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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The music that accompanies the Cirque du Soleil shows, preserved on souvenir soundtrack albums, has about as much importance in the presentations as the costumes and the lighting. It helps to pace the action and give it flair, but it is no more than a supporting element. That's as true of Zed as of any other Cirque extravaganza. Tribal drums or timpani (or maybe it's all just synthesized percussion) pound mightily, washes of string-like sounds fill the midrange, and ethereal male and female voices sometimes waft in. Those voices sing in foreign languages that are difficult to identify -- Russian? -- much less comprehend. But that doesn't matter. What matters is that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The music that accompanies the Cirque du Soleil shows, preserved on souvenir soundtrack albums, has about as much importance in the presentations as the costumes and the lighting. It helps to pace the action and give it flair, but it is no more than a supporting element. That's as true of Zed as of any other Cirque extravaganza. Tribal drums or timpani (or maybe it's all just synthesized percussion) pound mightily, washes of string-like sounds fill the midrange, and ethereal male and female voices sometimes waft in. Those voices sing in foreign languages that are difficult to identify -- Russian? -- much less comprehend. But that doesn't matter. What matters is that the delicate "Zed in Love," for example, accompanies a lyrical moment in the production, perhaps an interlude or a high-wire dance. "Blue Silk" and "The Worlds Meet" are both big ballad duets for male and female voices, and they sound like the love themes from 1980s movies, or maybe from a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, if he were from Romania. If Cirque du Soleil is a glorified circus (and it is), then the music is part of the glorification, and Zed is pretty much par for the course.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • Label: Cirque Du Soleil
  • UPC: 843277024481
  • Catalog Number: 10031
  • Sales rank: 95,065

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist, Ensemble
Jean Marie Benoit Classical Guitar
Michel Cyr Keyboards, Bandleader
Patrick Kelly Guitar
Ron Wagner Percussion
David Benson Tenor (Vocal)
Julien Patenaude Bass (Vocal)
Yves Saint-Amant Bass (Vocal)
Martin Auclair Bass (Vocal)
Alain Vinet Musical Direction
Michel Leonard Tenor (Vocal)
Mario Labrosse Drums
Cynthia Gates Soprano (Vocal)
Kami Lofgren Soprano (Vocal)
Bernard Cayouette Tenor (Vocal)
Alain Duguay Bass (Vocal)
Michel Duval Bass (Vocal)
Louise Frenette Soprano (Vocal)
Carole Therrien Soprano (Vocal)
Paul Lazar Violin
Stéphanie Pothier Soprano (Vocal)
Philippe Martel Bass (Vocal)
Benoît Leblanc Tenor (Vocal)
Marnie Reckenberg Soprano (Vocal)
Dorothéa Ventura Soprano (Vocal)
Bel Canto de Bratislava Performing Ensemble
Claude Grenier Bass (Vocal)
Patrick Kelly Guitar
Mario Labrosse Drums
Jean-Sébastien Allaire Conductor, Choir Master
Matt Becks Throat Singing
Pamela Selkirk Soprano (Vocal)
Ella Louise Allaire Vocals
Gaétan Sauvageau Tenor (Vocal)
David Menzies Tenor (Vocal)
Éric Tremblay Tenor (Vocal)
Jean-Marie Benoit Classical Guitar
Marcel de Hetre Tenor (Vocal)
Marie-Claude Arpin Soprano (Vocal)
Luc Saucier Bass (Vocal)
Craig R. Harris Bass
Normand Richard Bass (Vocal)
Michiel Schrey Tenor (Vocal)
Jacqueline Woodley Soprano (Vocal)
Dion Mazerolle Bass (Vocal)
Aldeo Jean Tenor (Vocal)
Isabelle D. Leclerc Soprano (Vocal)
Geoffroy Salvas Bass (Vocal)
Martin Lord Ferguson Vocals
Paul Lazar Violin
Kevin Faraci Vocals
Johanna Lillvik Vocals
Alfred Lagrenade Bass (Vocal)
Michel Cyr Keyboards, Bandleader
Face School Children's Choir Children's Chorus
Julien Patenqude Bass (Vocal)
Paul Hanson Bassoon, Duduk
Andrée De Repentigny Soprano (Vocal)
Marie Magistry Soprano (Vocal)
Devon Wastle Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
René Dupéré Arranger, Programming
Peter Fuchs Engineering
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Isabelle Cliche Production Director
François Girard Director of Performances, Playwright
Pierre Desmarais Art Direction
Emmanuelle Sirard Graphic Design
Ella Louise Allaire Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Orchestration, Choir Arrangement, Vocal Effect
Eric Sauvé Graphic Design
Jacques Méthé Executive Producer
Renée April Costume Design
David Timothy Younghans Engineering
Martin Lord Ferguson Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Effect, Engineering
Ella Louise Allaire Producer
Martin Lord-Ferguson Producer
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