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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Despite the conservatory training and classical pedigree of its members, Bond's debut album Born doesn't have much to do with classical music in actual fact. It may have string quartet instrumentation and the elegant style of classical music, but the similarities end there. Born is first and foremost a dance album, with electronic club beats pushing the musicians' alternately majestic and ethereal melodies into the realm of dancefloor dramatics. Worldbeat influences are an important component of Bond's sound, with bits of Middle Eastern, Celtic, and Southern/Eastern European folk musics popping up on various tracks. However, appropriated classical themes and a movie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Despite the conservatory training and classical pedigree of its members, Bond's debut album Born doesn't have much to do with classical music in actual fact. It may have string quartet instrumentation and the elegant style of classical music, but the similarities end there. Born is first and foremost a dance album, with electronic club beats pushing the musicians' alternately majestic and ethereal melodies into the realm of dancefloor dramatics. Worldbeat influences are an important component of Bond's sound, with bits of Middle Eastern, Celtic, and Southern/Eastern European folk musics popping up on various tracks. However, appropriated classical themes and a movie soundtrack feel (often courtesy of film composer Magnus Fiennes) predominate. Classical fans will either find this watered down or a great way to hook younger listeners (though that logic is somewhat debatable, since they wouldn't really be listening to classical music in all its complexity); it's probably best to take Born simply for what it aspires to be -- exotic and melodic dance music for a non-purist audience. [The UK release adds one bonus tracks: "Viva!"]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • Label: Decca Import
  • UPC: 028947004028
  • Catalog Number: 470040
  • Sales rank: 176,129

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Quixote (4:46)
  2. 2 Wintersun (3:21)
  3. 3 Victory (4:40)
  4. 4 Oceanic (6:42)
  5. 5 Kismet (5:12)
  6. 6 Korobushka (4:47)
  7. 7 Alexander the Great (2:59)
  8. 8 Duel (4:20)
  9. 9 Bella Donna (3:15)
  10. 10 The 1812 (6:37)
  11. 11 Dalalai (4:06)
  12. 12 Hymn (4:49)
  13. 13 Victory (3:28)
  14. 14 Viva! (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bond Primary Artist, String Quartet
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Dave "Clem" Clempson Guitar, Electric Sitar
Brian Gascoigne Conductor
Anita Kelsey Vocals
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Chucho Merchán Percussion
Gareth Cousins Synthesizer
Dinesh Percussion
Joseph de Jesus Trombone
Michael Drees Percussion
Eos Violin
Ramón García Ruiz Guitar
Julian Kershaw Conductor
Gay-Yee Westerhoff Cello, Double Bass
Haylie Ecker Violin
Tania Davis Viola
Technical Credits
Mike Batt Arranger, Producer
Conor Brady Art Direction
Brian Gascoigne Director
Peter Mew Mastering
Gareth Cousins Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Magnus Fiennes Composer, Producer
Julian Kershaw Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Gay-Yee Westerhoff Composer
Ric Featherstone Engineer
Tonci Huljic Composer
Eos Composer
Anonymous Composer
Hayley Ecker Composer
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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Not your average string quartet!

    Bond is unlike any string quartet that's in the music industry today. I started listening to them a few years ago and have been in love every since. I've been trying to learn their songs. These women can play!!!

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