Rock Symphonies [B&N Exclusive Version]

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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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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: 028947825548
  • Catalog Number: 001456602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit (4:07)
  2. 2 November Rain (3:59)
  3. 3 The 5th (3:34)
  4. 4 Walk This Way (2:56)
  5. 5 Toccata (3:52)
  6. 6 Vivaldi vs. Vertigo (3:15)
  7. 7 Master of Puppets (3:48)
  8. 8 80s Anthem (3:32)
  9. 9 Live and Let Die (3:25)
  10. 10 Asturias (2:58)
  11. 11 Kashmir (3:38)
  12. 12 Rocking All Over the World (3:44)
  13. 13 Rock Symphony (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Garrett Primary Artist, Violin
Jeffrey Ryan Lipstein Drums
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Marcus Wolfe Guitar
Orianthi Electric Guitar
Franck Van Der Heijden Guitar
John Haywood Piano
Jeff Allen Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Ludwig van Beethoven Inspiration
Antonio Vivaldi Inspiration
John Fogerty Composer
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
Adam Clayton Original Material
Kurt Cobain Composer
Dave Grohl Composer
Kirk Hammett Composer
James Hetfield Composer
Duff McKagan Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Original Material
Krist Novoselic Composer
Rob O'Connor Photo Art Direction, Photo Supervision
Axl Rose Composer
Slash Composer
Steven Tyler Composer
Lars Ulrich Composer
Cliff Burton Composer
Paul Hewson Original Material
Rick Blaskey Executive Producer
Nick Carter Composer, Production Concept
David Simoné Management
David Garrett Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Ian Shea Engineering
Winston Simone Management
Unspecified Composer
David Evans Original Material
Wessel Oltheten Engineering
Franck Van Der Heijden Composer, Producer
S. Hudson Composer
John Haywood Arranger, Composer, Producer
Chris Novoselic Composer
Jeffrey Isbell Composer
Alexander Bongartz Additional Music
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2011

    Love it!

    Excellent compilation! A must have for violin lovers! I am going to purchase his other CD next!

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    Blessins!

    You will always save this album from David. It's a loved keepsake!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    was a little skeptical, but...

    i admit when i bought this i was skeptical...i had heard the whole 'rock symphonies' line before and wasn't truly impressed by it...just throwing a bunch of electric guitars into a string orchestra doesn't mean it is going to be good...but i was pleasantly surprised by this CD. the songs, while still being able to hear the rock rhythm, were beautifully mastered into symphonic masterpeices...i found myself listening over and over to some trying to pick out every note and instrument...I especially loved the Guns - N - Roses 'November Rain' symphony...very touching and soulful sounding...almost brought tears to my eyes :) Although was not impressed with the 'vampish' look of the performer (read a bit too much Anne Rice as a kid, i think)...but he can play a great violin.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    My Kind of Classical

    I bought my first David Garrett CD at a B&N about a year ago and have been in love with him ever since. He has a unique way of fusing classical music with more modern themes and undertones. That being said, Rock Symphonies only makes me love DG even more. It has more uptempo songs without taking away from any of the Classical music that is known and love. I especially love Vivaldi v. Vertigo and his Tocata. However, his Beethoven's 5th is also amazingly incredible. By the way, have I mentioned that I love this CD?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love David Garrett

    I have been waiting for this album for awhile now. Huge fan.

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