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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
After the Grammy-winning 1987 effort Down to the Moon, Andreas Vollenweider returned with Dancing with the Lion, a concept album of sorts about the nature of life and death. For the first time, Vollenweider extended his creative palette, drawing on the talents of many musicians worldwide. His modified harp was still in full effect, but Lion matched its unique tone with touches of electric guitar (the light, Latin-influenced pop of "Dance of the Masks"), plaintive violin ("See, My Love"), and the ambitious title track, which mixed unique percussion and vocal elements into a surprisingly straightforward pop cocktail. While the composer's early work seemed to be more about ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
After the Grammy-winning 1987 effort Down to the Moon, Andreas Vollenweider returned with Dancing with the Lion, a concept album of sorts about the nature of life and death. For the first time, Vollenweider extended his creative palette, drawing on the talents of many musicians worldwide. His modified harp was still in full effect, but Lion matched its unique tone with touches of electric guitar (the light, Latin-influenced pop of "Dance of the Masks"), plaintive violin ("See, My Love"), and the ambitious title track, which mixed unique percussion and vocal elements into a surprisingly straightforward pop cocktail. While the composer's early work seemed to be more about relaxation, or where the music could take the listener, Dancing with the Lion seemed to encourage contemplation. It was easy to find solace in the Asian-inflected chording of "Hippolyte," or the album's atmospheric finale, where flutes, flamenco guitar, fiddle, and chimes combined with the harp in an approximation of that famous story about the white light at the end of the tunnel. The addition of so many extra instruments into Vollenweider's already widely scanning style worked to expand his ideology as much as it did his sound, since the range of ethnic styles represented unified his music with so many locales. Dancing with the Lion was a textured, pensive release that suggested Vollenweider's later work with an international cast of like-minded musicians and symphonies. [This version of the album contains bonus material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Kin Kou
  • UPC: 795041754424
  • Catalog Number: 17544
  • Sales rank: 70,144

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Unto the Burning Circle (3:49)
  2. 2 Dancing with the Lion (4:00)
  3. 3 Hippolyte (1:10)
  4. 4 Dance of the Masks (5:50)
  5. 5 Pearls & Tears (5:14)
  6. 6 Garden of My Childhood (1:46)
  7. 7 Still Life (5:37)
  8. 8 And the Long Shadows (3:39)
  9. 9 See, My Love... (3:01)
  10. 10 Silver Dew, Golden Grass (0:59)
  11. 11 Ascent from the Circle (4:19)
  12. 12 Ouvertürli (3:06)
  13. 13 First Piece (4:09)
  14. 14 Hey You! Yes, You... (5:44)
  15. 15 Pearls and Tears/Dancing with the Lion/The Lion /Introducing Vox
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andreas Vollenweider Primary Artist, Guitar, Bass Flute, Vocals, Wind, Gu-Zheng
Patti Austin Vocals
David Lindley Lap Steel Guitar
Janne Schaffer Electric Guitar, Sitar, Guest Appearance
Vaneese Thomas Vocals
Steve Gorn Bansuri, Guest Appearance
Angelic Voices of Faith Vocals
Badal Roy Tabla, Guest Appearance
Thomas Fessler Guitar
Diva Gray Vocals
Lani Groves Vocals
Peter Keiser Bass
Walter Keiser Percussion, Drums
Marilyn Mazur Percussion, Guest Appearance
Wilbur Pauley Vocals
Roman Schmid English Horn, Oboe, Guest Appearance
Phillip Sneed Vocals
Christoph Stiefel Piano, Keyboards
Matthias Ziegler Flute
Beat Briner Bassoon, Guest Appearance
Nina Hennessey Vocals, Guest Appearance
Luis Perez Wind, Native Percussion, Guest Appearance
Bernhard Banse Vocals
Barry Brandes Vocals
Anthony Crivello Vocals, Guest Appearance
Fernando Fantini Accordion, Guest Appearance
Charly Fassler French Horn, Guest Appearance
Hanspeter Haas Bass Trombone, Guest Appearance
Horst Hagemann Conductor, Guest Appearance
Peoro Haldemann Percussion
Dodo Hug Vocals, Guest Appearance
Misty Jervis Vocals, Guest Appearance
James Moellenhoff Vocals
Burhan Oecal Darbouka, Guest Appearance
Christian Ostermeier Tenor Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Natasha Otrinowa Vocals, Guest Appearance
John Ousley Vocals
Daniel Pezzotti Cello, Guest Appearance
Daniel Winiger Conductor
Margarita Zorbala Vocals, Guest Appearance
Hans Bergström French Horn, Guest Appearance
Andi Pupato Percussion
Technical Credits
Andreas Vollenweider Arranger, Composer, Producer, Cover Art, Calligraphy
Dude Durst Artwork
Tim Leitner Engineer
Eric Merz Engineer
Hugo Faas Executive Producer
Bernie Staub Engineer
Hanswalter Huggler Executive Producer
Hanspeter Ehrsam Engineer
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