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Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint

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  • Pitchfork has published its list of "The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s," which it hopes "represents the best of what this innovative decade has to offer." Among the "icons who defined a decade" are Steve Reich for Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint, featuring Kronos Quartet and Pat Metheny, Brian Eno and David Byrne for My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and Laurie Anderson for Big Science.

  • Nonesuch Records' 1998 Grammy-winning recording of Steve Reich's landmark piece Music for 18 Musicians, performed by Steve Reich and Musicians, is back on vinyl. First released on vinyl in a limited run for Record Store Day 2015, the album, mastered for vinyl by Robert C. Ludwig, is now available at a new, low price, pressed on two 140-gram vinyl LPs at Pallas Manufacturing in Diepholz, Germany. The New York Times says: "It would be hard to think of any American music more important than this."

  • About This Album

    1989 Grammy Award Winner

    On the Grammy-winning piece Different Trains, performed by Kronos Quartet, Reich evokes his American childhood during World War II while also addressing the Holocaust. The New York Times declared it “a work of such originality that ‘breakthrough’ seems the only possible description.” Legendary guitarist Pat Metheny performs Electric Counterpoint.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet (1-3):
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    Pat Metheny, electric guitar (4-6)
     

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Tracks 1-3 recorded August 31-September 9, 1988 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco
    Engineer: Les Brockman
    Assistant engineer: Michael Ahearn
    Mixing engineer: Rob Eaton
    Assistant mixing engineer: Ben Fowler
    Tracks 4-6 recorded September 26-October 1, 1987, at Power Station, New York City
    Engineer: Rob Eaton
    Assistant engineer: Gary Solomon
    Production assistant: David Oakes
    Production coordinator: Jennifer Keats
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover photography: Karl Steinbrenner

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

     

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Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
Kronos Quartet
Pat Metheny
Release Date: 
Friday, March 3, 1989 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

On the Grammy-winning Different Trains, performed by Kronos Quartet, Reich evokes his American childhood during World War II while also addressing the Holocaust. The New York Times declared it “a work of such originality that ‘breakthrough’ seems the only possible description.” Pat Metheny performs Electric Counterpoint.

Description: 

1989 Grammy Award Winner

On the Grammy-winning piece Different Trains, performed by Kronos Quartet, Reich evokes his American childhood during World War II while also addressing the Holocaust. The New York Times declared it “a work of such originality that ‘breakthrough’ seems the only possible description.” Legendary guitarist Pat Metheny performs Electric Counterpoint.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Tracks 1-3 recorded August 31-September 9, 1988 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco
Engineer: Les Brockman
Assistant engineer: Michael Ahearn
Mixing engineer: Rob Eaton
Assistant mixing engineer: Ben Fowler
Tracks 4-6 recorded September 26-October 1, 1987, at Power Station, New York City
Engineer: Rob Eaton
Assistant engineer: Gary Solomon
Production assistant: David Oakes
Production coordinator: Jennifer Keats
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
Cover photography: Karl Steinbrenner

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

 

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79176

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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92
ns_album_id: 
268
ns_album_releasedate: 
Wednesday, March 1, 1989 - 05:00
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0
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597951424
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497187560
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet (1-3):
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

Pat Metheny, electric guitar (4-6)
 

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