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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Founded in 1984, Cirque du Soleil celebrated its quarter-century in 2009 with 25, a double-CD compilation drawn from the soundtracks to its many presentations. In keeping with the international focus of the circus-plus-theater organization, the music boasts all sorts of influences from all over the world. Cirque reveals its origins at the top of the second CD with the "Cirque du Soleil" theme, an unabashed circus march. But that's not a typical track. Usually, the music boasts danceable rhythms and exotic instruments, often with vocals in one of a variety of languages. The first disc is the more romantic and lyrical, with songs of romantic and aspirational sentiment, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Founded in 1984, Cirque du Soleil celebrated its quarter-century in 2009 with 25, a double-CD compilation drawn from the soundtracks to its many presentations. In keeping with the international focus of the circus-plus-theater organization, the music boasts all sorts of influences from all over the world. Cirque reveals its origins at the top of the second CD with the "Cirque du Soleil" theme, an unabashed circus march. But that's not a typical track. Usually, the music boasts danceable rhythms and exotic instruments, often with vocals in one of a variety of languages. The first disc is the more romantic and lyrical, with songs of romantic and aspirational sentiment, sung by longing females or husky-voiced men. After the "Cirque du Soleil" theme, the second disc features more uptempo material reaching into styles of rock, jazz, Latin, and Middle Eastern. Perhaps because of its multiplicity of styles, the music achieves a consistently foreign and exotic flavor, seeming of everywhere in general, but nowhere in particular. And, while attractive to the ear, it is never compelling; it never draws attention away from what's going on on-stage. That makes it perfect for the traveling caravan that is Cirque du Soleil.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 843277023439
  • Catalog Number: 100302
  • Sales rank: 73,829

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Luc Gilbert Audio Production
Nitin Sawhney Audio Production
René Dupéré Composer, Audio Production
Rob Heaney Audio Production
Franco Dragone Lyricist
Benoit Jutras Composer, Audio Production
Simon Carpentier Composer
Violaine Corradi Composer, Audio Production
Alain Vinet Audio Production
Berna Ceppas Composer, Audio Production
Francis Collard Composer, Audio Production
Tara Baswani Lyricist
Robbie Dillon Lyricist
Mathieu-Gilles Lanciault Audio Production
Jacques Montminy Audio Production
Jacques Methe Audio Production
Helene Dorion Lyricist
Gerard Cyr Audio Production
Eric Sierra Composer, Audio Production
Ella Louise Allaire Audio Production
Daniele Finzi Pasca Lyricist
Bob & Bill Audio Production
Benoit Groulx Audio Production
Phillipe Leduc Composer
Jim Corcoran Lyricist
Marc Perusse Audio Production
Jean-Francois Cote Composer
Martin Lord-Ferguson Audio Production
Joe Petrella Audio Production
Robbi Finkel Composer, Audio Production
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