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Format: CD
Sku: 60220174
UPC: 028944662320
UPC 14: 00028944662320
Release Date: 10/10/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Time ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
2. Brain Damage ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Another Brick In The Wall ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
4. Comfortably Numb ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
5. Breathe ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
6. Money ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
7. Great Gig In The Sky, The ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
8. Nobody Home ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
9. Us And Them ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
10. Time - (ambient remix) ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote London Philharmonic Orchestra includes: Peter Scholes (conductor).
Muze PNote Tributee: Pink Floyd.
Muze PNote Personnel: Gilbert Biberian (acoustic guitar); Aboud Abdel Ali (violin); Stephen Small (piano); Garry Hughes, Johan (programming); Paul Anthony Taylor (percussion programming).
Muze PNote Recording information: AIR Recording Studios, London, England; Hook End Manor; Olympic Sounds, London, England; Townhouse Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote Arranger: Jaz Coleman .
Muze PNote Killing Joke members Youth and Jaz Coleman thought symphonic versions of songs from Pink Floyd classics Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall would be a good idea, and they were half right. "Us and Them" and "The Great Gig in the Sky," two of Pink Floyd's most beautiful compositions, lend themselves well to the symphonic treatment, especially the latter's use of solo violin to re-create the original's astonishing Claire Torry vocal solo. The string-heavy arrangement of "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)," sounding like the score for some dark Eastern European documentary, comes from a completely unexpected direction to arrive at the same sense of despair expressed in the original. Saving the best for last, the version of "Time" that closes the album is both the most successful and least orchestral track. With its moody sound effects and long, trance-like sections, the arrangement wisely uses only the song's main themes, rather than trying to re-create the original structure. Compare that to the arrangement of "Time" that opens the album: the original's compelling percussion is sorely missed, and the brass section's performance of the vocal line sounds like a marching band at half-time. "Breathe" and "Money" also suffer from the orchestra's rigid sense of time, robbing the songs of their dark side. In his liner notes, Coleman said he'd intended to demonstrate that music once considered progressive is now considered classic. Classic? Undoubtedly. Classical? Perhaps not. ~ Michael Waynick

Producer: Youth

Engineer: Christopher Marc Potter; Nigel Walton; Richard Lowe

Compilation Appearances

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Associated Artists and Works

Corea, Chick
Davis, Carl (Conductor)
Konrad (Yadu) Czynski
London Philharmonic Choir
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Original Soundtrack
Palmer, David
Palmer, David (Jethro Tull)
Procol Harum
Shore, Howard
Shore, Howard (Composer)
Naked Lunch [Music from the Original Soundtrack] [ ~ Shore, Howard (Composer)
Simon, Stephen
Young, Christopher

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/10/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4466232
Music Label Name Label : PolyGram
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00028944662320

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