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String Quartet Tribute to Led Zeppelin
     

The String Quartet Tribute to Led Zeppelin

by Vitamin String Quartet
 
Listening to yet another in a series of Czech string quartets' interpretations of rock & roll legends, Led Zeppelin fanatics might howl at the prospect of having their heroes' hardcore rock reduced to background music suitable for bookstores. And, true, much of it is boring and repetitive, particularly overly atmospheric arrangements of

Overview

Listening to yet another in a series of Czech string quartets' interpretations of rock & roll legends, Led Zeppelin fanatics might howl at the prospect of having their heroes' hardcore rock reduced to background music suitable for bookstores. And, true, much of it is boring and repetitive, particularly overly atmospheric arrangements of tunes like "Going to California." Yet famed dramatic numbers like "Stairway to Heaven" seem perfectly suited for this sort of by-the-numbers mini-orchestra arrangement. The Neil Young disc in this series benefits from the use of an acoustic guitar and, while it's not credited, there's a blistering electric (or is that just a synth effect?) and creepy vocal on "Whole Lotta Love," which is bizarre but at least conveys the appropriate intensity. Then it goes overboard and becomes just plain noisy. In small doses, this is quirky and interesting in spots, but at two discs, this is more appropriate to cure insomnia than to be entertaining to rock fans. One would have sufficed.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1999
Label:
Vitamin Records
UPC:
0027297850828
catalogNumber:
8508
Rank:
192912

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Performance Credits

Vitamin String Quartet   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Richard Dodd   Cello
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Paul Tobias   Violin,Viola
String Quartet   Track Performer
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Andre Janovich   Cello
Larry Skaggs   Cello
Sharon Stanis   Violin
Roland Hartwell   Violin
Isabelle Roland   Viola
Mitchell Sigman   Cello
Petr Stverka   Violin
Alex Waterman   Cello
J'Anna Jacoby   Viola

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
John Paul Jones   Composer
John Bonham   Composer
Mark Franklin   Engineer
David Haerle   Executive Producer
Roger Sommers   Engineer
John Lindland   Producer,Executive Producer
Eric Gorfain   Producer,Engineer
Ron Hannah   Arranger,Producer
Karrie M. Miller   Graphic Design
Todd Rubenstein   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Victor Bornia   Cover Art
David Clenman   Producer
Roland Hartwell   Engineer
Petr Stverka   Producer

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