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Riders On The Storm - The Doors Concerto

Riders On The Storm - The Doors Concerto

30 Oct 2000

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  • Original Release Date: 30 Oct 2000
  • Release Date: 30 Oct 2000
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:07:28
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  • ASIN: B004D0W6F0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,008 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 30 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
If, like me, your first reaction on coming across this record is to expect pretentious “middle of the road” interpretations of rock standards by a hip, over-hyped classical musician then think again because what we have here is the exact opposite.
Nigel Kennedy treads a dangerous path in seeking to re-site Jim Morrison’s haunting vocals – the key feature in virtually all of these Doors tracks – into an effective classical context without reverting to pastiche. But Jaz Coleman’s powerful and complex orchestral arrangements cleverly pick up on and seriously extend Ray Manzarek’s & Robbie Kreiger’s highly distinctive underlying chord sequences to provide the perfect context for Kennedy’s soaring violin virtuosity that captures, without replicating, the essence of Morrison’s ethereal voice. It’s serious classical music and its highly derivative – with snapshots of Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Holst all over the place – but when it works, as most of it does, its quite brilliant.
In fact, the main difficulty that anyone familiar with the originals faces is in switching-off from lyrics that are so etched into your brain that you find yourself humming along to them without fully appreciating the melodic complexity of what’s actually going on – a problem most noticeable on the quite superb interpretation of “Riders On The Storm”. So… suspend, if you can, your memory banks and your pre-conceptions and enjoy this album for what it is: a captivating suite of short classical gems.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Francois BIGNON on 22 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
Listen, listen carefully! especially if you were a teenager in the seventies.
At first when a friend recomended this CD I thought:"Here we go again, another attempt to use and exploit the world genius's work (Morisson & Doors)to spit out a remake "classic style" rock.
But partly out of curiosity and also out of respect for the friend who had recomended it I listened, and wow! could I get away? No. I was glued to my ear phones until I had played it thrice over as I was proven wrong in my prejudice and preconceived ideas.
Jazz Coleman is as great a genius as Morisson, and Nigel Kennedy is right at home playing this music.
This is one hell of a record, and for one I would take it on my desert island.
There is a good interpretation of the raw subject that Jim Morisson held tight in his heart: the heart rendering pain/beauty/brotherhood and so much more!
The orchestration is unique, the acuracy of each and every note, phrasing, rhythm are astoundingly beautiful.
Don't pass this one, it's a must for music lovers at large, and indispensable to fans of the doors, an eye opener for classic music music listeners!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By MR R J HALE on 28 Nov 2001
Format: Audio CD
I aproached this recording with a large degree of scepticism. After all who among us has not heard with horror one album or another - usually with a title like The Very Famous Orchestra Plays Rock Classics - which purports to be classical arrangements of much loved rock songs. Almost inevitably they turn out to be pedestrian arrangements for strings augmented by guitars, drums and even synthesizers. I shudder at the very memory.
Almost inevitably for this album - like Kennedy's earlier foray into the world of Hendrix is no mere transcription. The various Doors songs have been a springboard for a work that is more of an inspired composition than a simple reworking on different instrumentation. Melded together into a concerto of great depth and subtlety it would be difficult for someone completely unfamiliar with the source material to tell that this was anything other than a 'classical' work. Personally I felt that the earlier Kennedy reworking of Hendrix hadn't departed far enough from its roots but this album shows what can be done when a talented composer and a talented performer work with music that they love and that was excellent in its original form.
This is quite simply the most successful classical adaptation of rock songs that I have ever encountered.
(For anyone interested the previous holder of that honour was 'Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos' which I would also recommend highly.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deven Gadula on 7 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
From the moment I purchased this album I knew it was very good but 3 years later I have to say that Nigel Kennedy's cover of this music by The Doors won the rank of one of the most often played cd at our office/showroom where we still mostly listen to music by loading 5 discs into the player and usually pressing shuffle. These compositions are brilliantly chosen, arranged and produced and I find their classical envelope perfect for showcasing the beauty of the original creation, because after all, this is the music of The Doors. These arrangements are classical but very ambient as well. At least I feel that ambience inside of the string movements themselves. There seems to be a moment of silence mixed in every now and then. However, parts of these compositions have rock music at its core, and the combining of these three various energies interwoven all together has given us a very special listening experience. Another factor contributing to our enjoyment must be the automatic in our mind playback of the original parts of these songs by the Doors simultaneously while we listen to this album. At least I get such a feeling. I have listened to many classical takes on rock music in the past and I do like a few of them. But I have to say that with the exception of a few random songs here and there I could never say that I loved any one of these albums....until this one. These covers abide by the rules I test all such songs by. I feel that the covered version of the song should be different from and better than the original, otherwise what is the point of wasting everybody's time... With the classical take on rock music the situation is a bit different but I find it even more important that the compositions are altered and only the spirit of the song remains.Read more ›
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