Rock Symphonies

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After a self-titled release that flirted with pop crossover, violinist David Garrett dives deep into that world with his 2010 effort, an album that rocks like its 1766. Most arrangements are simple as Garrett takes the melodies from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and plays them furiously in front of an equally aggressive orchestra that's augmented by electric guitars and a standard rock kit drummer. No great revelations to be had, but the tracks work well enough, recasting some of rock's classics as Romantic-era works that are prime for television commercials designed to sell diamonds or wine to the post-Woodstock set. Rock Symphonies exceeds its predecessor when it comes to the more ...
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All Music Guide
After a self-titled release that flirted with pop crossover, violinist David Garrett dives deep into that world with his 2010 effort, an album that rocks like its 1766. Most arrangements are simple as Garrett takes the melodies from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and plays them furiously in front of an equally aggressive orchestra that's augmented by electric guitars and a standard rock kit drummer. No great revelations to be had, but the tracks work well enough, recasting some of rock's classics as Romantic-era works that are prime for television commercials designed to sell diamonds or wine to the post-Woodstock set. Rock Symphonies exceeds its predecessor when it comes to the more clever cuts, such as the "Vivaldi vs. Vertigo," a mash-up of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and U2's "Vertigo." Fun how "The 5th" messes with Beethoven's -- heck, classical music's -- most famous piece and how his take on "Walk This Way" references the Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. version before turning into a fiddle-led hoedown. Keep in mind, the showy Garrett is a polarizing figure in the classical community, so don't expect your snootier friends to agree, but if your kids spend way too much time behind the violin, this just might turn them on to rock & roll.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/2010
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947824770
  • Catalog Number: 001444202
  • Sales rank: 2,790

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit (4:08)
  2. 2 November Rain (4:00)
  3. 3 The 5th (3:35)
  4. 4 Walk This Way (2:57)
  5. 5 Toccata (3:53)
  6. 6 Vivaldi vs. Vertigo (3:16)
  7. 7 Master of Puppets (3:50)
  8. 8 80s Anthem (3:34)
  9. 9 Live and Let Die (3:26)
  10. 10 Asturias (2:59)
  11. 11 Kashmir (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Garrett Primary Artist, Violin
Jeffrey Ryan Lipstein Drums
Jeff Allen Bass Guitar
Marcus Wolfe Guitar
Orianthi Electric Guitar
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Franck Van Der Heijden Guitar
John Haywood Piano
Jeff Allen Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer, Inspiration
Paul McCartney Composer
Jimmy Page Composer
Joe Perry Composer
Robert Plant Composer
U2 Original Material
Isaac Albéniz Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer, Inspiration
John Bonham Composer
Kurt Cobain Composer
Dave Grohl Composer
Kirk Hammett Composer
James Hetfield Composer
Duff McKagan Composer
Krist Novoselic Composer
Rob O'Connor Photo Supervision
Axl Rose Composer
Steven Tyler Composer
Lars Ulrich Composer
Cliff Burton Composer
Rick Blaskey Executive Producer
Nick Carter Composer, Production Concept
David Garrett Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Jason Isbell Composer
Ian Shea Engineering
Unspecified Composer
Wessel Oltheten Engineering
Franck Van Der Heijden Composer, Producer
S. Hudson Composer
John Haywood Arranger, Producer
Chris Novoselic Composer
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