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All Music Guide - L. Katz
Cirque du Soleil decided to try something completely new on this album. The experiment worked, but the resulting piece of music is very different from any other album in the renowned company's discography. Instead of hiring one or two lead female singers, the production team went with a male baritone (Richard Price, Craig Jennings) and a child soprano (Amelie Landry). Some songs are duets, some are solo, and some are performed with the backing vocals of an entire choir. On certain tracks, most notably "Atmadja," the piping, sweet voice of the young female soloist is surreal and spooky in classic Cirque fashion. However, overall the vocals do not have the exotic, wild tone of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - L. Katz
Cirque du Soleil decided to try something completely new on this album. The experiment worked, but the resulting piece of music is very different from any other album in the renowned company's discography. Instead of hiring one or two lead female singers, the production team went with a male baritone (Richard Price, Craig Jennings) and a child soprano (Amelie Landry). Some songs are duets, some are solo, and some are performed with the backing vocals of an entire choir. On certain tracks, most notably "Atmadja," the piping, sweet voice of the young female soloist is surreal and spooky in classic Cirque fashion. However, overall the vocals do not have the exotic, wild tone of Mystere or Alegría. A pre-pubescent singer could never claim the versatility and range of a Francine Poitras type, and, as a result, composer Benoit Jutras seems to have settled upon a more sweet, ethereal tone for the lead vocals, leaving any dramatic effects up to the male soloist or the backing choir. Interestingly, Jutras also brings some pop sensibilities into play at rather unpredictable times: "Let Me Fall" is closer to a pop ballad than anything Cirque has ever released. When the instruments dominate, there is a markedly more dramatic tone to the music -- but eventually they hush and drop to the background, leaving the air uncluttered but for one angelic voice. [This release includes enhanced content.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 874751000240
  • Catalog Number: 20010
  • Sales rank: 57,551

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Atmadja (3:21)
  2. 2 Incantation (5:23)
  3. 3 Marelle (1:26)
  4. 4 Rivage (5:24)
  5. 5 Zydeko (1:19)
  6. 6 Let Me Fall, song (from Cirque du Soleil) (4:47)
  7. 7 Innocence (1:56)
  8. 8 Carrousel (3:05)
  9. 9 Steel dream (5:14)
  10. 10 Séisouso (5:23)
  11. 11 Réveil (3:20)
  12. 12 Quidam (8:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Claude Arsanault Bass
Marc Bélanger Violin
Jean Marie Benoit Banjo, Classical Guitar
Christopher Best Cello
Pierre Hébert Drums
Daniel Hubert Double Bass
Carl Marsh Conductor, Keyboards, fairlight, Choir Conductor
Lorraine Desmarais Viola
Jean-Pierre Zanella Soprano Saxophone
Pascale Beaulieu Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Vincent Bernard Cello
Luc Boivin Washboard
Ingried Boussaroque Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Patrick Doane Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Philippe Dunnigan Violin
Annie Gadbois Cello
Pascale Giguère Violin
Éric Jasmin Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Francine Lupien Viola
Éric Parizeault Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Julien Patenaude Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Marianne Patenaude Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Rachel Patenaude Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Véronique Potvin Viola
Julien Proulx Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Christian Prévôt Violin
Pierre Côté Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Andy Czerny Accordion
Andréé-Anne Doane Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Marcelle Mallette Violin
Lei Qiang Erhu
Mélanie Bélair Violin
Marc Lafarriere Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
David Doane Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Sébastien Doane Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Marianne Dugal Violin
Régine Chassagne Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Carla Antoun Cello
Solange Bouchard Violin
Marc Denis Double Bass
François Pilon Violin
Jean Michon Double Bass
Bernard Cormier Violin
Claude Arseneault Bass
Jean-Marie Benoit Banjo, Classical Guitar
François Goudreau Viola
Audrey Brisson-Jutras Vocals
Raphaelle Paquette Soprano (Vocal)
Mariane Patenaude Soprano (Vocal)
Marie Laferriere Alto (Vocal)
Mathieu Lavoie Vocals
Andre Anne Doane Alto (Vocal)
Chantal Marcil Cello
Patridck Doane Tenor (Vocal)
Jean Rioux Tenor (Vocal)
Karine Marois Soprano (Vocal)
Danielle Lemieux Vocals, Washtub Bass
Laurie Chaiken Alto (Vocal)
Julien Patenqude Bass (Vocal)
Elizabeth Dolin Cello
Elaine Marcil Violin
Marie-Andre Benny Flute
Technical Credits
Marc Bélanger String Section
Christopher Best String Section
Carl Marsh Producer, String Conductor
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Lorraine Desmarais String Section
Daniel Aumais Executive Producer
Rob Heaney Engineering
Vincent Bernard String Section
Franco Dragone Show Director
Hélène Dufresne Executive Producer
Philippe Dunnigan String Section
Annie Gadbois String Section
Pascale Giguère String Section
Benoit Jutras Arranger, Composer, Programming, Orchestration
Francine Lupien String Section
Xavier Marchand Programming, Concept
Véronique Potvin String Section
Christian Prévôt String Section
André Waquant Director, Producer, Writer
Isabelle Cliche Engineer
Marcelle Mallette String Section
Mélanie Bélair String Section
Marianne Dugal String Section
Carla Antoun String Section
Solange Bouchard String Section
Marc Denis String Section
Jean Michon String Section
Hubert Neault Concept
Yves Girard Programming, Concept
Pierre Langelier Programming, Concept
Josephine Fernandez Text Translation
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