The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana presents instrumental, string-quartet arrangements of nine of Nirvana's most resonant songs. "Rape Me," "Come as You Are," and "Penny Royal Tea" are all given the treatment, with the arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass sticking pretty close to the originals, minus Kurt Cobain's acerbic vocals. The songs retain their mood anyway, even if the violins can't help being pretty and the verse-chorus-verse format grows tiresome after a while. It's interesting how effective the version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is. An epochal song, it nonetheless loses more vitality with every incessant spin on modern rock radio. So it's a ...
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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana presents instrumental, string-quartet arrangements of nine of Nirvana's most resonant songs. "Rape Me," "Come as You Are," and "Penny Royal Tea" are all given the treatment, with the arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass sticking pretty close to the originals, minus Kurt Cobain's acerbic vocals. The songs retain their mood anyway, even if the violins can't help being pretty and the verse-chorus-verse format grows tiresome after a while. It's interesting how effective the version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is. An epochal song, it nonetheless loses more vitality with every incessant spin on modern rock radio. So it's a credit to the chamber musicians here that they are able to imbue it with a depth of feeling that's both mournful and anthemic, without sounding as hackneyed as the original often unfortunately does.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297844728
  • Catalog Number: 8447
  • Sales rank: 165,589

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vitamin String Quartet Primary Artist
David Davidson Violin
Tom Ferguson Violin
Michael McEvoy Violin, Viola
Tom Tally Violin, Viola
Paul Tobias Violin, Viola
John Krovoza Cello
Gary Tussing Cello
Andre Janovich Cello
Todd Rubenstein Bass, Cello
Gary Lee Tussing Cello
Michael J. McEvoy Violin, Viola
Todd Mark Rubenstein Bass, Cello
Toni Ferguson Violin
Technical Credits
Brian Chapman Mastering
Dave Grohl Composer
Michael McEvoy Arranger, Producer
Krist Novoselic Composer
Tom Tally Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration
Karrie M. Miller Graphic Design, Cover Art
Todd Rubenstein Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Michael J. McEvoy Producer
Todd Mark Rubenstein Producer, Engineer
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