Worst Cirque CD
R. Kent Sheranian | Los Angeles | 11/01/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A dirge of a C.D. Not at all like any other Cirque du Soleil music tracks, which have always been excellent."
It does test...
N. Alexandre | Milwaukee, WI | 01/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"all of the limits. As with any other Cirque production, you have to go in with your senses and your mind open. It was while seeing (another) live show that I wondered if Cirque would do such a show that would be more sensual to the (matured) adult. I wondered what the music would be. I was not disappointed. Many of the forms of music you'd hear in other Cirque CDs are in this show. It's the CONTEXT of eroticism that literally forces the listener to push beyond cultural, societal and self-imposed boundaries of acceptable sexual thought. But eroticism should not be substituted for the act. Some men might be put off by the CD because a few of the strong numbers are sung by women, which puts these females in a position of sexual control (not power). Granted, I even thought I could have done without some of the moans and whips but I do understand that this is reflective of the actual show. Give it another listen...in a quiet place, with an open mind and with open senses. Erase some of the corners of the boundaries...
----2009: I have one serious correction: the music is NOT reflective of the show. I had imagined a variety of acrobatic, dance and comedy acts based on the cd. I had the opportunity to see it and it was, unfortunately, most disappointing for me because based on the CD, I anticipated something different and something MORE. Instead -especially from my normal front row seat, I didn't hear ANY of the music UNTIL WE WERE LEAVING THE THEATRE. It was burlesque without the teasing; flashing of T&A that could be found at any hotel in the downtown Vegas area. It wasn't cerebral, it wasn't sensual. I wondered if I would be able to see another CdS show after that experience (thank heavens for KOOZA!)."
"tarribul. No, oolful." as Simon Cowell would say...
Eric Jordan | Portland, OR USA | 03/31/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"All of the other Cirque Soundtracks I have (O, Saltimbanco, Solarium/Delirium, Alegria, Quidam, Journey of Man) are absolutely incredible, yet it seems like every artist has at least one outstandingly bad album...and I'm afraid this one is Cirque's worst. All it really is is just dialogue that hardly makes sense, transitional, very short (not even a minute?) tracks in between that are merely just sound effects, and a few tracks after that which end up sounding like kinky elevator music. Not to mention the singer in the first track is horribly out of tune at the first note which is unnaceptable for a recording! All of the other cirque albums as I listed above are INCREDIBLE, but this is the only one I would highly discourage anyone from buying."