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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Citysound Music
  • ASIN: B0019VWEDU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Stunning arrangements, world-class musicianship and the haunting and sultry vocals of chanteuse Kathy Fisher mark "Notes from the Edge," teetering on the boundary between pop and classical music performance. With soul, style and wit, composer/arranger Mark Governor and ensemble traverse the wilds of pop, alternative and new concert music, reinterpreting songs in ways unexpected and sublime.

An all-star string quartet, led by cellist Peggy Baldwin join Mark and Kathy in mind-blowing and beautiful arrangements of songs by Radiohead, The Killers, Imogen Heap, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Queen, and Tom Waits.

Kathy Fisher: Vocals
Mark Governor: String Arrangements, Piano, Guitar

Peggy Baldwin: Cello
Kathleen Robertson: 1st Violin
Alwyn Wright: 2nd Violin
Tom Tally: Viola

Produced by Mark Governor for Citysound Music

Bulgarian Choir on "Hidden Place" Arranged and Performed by Kate Conklin

Additional Musicians: Darren McCann (viola) and Cameron Patrick (violin) on "(What's So Funny Bout) Peace Love and Understanding"
The Citysound String Ensemble on "No Surprises"

Engineered and Mixed by Glenn Nishida at Pacifica Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered by Don Grossinger

Associate Producer: Celeste Den

Photography: Dina Douglass / Andrena Photography
Session Photos: Alexis Disselkoen
Graphic Design: Joe LaRue

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Miller on June 2, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Wow! I never imagined I'd hear some of my pop favorites reinterpreted for strings with all the power and passion of the original artist renditions.

The key seems to be Mark Governor's thoughtful, compelling string arrangements coupled with the rich, evocative vocal performances of Kathy Fisher. The end result is part music, part performance art.

I'm a fan of Kathy Fisher from her work with the band FISHER. I've also followed Mark Governor's career as a songwriter, playwright and film composer. This CD seems to be the perfect pairing of their talents. For them, these songs are stories about people facing life's challenges.

Every cut combines rock, pop, musical theater and chamber music into a hybrid I've never heard before. This is a heartfelt journey into the souls of some of the most genuinely emotional pop composer of the last 40 years.
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