheet!
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Evanescence is a Grammy-winning American alternative metal band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody After recording two private EPs and a demo CD named Origin, with the help of Bigwig Enterprises in 2000, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards. A year later, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than four million copies. The band suffered several line-up changes, including co-founder Moody leaving in 2003, bassist Will Boyd in mid-2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007. Lee is now the only original member of Evanescence remaining in the band. "My Immortal" is the third single from American alternative metal band Evanescence's major label debut album, Fallen. At the 47th Annual Grammy Awards the song was nominated in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
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