12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great but some odd choices,
This review is from: Classic FM Relaxation: The Ultimate Piano Chillout Album (Audio CD)
This is a really good compilation of nice, relaxing piano music. With three CDs it's hard to go wrong although I do wonder about some of the choices, in particular Gershwin's Adagio on disc 3. It's 12 minutes long, and starts off very much in the flavour of the compilation for the first 5 minutes but once it starts the kind of blaring trumpets and screechy violins at you that wouldn't be out of place in a bad 70s scary movie, you wonder why it was chosen. Perhaps it's to schock more elderly listeners into an early grave. Relaxed? Nearly asleep? BOO!! RARRRR! Gotcha! It's just the wrong kind of tune to be on the "ultimate piano chillout album". The rest is top notch though and there'll be plenty of pieces that you recognise. Buy, enjoy, and take an editing suite to any bits you don't like.