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4.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (4 Nov. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00006OYKJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Allegretto
  2. Shine
  3. Fuego
  4. Strange Paradise
  5. Speed
  6. Big Love Adagio
  7. Kashmir
  8. Gypsy Rhapsody
  9. Libertango
  10. Sahara
  11. Ride
  12. Space
  13. Bond on Bond (James Bond Theme)

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Bond is back. The all-girl string quartet which rocked the classical establishment back in 2000 has returned with a second album, Shine. Bond's first disc, Born, was famously banned from the classical charts--it was crossover alright, but crossed over a bit too much to still be considered a classical release. Shine, however, is unashamedly popular from start to finish. Don't be misled by the thick booklet—it's crammed, not with details of the14 tracks (three of which were written by the Bond girls), but with glossy shots of the pouting four alongside a couple of tigers and a gleaming motorbike and not a fiddle in sight.

In the space of two years, Bond has achieved phenomenal international success with healthy record and ticket sales throughout Europe as well as in the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Shine reflects this with musical influences ranging from India to South America. But this is far from world music; every track has been so heavily produced that the string quartet sound is all but lost amid heavy beats and electronic effects. At its best, Shine is a dance album with a bit of a limp; at its worst it's pure Hooked on Classics. --Rebecca Agnew

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I first heard a couple of tracks on the radio and was impressed with the modern way the music was put together using classical instruments.There is a couple of tracks that have a beat which makes the bond instruments sound as if they are backing a electronic drum machine,I cannot fault what is played with the violins/viola/cello but if I could change anything I would loose the beat machine or move the microphone nearer the classical sound.
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By JamesW TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Nov. 2002
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I hate to say this as I was one of the first people to write an extremely favourable review of their first album, but Shine, didn't!
The music and artistic quality is of course above exceptional, but the tracks are not as appealing as Born proved they could do.
Whereas Born had the excellent Victory, Shine has nothing to even compare. A couple of the tracks are slightly "toe-tapping" and while all are wonderful to listen to, there are perhaps only two tunes which immediately stood out: Strange Paradise and Bond on Bond. The latter being a reworking of the classic James Bond theme.
I know that Bond were severely and unfairly penalised by the classic charts because they weren't recognised as classical and weren't exactly pop, but at least with Born the music was powerful and made an impact. With shine, the music is pure easy listening, "I'll put you on in the background but not really going to listen to". Which is a shame and a total waste.
Bond are 4 of the best classical musicians at the moment, but alas this album is mediocre. Perhaps we were spoilt by Born, but I was hoping for a lot more, and sadly it failed to deliver.
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Better than 'Born'. The quartet have reached new heights. The music will not appeal to everyone but it appeals to me. This album would be a good match to 'Bombay Jazz Palace' the music has the same mystical east undercurrents. Gone are the 'Hooked on Classics' mixes in are sitars and bongos.
I was quite hesitant at giving the album a full 5 Stars as I normally reserve that for Albums that have stood the test of time, but this is definitely a good one.
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By A Customer on 9 Nov. 2002
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WOW. I put this in my CD player, and I heard so many indesrcibable sounds - fantastic, original, pleasing. I am so pleased after buying this CD - it is probably the best value for money item I've ever bought - I use it so much! I can't get enough of Bond - from the girl's version of Karl Jenkins' Palladio, to works by Albinoni and Magnus Fiennes, other modern composers, as well as music by the girls themselves. From the energy of Fuego and Alegretto, to the Led Zeppelin cover Kashmir and Bond on Bond - the best James Bond theme cover I've ever heard. This album ROCKS! BUY IT NOW!
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Having chanced upon Bond by seeing them on Songs Of Praise and enjoying their performance I bought Shine. Fantastic music, classical sounds performed in a modern fashion, they get your feet tapping to the lovely sounds of their strings. Not only are they talented musicians but also visually exciting. This kind of music will attract many more fans to classical music.
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A wonderful second album from four supremely talented and beautiful young ladies. I had to import this album, as I couldn't wait the extra few weeks until it was released in the UK...and I wasn't disappointed! "Shine" certainly has a more upbeat and techno-pop feel than "Born", and has a more worldly influence for many of the tracks. However, the girls' individual talents seem to have been under-used this time round, with hardly any technically taxing pieces of music for the girls to play with, (which, in my opinion, is a great shame). Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed every track on its own merits.
All in all, "Shine" certainly doesn't work the girls as hard as in "Born", and far more techno stuff is used this time round, but as an album to enjoy listening to, it is joint top with their earlier effort!
I'd like to see Bond perform some more cover versions for future albums...maybe "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd, or how about the fun and excitement the girls (and their fans) could have with the theme to "Deliverance"? Let's have more fun tracks such as "Korobushko" and "Duel" from the first album.
Some people have suggested that Bond are concentrating more on photo-shoots and their image than on their musical talents with this album...I MUST DISAGREE. The Bond girls are all very beautiful, and are not ashamed to let us see that fact. Everyone knows that 'sex sells', and as far as the girls are concerned, 'If you've got it, Flaunt it' comes to mind. I don't mind seeing them scantily-clad within the album cover, and I for one wouldn't complain if they decided to 'clad' themselves even more 'scantily' next time!
Here are my views on each track from "Shine" :-
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By C. I. Smith VINE VOICE on 2 Nov. 2011
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The album is good, a nice selection of songs. For everyone who has watched Britain's Got Talent and liked Escala Bond was one of the first girl quartets to be extremely popular and perform the same type of up beat/tempo classical music all together very enjoyable.
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Very good album.
Great music I have purchased all of their albums, it about time they released a new one.
Escala is releasing a new album this year 2014.
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