The String Quartet Tribute to Massive Attack

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2005
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297874725
  • Catalog Number: 8747
  • Sales rank: 199,869

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Angel (6:09)
  2. 2 Hymn of the Big Wheel (5:11)
  3. 3 Rising Son (5:02)
  4. 4 Better Things (3:46)
  5. 5 Safe from Harm (5:08)
  6. 6 Inertia Creeps (4:04)
  7. 7 Sly (3:38)
  8. 8 Teardrop (4:02)
  9. 9 Three (4:10)
  10. 10 Weather Storm (5:46)
  11. 11 Unfinished Symphony (2:55)
  12. 12 Oto, for string quartet (7:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mathias Kunzli Percussion
Rushad Eggleston Cello
Erin Hall Cello
K Ishibashi Violin
Yoshi Waki Acoustic Bass
Okkyung Lee Cello
String Vindaloo Ensemble
Jared Snyder Cello
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
K Ishibashi Programming, Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Marlon Thaws Composer
David Last Electronic Editor
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