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The Violin Player [Bonus Track]
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Album: The Violin Player [Bonus Track]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
2)    Contradanza, for violin
3)    Classical Gas
4)    Theme From Caravans
5)    Warm Air
6)    Jazz Will Eat Itself
7)    Widescreen
8)    Tequila Mockingbird
9)    City Theme
10)    Red Hot
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Vanessa-Mae (programming); Dave "Clem" Clempson, Martin Bliss (guitar); Vasko Vassilev (violin, viola); Dick Morgan (oboe); Philip Todd (saxophone); Murphy , Maurice Murphy (trumpet); Mike Batt, Ian Wherry (keyboards, programming); Gareth Cousins (programming).
  • Audio Mixer: Ben Robbins.
  • Liner Note Author: Vanessa-Mae.
  • Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (1993-1994); Whitfield Street Recording Studios, London, England (1993-1994).
  • Photographer: John Paul.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Murphy .
  • Arrangers: Vanessa-Mae; Mike Batt; Ian Wherry.
  • Vanessa-Mae was just a teenager when her major-label debut, The Violin Player, was released. This may account for her ability to successfully fuse old-world classical styles with a contemporary new age sensibility. She comes out scorching on the Bach classic "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," showing off her world-class talent as a revolutionary violinist. The new arrangements by producer Mike Batt add a flavorful world music appeal that both compliments and showcases her masterful skill. While all ten tracks are performed as instrumentals, Vanessa-Mae manages to squeeze every ounce of passion out of a note, transcending the necessity for lyrics. Her ability to play off of other instruments is brought to the forefront on the final track "Red Hot." She goes toe to toe with a forceful electric guitar and her four-string violin leaves the challenging six-string in the dust. This record will delight those who are bold enough to challenge themselves by listening to a collection of songs that defy standard genre classifications. ~ Erik Crawford
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