The long awaited first album by Promenade from Genova. Skilled performances, melodies, a various palette of colors(acoustic and electric elements), all the right moves are included in their mix , everything spread by an Italian flavour and the characteristic voice of Matteo Barisone. A new discover…a future classic.
Turn of the Tides is a concept CD by Tangerine Dream. It is based on an excerpt from The Coachman's Tales by Edgar Froese. The disc opens with a beautiful synopsis of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," one of Tangerine Dream's strongest tracks ever. The samples are timely and the arrangement is flawless. This Tangerine Dream lineup has Edgar Froese and Jerome Froese on keyboards, synths, sound design, guitars, and programming; Linda Spa on saxophones and sound design; and Zlatko Perica on lead, acoustic, and rhythm guitars. The opening track sets the stage as the refrains from "Promenade" lead into the story as the journey begins. Tangerine Dream paints the pictures as this soundtrack to no movie unfolds. (The liner notes do, however, have a recap of the story.)
Malcolm Sargent's reputation as one of the great popularizers of classical music in Britain arose not only through his long association with the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (1947-67), but was evident much earlier through chief conductorships of the Halle (1939-42), Liverpool Philharmonic (1942-48), and BBC Symphony Orchestras (1950-57).
By the time he became a fixture at the Proms in 1947 Sir Malcolm (he was knighted in 1947) his was one of the best-known names in England. In personality, showmanship, and energy he was ideal for the nightly concerts.
Janis is a brilliant pianist, and he manages to capture the essence of Mussorgsky's work in his performance in one foul swoop. He varies the mood of each Promenade to link pictures together, and he can characterise the pictures well, making you see them jumping out at you.