Carnival! 1997 Rainforest Foundation Concert

Carnival! 1997 Rainforest Foundation Concert



To the extent that you can judge a various-artists compilation by looking at the list of artists, this one is hard to beat, including newly recorded tracks by Elton John, Madonna, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Sting, Tina Turner, and Bette Midler, among others. A benefit for the Rainforest Foundation, founded by Sting and his wife, the disc has as its centerpiece a 25-minute rendition of Camille Saint-Saëns' "Le Carnaval des Animaux" (including the haunting "Aquarium" theme that turns up frequently in films and TV commercials), played by pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque; the 16 other tracks are intended as a complement to this work, and the compilers asked the participants to choose a song from their childhood or that had a message for children. The result is a set of mostly traditional lullabies and folk songs: Elton John sings "Abide With Me," Tina Turner "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." The major exceptions are Madonna and Paul Simon, who wrote new songs. (Simon's "Ten Years" is the real find, even if it seems to have nothing to do with the album's themes.) New or old, however, the most of the material is calm and reflective, which may come as a surprise to anyone encountering the colorful album cover and the title Carnival! (One might also have expected something Brazilian.) A more appropriate title would have been Bedtime.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/1997
Label: Rca
UPC: 0743214476925
catalogNumber: 44769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derek Bell   Harp,Tiompan
Chieftains   Track Performer
Matt Molloy   Flute
Kathryn Tickell   Violin,Northumbrian Smallpipes
Richard Stoltzman   Clarinet
Bette Midler   Track Performer
Rubén Blades   Track Performer
Johnny Clegg   Track Performer
Shawn Colvin   Track Performer
Elton John   Track Performer
Paul Simon   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sting   Background Vocals,Track Performer
James Taylor   Vocals,Track Performer
Tina Turner   Track Performer
Katia Labèque   Piano,Track Performer
Luciano Pavarotti   Track Performer
Zucchero   Track Performer
Jean-Pierre Alarcen   Electric Guitar
John Miles   Vocals
Luis Arteaga   Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Nail   Track Performer
Annie Lennox   Track Performer
Tony Martinez   Percussion
Evelyn Glennie   Percussion
Geoffrey Oryema   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Jack Bruno   Vocals
Tim Cappello   Vocals
Madonna   Vocals,Track Performer
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Kevin Conneff   Bodhran
Doris Eugenio   Background Vocals
Martin Fay   Fiddle
Shane Fontayne   Guitar
Robbie Kondor   Mandolin,Keyboards
Chris Laurence   Bass
Paddy Moloney   uillean pipes,tin whistle
Vincent Nguini   Guitar
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards
Janice Pendarvis   Background Vocals
Doug Petty   Piano
James Ralston   Vocals
Althea Rogers   Background Vocals
Mario Schiliro   Guitar
Bob Feit   Vocals
David Hartley   Piano
Kenny Moore   Vocals
Roberto Delgado   Electric Bass
Luciano Luisi   Guitar,Keyboards
Dino Nugent   Synthesizer,Choir, Chorus
Yuri Bashmet   Viola
Benoit Fromanger   Flute
Gary Karr   Bass
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Marielle Labèque   Piano,Track Performer
Viktoria Mullova   Violin
Alexej Nagovitsyn   Violin
Jung-Ho Pak   Conductor
Trudie Styler   Background Vocals
Samuel Vallejos   Drums
Gustavo Patiño   Accordion
Karen Owens   Vocals
Sharon Owens   Vocals
Erika Ender   Choir, Chorus
Leone Magiera   Conductor
Carlos Murrieta   Choir, Chorus
Reynaldo Cruz   Percussion
Sabrina Simoni   Choir Director
Mischa Maisky   Cello

Technical Credits

Aaron Copland   Arranger
Camille Saint-Saëns   Composer
Rubén Blades   Producer
Paul Simon   Producer
Sting   Arranger
Jimmy Nail   Arranger
Black Dyke Band   Contributor
Dallas Austin   Producer
David Bottrill   Producer,Engineer
Madonna   Producer
Robbie Kondor   Arranger,Producer
Paddy Moloney   Arranger,Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Brian Masterson   Engineer
Heff Moraes   Engineer
James Nichols   Producer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Simon Osborne   Producer,Engineer
Andy Smith   Engineer
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Arranger
Marc Silag   Producer
David Hartley   Arranger
Roberto Delgado   Engineer
Luciano Luisi   Programming,Producer
Dino Nugent   Arranger,Musical Director
Boris Alvarado   Contributor
Migdonio Alvarado   Contributor
Mirco Bezzi   Engineer
John Godenzie   Engineer
Dave Kobernus   Engineer
Dave Natale   Engineer
F. Perdiago   Engineer
Eberhard Sengpiel   Engineer
Wolfgang Stengel   Producer
Trudie Styler   Producer
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Oliver Hart   Engineer
Stephen Lipson   Producer

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