On November 6th, Cirque du Soleil® presents its latest compilation album LE BEST OF 2 comprised of its finest music spanning from 2005 to today. The album also features the Cirque du Soleil Facebook fan favorite voted track: “Pageant” – a song from the show KÀ™.
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LE BEST OF 2 continues the theme found on the popular first edition LE BEST OF, released in 2004. Fans can now take home the very best recordings of this era of Cirque du Soleil sounds, which were composed as part of the creation of well over a dozen shows expanding the company’s musical landscape.
Today, Cirque du Soleil continues to work with innovative international composers who propel the Montreal troupe through a variety of musical styles: from cabaret and pop avenues to world music exploration; from modern rock sounds to full orchestral scores.
Featured composers on LE BEST OF 2 include: BOB & BILL, Danny Elfman, Simon Carpentier, Berna Ceppas, Violaine Corradi, Jean-François Côté, René Dupéré (“Pageant”) and Eric Serra. From its early roots in new avant-garde circus-arts music, Cirque du Soleil has established a musical style that has continued to expand as its live shows have continued to push the envelope to new heights.
Three tracks from LE BEST OF 2 come from composers, arrangers and musicians BOB & BILL who are well known for their ability to blur the lines between genres and styles. In 2004, BOB & BILL supplied the musical direction and arrangements for the Cirque du Soleil show Midnight Sun and have continued working with the outfit ever since. The duo’s work on the latest Cirque du Soleil touring show, Amaluna™, marks their third time composing for the company. Amaluna is currently playing in Toronto, ON and will open up in Vancouver, BC on November 23rd. The show will debut in the US in Seattle, WA on January 31, 2013. The soundtrack for Amalunawill be out November 20, 2012 and LE BEST OF 2 gives its first preview by leading off with an exclusive version of its songs: “Magic Ceremony 1” as titled for this compilation.
Daniel Desmarais © 2010 Cirque du Soleil
LE BEST OF 2 is a must-have collection of favorites for Cirque du Soleilfans, as well as an opportunity for everyone to experience some of Cirque’s finest music.
To hear the full album in streaming and download a free mp3 of the song “Pageant” click here.
LE BEST OF 2 Track Listing
1. Magic Ceremony 1 (from the show Amaluna™ – by BOB & BILL)
2. Pearl (from the show KOOZA™ – by Jean-François Côté)
3. Blue Silk (from the show ZED™ – by René Dupéré)
4. Anneaux (from the show Corteo™ – by Philippe Leduc)
5. Flying Scarlett (from the show IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema™ – by Danny Elfman)
6. Qué Viyéra (from the show TOTEM™ – by BOB & BILL)
7. Flying with the Birds (from the show CRISS ANGEL® Believe™ – by Eric Serra)
8. Noi (from the show ZAIA™ – by Violaine Corradi)
9. Secret Samba Luv (from the show OVO™ – by Berna Ceppas)
10. Pageant (from the show KÀ™ – by René Dupéré)
11. Beyond the Clouds (from the show Wintuk™ – by Simon Carpentier, lyrics by Jim Corcoran)
12. Piece of Heaven (from the show Zumanity™ – by Simon Carpentier, Robbi Finkel)
13. Omé Yo Kanoubé (from the show TOTEM™ – by BOB & BILL)