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Learn more about Elect The Dead Symphony(Limited Edition):

Format: CD
Sku: 214098641
UPC: 093624985495
UPC 14: 00093624985495
Release Date: 3/9/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Feed Us ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
2. Blue ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
3. Sky is Over ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
4. Lie Lie Lie ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
5. Money ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
6. Baby ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
7. Gate 21 ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
8. Charade, The ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
9. Honking Antelope ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
10. Saving Us ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
11. Elect the Dead ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
12. Falling Stars ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
13. Beethoven's C**t ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian
14. Empty Walls ~ Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Serj Tankian

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: Serj Tankian.
Muze PNote Personnel: Serj Tankian (vocals); Dan Monti (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Rebecca Harris (harp); Carina slin, Dianna Cochrane de Pena, Alexander Shapkin, Miranda Adams, Jocelyn Healy, Gwyneth Carter, Pamela Ping Jiang, Katherine Walshe, Elizbieta Grabczewska, Eva Sadag, David Maunsell, William Hanfling, Lucy Qi Zhang, Minsi Yang, Rae Crossley-Croft, Bing Lin Chan, Artur Grabczewski, Ainsley Murray (violin); Owen Gordon, Christine Bowie, Robert Ashworth , Gregory McGarity, Susan Wedde, Igor Arefyev, Ping Tong Chan, Anne Draffin (viola); David Garner , You Lee , Liliya Arefyeva, Virginia Hopkins, Kathleen Helyer, Claudia Price, Katherine Hebley (cello); Jennifer Seddon-Mori (flute, piccolo); Catherine Bowie, Young Ji Song (flute); Bridget Miles (clarinet, bass clarinet); James Fry , Gordon Richards (clarinet); Sarah Roper, Bede Hanley, Martin Lee (oboe); Ruth Brinkman (bassoon, contrabassoon); Thomas Greaves, Yang Rachel Guan (bassoon); Victor Silverstone, William Stonham, Norman McFarlane (trumpet); Douglas Cross, Luke Christiansen (trombone); Timothy Sutton (bass trombone); Jonathan Baker (tuba); David Kay, Amanda Harrison, Nicola Baker, Simon Williams , Carl Wells (horns); Hamish Oliver (piano); Vadim Simongauz (timpani); Thomas Guldborg, Jennifer Raven, Shane Currey (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Tom Holkenborg.
Muze PNote Recording information: Auckland Town Hall (03/16/2009).
Muze PNote Director: Mitchell Hawkes.
Muze PNote Editors: Justin Hawkes; Vinnie Pedulla.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Casey Howard .
Muze PNote Photographer: Conor Clarke.
Muze PNote Arrangers: John Psathas; Serj Tankian.
Muze PNote With the glut of "String Tribute To" albums floating around out in the world, an orchestral version of an album is typically just cause to run in the other direction. That said, the orchestral version of Elect the Dead is a welcome re-imagining of the System of a Down frontman's solo debut. On Elect the Dead Symphony, Serj Tankian worked with composer John Psathas and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to convert the album from biting prog rock to an elegant symphony that was performed live in Auckland, New Zealand in 2009. Thanks to the singer's prog leanings, the album translates surprisingly well from one medium to another, bridging the already short gap between progressive rock and classical music. The sweeping orchestral score is able to cast the songs in an entirely new light, combining perfectly with Tankian's manic vocals to create a greater sense of drama. "Feed Us" and "Lie Lie Lie" are transformed from rock songs into surging orchestral epics, starting out quietly and growing increasingly grandiose as the songs build themselves up. On top of the songs from Elect the Dead, Symphony also features a number of previously unreleased tracks, making this one a must-have for SOAD/Tankian completists. All in all, Symphony is a stunning piece of work that really showcases Tankian's creativity and versatility, substituting aggression for beauty to turn the album into a work that is simultaneously familiar and completely new. ~ Gregory Heaney

Producer: Arwen O'Conner; Serj Tankian

Engineer: Bjorn Reymer; Richard Baker

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/09/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 511307
Music Label Name Label : Serjical Strike
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624985495

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Tankian,Serj
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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