Around the World

Around the World

by Raul Malo


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Around the World

Although he broke into the public eye as the lead singer for pop-country outfit the Mavericks, Raul Malo is hardly a country singer (although he can sing a country song as well as anybody on the planet). He's explored just about every strand of popular New World music, from Mexican border fare to salsa, calypso, carnival, rock, and jazz, and of course country, and he's done all of it with an amazing voice that soars with sincerity and emotional depth. His latest album, recorded live in July of 2011 with his core backup band, the orchestra Northern Sinfonia (conducted by Paul Gambill), and a horn section, finds him tackling classic love songs from a variety of genres, giving each song an orchestrated big-band lounge feel. But this isn't Malo going Vegas here, although he's certainly capable of being that kind of populist entertainer. This is Malo bringing a lot of strains together, from Latin rhythms to uptown swing, and fashioning his own brand of universal pop. It certainly isn't country. Highlights include the haunted resignation of "Make the World Go Away," the intense and longing "Every Little Thing About You," a rocking "Dance the Night Away," which finds Malo and his amassed orchestra sounding like a more rootsy version of ELO, and an absolutely beautiful version of "Around the World." This is a live recording, but the engineering and sound are top-notch, and the emotional interplay between Malo and his audience lends a sort of spark to everything. It seems this man can sing anything, and in any style.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072332003
catalogNumber: 33200
Rank: 61105

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Raul Malo   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
James Craig   Cello
Richard Martin   Trumpet
Jane Nossek   Violin
Simon Fryer   Cello
Bradley Creswick   Violin
Peter Francomb   Horn
James Slater   Viola
Jay Craig   Saxophone
Iona Brown   Violin
Ilid Jones   Oboe
John McTigue   Percussion,Drums
Kullen Fuchs   Keyboards,Vocals
Sarah Roberts   Violin
Louisa Tuck   Cello
Paul Gambill   Conductor
Tristan Gurney   Violin
Elio Giordano   Bass,Vocals
Ian Bone   Violin
Michael Guerra   Accordion,Vocals
Mike Gerrard   Viola
Jenny Chang   Violin
Sian Hicks   Double Bass
Tom Hankey   Violin
Kate Lindon   Violin
Ian Watson   Violin
Grahame King   Timpani
Gabriel Waite   Cello
Ed Cervenka   Percussion
Dewi Tudor-Jones   Violin
Danny Scott   Trombone
Clare Robson   Flute
Christopher Griffiths   Horn
Alexandra Reikhlina   Violin
Vera Jovanovic   Double Bass
Tegwen Jones   Viola
Sylvia Sutton   Violin
Stuart Gray   Trombone
Rosamund Kitchen   Violin
Marion Craig   Trumpet
Malcolm Critten   Viola

Technical Credits

Rudolf Friml   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Don Hart   Arranger
Raul Malo   Composer,Producer
Victor Young   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Alan Miller   Composer
Jaime Hanna   Composer
Daniele Pace   Composer
Roberto Livraghi   Composer
Mario Panzeri   Composer
José Fernández Diaz   Composer
Louis Guglielmi   Composer
John Barry Mason   Composer
Mann Curtis   Composer
Édith Giovanna Gassion   Composer
Fabrizio Tarducci   Composer
Francesco Tarducci   Composer
Frances Axford   Management
Anis Finn   Stage Technician
Andy Magee   Engineer
Will Finn   Stage Technician
Tamsin Austin   Producer
Richard Halling   Engineer
Olly Nendick   Stage Manager
Jona Aal   Recording Assistant
Johnny Stephenson   Monitor Engineer
John Martindale   Stage Technician

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