Ocean's Kingdom CD
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Ocean’s Kingdom is Paul McCartney's first original score for dance, written for the New York City Ballet's 2011/2012 season. The piece was conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.
Top Customer Reviews
What a pleasant surprise was in store!
The first movement and title song is a slow one that begins in a somber style but slowly in a wavelength fashion adds more life into it. Despite being in the Adagio zone, it has all the Macca joyfulness one would expect, sometimes it is turgid and not panning out (he should have had an editor often during his solo years) but here it shines.
The Hall of Dance is, as the title indicates, starts more in the up-tempo arena. It has a Nordic and Slavic feel to it, written rather obviously with ballet dancers in mind. The middle section slows things down a bit and is probably the weakest part of the set. The finale of the movement is still very good.
The third movement, Imprisonment, is the best one. There is something haunting about this piece, slow but yet full of life. A natural flow of feelings set in a rather ambient arrangement.
Moonrise, the final movement, sets light to the set with what I would believe is descriptive or program music. There is much action going on during this set with a magnificent and joyful ending.
Despite being a traditional classical ballet score, the Macca touches are apparent. For those who appreciate classical music and are old Beatles and/or Macca fans, I recommend this set.
I have all of Paul's classical works...Liverpool Oratorio which was not a bad first effort, Standing Stone I didn't get at all, Ecce Cor Meum which I thought was rather excellent...but none of these really touched me like Tony Banks' Seven did...until now...
This latest composition is full of lush melodies and quite addictive to be honest...well done Paul, an excellent piece of work...worth getting IMO if you can ignore the dud storyline...yes it is awful but hey the music is what it's all about...worth buying.
Like McCartney classical work and I do recomend!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This man never ceases to amaze me, brilliant work once again.Published 21 months ago by Vince Prewett
Again a surprisingly good composition from someone who is more and best known as a band member from The Beatles. Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2012 by Thissman
paul always amazes me. for a person who is non-classically trained
he continuely does a encredable job every time he puts his mind to it. Read more