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New Edge
     

The New Edge

by Acoustic Alchemy
 

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Cynics might roll their eyes at the album's title -- there is nothing at all edgy about this duo's buffed-to-a-high-gloss music -- but The New Edge is actually one of Acoustic Alchemy's most entertaining releases. There's a playfulness to these tunes, like the puckish electronic drums on the flamenco-tinged and downright catchy

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Cynics might roll their eyes at the album's title -- there is nothing at all edgy about this duo's buffed-to-a-high-gloss music -- but The New Edge is actually one of Acoustic Alchemy's most entertaining releases. There's a playfulness to these tunes, like the puckish electronic drums on the flamenco-tinged and downright catchy "Notting Hill Two-Step" and the tongue-in-cheek boulevardier pretensions of the closing "Rive Gauche," that suggests a pair of sharp wits behind the well-packaged sheen of this music. The songs are a consistently memorable lot this time out, with a much higher than usual ratio of interesting melodies to snoozy new age mush, and the production, for once, is not so Velveeta-smooth that the record actually becomes hard to listen to. Indeed, songs like the genuinely lovely "Arc-En-Ciel" and "London Skyline" are among the duo's best ever. If you're only going to get one Acoustic Alchemy album, this is the one to get.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/1993
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105969826
catalogNumber:
9698

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Acoustic Alchemy   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Rainer Bruninghaus   Keyboards
Levine Andrade   Violin,Viola
Mario Argandona   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Sam Baccho   Percussion
Patrick Bettison   Bass Guitar
Greg Carmichael   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Caroline Dale   Cello
Dingo Brothers   Rhythm Guitar
Terry Disley   Accordion,Keyboards
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Derrick James   Saxophone
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Sara Loewenthal   Double Bass
Pauline Lowbury   Violin
Rita Manning   Violin
Jim McCleod   Violin
Barrington Pheloung   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Gunnar Plumer   Double Bass
Dave Pomeroy   Bass Guitar
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Konstantin Toinaov   Violin
Dan Tomlinson   Drums
Nick Webb   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Sitar,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Tony Pleeth   Cello
Andrew Brown   Viola
John Anderson   English Horn,Oboe,Cor anglais
Caroline Dearnley   Cello

Technical Credits

Steve Jones   Producer,Engineer
Greg Carmichael   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Diane Dragonette   Producer
Klaus Genuit   Engineer
Glen Keiles   Programming
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Barrington Pheloung   Arranger,Orchestration,String Arrangements
Michael Pollard   Producer
Dave Sinko   Engineer
Nick Webb   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Dan Serrano   Graphic Design
Jackie Salway   Graphic Design
Glen Kelles   Producer
Craig Oddy   Cover Design
Alba Acebedo   Illustrations
Scott Johnson   Graphic Design
Steve Jones   Producer,Engineer

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