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  • Audio CD (2 Feb. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024ZOM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,962 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Weather Storm
2. This Love
3. Sly II
4. After The Storm
5. Laura's Theme
6. My Father
7. Balcony Scene (Romeo And Juliet)
8. Rise
9. Glasgow
10. Let's Go Out Tonight
11. Childhood
12. Hymn

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CRAIG ARMSTRONG The Space Between Us (1998 UK 12-track CD album featuring the debut solo album from the Scottish composer of modern orchestral music electronica and film scores with guest vocals by Elizabeth Fraser [The Cocteau Twins] & theBlue Niles Paul Buchanan plus reworkings of two tracks from Massive Attacks Protection album which he contributed to and his Balcony score from Romeo & Juliet complete with the fold-out picture sleeve booklet CDSAD3)

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Prepare for a ride akin to flipping radio channels. Craig Armstrong's style was set for him with the success of Romeo + Juliet (the "Balcony Scene" being included here). It's what directors have wanted since (e.g. Best Laid Plans) and so why not capitalise on what will effectively be a useful demo and produce an album showcasing all that versatility? "Weather Storm" starts off as he means to go on--strong passages for strings underlined by rough- house club beats. What Armstrong also demonstrates here is a fine ear for comparative sampling with an orchestral backing. "Rise" is a good example of that, with it's layer of vinyl crackle. "After the Storm" is an even better one with tempo sliding about and a highly cut-and-paste intro of effects. With a track named after his hometown--"Glasgow"--there's obviously much that is personal about the project ("My Father"?). A great demonstration of a classical / film crossover artist encapsulating the best of both mediums. -- Paul Tonks

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Mar. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is amazing. There are some you will recognise, and some you will just love from the moment you here it. It mixes orchestral sounds with up-to-date beats and sounds you will want to listen to 24:7. Very relaxing, and emotion evoking. Songs from Romeo+Juliet, Cruel Intentions and that famous Claudia Schiffer car ad.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "joshtidy" on 16 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
craig armstrong is a legend. as if producing and co-writing for massive attack, and scoring some of the best films of recent years (romeo and juliet, moulin rouge) wasn't enough, his contribution to music is completed with this and his 2nd album, As If To Nothing.
This is a perfect album, changing moods & tempos but the quality of the tunes and arrangements never falters.
highlight is 'this love' with liz fraser's fragile and beautiful vocals
armstrong deserves a higher profile.
you must buy this album. it is an under-rated classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martin Fielding on 7 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
It's impossible to watch any reality show at present without being ambushed by Craig Armstrong or Sigur Ros - Armstrong is the more versatile of the pair and his film work reminds me of Sakamoto at his best - all his albums are good although this one is hindered in places rather than helped by the guest vocalists. Essential nonetheless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith Slater on 30 Aug. 2001
Format: Mini-Disc
From the atmospheric 'Weather Storm' and 'Rise' to the moving 'This Love' and 'Laura's Theme' Craig Armstrong delivers an ambient work of genius guaranteed to touch everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Emmerson on 15 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
What an amazing CD. It may take a few listens for those unfamiliar with the name but the quality and depth of the pieces on this album are outstanding. You will recognise 'Weather Storm' as it's used regularly as background music to 'talking-heads' vox-pops; Renault used 'Rise' in a commercial, and we all love the 'Romeo & Juliet' piece, a beautiful composition. My personal favourite is 'Glasgow'; haunting, evocative, a work of sheer genius. Highly recommended.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Sad to say, I have never heard of Craig Armstrong, and bought this CD on the back of the first track on this CD ("Weather Storm") being part of Talvin Singh's compilation that was his wonderful contribution to the "Back To Mine" series. That one track is a good indicator of what is on this CD, in that 10 of the 12 tracks are string laden instrumentals, some with piano and percussion accompaniment. The other 2 tracks have guest vocals by none other than Liz Fraser (on "This Love") and Paul Buchanan (on a re-working of the classic Blue Nile song "Let's Go Out Tonight"). Anyone who can call on the talents of these two great artists must have something going for them.
Most of the tracks sound like they have been written as film score, but that is not to suggest that it is in some way background music; I love just sitting quietly and letting it all wash over me.
This has been a very pleasant surprise for me and I'll be checking out more of his stuff. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Thorpe on 19 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Take good string/piano dominated classical music, make it moody & dramatic. Now sprinkle with just a hint of the more contemporary elements of the likes of Massive attack and drift off in to outerspace. In fact forget what I've just said, it's not doing the man enough justice! He is pure genius.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Manning on 11 May 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you want to just relax and enjoy some modern classical (?) then look no further.
I had never heard of Craig Armstrong until a customer brought one of his discs in for dem in my hi-fi shop.

I'm hooked!!

Would have loved it on vinyl.
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