The String Quartet Tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
String Quartet Tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers runs through a nice cross-section of the veteran group's catalog, performing the songs instrumentally on violin, viola, and cello. "Higher Ground" sounds better than you might think, the cello working on the rousing bassline as the violins keen on Anthony Kiedis' vocal line. The quiet hope in "Soul to Squeeze"'s melody is brought to the surface here, and both "Under the Bridge" and "Californication" translate well. The percussion added to "Suck My Kiss" isn't necessary, and the fractured funk of "Can't Stop" doesn't translate. But in its quieter moments, this is another one of Vitamin's string tributes that does its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
String Quartet Tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers runs through a nice cross-section of the veteran group's catalog, performing the songs instrumentally on violin, viola, and cello. "Higher Ground" sounds better than you might think, the cello working on the rousing bassline as the violins keen on Anthony Kiedis' vocal line. The quiet hope in "Soul to Squeeze"'s melody is brought to the surface here, and both "Under the Bridge" and "Californication" translate well. The percussion added to "Suck My Kiss" isn't necessary, and the fractured funk of "Can't Stop" doesn't translate. But in its quieter moments, this is another one of Vitamin's string tributes that does its feted group justice while bringing something of its own to the proceedings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2004
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297880320
  • Catalog Number: 8803
  • Sales rank: 83,248

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Under the Bridge - Tallywood Strings (4:33)
  2. 2 Californication (3:22)
  3. 3 Other Side - Ya Baby! String Quartet (4:17)
  4. 4 Fortune Faded - Ya Baby! String Quartet (3:24)
  5. 5 Higher Ground - Tallywood Strings (3:36)
  6. 6 Breaking the Girl - String Vindaloo (3:27)
  7. 7 Scar Tissue (3:36)
  8. 8 Soul to Squeeze - Ya Baby! String Quartet (4:50)
  9. 9 By the Way - String Vindaloo (2:56)
  10. 10 Aeroplane - Ya Baby! String Quartet (4:45)
  11. 11 Can't Stop - String Vindaloo (4:30)
  12. 12 Suck My Kiss - String Vindaloo (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Ace Cello
John Acosta Cello
Jim Sitterly Violin
Tom Tally Violin, Viola
John Krovoza Cello
Louis Allen Bass, Bass Guitar
K Ishibashi Violin
Eric Lea Viola
Alex Wurmbrand Guitar, Violin
Keiko Watanabe Viola
Dana Leong Cello
Tallywood Strings Track Performer, String Quartet
String Vindaloo Track Performer
Alan Grubner Violin
Brain McDovey Violin
Neal Persiani Bass
Ya Baby! String Quartet Track Performer, String Quartet
Technical Credits
Flea Composer
John Frusciante Composer
Carmen Grillo Engineer, Engineering
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Dave Navarro Composer
Chad Smith Composer
Tom Tally Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Stevie Wonder Composer
Michael Balzary Composer
Ryan Foster Mastering
K Ishibashi Producer
Adam Byrne Graphic Design, Cover Art
Alex Wurmbrand Arranger, Producer
Keiko Watanabe Arranger, Producer
Karl Preusser Arranger, Engineer, Engineering
Aaron Nevezie Engineer, Engineering
String Vindaloo String Ensemble
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