Dark Hope

Dark Hope

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by Renée Fleming
     
 

Renée Fleming describes her new album Dark Hope as a "visit to a new, parallel universe." The album was recorded in close collaboration with producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, The Strokes, The Bangles, Sublime, and countless others) and features a diverse and adventurous program of pop songs.

Fleming, the superstar soprano known as "the people's diva,"

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Renée Fleming describes her new album Dark Hope as a "visit to a new, parallel universe." The album was recorded in close collaboration with producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, The Strokes, The Bangles, Sublime, and countless others) and features a diverse and adventurous program of pop songs.

Fleming, the superstar soprano known as "the people's diva," says of Dark Hope: "I've always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks. Because everything about the voice interests me, I felt it would be fascinating to learn a completely different style of singing."

Fleming says that for the recording of this album, "Singing in a small, acoustic booth, with a microphone that's very close, in this very intimate style, is the complete opposite of how I usually sing."

There were similarities to how she prepares for an opera role, however. Fleming points out that for each track on Dark Hope "we found an interpretation that enabled the point of view to sound authentic coming from me. Every song has a story, so this whole idea of enacting or playing a role is doubly true for this music." From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0602527362052
catalogNumber:
001418602
Rank:
63785

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Renée Fleming   Primary Artist
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
David Kahne   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Will Lee   Bass
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Wendy Sutter   Cello
Nick Valensi   Guitar
Dov Scheindlin   Viola
William Hakim   Viola
Jesse Mills   Violin
Alexis Pia Gerlach   Cello
Cyrus Beroukhin   Violin
Amelia Ross   Background Vocals
Sage Ross   Background Vocals
Rachelle Fleming   Background Vocals
Mike Rossi   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Marty Balin   Composer
Peter Gabriel   Composer
Paul Kantner   Composer
Steve Booker   Composer
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer
David Kahne   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Roland Orzabal   Composer
Rebecca Meek   Art Direction
Ben Gibbard   Composer
Matthew Bellamy   Composer
Dominic Howard   Composer
William Butler   Composer
Jeremy Gara   Composer
Willy Mason   Composer
Arcade Fire   Composer
Win Butler   Composer
Régine Chassagne   Composer
Richard Reed Parry   Composer
Tim Kingsbury   Composer
Alexandra Day   Personal Assistant
Ryan Gilligan   Pro-Tools
Creighton Barrett   Composer
Cedric Bixler   Composer
Benjamin Bridwell   Composer
James Hampton   Composer
Delcinea Lutes   Personal Assistant
Christopher Wolstehholme   Composer
Alec Treuhaft   Management
Robert Smith   Engineer
Mike Rossi   Orchestration

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