String Quartet Tribute to Sade

String Quartet Tribute to Sade

     
 

As these String Quartet Tributes go, and they are an extremely mixed -- mostly bad -- lot, this volume dedicated to the music of jazzy, songwriting pop chanteuse Sade is a bit of a diamond in the rough. For starters, Sade's music is on the mellow side, and is normally sparse in its arrangement. Its tempos are languid, and its atmosphericsSee more details below

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As these String Quartet Tributes go, and they are an extremely mixed -- mostly bad -- lot, this volume dedicated to the music of jazzy, songwriting pop chanteuse Sade is a bit of a diamond in the rough. For starters, Sade's music is on the mellow side, and is normally sparse in its arrangement. Its tempos are languid, and its atmospherics are sultry and silky. The String Quartet Tribute to Sade's versions take great liberties with the arrangements and therefore reinterpret the music, rather than providing merely an "elevator music" read of them. In keeping with the Vitamin label's dictates, the artist's greatest hits are chosen for interpretation, such as "Sweetest Taboo," "Jezebel," "Smooth Operator," "Your Love Is King," "King of Sorrow," and the like. There is one original composition, entitled "Dreamer's Path," which is supposed to be in the spirit of the artist's own output, but falls short in t terms of both imagination and nuance; thankfully it's the final track on the disc. This is a mood piece to be sure, but at least it's that rather than merely a novelty.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
Label:
Vitamin Records
UPC:
0027297872127
catalogNumber:
8721
Rank:
239319

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Ferguson   Violin
Michael McEvoy   Violin,Viola
Gary Tussing   Cello
Gary Lee Tussing   Cello
Michael J. McEvoy   Violin,Viola
Oscilation String Quartet   String Quartet
Toni Ferguson   Violin

Technical Credits

Timmy Thomas   Composer
Sade Adu   Composer
Paul S. Denman   Composer
Martin Ditcham   Composer
Andrew Hale   Composer
Stuart Matthewman   Composer
Michael McEvoy   Arranger,Producer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Wayne Shanklin   Composer
Murray Stein   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
St. John   Composer
Ryan Foster   Mastering
H.F. Adu   Composer
David Ari Leon   Arranger,Producer
Dana Clinton   Cover Design
Michael J. McEvoy   Producer

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