A celebration of the career of the musician, whose death from cancer was announced on the 11th Jan 2016. Bowie's work was the soundtrack to a generation and influenced countless musicians and this features memorable music videos and performances, as well as tributes from friends and fans around the world.
David Lang's "love fail" is a meditation on the timelessness of love that weaves together details from medieval retellings of the story of Tristan and Isolde with stories from more modern sources. The recording also spotlights the vocal quartet Anonymous 4, whose commitment to medieval music and historical scholarship has been acclaimed worldwide.
Long, long time ago, still nestled in my warm home, I heard on the radio music of the Renaissance time…
In April of 2009, Russell released For David, a marvelous Telarc CD of works written especially for him. The range of expression is exceptional. One of the CD’s highlights is Sergio Assad’s flowing Aquarelle, which begins with astounding bursts of color. Steve Goss’ three-movement El Llanto de los Sueños (The Weeping of Dreams), inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, starts off dreamily, but soon becomes energetically and emotionally charged. To balance Ben Verdery’s Now and Ever, an impassioned statement against slavery, the CD ends with a trio of works by Phil Rosheger, including the sweet Lullaby to Wake Up With.
Includes the classics you'd expect, 'The Jean Genie', 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Drive In Saturday', 'Ziggy Stardust', 'Suffragette City', 'Changes', 'Sorrow', 'The Man Who Sold the World' and relative obscurities like the B-side 'Velvet Goldmine', Bowie's version of 'All the Young Dudes' and alternate takes of 'John, I'm Only Dancing' and 'The Prettiest Star'.
Le meilleur du Bowie première période : du space folk ("Space Oddity") au rock le plus dur ("Rebel Rebel"). Dès ses débuts, Bowie a toujours aimé passer d'un style à l'autre pour éviter de faire du surplace. Ceci dit, cette compilation de grands succès tient à l'écart certaines expérimentations ou explorations plus difficiles d'accès comme les improvisations jazz d'Aladdin Sane.
One Love is the title of the fourth studio album by French DJ, David Guetta. It was released onto the official iTunes store on 21 August 2009 and will be released on CD format on 24 August 2009 throughout Europe and 25 August 2009 in the United States. David Guetta stated on the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show that he has collaborated with Kelly Rowland, Akon, Ne-Yo, Estelle and Kid Cudi for the upcoming album. A double disc deluxe edition will also be released, the second disc contains extended/club mixes of album tracks plus 2 new tracks.
New age pianists split performance duties down the center on this holiday album. Each chose to perform an extended variation/improvisation, plus a shorter song — only four tracks in all. Jones performs an eleven-and-a-half minute variation on "Good King Wenceslas" and the radiant "Carol of the Bells." The "Wenceslas" variations are not the typical jolly-good version you might hear from carolers. Jones opens up the vistas of passages giving a sense of warmth. Then he will flit the melody like the wind swirling snowflakes. At these moments, you might forget about the tune, but of course the warmth of the noble melody is repeated. "Carol of the Bells" peals out the theme immediately, and Jones bases the variations on rhythmic patterns rather than the melody; he reinvites the melody in a somber tone. David Lanz's "What Child is This" is delicate and reverential. The album ends with a dynamic 12-minute variation on the famous theme from Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major." Because of the abstractions in the variations, this album will be suitable for those occasions where you want suggestions of Christmas, but don't want to go overboard.Carol Wright, All Music Guide