Fox: You, Us, Me

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92031
EAN/UPC: 5019148623298
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Release Date: July 1999
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Discs: 1
Sample: 1,2,3 (From A-N-N-A Blossom-time)

One of the most original of contemporary British composers, Fox wrote all these pieces in response to the work of other artists, whether as a result of inspiration or by meeting and working with them. You, us, me itself, for example, is based on the Habañera from Bizet’s “Carmen”. The disc includes songs, and pieces for piano solo and piano with tape, and shows the wide variety of Fox’s styles including (as on the sample track) jazz.

Track Listing

    Christopher Fox:

  1. I. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – Dumb Animals (1:04)
  2. II. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – Morning (1:49)
  3. III. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – 1,2,3 (1:06)
  4. IV. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – Cut-Up (1:46)
  5. V. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – A-N-N-A Blossom’s Book of Chinese Proverbs (2:11)
  6. VI. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – You (2:11)
  7. VII. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – Country Life (0:58)
  8. VIII. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – All about A-N-N-A (4:00)
  9. IX. A-N-N-A-Blossom-Time – Lullaby (0:54)
  10. You,Us,Me (6:44)
  11. I. Louisiana – Valse (0:40)
  12. II. Louisiana – Yearning (0:50)
  13. III. Louisiana – Simile (0:42)
  14. IV. Louisiana – Ice Watch (1:39)
  15. V. Louisiana – The Dreaming Country (1:18)
  16. VI. Louisiana – Worthless leather (2:09)
  17. VII. Louisiana – The Critic (0:21)
  18. VIII. Louisiana – Book-keeping for Small Businessmen (0:27)
  19. IX. Louisiana – Going Gone (0:24)
  20. X. Louisiana – Reconstruction (0:27)
  21. XI. Louisiana – Hands (0:26)
  22. MERZsonata (10:41)
  23. Second Eight (8:00)
  24. Block (3:33)
  25. Cylinders Barn, 1947 (6:18)
  26. I Sing for the Muses and Myself (2:51)

Reviews

The Sunday Times

Ian Pace is convincing in all idioms here, while Amanda Crawley conveys the nonsense most entertainingly… a thoroughly entertaining presentation of the work of this quirky and inventive British composer.

” —Paul Driver
Classic CD

a thoroughly entertaining presentation of the work of this quirky and inventive British composer.

” —Andy Hamilton