The String Quartet Tribute to the Rolling Stones

The String Quartet Tribute to the Rolling Stones

by Vitamin String Quartet


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The String Quartet Tribute to the Rolling Stones

The runaway train that is the string tribute hits the Rolling Stones this time, giving chamber group treatments to 11 hits from the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. In a way, it's rewarding to see popular music from the second half of the 20th century collide with the pop repertoire tradition of its first half -- the quintessential music of teen rebellion mellowing into a reconciliation with Montovani and Percy Faith. Most of the songs chosen work well as instrumentals, especially "As Tears Go By," which is unsurprising since it was originally a string-heavy song to begin with. "Emotional Rescue" is the only painful moment; as the lead violin scrapes through the melody it becomes apparent that this is one interpretation that shouldn't have gotten past the arrangers. Of course, as benign as it is, String Quartet Tribute to the Rolling Stones is sure to be divisive among the band's fan base. Some will write it off as crass commercialism pushing its nose in art, and others will see it as a refreshing take on a much-loved catalog of classic songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2003
Label: Vitamin Records
UPC: 0027297868922
catalogNumber: 8689
Rank: 118678

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vitamin String Quartet   Primary Artist
Terry Glenny   Violin
Jim McMillen   Conductor
David Stout   Conductor
Tom Tally   Viola
Steve Velez   Cello
Alan Mautner   Cello
Calabria McChesney   Viola
Frederick Charlton   Bass
Robin Cecil   Violin
Pamela Jacobson   Violin
David G. Stout   Conductor

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Brian Jones   Composer
Jim McMillen   Arranger,Composer
Andrew Loog Oldham   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
David Stout   Arranger
David Wills   Composer
Bill Shore   Composer
Myke Smith   Engineer
Da Capo Chamber Players   String Ensemble
What Four?   String Ensemble
Joe Esposito   Cover Design

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