Low Symphony From The Music Of David Bowie & Brian Eno
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Not so with Philip Glass and "The Low Symphony." While Glass took a few of the main themes from Bowie/Eno's album and then building them with themes of his own, Glass structured the three movements of his first-ever symphony with hypnotic grace. You'll recognize the subtle points of Bowie's work (especially in "Warszawa"), but you'll also find yourself being mesmerized by the way Glass captured them in his own inimitable fashion.
Back in 1993, while I was writing for a broadcasting trade paper, I rated "The Low Symphony" as one of my Top Ten Records of that year. It sat in the list alongside of Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales," Elvis Costello's "The Juliet Letters," John Hiatt's "Perfectly Good Guitar" and "Spilt Milk" by Jellyfish. I still find myself reaching for this CD in the moments when I need calm. It remains that influential for me.
Franz's idiosyncratic grace is evident in this work.
At first hearing, I felt it to be so personal that I hesitated recommending it to others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It has neither great flaws or strengths. I have a feeling it would work better with the addition of electronic instruments. Read morePublished on May 5, 2010 by SRS
This is the best adaptive piece i have ever heard. The incredibly melancholic and serious tone of the original album is reinterpreted through orchestral movements which lend a new... Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by Markanthonycrittenden
I own many tens of thousands of songs. But invariably I listen to the Low Symphony every day just as I have done for years. It is a brilliant strike of creative lightening.Published on December 1, 2006 by Dan
This is one of his best works overall. Something everyone who worked on it should be proud of. Sound quality is great. A good one for long trips in the morning.Published on December 4, 2004 by David Higgins