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The Space Between Us [CD]

Craig Armstrong Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (2 Feb 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024ZOM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,172 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

Product Description


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
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 4 Mar 2000
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Ubiquity doesn't detract from brilliance 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Craig Armstrong 4 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Already have As If To Nothing as a digital download from the same composer. Loved the CD, music excellent. CD was in excellent condition and arrived very quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD - would recommend 10 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought on a whim, but what a surprise! Lots of familiar evocative tracks and some less but instantly likeable ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius At Work 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply gorgeous! 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic service and product. Would definitely recommend and use again
Published 9 days ago by Andy Ellis
2.0 out of 5 stars Was very disappointed with all tracks excepting "7
Was very disappointed with all tracks excepting "7. Balcony Scene" which was why I bought it. I heard that piece on "Classic FM", and liked it. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mr James Beman
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, dramatic
Beautiful, dramatic, exhilarating. Love this. It really provokes me. Armstrong is a genius. The balcony scene is my single most favourite pieces of piano. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Miss Elisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Romeo and Juliet and more ....
Bought this for that beautifully haunting piece of music in Romeo and Juliet. But you'll find plenty here to create a relaxed mood - enjoy .
Published 3 months ago by Cindy Howard
3.0 out of 5 stars Glasgow S'miles Better
This is certainly an interesting and listenable album but doesn't set the world of fire. The first and third track Weather Storm and Sly II respectively are tracks by the wonderful... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Christopher Sullivan
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have
Again most of the comments have left me with little to say, a real masterpiece but do keep the hankies close for some of the tracks.
Published 13 months ago by RayH
2.0 out of 5 stars Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet.
I expected this track to be what I frequently hear on Classic FM, and was extremely disappointed to hear a much shorter version which failed to live up to my expectations. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Vito
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth investigating
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... Read more
Published 16 months ago by BrynG
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern masterpiece
Containing music from various films including the theme from The Negotiator (Rise) this is a fantastic Craig Armstrong album. Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2011 by G Roberton
4.0 out of 5 stars Delicate sounds for nostalgic mood
This is the second time I buy this CD, I lost it the first time, but the tracks were still playing in my mind, so I decided that this is the typical music oevre to keep with along... Read more
Published on 12 Nov 2010 by O. Martin
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