RE: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Posted by: Stigma ()
Date: November 24, 2000 07:21PM

Album of the year? Yes sir, no contest!

Somehow the album reminds me more of an actual musical, on bits'n'pieces like the female sung ballads, there clearly are Andrew Lloyd Webber influences. And for those of you who like Webbers & Jim Steinman's 'Whistle Down The Wind', then 'Beethoven's Last Night' is the album for you.
The album has much of the drama of Jim Steinman's songs. While it doesn't match up to Steinman's musical 'Tanz der Vampire', I regard 'Beethoven's Last Night' as one of Savatages' greatest albums, alongside 'Streets'.
Standout songs for me are 'What Is Eternal', 'The Dream Of Candlelight' and 'Who Is This Child'.
I played the album to my mother, who loves musicals. She didn't like the heavy parts, but enjoyed the female sung parts.
Hell, it even made me go out and buy a cd of Beethoven's 9th.
I like the way they mix parts of Beethoven's music in the songs. Perhaps 'classic rock' is a way to describe the album.

In many aspects, classical music sounds great when rocked up a bit. Rainbow's 'Difficult To Cure' is the prime example (and I won't even mention Malmsteen's Paganini obsession).

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra 246 Rob 11/23/2000 05:20PM
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Heh... No Pressure, Eh? ;-) (eom) 150 Rocker Chic 11/28/2000 06:26AM
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RE: Trans-Siberian Orchestra202 Stigma 11/24/2000 07:21PM

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