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Sword And Stone Words And Tone [Box set, Limited Edition]

Victor Wooten Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition
  • Label: Compass
  • ASIN: B0097P2L9C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,538 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Sword and Stone
2. Love is My Favorite Word
3. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
4. Get It Right
5. A Woman's Strength
6. It's All Right
7. Love to Hear U Laugh
8. Say Word
9. Be What U Are
10. H.O.P.E.
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Listen and Be Silent
2. Sword and Stone
3. Love is My Favorite Word
4. A Woman's Strength
5. I Can't Make You Love Me
6. Brooklyn
7. Say Word
8. Be What U Are (I Love U More)
9. Get It Right
10. When U Grow Up
See all 14 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Legendary bassist and five time Grammy winner Victor Wooten returns to the Compass Records family via his Vix Records imprint. Vix Records bows with a simultaneous, two album release, including "Sword And Stone", an all instrumental affair, and "Words And Tones", featuring female vocalists in collaboration with Wooten, with both albums showcasing Wooten's multi-faceted approach to music, performance and songwriting. The albums were produced, engineered and mixed by Wooten and feature him on a variety of fretless, electric and acoustic bass guitars, cello, keyboards, percussion and strings, as well as vocals, with plenty of jaw-dropping bass solos to satisfy those who thrive on Wooten's amazing technical skills. The dual release concept is a window into Wooten's unique perspective on music and the inter connectivity between all things and all of us. The word play in the titles of the two albums hints at this underlying message (move the 's' from the end of both WORDS AND TONES and place it in front of each to get SWORD AND STONE.) Wooten elaborates on that theme by including both vocal and instrumental renditions of many of the same songs on the albums, giving the listener at least two ways to experience the compositions. Wooten comments, "There's something for everyone - music and messages for every age. I wrote about what was on my mind and in my heart. If the listener wants to learn, be entertained, or just casually listen, it's all available on these two CDs. Just figuring out the significance behind the two titles may be enough to make one smile." Featured vocalists on "Words And Tones" include Saundra Williams (Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) and Divinty Roxx (Beyoncé) as well as a collaboration with Me'shell Ndegeocello and a beautiful duet featuring Joey Kibble (Take 6) and Cheryl Morse. "Sword And Stone" is a predictably virtuosic set, with instrumental renditions of many of the songs from "Words And Tones" enhanced by different arrangements, solos, instrumentation and musicians (Ndegeocello, Kibble, Divinity, The Wooten Bros.).

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So, we all know Victor Lamont Wooten to be a supremely technically gifted bass player, right ? The triple-thumping, hyper fast, impossibly flexible bass machine ?

Occasionally accused of being self-indulgent though (though for me, far from it - this is not a man driven by ego)

His approach here seems to be to have a balance of music that most people can hook into, but with moments of virtuoso playing smoothly integrated, even on the vocal CD.

His songwriting here is more refined, certainly less flashy, but some of the solos are simply off the scale when you really listen what is going on - it's just not as 'in-your-face' as a showcase like 'Show of Hands'.

Now, in terms of the some of the lyrics - well, somebody is a happy and optimistic soul, and there are moments of what you could call 'cheese', but given the good intentions and joyful spirit, it would be a bit mean spirited to make a big deal of it.

At the end of the day, this is probably his most accessible project to date (and I do think they should be listened to as a pair), and a joy to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 very different albums 11 Nov 2012
By Cathy Beal - Published on Amazon.com
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These 2 cd's can be purchased separately, but I recommend getting both. Words and Tones has some incredible vocals (esp. Krystal singing Overjoyed) and Sword and Stone gives a different (instrumental) perspective. While 11 of the tracks on both have the same title, they are totally different versions. You may have a favorite after listening to both cd's but they both belong in your collection!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great work from Mr Wooten and company... 18 Oct 2012
By CliffHNZ - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very worthwhile set. So far I've really been digging the Sword and Stone album. It has a very good collection of different styles and actually reminds me a bit of Stanley Clarke's album "If This Bass Could Only Talk" for some reason. The words and Tones (the lyrical album to the instrumental one)is definitely worth a listen as well. Very solid and inspiring set of albums in my opinion and more than worth the money.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's Victor 7 Aug 2013
By Kernan W. Mann - Published on Amazon.com
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these tunes are great--slightly different arrangements of disc 1 are on disc 2--with vocals---very listenable with emphasis on the tunes --bass is mixed in well so you can notice everything else going on-----already have tickets to see Victor later in year & hoping to hear these tunes in a live setting
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best 19 April 2013
By Scott Stinson - Published on Amazon.com
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Another fine example of why Victor Wooten should be considered one of the greatest musicians of our time. This is not only a great coleection of r music, but the wordplay in the lyrics is wonderful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A BASSPLAYING WONDER 3 Mar 2013
By richard jones - Published on Amazon.com
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A MUST FOR A BASSPLAYER TO HEAR THE POSSIBILITIES very good stuff !! a snapshot of who VICTOR WOOTEN is as a musician
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