The String Quartet Tribute to Staind

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Staind outdistanced itself from the nu-metal pack by piggybacking on the emotional roller coaster that is Aaron Lewis. While his vocal presence drifted from agitated to saddened, intimate to in your face, Staind's instrumentation was often average at best. All of which makes The String Quartet Tribute to Staind a surprise, since its instrumental arrangements of material from Dysfunction 1999 and Break the Cycle 2001 ring with emotional shifts and moments of real power. Guided by violin and viola, the mix also includes cello and double bass, but fails with forays into programming and synth that only work on the pleading "Fade." For the most part, however, the musicians ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Staind outdistanced itself from the nu-metal pack by piggybacking on the emotional roller coaster that is Aaron Lewis. While his vocal presence drifted from agitated to saddened, intimate to in your face, Staind's instrumentation was often average at best. All of which makes The String Quartet Tribute to Staind a surprise, since its instrumental arrangements of material from Dysfunction 1999 and Break the Cycle 2001 ring with emotional shifts and moments of real power. Guided by violin and viola, the mix also includes cello and double bass, but fails with forays into programming and synth that only work on the pleading "Fade." For the most part, however, the musicians have expertly transfused Lewis' dualistic nature -- emotional train wreck to lumbering locomotive -- into their arrangements. "Outside" is fragile, yet it seems to teeter on the edge, as if it were a porcelain figurine about to crash to the floor below. The grinding "Just Go" is almost unrecognizable, reimagined as a halting ballad tinged with hopeful violins. In this case, the chamber musicians have actually made their source material better. The set is essential for any Staind fan, as it offers another window into the emotions making up the band's spiritual center.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297871427
  • Catalog Number: 8714
  • Sales rank: 306,894

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Go (5:16)
  2. 2 Safe Place (4:44)
  3. 3 Fade (4:08)
  4. 4 For You (4:05)
  5. 5 It's Been Awhile (4:42)
  6. 6 Outside (5:00)
  7. 7 Epiphany (4:18)
  8. 8 Waste (4:14)
  9. 9 Mudshovel (4:39)
  10. 10 Home (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mathew Cooker Cello
Richard Dodd Cello
Tom Tally Viola
Adrian Rosen Bass
Roberto Cani Violin
Woody Pak Guitar, Keyboards, Baglama
Guenevere Measham Cello
Alex W. Y. Wong Cello
Tom Vos Violin
Richard Adkins Violin
Technical Credits
Johnny April Composer
Brian Friedman Engineer
Aaron Lewis Composer
A.J. Lewis Composer
Karrie M. Miller Graphic Design
Woody Pak Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Ryan Foster Mastering
Jon Wysocki Composer
Mike Mushok Composer
David Ari Leon Arranger, Producer
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