Twentieth-Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward [Ichiban]

Twentieth-Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward [Ichiban]

     
 

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Twentieth-Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward pays tribute to one of the 20th century's finest songwriters, with performances by contemporary and classic British artists, including Vic Reeves, Space, Sting, and Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman. Texas and the Divine ComedySee more details below

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Twentieth-Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward pays tribute to one of the 20th century's finest songwriters, with performances by contemporary and classic British artists, including Vic Reeves, Space, Sting, and Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman. Texas and the Divine Comedy provide entertaining but slightly misguided updates on "Parisian Pierrot" and "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," which respectively try to fuse trip-hop and Hi-NRG dance rhythms to Coward's literate lyrics. The Pet Shop Boys' air-conditioned, synth-pop version of "Sail Away" fares better, as does Suede's glam, moody rendition of "Poor Little Rich Girl." Marianne Faithfull's sardonic "Mad About the Boy," Bryan Ferry's "I'll See You Again," and Elton John's version of the title track are among the other high points of this well-intentioned tribute, which also features Paul McCartney's ultra-traditional cover of "A Room With a View." In all, Twentieth-Century Blues is an enjoyable, if not entirely successful, homage to Noel Coward.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
Ichiban
UPC:
0807240100626
catalogNumber:
401006

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steven Wright   Viola
Marianne Faithfull   Track Performer
Bryan Ferry   Track Performer
Elton John   Track Performer
Paul McCartney   Track Performer
Pet Shop Boys   Track Performer
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Sharleen Spiteri   Musician
Ian Thomas   Drums
Tony Lewis   Cello
Stan Sulzmann   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Damon Albarn   Track Performer
Levine Andrade   Viola
Craig Armstrong   Conductor,Track Performer
John Barclay   Trumpet
Guy Barker   Trumpet
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Dave Bishop   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
John Bradbury   Violin
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
Eddie Campbell   Musician
Richard Edwards   Trombone
Brian Eno   Omnichord
Roddy Frame   Guitar
Simon Gardner   Trumpet
Roger Garland   Violin
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Pete Gleadall   Musician
Colin Green   Drums
Richard Hynd   Musician
Skaila Kanga   Bass,Harp
Paul Kegg   Cello
Chris Laurence   Bass
Martin Loveday   Cello
Andy Macintosh   Saxophone
Johnny McElhone   Musician
Ally McErlaine   Musician
Mark Nightingale   Trombone
David Nolan   Violin
Peter Oxer   Violin
Andy Pask   Bass Guitar
Steve Pearce   Bass Guitar
Anthony Pleeth   Viola
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
George Robertson   Viola
Ralph Salmins   Drums
J. Neil Sidwell   Trombone
Steve Sidwell   Trumpet
Robert Smissen   Viola
Jamie Talbot   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Neil Tennant   Musician,Spoken Word
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Bill Benham   Violin
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Gillian Thoday   Cello
Vaughan Armon   Violin
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Peter Lale   Viola
Paul Willey   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Eddie Roberts   Violin
Divine Comedy   Track Performer
Raissa   Vocals,Track Performer
Geoffrey Eales   Piano
David Hartley   Piano
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Tom Martin   Bass
Cathy Giles   Cello
Michael McMenemy   Violin
Peter Ripper   Reeds
Richard Watkins   Horn
Shola Ama   Track Performer
Pablo Cook   Percussion,Drums
Joby Talbot   Piano
Neil Hannon   Vocals
Perry Mason   Violin
Iain King   Violin
Rebecca Hirsch   Violin
Steve Hilton   electronics
Simon Benson   Bass
Jamie Murphy   Musician
Iain Dixon   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Pan Hon Lee   Violin
Hugh Seenan   Horn
Tom Stephan   Musician
Vic Reeves   Track Performer
Stephen Hilton   Keyboards
Yorkie   Musician
Franny Griffiths   Musician
John Anderson Concert Orchestra   Oboe
Michael Nyman Band   Musician
Leon Caffrey   Musician
Clive Dobbins   Violin
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Viola
Michael Davis   Violin
Justin Pearson   Cello

Technical Credits

Michael Nyman   Arranger,Producer
Bryan Ferry   Producer
Paul McCartney   Producer
Pet Shop Boys   Producer
Robin Trower   Producer
Noël Coward   Composer
Zoe Lewis   Producer
Damon Albarn   Producer
Craig Armstrong   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
David Arnold   Arranger
Andy Bradfield   Engineer
Rupert Coulson   Engineer
Carleton Davies   Producer
Bill Geldard   Arranger
Pete Gleadall   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bruce Lampcov   Producer,Engineer
Kenny Mac Donald   Engineer
Johnny McElhone   Producer
Richard Norris   Programming
Pete Schwier   Engineer
Neil Tennant   Producer,Executive Producer
Geoff Foster   String Arrangements
Simon Osborne   Engineer
Antony Genn   Producer
David Hartley   Producer,String Arrangements
Colin Good   Arranger
Ash Howes   Engineer
Dick Lewsey   Engineer
David Tyler   Engineer
Tristram Penna   Executive Producer
Jason Cox   Engineer
Steve Hilton   Programming
Neil Tucker   Engineer
Tom Stephan   Producer
James Sanger   Programming
Stephen Hilton   Programming
Simon Denny   Producer
Tom Gurling   Engineer

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