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Strung Out On U2 : The String Quartet Tribute
Strung Out on U2-String Quartet Tribute
Strung Out On U2 : The String Quartet Tribute
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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All Artists: Strung Out on U2-String Quartet Tribute
Title: Strung Out On U2 : The String Quartet Tribute
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Label: Vitamin Records
Original Release Date: 4/18/2000
Release Date: 4/18/2000
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Tributes, Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027297852624

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U2 String Theory
Scott Dennis | Long Beach, California | 04/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Have let this CD sink in on me for the last week, being a fan of U2 and classical string composition I felt that I could get into it. Let me say that this is not one that will remain in the CD rotation, but rather one that will come out when you are in a special mood...if you have a gift certificate pick it up...otherwise hard nosed U2 fans only! s_dennis@hotmail.com"
Tribute albums: pain, joy and not a little risk!
Steven R. Farley | Drain, OR USA | 09/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Tribute albums always represent a risk for both the artists involved and the prospective purchaser. Too much interpretation will destroy the connection with the original music and musicians; not enough interpretation and the musicians are simply regurgitating someone else's work. This album straddles that fine line, only slipping occasionally. These are strong, well-educated musicians executing music that is for many of us the backdrop tapestry that has added a painfully and sublimely rich texture and color to our lives. The trouble often comes, in translating pop music through a classically trained musician's hand, when the artists don't have enough experience with the extreme way pop music breathes in time. Occasionally their phrasing sounds stilted, too tight, really, but at others this quartet nails the essence of what drives the music of our Irish brothers. As both a pop and classically trained musician, I applaud their efforts. It's worth a listen, at least, and for those of us whose tastes span the great divide of music, worthy of adding to the collection."
Perhaps esoteric, but still powerful
Scott Dennis | 07/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was intrigued when I saw this CD at the record store and a little apprehensive about the material on it. I was pleasantly surprised by some of the renditions on it. Although some of the songs don't translate well as they could have such as Desire and Bad; I feel they did a phenomenal job on capturing the spirit of the original U2 recordings on Where the Streets Have No Name, With or Without You, Mysterious Ways. The musicians on the album are truly talented and worth a listen to. Definitely better than the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's tribute album, that's much better suited to a performance in your local department store or elevator."