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String Quartet Tribute to Massive Attack
     

The String Quartet Tribute to Massive Attack

by Vitamin String Quartet
 
Considering that Vitamin regularly tags hitmaking rock & roll greenhorns with string tributes, it's about time the label got around to U.K. electronic veterans Massive Attack. Interpreted instrumentally for violin, viola, and cello, these versions of iconic material like "Safe From Harm," "Hymn of the Big Wheel," "Inertia Creeps," and

Overview

Considering that Vitamin regularly tags hitmaking rock & roll greenhorns with string tributes, it's about time the label got around to U.K. electronic veterans Massive Attack. Interpreted instrumentally for violin, viola, and cello, these versions of iconic material like "Safe From Harm," "Hymn of the Big Wheel," "Inertia Creeps," and "Teardrop" sound radically different. However, that's only on the surface, since the vocal and electronic elements are gone. The swooping violin leads, droning cello, and occasional bit of programming (on "Creeps," especially) give the songs an organic quality that's kind of striking in relation to the originals, and it makes for an intriguing listen for Massive Attack diehards. Other set highlights include "Unfinished Symphony," "Angel," and "Better Things."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/04/2005
Label:
Vitamin Records
UPC:
0027297874725
catalogNumber:
8747
Rank:
148025

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vitamin String Quartet   Primary Artist
Mathias Kunzli   Percussion
Rushad Eggleston   Cello
Erin Hall   Cello
Yoshi Waki   Acoustic Bass
Okkyung Lee   Cello
String Vindaloo   Ensemble
Jared Snyder   Cello
Kaouru Ishibashi   Violin

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Tracey Thorn   Composer
Horace Andy   Composer
Neneh Cherry   Composer
Elizabeth Fraser   Composer
Nellee Hooper   Composer
Ben Watt   Composer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Composer
Grant "Daddy G" Marshall   Composer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Mushroom   Composer
Nicolette Suwoton   Composer
Grantley Marshall   Composer
Steven Goldmann   Composer
Toni Wells   Graphic Design,Cover Photo
Marlon Thaws   Composer
David Last   Electronic Editor
Kaouru Ishibashi   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Engineering

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