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If you're a fan of classical crossover (as I am), this CD is still worthwhile to own. "Rodrigo" and "Classical Graffiti" show the potential of this group if they can develop more of a style and tackle some tougher material. Buy it with the caveat that you're not going to find the same creativity or dynamism as with the early albums from Vanessa-Mae or Bond.
If you're looking for more of an introduction to good classical crossover music, pick up Vanessa-Mae's "The Violin Player" and Bond's "Born" instead.
The pieces unfamiliar to me are quite good: The Journey of A Fool, He Moved Through the Fair, A Letter from New England.
The Christmas Trilogy is nice ending, with its swirling, winding version of What Child Is This, Holly & Ivy and In Dulce Jubilo.
Many great tracks, but the one that is closest to my heart has to be "A One Minute Silence". An absolutely breathtaking and thought provoking conceptual piece, which sometimes I listen to on repeat over and over. It is a far superior piece to John Cage's 4:33, which pales in comparison
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not expect too much on this CD when I borrowed it from the library. Now I decide to purchase my own copy. The arrangements are very creative. Read morePublished on December 7, 2008 by Purple Tang
I guess Mike Batt can't get it right each time. Vanessa-Mae... fantastic. BOND.. Absolutely GREAT
This is just sad. Read more
It is obvious that they have a lot of talent. The first song has a lot of energy and is quite good. But after that, the tempo of all the songs is moderato at the fastest. Read morePublished on August 26, 2004 by Hugo Sherrard
As a music teacher I found this album delightful. They seem to blend pop and classical in an interesting way. Read morePublished on March 24, 2004
The Planets seem to have a problem deciding what they'l be. Are they a band that puts a rock twist on classical? Are they a bloated chamber orchestra? Read morePublished on June 11, 2003