Silver Ship

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Silver Ship is Suzanne Ciani's first album of all-new material since 1999's Turning LP. And like that album, it's a tasteful, often joyful blend of acoustic and electronic instruments, buoyed throughout by Ciani's innate melodic sense. The composer and keyboardist also works with some familiar collaborators, including flutist Matt Eakle, Paul McCandless on reeds, cellist Joe Hébert, guitarist Teja Bell, and bassist Michael Manring. As her earliest releases prove, it's always been Ciani's intention to craft durable songs. That approach elevates her work above the homogeneity that permeates the contemporary instrumental and new age genres at their lowest ebb, and it's no ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Silver Ship is Suzanne Ciani's first album of all-new material since 1999's Turning LP. And like that album, it's a tasteful, often joyful blend of acoustic and electronic instruments, buoyed throughout by Ciani's innate melodic sense. The composer and keyboardist also works with some familiar collaborators, including flutist Matt Eakle, Paul McCandless on reeds, cellist Joe Hébert, guitarist Teja Bell, and bassist Michael Manring. As her earliest releases prove, it's always been Ciani's intention to craft durable songs. That approach elevates her work above the homogeneity that permeates the contemporary instrumental and new age genres at their lowest ebb, and it's no different with Silver Ship. "Sargasso Sea" is a duet between Ciani's piano and the sad-eyed and graceful cello of Hébert, while "Eclipse" perfectly balances solitary contemplation with waves of surging emotion. Not surprisingly, "Open Seas" incorporates some artificially generated ocean swells beneath Eakle's airy flute leads, while opener "For Lise" features one of Ciani's classic melodies -- plaintive, powerfully hopeful, and softly whispered all at once. Silver Ship also takes a few detours, adding percussion and prominent solos from Bell and Eakle for the East African-flavored "Wine Dark Sea" and nodding into a slight new age-jazz cross for "Capri." Also, like Turning, the title track again features vocals. "Silver Ship" is a heartfelt lullaby emboldened by an interestingly vintage-sounding synthesizer tone. Ciani's been at the top of her craft since Velocity of Love in 1984. The crystalline Silver Ship floats there, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • Label: Seventh Wave
  • UPC: 799547701029
  • Catalog Number: 7010
  • Sales rank: 8,721

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 For Lise (4:03)
  2. 2 Wine Dark Sea (4:15)
  3. 3 Stromboli (4:06)
  4. 4 Capri (3:33)
  5. 5 Eclipse (3:52)
  6. 6 Open Seas (3:36)
  7. 7 Dentecane (3:11)
  8. 8 Snow Crystals (3:37)
  9. 9 Sargasso Sea (3:32)
  10. 10 Silver Ship (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Suzanne Ciani Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, La-La
Michael Manring Bass
Teja Bell Guitar
Matt Eakle Flute
Paul McCandless Clarinet, English Horn, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone
Michael Whalen Percussion
Valerie Wilson Vocals
Joe Hebert Cello
Technical Credits
Suzanne Ciani Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Mitch Farber Orchestral Arrangements
Peter R. Kelsey Engineer
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
Robert A. Arbittier Programming
Marco Ugolini Design Producer
Andy Farber Orchestral Arrangements
Jon Altchiller Engineer
Mary Ciani Saslow Composer, Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUZANNE CIANI RELEASES 15TH ALBUM, SILVER SHIP, FEATURING ACOUSTIC PIANO AND SYNTH

    You probably know that keyboardist Suzanne Ciani helped pioneer the fields of electronic music and new age music (although she plays more acoustic piano now than synthesizer). But if you will take a listen to her new CD (SILVER SHIP), you will hear the most mature work of her career (and this is her fifteenth album!). She incorporates some of her early classical music training, then puts in a touch of her ground-breaking electronic synthesizer work, adds a solid slice of her acoustic grand piano playing and finishes it off by collaborating with her band, THE WAVE (reed player Paul McCandless, flautist Matt Eakle, guitarist Teja Bell, cellist Joe Hebert and bassist Michael Manring. This music seems to be inspired by Italy and the ocean. She has always written strong melodies and these are no exception. She has a lot of fans and has sold a million or two albums in her time. Check this new one out and you will see why.

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