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Very Best of James Galway
     

The Very Best of James Galway

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by James Galway
 

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RCA Victor's 2002 The Very Best of James Galway is a comprehensive overview of James Galway's prolific career, touching not only on his easy listening pop crossover tunes, but his classical pieces. In fact, it does something very clever: it devotes a disc, a full half of the collection, to his classical works, with the second disc to his smooth, lovely covers

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RCA Victor's 2002 The Very Best of James Galway is a comprehensive overview of James Galway's prolific career, touching not only on his easy listening pop crossover tunes, but his classical pieces. In fact, it does something very clever: it devotes a disc, a full half of the collection, to his classical works, with the second disc to his smooth, lovely covers of pop hits. This way, the full scope of Galway's talents are showcased on one compilation, but they're also kept separated, so you can hear one side or the other, depending on mood. Some may find a certain favorite or two missing, but overall, this is an excellent summation of Galway's RCA recordings, which did find him at a peak.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2002
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266395026
catalogNumber:
63950
Rank:
10003

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Galway   Primary Artist,Flute,Conductor
Ray Russell   Guitar
Ian Thomas   Drums
Phil Coulter   Piano
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
Levine Andrade   Viola
David Bryant   Percussion,Drums
Dave Cooke   Keyboards
Laurence Cottle   Bass
Mitch Dalton   Guitar
Alan Dunn   Accordion
John Georgiadis   Conductor
Charles Gerhardt   Conductor
Hiroyuki Iwaki   Conductor
Neville Marriner   Conductor
David Measham   Conductor
Munich Radio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mark Nightingale   Trombone
Andy Pask   Bass
Dave Pattman   Bongos,cowbell,Guiro
Ralph Salmins   Drums
Peter Willison   Leader
Bosco DeOliveira   Conga
Dave Arch   Keyboards
Dominic Barlow   Keyboards
Frank Gallagher   Viola,Low Whistle
Ivan Gilliland   Guitar
Julian Lee   Conductor
Phillip Moll   Piano,Harpsichord
Ayako Shinozaki   Harp
Andrew Shulman   Cello
Thérèse Timoney   Conductor
David Downes   Concertina,uillean pipes
Vincent Fanuele   Conductor
Galway Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Daniel Measham   Conductor
Brendan Monaghan   Drums
Tokyo String Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dave Bryant   Percussion,Drums
Myung-Whun Chung   Conductor
David Alberman   Violin
Sydney Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Neil Angilley   Piano
Clio Gould   Violin
Geraint Roberts   Bass,Bass Guitar
Chris Haigh   Fiddle
Susumu Miyashita   Koto
Kevin Thompson   Keyboards
London Telefilmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mitchell Dalton   Guitar
Sarah Cunningham   Viola Da Gamba
Mae Nightingale   Trombone
Mike Mower   Flute,Conductor

Technical Credits

Chieftains   Contributor
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
James Galway   Arranger
Phil Coulter   Arranger
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Contributor
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Munich Radio Orchestra   Contributor
Nashville String Machine   Contributor,String Ensemble
Frank Gallagher   Arranger
David Downes   Arranger
Galway Pops Orchestra   Contributor
Tokyo String Orchestra   Contributor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra   Contributor
Trevor Nunn   Composer
T.S. Eliot   Composer
Sheldon Kurland Strings   Contributor,String Ensemble
Traditional   Composer
Lee   Arranger
London Telefilmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Mike Mower   Arranger,Composer

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The Very Best of James Galway 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Stacey_Foreman More than 1 year ago
James Galway plays the tracks on this CD flawlessly and exactly as the composers intended for them to be played. His execution comes with zero error. His musicianship is well demonstrated in the track Concertino where he tempers originality to allow for authenticity and so takes a slower approach here and plays the piece to its intended potential. He uses a variety of different techniques which make this CD original and fun. His techniques allows for 100% clarity and definition and his breathing technique is something I noted because it allows for a full, complete and smooth sound, a perfectly defined rollover to each note played. I have recommended another CD of his below (with Claude Bolling) where he plays with a different style (a rendition of a Rampal favorite) with a touch of Latino culture.