Dancing with the Lion [Bonus Tracks]

Dancing with the Lion [Bonus Tracks]

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by Andreas Vollenweider
     
 

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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

Overview

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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Kin Kou
UPC:
0795041754424
catalogNumber:
17544
Rank:
81229

Tracks

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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