Stunning arrangements, world-class musicianship and the haunting and sultry vocals of chanteuse Kathy Fisher mark "Notes from the Edge," teetering on the boundary between pop and classical music performance. With soul, style and wit, composer/arranger Mark Governor and ensemble traverse the wilds of pop, alternative and new concert music, reinterpreting songs in ways unexpected and sublime.
An all-star string quartet, led by cellist Peggy Baldwin join Mark and Kathy in mind-blowing and beautiful arrangements of songs by Radiohead, The Killers, Imogen Heap, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Queen, and Tom Waits.
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"Notes from the Edge" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 13 Aug 2008 10:49 AM|
“Notes from the Edge” is the self-titled pop rock/classical fusion tribute album brought to you by a talented group of musicians. Notes from the Edge are comprised of Kathy Fisher, who provides a beautiful pop vocal performance on each track, arranger/pianist/guitarist Mark Governor, and a string quartet led by cellist Peggy Baldwin. Together, the group plays Governor's classically-influenced variations on well known, indie, and pop rock songs from the likes of Radiohead, The Killers, Bowie, Queen, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Imogen Heap, and Björk. Simpy put, this album delivers both as a tribute with beautifully sung vocals and as an album with great classical arrangements. “Notes from the Edge” was produced by Governor, and it sounds great – clean and polished. “No Surprises” introduces the album by paying tribute to Radiohead with a great piano and string quartet arrangement, combined with a stunning vocal performance. The track succeeds in collectively showing you what Notes from the Edge is truly all about. “Hey You” pays tribute to a great Pink Floyd song with strings, soft piano, and nice vocal layering that fuel a sweet vocal performance. “Under Pressure” is a far more flattering tribute to the Queen and David Bowie hit than Vanilla Ice managed, with finger snaps and the string quartet at it again. “Notes from the Edge” is a cutting edge album that brings together two distinct genres to create a stunning masterpiece of a tribute. Fans of classical and/or popular rock music, feast your ears on this one.-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Review Team
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