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Toolbox Classics

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Toolbox Classics is Maestro Woody's latest offering to his legion of faithful fans. Bach, Mozart, Strauss, Wagner and other, ahem, fortunate composers of the 18th and 19th centuries have been immortalized once more by Woody Phillips. Marvel as the maestro explores the full range of the workbench's symphonic palette to create dazzling new versions of long-beloved classics.

So put on your safety goggles, light the acetylene torch, sit back and enjoy your favorite classical music skillfully crafted on hand and power tools.

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Product Details

  • Performer: Woody Phillips
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Paul [composer] Dukas, Albert Ellmenreich, et al.
  • Audio CD (June 6, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gourd Music
  • ASIN: B000009NGG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,988 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This CD is a compilation of familiar classical pieces and is really fun to listen to! You will enjoy trying to identify the tools used. Both my dad and dad-in-law like classical music and are tool-types. This will be a great gift. (I already got one for my husband - that's how I've heard it.) I'm sure the inspiration was Home Improvement's theme song (or maybe this music inspired the show?). I'm not sure that the music is played note-by-note as it was composed and the pitch isn't perfect anyway, but you can recognize the pieces! It's a great gift!
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Aside from a couple of Supreme Court decisions limiting capital punishment, this has been a dismal week, with our ill-eagle, incompetent government trashing the Constitution, as usual. So -- it was an immense relief that I received through the mail a package of CDs today, one of which is Woody Phillips' TOOLBOX CLASSICS. I'm a fan of classical music humor, especially parodists like "PDQ Bach," Anna Russell, and the British composers who contributed to the Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festivals, and I enjoy wood-working, but I'd probably never have heard of this obscure CD if it hadn't been played on our local Public Radio station. They've played at least two selections from the album while I was driving to the train station. I nearly crashed my car, laughing at Rimsky-Korsakoff's "Flight of the Bumblebee."
There are a total of 14 lovingly parodied classical selections on the CD. Each is played with great expertise, both rhythmically and tunefully, by a trained composer who obviously knows these pieces. The difference is that the musical instruments are items found in a commercial machine shop, around a cabinetmaker's workspace, or in a better-than-average home workshop. They include a lowly broom, which, of course, enhances Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." The liner notes furnish a handsome photograph of Paul Dukas wearing Mickey Mouse ears, and the explanatory text on each piece is almost as wildly funny as the music.

The tonal range of the music Woody Phillips can get from power tools, especially drills and dremels, is simply amazing. He uses several sizes of power drills in "Ride of the Valkyries," in the hysterically funny 1st movement of Beethoven's Fifth, and, to obtain that busy-bee sound, in "The Flight of the Bumblebee.
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This is hilarious. Seriously constructed classical music played on electric saws, steel pan, all sorts of tools. He must have recorded a lot of sounds and assembled them. Music true to the original. But so funny. Great for parties.
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I usually don't like anyone "messing" with the classics; I've heard some popular renditions of well-known pieces that make my neck cringe. But I was taken with this album the first time I heard it, and it has become one of my favorites. The "orchestration" of these pieces using hand and power tools is nothing short of brilliant, and I like the fact that the liner notes tell the exact tools used for each piece.

I particular like the Sabre Dance and the rendition of the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth (which, in spite of what is says on the liner, is the full movement and not just an "excerpt"). The same is true of the Blue Danube, which has a bit of a surprise ending. And what else to do a bumblebee but -- a moto-tool?

This would make a good fit for friends who are not big fans of classical music, and for music fans who also do a lot of work with tools! I rather wished for a sequel, but I don't think we're going to get one. (Phillips did do a similar collection of Christmas songs, which I believe came first.)
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