The String Quartet Tribute to 311

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Beginning with 1995's Grassroots, this string tribute to 311 moves through a hit-filled set that includes takes on "Down," "Amber," "Come Original," and "You Wouldn't Believe" all the way through 2003's "Creatures For a While." Given, these violin, viola, and cello treatments are about as far as one can aesthetically get from the rapping, reggae, alt rock, and funk of the band's originals; but that doesn't mean they don't work. The musicians here focus on the material's hooks and swirling melodies, and sometimes uncover connections that weren't as apparent under the din of 311's instrumentation. "Beautiful Disaster" is a highlight, as is the multi-part verse section of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Beginning with 1995's Grassroots, this string tribute to 311 moves through a hit-filled set that includes takes on "Down," "Amber," "Come Original," and "You Wouldn't Believe" all the way through 2003's "Creatures For a While." Given, these violin, viola, and cello treatments are about as far as one can aesthetically get from the rapping, reggae, alt rock, and funk of the band's originals; but that doesn't mean they don't work. The musicians here focus on the material's hooks and swirling melodies, and sometimes uncover connections that weren't as apparent under the din of 311's instrumentation. "Beautiful Disaster" is a highlight, as is the multi-part verse section of "All Mixed Up," where a cello churns out the bassline and violins emulate the vocal interplay of co-frontmen S.A. Martinez and Nick Hexum. Recommended for 311 fans into expanding their horizons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297877726
  • Catalog Number: 8777
  • Sales rank: 126,125

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amber (3:21)
  2. 2 Creatures (For A While) (4:21)
  3. 3 Down (2:47)
  4. 4 Beautiful Disaster (3:53)
  5. 5 Seems Uncertain (3:34)
  6. 6 Other Side Of Things (3:06)
  7. 7 You Wouldn't Believe (3:33)
  8. 8 All Mixed Up (2:59)
  9. 9 Come Original (3:43)
  10. 10 Transistor (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Acosta Cello
Tom Tally Violin, Viola
Guenevere Measham Cello
Technical Credits
Nicholas Hexum Composer
Chad Sexton Composer
Tom Tally Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
D. Martinez Composer
Adam Byrne Graphic Design
Nick Hexum Composer
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