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The Goat Rodeo Sessions - Yo-Yo Ma

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Genre: Country / Artist: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Aoife O'Donovan / Audio CD released 2011-10-24 at Sony Classical

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      31.01.2012 22:12

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      Buy it regardless of price.

      All are on top form here and it'd be pretty hard and useless to try and pick out any faults with their playing or there advantages over one another. They all bring unique elements to the compositions.

      The songs themselves are beautiful, the mix for these are perfect. The subtle use of reverb and the dulled high frequencies help prevent an overly fatiquing experience.

      the main melodies are something to listen out for and should be in everyones area of study, they effortlessly go from celtic to classical and everywhere in between.
      That said, if you're a fan of dreary, melancholic music then you'd be hard pressed to find any here. This is a very positive sounding album and one of my favourites of the year.

      There are 11 tracks in total and each one is worth just as much as the previous, of particular attention are the tracks which involve vocals (this is an almost entirely instrumental album). The vocals are from Chris Thile (Mandolin, Guitar, Fiddle and vocals...) and a female who is not immediately named in the liner notes of the CD but she does get a mention on a live performance on youtube so that may be worth a look.

      If you're a fan of contemporary music, bluegrass, jazz or celtic music then I highly recommend this album for purchase.

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  • Product Details

    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Attaboy
    2 Quarter Chicken Dark
    3 Helping Hand
    4 Where's My Bow?
    5 Here and Heaven
    6 Franz And The Eagle
    7 Less is Moi
    8 Hill Justice
    9 No One But You
    10 13:8
    11 Goat Rodeo