The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2
 
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The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2

12 Oct 2010

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Blue Mountain Hop
4:26
2
Buffalo Nickel
4:38
3
When Joy Kills Sorrow
5:10
4
Spanish Point
5:36
5
Polka On The Banjo
4:04
6
Clarinet Polka
1:33
7
The Over Grown Waltz
3:42
8
Ode To Earl
3:09
9
Home Sweet Home
2:20
10
Valley Of The Rogue
5:12
11
Plunky's Lament
2:17
12
Maura On A Bicycle, Stout And Molasses, Way Back When
9:41
13
Dark Circles
5:13
14
Old Jellico, Puddle Jumper, Dead Man's Hill
6:08
15
Katmandu
4:23
16
Do You Have Room?
1:17
17
Foggy Mountain Special
2:12
18
Major Honker
4:38


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 Jun 1999
  • Release Date: 11 Jun 1999
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1999 Warner Brothers Records
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  • Total Length: 1:15:39
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  • ASIN: B00479H5PS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,924 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another superb collection from Fleck and friends 22 Feb 2010
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Acoustic music is becoming increasingly popular and this is mainly down to innovative instrumentalists like Bela Fleck who constantly push the boundaries while still managing to remain rooted in musical tradition.My review title was deliberately chosen as this is an obvious collaboration of "friends" who love playing together and who bounce ideas off each other in a seemingly endless stream of inspiration.

This is a similar line-up to the sextet which recorded "Drive" in 1988 (another 5-star release)but the extra 10 or so years has resulted in an even broader based canvas on which to paint these sound pictures.This CD is more roots-based than the highly acclaimed "Telluride Sessions" made with many of the same players and features a couple of straight bluegrass tunes - Polka on the Banjo (with the dream team harmonies of Ricky Skaggs, Tim O'Brien and Vince Gill) and "Foggy Mountain Special" which featurers Earl Scruggs.

The album is mainly instrumental with a wide variety of styles including a couple of nice waltz tempos.Some intros are pensive preambles before the rhythm kicks in while there are classical constructions in some of the contrasting sections (especially in "When Joy kills Sorrow" - which is musically what happens !)Fleck is a most democratic band leader as the majority of these tunes are stretched out by the individual members all adding their improvised parts and turning each piece into a lively conversation with many contributors.Fleck even adds an Irish trad touch with "Maura on a Bicycle" There are too many highlights to mention but Sam Bush deserves special mention for his playing and drive while Jerry Douglas and Tony Rice are as wonderful as ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 24 Jan 2014
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This cd is a delight. The pieces on it complement each other beautifully; the playing is flawless and energetic, subtle and soulful, and uplifting in the way that perhaps only folk music can be.
I love it and recommend it unreservedly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars audiophile sound, acoustic 23 July 2012
By Mark
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I don't listen to banjo or fiddle or bluegrass often but on the occasion it's nice change. This album, which I also own on DVD Audio back at my other house, has some really cool tracks. There are even one or two that you can use as a reference song to show off your system to friends.
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