Saltimbanco [Bonus Track]

Saltimbanco [Bonus Track]

by Cirque du Soleil


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The stage performance of Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco celebrates life and the powers of imagination in the urbanized 20th century. Its music, composed almost entirely by Rene Dupere, is fantastical and eclectic, cutting-edge at some points and ageless at others. "Pokinoï"'s strange rhythm and soft choral vocals sound vaguely Eastern European, while "Kumbalawé"'s soft flute and string sounds are reminiscent of Africa. Songs such as "Amazonia" and "Il Sogno di Volare" are stylistically opposite from each other, but the chameleon-like vocals of Francine Poitras provide a common line throughout the album. She leads the music -- and the listener -- on a journey from Africa to South America to Russia and home again. Thanks in part to Poitras' floating, agile voice, and in part to the sparing usage of electric guitar or heavy drums, the music comes through very well in a studio setting. It has a gentler sound than Alegria, and is less haunting than Mystere. A listener can choose to put on headphones and become enmeshed in the music, or to turn the volume down low and enjoy it as a backdrop to the day's tasks. [This release of the album contains bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2005
Label: Cirque Du Soleil
UPC: 0874751000219
catalogNumber: 20005

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cirque du Soleil   Primary Artist
Ted Phillips   Background Vocals
Brian Bacon   Strings
Richard Beaudet   Saxophone
Ron DiLauro   Flugelhorn
Claude Hamel   Strings
Peter Kisilenko   Bass
Mark Langis   Bass
Paul Picard   Percussion
André Proulx   Electric Violin
Robert Stanley   Guitar
Michel Dubeau   Clarinet,Duduk,Lakota Flute
Dominique Messier   Percussion,Drums
René Dupéré   Background Vocals
Jean-Pierre Zanella   Saxophone
René Bazinet   Vocals
Patrick Doane   Background Vocals
Dionne Félix   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rochelle Felix   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ronnett Felix   Vocals,Background Vocals
Harold Fortin   Background Vocals
Cortez Goodgie   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ibrahima Gueye   Percussion
Brigitte Lefebvre   Strings
Heberne Normil   Background Vocals
Antonia Pigot   Background Vocals,Vocal Ad-Libs
Jean-Luc Ratel   Background Vocals
Jean René   Strings
Katherine Skorzewska   Strings
Gilles St. Amand   Drums
Francine Poitras   Vocals
Louise Trudel   Strings
Jim Corcoran   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alain Bergé   Drums
Alexandre Caron   Background Vocals
Alex Crawford   Background Vocals
Alexandre Lambert   Background Vocals
Suzanne Careau   Strings
Marc Denis   Strings
Sylvie Harvey   Strings
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal   Vocal Ensemble
Eric Khayat   Saxophone
Marc Langis   Bass
Ricardo Ernest   Vocals
Marc Sohier   Bass,Guitar
Nathalie Michele   Vocals
Katherina Skorzewska   Strings
Laurence Janot   Vocals
Monica Duchenes   Strings
Dervel Gardner   Vocals
Maureen Normil   Vocals
Yvon Cloutier   Guitar
Celine Arcand   Strings
Jimmy (Pickup) Rouleau   Guitar
Richard Baudet   Saxophone
Ron di Lauro   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Greg Forde   Vocals
Herberne Normil   Vocals
Eric Plante   Saxophone
Donna Forde   Vocals
Ted Philips   Vocals
Lucie Menard   Strings
Pierre Tremblay   Harmonica
Eric Alain   Keyboards
Jimmy Rouleau   Guitar

Technical Credits

Cirque du Soleil   Producer
Luc Gilbert   Producer
Daniel Aumais   Executive Producer,Audio Production
René Dupéré   Programming,Lyricist,Producer
Michael Edward Delaney   Engineer
Franco Dragone   Composer,Director,Writer
Carol Ryan   Executive Producer
Stéphane Lévy   Engineer
Martin Lord   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Dominique Lemieux   Costume Design,Costume Coordinator
Pierre Desmarais   Art Direction
Michel Dalpé   Graphic Design
Ian Tremblay   Executive Producer
Patrice Duchemin   Programming
Michael Delaney   Engineering
Stephane Levy   Audio Production

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Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is absolutely beautiful. I can't say enough about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago