Mystere [Expanded Edition]

Mystere [Expanded Edition]

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by Cirque du Soleil
     
 
The live-recorded soundtrack of Cirque du Soleil's hugely successful production Mystere is fuller, richer, more powerful, and more gripping than the studio album or the recordings of earlier shows such as Saltimbanco. The musicians and vocalists lose no finesse in the live version; if anything, they sound more confident.

Overview

The live-recorded soundtrack of Cirque du Soleil's hugely successful production Mystere is fuller, richer, more powerful, and more gripping than the studio album or the recordings of earlier shows such as Saltimbanco. The musicians and vocalists lose no finesse in the live version; if anything, they sound more confident. Also, the album follows the sequence of the show, which gives it a sense of continuity that is lacking in the studio album. From the eerie, disturbing opening strains of "Ramsani" to the thunderous drums of "Taiko," this album offers a tapestry of sound that is nearly seamless. The vocal stylings of returning soprano Nathalie Gauvin and new addition Wendy Talley manage to be sweet and raw at the same time. Several tracks are exclusive to the live album. One of the best is the seven-minute "High Bar," an exultant, dramatic cascade of sound. The string instruments and vocals soar one moment and plummet the next, just like the acrobatic routine that they accompany. Songs such as "Ulysse," "Kalimando," and "Finale" are tinged with equal parts longing and joy. A full complement of acoustic, modern, and exotic instruments create a sound like no other. Of all the Cirque du Soleil albums, this is the one that best shows why this troupe evolved from street performers to world-famous artists in a single decade.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
Label:
Cirque Du Soleil
UPC:
0874751000110
catalogNumber:
20009

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cirque du Soleil   Primary Artist
Terry Bartlett   taiko
Marc Solis   Clarinet,Flute,English Horn,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Maria Achlatkina   taiko
Vadim Bolotsky   taiko
Jean-François Côté   Keyboards,Bandleader
Geneviève Dubé   Violin
Pierre Dubé   Drums,taiko,electronic percussion,Soloist
Vital Jacob   taiko
Alexander Kaschock   taiko
Carla Maruca   taiko
Trevor Nassler   taiko
Kathie Renaud   taiko
Lejka Sievert   taiko
Bruce Rickerd   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mark Ward   taiko
Irina Sorokina   taiko
Carolyne Vita   taiko
Gregory Wise   taiko
Brigitte Leclerc   Keyboards
Robert Bollinger   taiko

Technical Credits

Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Luc Gilbert   Audio Production
Luis Perez   Sound Illustration
Daniel Aumais   Producer,Executive Producer
René Dupéré   Arranger,Composer
Jean-François Côté   Programming
Franco Dragone   Show Director
Pierre Dubé   Adaptation,Vocal Coach
Benoit Jutras   Arranger,Composer
Carol Ryan   Assistant Executive Producer
Brigitte Leclerc   Programming
Traditional   Composer

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Mystere [Expanded Edition] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From Cirque du Soleil, one of the greatest shows, Mystere, has outstanding music! This album captures the live show performed in Las Vagas and is very good even for the whole family to listen to and see, if you ever wanted to.