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The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos

8 Dec 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Dec 2008
  • Release Date: 8 Dec 2008
  • Label: Disney Records (Europe)
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Disney Enterprises, Inc This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2008 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 46:31
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  • ASIN: B001WIOT1U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,721 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Feb 2010
Format: Audio CD
The Cinematic Orchestra give good soundtrack!

'The Crimson Wing : Mystery Of The Flamingos' is a collaboration with
the London Metropolitan Orchestra to provide a sonic background to
the French film of the same name (actually 'Les Ailes Pourpres :
Le Mystere Des Flamants') a Disney funded documentary by
Matthew Aeberhard and Leander Ward charting the lives of these
gloriously exotic birds in Northern Tanzania.

Jason Swinscoe and his cohorts have responded with vision to the subject.

Programatic by necessity, the twelve pieces in this project have a quiet
intensity and coherence which is well able to stand alone from the movie
and give enormous pleasure in the absence of visual accompaniment.

The band and orchestra are subtly and seamlessly integrated.
The sonic landscapes they conjure are lush, languid and full
of the unforgiving heat of the African land and sky.

The album begs to be played from beginning to end but yields some
particularly strong highlights with familiarity and closer attention.

The magical piano and harp introduction to 'Arrival Of The Birds'
sets the scene for a captivating melody carried by the Metropolitan's
string section with luminous assuredness.

The haunting woodwind bird-calls and pizzicato strings on 'Maribou'
brings the mood of tension and menace vividly alive (the bassoon player's
performance deserves our applause!) A wonderfully atmospheric confection.

'Transformation', with its Philip Glass-like use of ostinato by
both piano and orchestra is as beautiful as it is simple.

Final piece 'Crimson Skies' is a lyrical and heart-warming
vocal arrangement brought movingly alive by Lou Rhodes.

I'm very much looking forward to the DVD release but in
the meantime this lovely album fills the gap perfectly well.

Highly Recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Luce on 15 Jun 2011
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This is one of the most beautiful albums I've ever bought; I cannot fault any of the tracks. I first listened to it as a backing-track to my revision, but the songs were so mesmerising I was distracted! I cannot recommend it enough, stunning.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Lord on 22 April 2010
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A slightly different album to what you may have heard from Cinematic Orchestra previously. All the hallmarks which make them such an interesting group/act/musicians (how do you define them?) are all there though. Simply beautiful music that can touch you, move you and astound you all at the same time.

The music this time moves away a from the jazz influences of Ma Fleur et al, and picks up beautiful melodies that obviously follow the story telling of Disney Natures excellently produced and filmed Crimson Wing film/documentary (a blu-ray must watch!)

This album is not just a backtrack however, and it stands out in a way few musical accompaniments do, which lead to me buying this disk well before the film!

If you like listening to music that moves you, has tranquility, yet is never boring; whether you have heard of Cinematic Ochestra or not, you should really at least give this album to chance to win you over!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By REO_Smith on 1 Feb 2013
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I bought this for my husband who had heard one track on the radio and liked it. We've played it so much in the car, it's such a soothing soundtrack, just beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By the carer on 18 April 2012
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This is an excellent sound track I ordered last minute for a holiday in Glastonbury but I knew it would come in 2 days from ordering from Amazon which it did seeing the Tor as we drove towards Glastonbury with this cd on in the car made my holiday
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Furious Angel on 27 Feb 2012
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...I invite you to be the judge of that.

However, this awesome soundtrack is truly a heart-warming journey from beginning to end. Not having seen the documentary for which it was written, I was first introduced to the second track, "Arrival of the Birds", through a stop motion video short called "Address is Approximate". The track was used almost entirely and perfectly complemented the video.

Inpired, I tracked down the album through internet radio and, frankly, I was stunned by the range and depth of feeling evoked by these pieces.

From the gentle, yet soaring, "Opening Titles" to the playful Latin influences of "The Dance"; with "Hatching" I can see in my mind's eye a flamingo's egg cracking and the chick breaking free - which I find amazing given I have never seen this show. "First Light" feels like a sunrise. This is all rounded off beautifully by Lou Rhodes' haunting vocal in "Crimson Skies".

Although I have not named the other tracks, not one of the falls below average in terms of quality, style, power and depth of feeling. You would need a granite heart not to be moved by this exceptional album.

One of the best reasons I can think of to own a pair of working ears!

^_^
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 24 May 2011
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I was already a fan of the Cinematic Orchestra before buying this album. It is obviously a soundtrack and therefore a bit different to their other albums but their signature sound is still very evident in this. I find it's the perfect way to chill out at the end of a busy day and sounds incredible through some decent earphones.

I'd recommend you listen to Ma Fleur, Man with a Movie Camera and Every Day along with this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blackjack on 30 Jan 2011
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Heard the music on television and was intrigued by it .So Searched the web and found a copy of it on Amazon. Am delighted with it. Amazon is a good place to purchase the obscure and rare items ,especially music.
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