The String Quartet Tribute to Van Morrison

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The String Quartet Tribute to Van Morrison is easy listening for intellectuals. Like Morrison's own lighthearted blues, these chamber arrangements are soulful, relaxing, sunny, and often contemplative. Focusing on Morrison's best-known material, the tribute includes "And It Stoned Me," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Tupelo Honey," and "Crazy Love." While each of these offers its own melodic charms, it might be "Caravan" the centerpiece to 1970's Moondance that is best-suited to the chamber format. As a cello traces its jaunty rhythm, violins and viola trill and sway, giving the version a pastoral quality that's as warm as the summer sun.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The String Quartet Tribute to Van Morrison is easy listening for intellectuals. Like Morrison's own lighthearted blues, these chamber arrangements are soulful, relaxing, sunny, and often contemplative. Focusing on Morrison's best-known material, the tribute includes "And It Stoned Me," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Tupelo Honey," and "Crazy Love." While each of these offers its own melodic charms, it might be "Caravan" the centerpiece to 1970's Moondance that is best-suited to the chamber format. As a cello traces its jaunty rhythm, violins and viola trill and sway, giving the version a pastoral quality that's as warm as the summer sun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297840621
  • Catalog Number: 8406
  • Sales rank: 340,512

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 And It Stoned Me - Da Capo Players (4:21)
  2. 2 Into the Mystic - Da Capo Players (3:31)
  3. 3 Brown Eyed Girl (4:29)
  4. 4 Caravan (4:16)
  5. 5 Have I Told You Lately (4:47)
  6. 6 Tupelo Honey - Da Capo Players (4:57)
  7. 7 Sweet Thing (4:22)
  8. 8 Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) - Da Capo Players (3:02)
  9. 9 Crazy Love (3:34)
  10. 10 Queen of the Slipstream - Da Capo Players (4:43)
  11. 11 Thanks Van, for string quartet (3:36)
  12. 12 Tower of Ivory, for string quartet - Da Capo Players (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vitamin String Quartet Primary Artist
Terry Glenny Violin
Jim McMillen Conductor
David Stout Conductor
Tom Tally Viola
Steve Velez Cello
Alan Mautner Cello
Calabria McChesney Viola
Pam Jacobson Violin, Viola
Robin Cecil Violin
David G. Stout Conductor
Technical Credits
Joe Esposito Cover Art
Jim McMillen Arranger
David Stout Arranger
Ryan Foster Mastering
Myke Smith Engineer
Bruno Canale Engineer
Da Capo Chamber Players String Ensemble
What Four? String Ensemble
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