Angelica [Atlantic]

Angelica [Atlantic]

by Angelica

CD

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Overview

Angelica is an intriguing blend of opera and rock spearheaded by songwriter/composer Clif Magness and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. The project features four sopranos -- Julia Bonilla, Anita DeSimone, Sewell Griffith and Rebecca Semrau -- who are supported by a wide array of professional studio musicians, including bassist Nathan East, pianist David Foster, the Boys Choir of Harlem and guitarists Steve Vai, Eric Johnson and Dweezil Zappa. Essentially, the album is opera songs performed with rock spirit -- big beats, big chords, big dynamics and pure intensity. Magness has rearranged selections from Verdi's Carmen, Mozart's The Magic Flute, Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Gianni Chicchi, and Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, as well as several selections from Schubert, Gounod, and Franck, for a rock band, keeping the actual arrangements and feeling of the original composition. Occasionally it works, occasionally it doesn't, but Angelica is never less than intriguing, and adventurous listeners -- particularly fans of prog rock -- might want to give it a try.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2011
Label: Edge J26181
UPC: 0075678304828
catalogNumber: 83048
Rank: 273050

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angelica   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Eric Johnson   Guitar
Steve Stevens   Guitar
Steve Vai   Guitar
Dweezil Zappa   Guitar
Boys Choir of Harlem   Background Vocals,Track Performer
David Foster   Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Josh Freese   Drums
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Clif Magness   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Efrain Toro   Percussion
Joe Travers   Drums
Lyle Workman   Guitar
Jai Winding   Hammond Organ
Anita DeSimone   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Lori Stinson   Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Steve Stevens   Arranger
Steve Vai   Engineer
Dweezil Zappa   Engineer
Carole Bayer Sager   Executive Producer
Francis Buckley   Engineer
Kevin Clark   Engineer
Wayne Cook   Engineer
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Clif Magness   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Richard Mullen   Engineer
Lyle Workman   Arranger
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Eric Altenburger   Cover Art
Elizabeth Barrett   Art Direction
A.J. Jeffries   Engineer

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