Friday, January 30, 2015

CD Review: 2Cellos Creates A New "Celloverse" With More Classical Renditions

The Croatian cellist duo 2Cellos returns with their latest album "Celloverse" through Sony Music Masterworks. The album was released on January 27th and features more of the duo's renditions of classic rock songs as well as some more modern hits.
 
The thirteen-song album begins with "The Trooper (Overture)" as you begin to think this is a purely classical album. The music of the "William Tell Overture" leads the march before the well-known introduction of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" takes over and begins this wild journey. 2Cellos stays true to the rhythm of Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait," while one of the album's highlights follows in hard rock vein of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Sting's "Shape of My Heart" feels right at home being performed this way as you can almost hear Sting's voice singing along to 2Cello's rendition. The atmospheric tone of "Time" slows down the album's tempo, before returning with Avicii's more up-beat "Wake Me Up." Pianist Lang Lang lends a hand on Paul McCartney's explosive "Live And Let Die" as the three of them turn the song into a classical masterpiece. The album closes with the build-up rhythm of the title song "Celloverse" as Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser do not disappoint with this album.
 
2Cellos will be touring the U.S. this spring, beginning on February 22nd in Minneapolis, MN. For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about their latest release "Celloverse," please visit 2cellos.com.

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