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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2009
Label: Cirque Du Soleil
UPC: 0843277024481
catalogNumber: 10031
Rank: 153751

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cirque du Soleil   Primary Artist,Ensemble
Jean-Marie Benoît   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)
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)
Marcel de Hetre   Tenor (Vocal)
Marie-Claude Arpin   Soprano (Vocal)
Luc Saucier   Bass (Vocal)
Craig R. Harris   Bass
Normand Richard   Bass (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)
Jacqueline Woodley   Soprano (Vocal)
Michiel Schrey   Tenor (Vocal)
Normand Richard   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

René Dupéré   Arranger,Programming
Peter Fuchs   Engineering
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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