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Shine

Bond Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

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  • Performer: Bond
  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00006JID4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Follow-up Albumn March 3, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Bond, perhaps best known to the public at large for "that watch commerical with the women playing violins," delivers an excellent follow-up albumn to their highly regarded debut with "Shine."
Four classically trained musicians and supermodel looks make up Bond. Though critics have complained about the artificial "creation" of the group, the end product is an outstanding fusion of modern beats and classical music the likes of which haven't been seen since violin virtuoso Vanessa-Mae's debut some years ago.
Though the classical essence that defines Bond's talent is on some tracks overwhelmed by what should simply be accompanyment, overall the albumn does not disappoint and offers a couple of outstanding tracks, including the otherworldly "Strange Paradise" and the cover of Led Zepplin's "Kashmir."
Don't let critcs unhappy that a group "created" rather than spontaneously formed deter you from enjoying this talented group's newest albumn. Fans of Bond's debut or similar music--such as Vanessa-Mae's "Violin Player"--should definitely give this albumn a spin.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Shines" bright April 28, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Bond is one of those great groups that pops up every now and then, with a dash of genuine originality rather than the same-old-same-old-packaged-as-something-new. Don't discount these gals because of their pretty faces or their outfits -- they can outplay just about anybody.
Among the songs are the layered, ethereal-yet-danceable "Allegretto," harp-accentuated "Shine" with its brilliant violin work, fast-paced "Fuego," haunting "Strange Paradise" with its softer tones and occasional electronic flares, antiquated-feeling "Big Love Adagio" (which would make the ideal romantic dance music), the spicy "Gypsy Rhapsody," and several others. One thing that Bond can never be accused of is of having all their songs sound alike.
The major selling point of Bond is that they take the traditionals and make them more accessable to the masses. That sounds like a bad thing, but the fact is that they give such musicians as cellists a better, younger, less fuddy-duddy image, a better chance of reaching out to people. But of course this isn't enough to appeal to people. Their music is wonderful, multilayered and rippling with the different instruments.
If you say you hate instrumentals, you might want to check out the Bond girls (I imagine they hear that joke all the time). They do for those instrumentals what Sarah Brightman does for opera, meaning that they bring some appeal for the masses. Quite a find.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kinda grows on you October 17, 2002
By Bruce
Format:Audio CD
OK, so these four musicians are DDG. You can tell that just by looking at the album cover. Bond has been described as the Spice Girls of Classical music, which is, IMO, unfair. What they claim to attempt to do is make Classical music less intimidating, which they do succeed at doing. Somewhat, anyway, assuming Classical music might seem intimidating to some.
What you can expect from Bond is essentially a string quartet with a drum machine over it. My primary criticism of the group is that there should be more string quartet and less dead drummer. Check out the tracks "Fuego" and "Strange Paradise" for example...
Of course you can't tell from the finished product how much of the performance has been "fixed" in post, but these folks appear to have some significant musical chops. Execution is dratted near flawless and intonation is as close as it can get. I'd like to see the group "live" sometime to see if they come across as well in real-time as on the CD. I just wish the sequenced tracks were out of the way a little more so I could hear more of what sounds like might be the "good" stuff hiding behind.
I'd recommend this CD as well as Bond's earlier CD "Born". If you like Classical music and wouldn't mind the techno spin, I think you'll appreciate what the group does musically. If you're looking for a "dance mix", either CD would work well. If you buy the CD just for the eye candy, well, the CD succeeds at that as well.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shine - Bond girls strike gold again. November 2, 2002
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 2 months ago by M5
5.0 out of 5 stars Shine
This is a fantastic collection of Bond's music and reflects their talent as classical/pop virtuosos. The passion and energy is there.
Published 3 months ago by vmvioleta
1.0 out of 5 stars music
the cd was borcken and the songs were not the ones i likeed so over all bad well not buy ths again
Published 4 months ago by Greg Brockwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Bond
I love this kind of music and was a little nervious when I purchased this CD. As it turnd out I just love it and will purchase more as time goes by.
Published 4 months ago by Susan Lodermeier
5.0 out of 5 stars Bond CD
Great music from this group. Turning classical music into pop music. Great music to play while on the road or a party.
Published 6 months ago by LamboFan
2.0 out of 5 stars not impressed
I enjoy the genre of music that fuses classical talent with rock when it's done well. The positive reviews and the music samples convinced me to try this group, but I was... Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Zartman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Cd
This is my first CD of this group. Great music- looking forward to checking out more of their work! Nice music to listen to on the road.
Published 9 months ago by McKinley Cantor
4.0 out of 5 stars one song
I love this bands' music, but this songs of this CD seem to be on others as well. Bought it for one song on it that didn't seem to be on any others and I generally don't listen to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Steven Mccoy
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
Just as described , fit the needs that I had in minds , quality is good and service was fast. Would order this again.
Published 9 months ago by John J Rao
4.0 out of 5 stars Classical and popular instrumentals with a contemporary beat
I was given this CD of instrumental music and really enjoyed listening to this group of women musicians, Bond, performing classical and popular music. Read more
Published 10 months ago by C. B Collins Jr.
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