Saltimbanco [Bonus Track]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - L. Katz
The stage performance of Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco celebrates life and the powers of imagination in the urbanized 20th century. Its music, composed almost entirely by Rene Dupere, is fantastical and eclectic, cutting-edge at some points and ageless at others. "Pokinoï"'s strange rhythm and soft choral vocals sound vaguely Eastern European, while "Kumbalawé"'s soft flute and string sounds are reminiscent of Africa. Songs such as "Amazonia" and "Il Sogno di Volare" are stylistically opposite from each other, but the chameleon-like vocals of Francine Poitras provide a common line throughout the album. She leads the music -- and the listener -- on a journey from Africa to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - L. Katz
The stage performance of Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco celebrates life and the powers of imagination in the urbanized 20th century. Its music, composed almost entirely by Rene Dupere, is fantastical and eclectic, cutting-edge at some points and ageless at others. "Pokinoï"'s strange rhythm and soft choral vocals sound vaguely Eastern European, while "Kumbalawé"'s soft flute and string sounds are reminiscent of Africa. Songs such as "Amazonia" and "Il Sogno di Volare" are stylistically opposite from each other, but the chameleon-like vocals of Francine Poitras provide a common line throughout the album. She leads the music -- and the listener -- on a journey from Africa to South America to Russia and home again. Thanks in part to Poitras' floating, agile voice, and in part to the sparing usage of electric guitar or heavy drums, the music comes through very well in a studio setting. It has a gentler sound than Alegria, and is less haunting than Mystere. A listener can choose to put on headphones and become enmeshed in the music, or to turn the volume down low and enjoy it as a backdrop to the day's tasks. [This release of the album contains bonus material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 874751000219
  • Catalog Number: 20005

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kumbalawé (4:40)
  2. 2 Saltimbango (4:32)
  3. 3 Cantus-Mélopée (6:42)
  4. 4 Norweg (4:31)
  5. 5 Kazé (4:35)
  6. 6 Barock (4:00)
  7. 7 Adagio (5:07)
  8. 8 Amazonia (7:30)
  9. 9 Pokinoï (4:45)
  10. 10 Il sogno di volare (for Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco) (5:13)
  11. 11 Horéré Ukundé (5:27)
  12. 12 Rideau (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Ted Phillips Background Vocals
Brian Bacon Strings
Richard Beaudet Saxophone
Ron DiLauro Flugelhorn
Claude Hamel Strings
Peter Kisilenko Bass
Mark Langis Bass
Paul Picard Percussion
André Proulx Electric Violin
Robert Stanley Guitar
Michel Dubeau Clarinet, Duduk, Lakota Flute
Dominique Messier Percussion, Drums
René Dupéré Background Vocals
Jean-Pierre Zanella Saxophone
René Bazinet Vocals
Patrick Doane Background Vocals
Dionne Félix Vocals, Background Vocals
Rochelle Felix Vocals, Background Vocals
Ronnett Felix Vocals, Background Vocals
Harold Fortin Background Vocals
Cortez Goodgie Vocals, Background Vocals
Ibrahima Gueye Percussion
Brigitte Lefebvre Strings
Heberne Normil Background Vocals
Antonia Pigot Background Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Jean-Luc Ratel Background Vocals
Jean René Strings
Katherine Skorzewska Strings
Gilles St. Amand Drums
Francine Poitras Vocals
Louise Trudel Strings
Jim Corcoran Vocals, Background Vocals
Alain Bergé Drums
Alexandre Caron Background Vocals
Alex Crawford Background Vocals
Alexandre Lambert Background Vocals
Suzanne Careau Strings
Marc Denis Strings
Sylvie Harvey Strings
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal Vocal Ensemble
Eric Khayat Saxophone
Marc Langis Bass
Ricardo Ernest Vocals
Marc Sohier Bass, Guitar
Nathalie Michele Vocals
Katherina Skorzewska Strings
Laurence Janot Vocals
Monica Duchenes Strings
Dervel Gardner Vocals
Maureen Normil Vocals
Yvon Cloutier Guitar
Celine Arcand Strings
Jimmy (Pickup) Rouleau Guitar
Eric Alain Keyboards
Richard Baudet Saxophone
Ron di Lauro Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Greg Forde Vocals
Herberne Normil Vocals
Eric Plante Saxophone
Donna Forde Vocals
Ted Philips Vocals
Lucie Menard Strings
Pierre Tremblay Harmonica
Eric Alain Keyboards
Jimmy Rouleau Guitar
Technical Credits
Luc Gilbert Producer
Daniel Aumais Executive Producer, Audio Production
René Dupéré Programming, Lyricist, Producer
Michael Edward Delaney Engineer
Franco Dragone Composer, Director, Writer
Carol Ryan Executive Producer
Renée Marc-Aurèle Mastering
Stéphane Lévy Engineer
Martin Lord Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Dominique Lemieux Costume Design, Costume Coordinator
Pierre Desmarais Art Direction
Michel Dalpé Graphic Design
Ian Tremblay Executive Producer
Patrice Duchemin Programming
Michael Delaney Engineering
Cirque du Soleil Musique Inc. Producer
Stephane Levy Audio Production
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazingly gorgeous

    It is absolutely beautiful. I can't say enough about it.

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