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  • Conductor: Michael Nyman
  • Composer: Michael Nyman
  • Audio CD (26 Oct. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Michael Nyman Records
  • ASIN: B002N5KEOM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,566 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Take the Money and RunMcAlmont and Nyman 3:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Secrets, Accusations and ChargesMcAlmont and Nyman 3:32£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. City of TurinMcAlmont and Nyman 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Friendly FireMcAlmont and Nyman 2:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. In Rai Don GiovanniMcAlmont and Nyman 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. In LaosMcAlmont and Nyman 6:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Going to AmericaMcAlmont and Nyman 3:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fever Stick and BonesMcAlmont and Nyman 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. A Great in KathmanduMcAlmont and Nyman 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Underneath the Hessian BagsMcAlmont and Nyman 2:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The GlareMcAlmont and Nyman 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Songs for TonyNyman Sax Quartet17:24£0.89  Buy MP3 

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For 'The Glare', McAlmont selected various Nyman compositions and turned to world news for inspiration. These new songs, written in the first person, draw on a variety of subjects from 21st century piracy (Going to America), lothario world leaders (In Rai Don Giovanni) drug mules (In Laos) and banking errors (Take the money and Run). David McAlmont's exquisite voice has enthralled soul and jazz fans both as a solo artist and as one half of the hit-making duo McAlmont and Butler ''One day he will open his mouth and a cathedral will fall out'' Melody Maker. Michael Nyman is one of the UK's most prestigious and innovative composers whose work reached its widest audience through his film scores for The Piano, Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and The Draughtsman's Contract (available on MN Records)

Review

''exactly the right mix of mainstream appeal and quirky individuality to nab the Mercury Prize'' --Mark Edwards, The Sunday Times

Once heard, you'll never want to live without it. Five stars --Independent on Sunday

''a shoo-in for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize shortlist'' --Robert Sandall, theartsdesk.com

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By it's live music on 25 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
McAlmont & Nyman: The Glare

A marriage made in heaven. Why hasn't someone thought of this before? Is it a pop record? Is it a classical record? Actually - it's both and it's also something quite quite new. It's more than just a cross-over...it's a new genre! It's so much more than a wonderful collaboration...it's a whole new soundscape. David McAlmont's soulful melodies and pure lyricism has found Michael Nyman's powerful, driving, sensual, highly emotive and unforgettable music.

McAlmont's lyrics explores pertinent and topical news stories as varied as 21st century piracy (Going to America), trafficked prostitution in Europe (City of Turin), sexually-charged world leaders (In Rai Don Giovanni), assisted suicide (Friendly Fire), reality television (The Glare), African orphan migration (Fever Sticks and Bones), banking errors (Take the Money and Run) and drug mules (In Laos).

McAlmont and Nyman have created something truly memorable and unique. The result is a startling, extraordinary and an intensely beautiful album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 Feb. 2010
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I listened to this record in full during the course of my journey to and from work yesterday. It's quite rare that I turn up to work with a smile on my face (I'm not a morning person) but yesterday was different. Similarly, sat in traffic on the way home, not a trace of frustration. I try all types of music during my commute, in an attempt to elicit a smile, and none have worked better than this album did.

I buy lots of CDs of a wide range of styles, each in the hope that it will contain one of those songs that can't fail to make a day brighter - this album is full of those songs. Upbeat songs alternate with slower, but all have some element that alert the ears.

Refreshing in its composition, yet still fully of energy despite the lack of percussion. Brilliant album. If the samples tempt you, you'll love the full album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Russel1311 on 15 Mar. 2010
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No album has ever touched me like this one. This album is like a huge crystal chandalier - breathtaking in its scale and beauty; but fragile, delicate, and all the more magnificent for it.
McAlmont takes the news stories you see in two-inch columns in the newspaper every day, shake your head, and forget about, and he turns them into the kind of personal heartbreak that could apply to all of our lives.
Michael Nyman is already celebrated, and rightly so, but David McAlmont is a real national treasure who deserves far more attention than he has ever received.
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McAlmont's voice is quite a pop instrument - great range, great expression. Nyman's music is ..... Nyman's music! What's there not to like about the insistently repeated baroque rhythms and the ancient-but-modern instrumentation and arrangements? The lyrics are quirky, comic and tragic by turns - and you have to listen to them carefully - because there isn't a printed lyric sheet in the box. I minded at first - but actually have quite enjoyed that aspect. The Berlusconi song is a hoot (and great music - like a song from some whacky restoration era stage show). Some might find the the over-riding social justice concerns in McAlmont's lyrics annoying or over-political. Apart from a couple of slightly awkward lines, I really like and respect the approach. Why shouldn't great pop music be about migration, poverty, media chicanery and injustice - rather than always "hearts and flowers"? This is a fantastic album for anyone who likes so-called "minimalist" classical music - but also anyone who likes soul and motown and wants to see where they can go! McAlmont is South London's Smokey Robinson - the bloke is a major talent. Nyman, of course, already has "National Treasure" status!! The album cover looks like a my-specs-are-wierder-than-yours competition. The winner is Nyman, by a street.
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By Gerald on 13 Nov. 2009
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Ignore the negative comment and just buy it. It's quite staggering in places. To me it instantly brought back memories of seeing Antony & the Johnsons before he won the Mercury Music Award. It's almost like a naturally more complex version of that kind of "torch song" music, but with an obvious story to each song. You cannot really fault either musician in terms of ability. Very pleased to see McAlmont doing something so good since McAlmont & Butler. Can we have some more?
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Glad I spotted this on Amazon's 'great underrated CDs of 2009' a while back. I'm familiar with both mens' work, although more so Michael Nyman. McAlmont perfectly compliments the sparse soundscapes and gives flesh to the wonderful tunes that are Nyman's trademark. The running time is not overly generous, but what there is of it is well worth the investment.
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David McAlmont is superb on this album based on songs relating to newspaper head lines. Nyman is a good foil for David although other groups could do an equally good job (not a fan of Nyman) as David stole the show at a live performance of this set. .A must for fans od David McAlmont.
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By jafa on 9 Dec. 2010
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this album is beautiful, the slow tracks are haunting, notably track two. I tend to programme my player to play either the graceful and moving even tracks or the more edgy odd tracks.. two albums in one, i love it :o)
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