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Varekai (Special Edition)
CDSMC-10018
Composer /// Violaine Corradi 3 Disc Set

  Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies, the universal wanderers. Experience the sounds and song that pay tribute to the nomadic soul, the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to the absurd and extraordinary world of Cirque du Soleil's Varekai: Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where anything is possible. This album is a 3-disc special edition, which includes the previously released soundtrack, a second disc of live tracks and remixes, and a Bonus DVD!

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 Disc 1:                               Disc 2: Bonus
  01: "Aureus".............. (1:16)     01: "Célébration"......... (1:30)
  02: "Rain One"............ (3:37)     02: "Trasparenza"......... (5:28)
  03: "Le Rêveur"........... (7:06)     03: "Euphoria"............ (7:02)
  04: "Vocea"............... (5:00)     04: "Sun Drum Fun"........ (5:30)
  05: "Moon Licht".......... (6:21)     05: "Mutationis".......... (7:13)
  06: "Rubeus".............. (1:28)     06: "Movimento"........... (4:41)
  07: "Patzivota"........... (7:50)     07: "El Pendulo"(*)....... (4:33)
  08: "El Péndulo".......... (4:53)     08: "Emballa"(*).......... (5:47)
  09: "Gitans".............. (3:41)
  10: "Hèro Hiréyo"......... (7:06)     Run Time | 40:14
  11: "Infinitus"........... (1:32)
  12: "Lubia Dobarstan"..... (4:40)    Disc 3: DVD Bonus
  13: "Emballa"............. (5:08)     01: "Rebeus - Patzivota"
  14: "Oscillum"............ (4:35)     02: "Moon Licht"
  15: "Funambul"............ (2:43)
  16: "Resolution".......... (2:24)

 Run Time | 69:21

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Forward

    From the Composer - Violaine Corradi { Read }

    From the Producer - Nitin Sawhney { Read }

    From the Director - Dominic Champagne { Read }

    Thanks { Read }

Production Notes

    Recorded between July and September 2002 at: Spheré Studios, London; Phase One Recordings, Toronto; Studio Piccolo, Montréal; Spirit Dance Studios, London.

    Engineering and Mixing — nitin sawheny & david mcewan // Recording Engineer (London & Toronto) — dean barratt // Additional Recording Engineers — george seara, Phase One Recordings; antoine jobin, Studio Piccolo

    Compiled and Mastered in high definition at 96 kHz sampling rate by — nitin sawhney

    All tracks published by Créations Méandres Inc., except Auteus, Raine One, Le Reveur, Moon Licht, Rubeus, Infinitus, et de Funambul (Créations Méandres Inc., Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. & Reverb XL); El Péndulo and Emballa (Créations Méandres Inc., Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.).

    Members of The English Chamber Orchestra appear courtesy Quintin Ballardie MBE, Pauline Gukbertson & Charlotte Templeman; Steve Shehan appears courtesy Safar Productions et Editions; Chandru appears courtesy of Bollywood Strings, London; Taraf de Haidouks appear courtesy of Urban Soul Orchestra; London Voices appear courtesy Terry Edwards; Natacha Atlas appears courtest Beggars Banquet / Mantra Recordings; Nitin Sawhney appears courtesy V2 Music.

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    Bonus CD - Production Notes { Read }

    Bonus DVD - Production Notes { Read }

Song Credits

    1. AUREUS - { Credit }
    2. RAIN ONE - { Credit }
    3. LE REVEUR - { Credit }
    4. VOCEA - { Credit }
    5. MOON LICHT - { Credit }
    6. RUBEUS - { Credit }
    7. PATZIVOTA - { Credit }
    8. EL PENDULO - { Credit }
    9. GITANS - { Credit }
    10. HERO HIREYO - { Credit }
    11. INFINITUS - { Credit }
    12. LUBIA DOBARSTAN - { Credit }
    13. EMBALLA - { Credit }
    14. OSCILLUM - { Credit }
    15. FUNAMBUL - { Credit }
    16. RESOLUTION - { Credit }

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    Text by: Keith Johnson | October 2003
    Fascination! Newsletter, Issue #26
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"VAREKAI: The 'Bonus CD & DVD' Soundtrack Package"

(Cirque du Soleil Musique #503805, 2003, 3 disks, $25.00)

Soon after the release of the "soundtrack" to Varekai, Cirque started to feel pressure from fans who were concerned that Nitin Sahwney's production of Violaine Corradi's music was too radical a departure from the shows "real" music. So much so that they created a Music FAQ in which they hinted that they were considering releasing a "live" EP from the show. Finally, this product has seen the light of day.

The CD is only available through Cirque's Boutique. We don't know how many have been produced, or how limited an edition it might become. It includes the previously released soundtrack , a second disk of live tracks and remixes, and a "Bonus DVD" that turns out to be the delightful surprise of the bunch. The CD's are housed in a tri-panel fold-out CD cover with excellent layout and graphics. It's a very cool package to look at. But what about the material itself?

DISK ONE - The "soundtrack." The full soundtrack is found here, but has been re-indexed to give the three narrated "interludes" their own track numbers and names (Aureus, Rubeus, and Infinitus respectively). This separates the narrative bits from Rain One, Patzivota, and Lubia Dobarstan, allowing these tracks to stand on their own. I have to say I appreciate Cirque doing this, and it should have been done with the initial release. In my case I now have the pleasure of fast- forwarding past Mr. "I Walk....The Earth" when I listen to the CD. (Note also that the booklet has been slightly reformatted and updated, with several small musician credit changes.)

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Edition Info

    BMG Canada {2002-2003}
    Released: October 1, 2003 (CAN)

      CD • Catalog #: 40000-503805-1
      • UPC: 4-00005-03805-1 (CAN)

    Cirque du Soleil Musique {2004+}
    Released: none

      CD • Catalog #: CDSMC-10018-2
      • UPC: Unreleased; Tracking Only

     
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