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Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom

Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom

by Paul McCartney Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom

Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom

by Paul McCartney Paul McCartney

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Overview

Ocean's Kingdom, Paul McCartney's fifth full-length classical album in 20 years, is his first ballet, its story concerning a star-crossed romance between an earthly prince and a water princess. McCartney's music is appropriately romantic, sometimes to the extent that the moments intended to convey creeping tension or sadness bounce with a joyous gait. Joy isn't a bad characteristic for a piece of music and if Ocean's Kingdom is decidedly less ambitious than Liverpool Oratorio or Standing Stone, whatever charm it has lies in its simplicity, McCartney's good cheer evident in the clean lines of his melodies and their counterpoints, the lack of melancholy in his ballads, and the triumphant brass that closes the proceedings. Perhaps it is pastiche -- its reworking of themes and sounds befitting a narrative that's essentially a respun Romeo and Juliet -- but Macca's sweet swagger sells a shopworn story, at least as far as a record goes.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2011
Label: Hear Music
UPC: 0888072332508
catalogNumber: 33250
Rank: 122648

Tracks

  1. 1. Ocean's Kingdom
  2. 2. Hall of Dance
  3. 3. Imprisonment
  4. 4. Moonrise

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul McCartney   Primary Artist
John Wilson   Conductor
London Classical Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Paul McCartney   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
John Fraser   Producer
Philip Hobbs   Engineer
Charlie Lightening   Still Pictures
Peter Quantrill   Liner Notes
John Wilson   Arranger
Richard Miller   Producer
Toby McColl   Producer
Ruth Birch   Producer
Rebecca Church   Producer
Claudia Schmid   Producer
Andrew Cottee   Orchestration
Billie Temple   Producer

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