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All Songs Considered: 4 CD Collection
     

All Songs Considered: 4 CD Collection

 
This four-disc box set, comprised of each of the individual albums in the All Songs Considered series, is a nice collection and the perfect example of what makes the NPR news show from which these songs are culled, All Things Considered, so popular among its listeners. It's thought-provoking but not revolutionary or abrasive, intelligently put together,

Overview

This four-disc box set, comprised of each of the individual albums in the All Songs Considered series, is a nice collection and the perfect example of what makes the NPR news show from which these songs are culled, All Things Considered, so popular among its listeners. It's thought-provoking but not revolutionary or abrasive, intelligently put together, and provides a diverse selection of material, from Hungarian folk songs to Norwegian fiddles, from reggae to post-bop, from Icelandic experimental to electronica to Americana, and almost everything in between. A majority of these songs are instrumental, the focus of the album being on atmosphere (for the radio, the music was all played between and after the stories on All Things Considered, and was meant to highlight specific aspects or points) but Bob Boilen, host and director of the show, also chose songs with singers who are able to add a lot to the overall melodically clean effect with the use of their voices -- Patty Larkin, Wimme Saari, Sally Ellyson from Hem, and Montserrat Figueras, for example. Each disc is meant to be played as a complete album, and since there's consistency in sound between all, the whole thing could actually be listened to in one four-hour rainy-day reflection extravaganza, accompanied only by a cup of hot tea and Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time. Overall, it's an appealing and intellectual package.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Npr National Public
UPC:
0637402002921
catalogNumber:
29

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Tony Rice   Arranger
Béla Bartók   Composer
Patty Larkin   Composer
Adrian Legg   Composer
Anouar Brahem   Composer
Cachao   Composer
Arsenio Rodríguez   Composer
Bruce Cockburn   Composer
Ry Cooder   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
Bob Brozman   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Butch Thompson   Composer
Rob Wasserman   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Scott McCaughey   Composer
Moby   Composer
Nick Mason   Composer
Martin Simpson   Arranger
Richard Wright   Composer
Duke Levine   Composer
Mikis Theodorakis   Composer
Billy Novick   Composer
Tortoise   Composer
Dave Aron   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Peter Buck   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Tim DeLaughter   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Warren Ellis   Composer
Brendan Gamble   Composer
David Gilmour   Composer
David Grisman   Arranger
Justin Harwood   Composer
Abdullah Ibrahim   Composer
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Composer
Simon Jeffes   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Daniel Lanois   Composer
John Lurie   Composer
Barrett Martin   Composer
Tom McDermott   Composer
John Medeski   Composer
Frank Orrall   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Gustavo Santaolalla   Composer
Raymond Scott   Composer
Steve Tibbetts   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Billy Martin   Composer
Kurt Wagner   Composer
Mick Turner   Composer
Michael Masley   Composer
Skerik   Composer
Kepa Junkera   Composer
Marika Partridge   Producer
Chris Wood   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Wimme Saari   Composer
Knut Hamre   Composer
Sigur Rós   Composer
Bob Boilen   Producer,Liner Notes
Manuel Galbán   Composer
Reid Anderson   Composer
Glen Hansard   Composer
Caleb Sampson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jason Lytle   Composer
Samantha Parton   Composer
Rudolphe Gomis   Composer
Oscar Simonsson   Composer
Magnus Zingmark   Composer
Tord Gustavsen   Composer
Damien Rice   Composer
Jolie Holland   Composer
Keith Slettedahl   Composer
David Wechsler   Composer
Chris Nelson   Engineer

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