Encore!

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
This greatest-hits album comes just half a dozen years into Keith Lockhart's tenure as conductor of the Boston Pops. But it's clear from this compilation that the young maestro has already made his mark, maintaining the orchestra's traditions while leading it in new directions. ENCORE draws on Lockhart's five recordings -- RUNNIN' WILD, AMERICAN VISIONS, THE CELTIC ALBUM, A SPLASH OF POPS, and HOLIDAY POPS -- showing off the ensemble's celebrated versatility. This band can play the classics with aplomb -- as demonstrated by their elegant performance of the "Farandole" from Georges Bizet's "L'Arl?sienne" -- then turn around for a swinging rendition of Glenn ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
This greatest-hits album comes just half a dozen years into Keith Lockhart's tenure as conductor of the Boston Pops. But it's clear from this compilation that the young maestro has already made his mark, maintaining the orchestra's traditions while leading it in new directions. ENCORE draws on Lockhart's five recordings -- RUNNIN' WILD, AMERICAN VISIONS, THE CELTIC ALBUM, A SPLASH OF POPS, and HOLIDAY POPS -- showing off the ensemble's celebrated versatility. This band can play the classics with aplomb -- as demonstrated by their elegant performance of the "Farandole" from Georges Bizet's "L'Arlésienne" -- then turn around for a swinging rendition of Glenn Miller's "American Patrol." Along with music from "Riverdance" featuring fiddler extraordinaire Eileen Ivers and a rousing example of Americana in Ferde Grofé's "Mardi Gras" from the "Mississippi Suite", Lockhart includes a live version of "Long Live the King!," a daring orchestral tribute to Elvis that brought the house down in Symphony Hall.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Boston Pops' spring 2000 album is called Encore because it offers encore appearances of some of the most popular tunes ever performed by the orchestra. In other words, it's a greatest-hits collection, featuring 50 minutes of highlights from the Keith Lockhart era -- the recordings the Boston Pops made for RCA during the '90s. There is only one new piece here: a tribute to Elvis Presley written by Patrick Hollenbeck. Since it's just a medley of oldies, however, it feels as familiar as anything else here, but that's not necessarily a complaint either. It's nice for casual fans to have such popular favorites as "Sleigh Ride," "Song of the Volga Boatmen," "Hymn to New England," "Farandole," "Doodletown Fifers," and "Stars and Stripes Forever" on one disc. Such a melodic, welcoming set list will be reason enough for most casual enthusiasts to acquire Encore. It's a good sampler, even if it doesn't have the cohesion of an actual Pops concert or record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2000
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266366248
  • Catalog Number: 63662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 American Patrol, march for band - Keith Lockhart (3:53)
  2. 2 Riverdance - Keith Lockhart (6:32)
  3. 3 Mardi Gras - Keith Lockhart (4:55)
  4. 4 Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen), folk song - Keith Lockhart (3:28)
  5. 5 Magh Scola (The Level Plain) - Keith Lockhart (4:23)
  6. 6 Farandole - Keith Lockhart (3:35)
  7. 7 Doodletown Fifers - Keith Lockhart (4:44)
  8. 8 A Hymn to New England, for orchestra - Keith Lockhart (3:12)
  9. 9 Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra) - Keith Lockhart (2:55)
  10. 10 The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band - Keith Lockhart (3:31)
  11. 11 Keith's Introduction to Long Live the King! - Keith Lockhart (1:28)
  12. 12 Medley: Long Live the King (A Tribute to Elvis): Jailhouse Rock/Can't H - Keith Lockhart (6:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boston Pops Orchestra Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Performing Ensemble
Brad Hatfield Synthesizer
Jim Gwin Drums
Chester Schmitz Tuba
Keith Lockhart Conductor, Track Performer
Tim Morrison Trumpet
Tanglewood Festival Chorus Choir, Chorus
John Wilkins Guitar
Michael Monaghan Alto Saxophone
Bruce Hall Trumpet
Jonathan Finn Guitar
Peter Chapman Trumpet
John Oliver Conductor, Choir Director
Technical Credits
Steve Colby Engineer
Don Sebesky Arranger
David Hewitt Engineer
Pat Hollenbeck Arranger
Joseph Magee Engineer
John McClure Producer
Shawn Murphy Producer, Engineer
Jay David Saks Producer
Keith Lockhart Liner Notes
Ferde Grofé Composer
Caroline Ulrich Art Direction
Frank W. Meacham Composer
Bill King Engineer
John Newton Engineer
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