Symphonic Pink Floyd-Us & Them CD (1995)

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Nice !!!!

by pauli paul on 2/20/2013

Once had a similar CD. This is by far much better. Really nice transitions and harmonies. Well balanced song selctions. Read More

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Label Uni/point Music
SKU 60220174
UPC 028944662320
UPC 14 00028944662320
Format CD
Release Date 10/10/1995
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Author London Philharmonic Orchestra
Compilation Appearance Movie Adagios
Compilation Appearance Absolute Broadway
Compilation Appearance Opera Goes To The Movies
Associated Artist/Work Corea, Chick
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Carl (Conductor)
Associated Artist/Work Konrad (Yadu) Czynski
Associated Artist/Work Liberace
Associated Artist/Work London Philharmonic Choir
Technical Info
Engineer Christopher Marc Potter; Nigel Walton; Richard Lowe
Producer Youth
CatalogID 4466232
Lable Name PolyGram
Released 10/10/1995
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 72m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00028944662320
Album Notes and Credits
London Philharmonic Orchestra includes: Peter Scholes (conductor).
Tributee: Pink Floyd.
Personnel: Gilbert Biberian (acoustic guitar); Aboud Abdel Ali (violin); Stephen Small (piano); Garry Hughes, Johan (programming); Paul Anthony Taylor (percussion programming).
Recording information: AIR Recording Studios, London, England; Hook End Manor; Olympic Sounds, London, England; Townhouse Studios, London, England.
Arranger: Jaz Coleman .
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
Disc 1
1 Time
2 Brain Damage
3 Another Brick In The Wall
4 Comfortably Numb
5 Breathe
6 Money
7 Great Gig In The Sky, The
8 Nobody Home
9 Us And Them
10 Time - (ambient remix)

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