IT'S A GENIUS IDEA: Beck (aka "Cool As A Catatonic Cucumber" Beck) does Kindertotenlieder, Gwen Stefani sings Exsultate Jubilate, Beyoncé covers Hugo Wolf, Cat Power purrs Haendel's Delirio & then bares her crotch (NSFW link). The possibilities are endless:
What if a bunch of smart musicians in pop, classical, jazz, rock and world music got together for a tribute album for Gustav Mahler? Or for that matter, Olivier Messiaen, Gyorgy Ligeti or Philip Glass?
Stop your sneering. It could actually work. But given the current state of cultural consumerism, we have, instead, courtesy of Sony Classical, We All Love Ennio Morricone. The disc, due in stores Tuesday, celebrates the music of the prolific Italian film composer with performances by Celine Dion, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and more.
WE *HEART* U MAESTRO MORRICONE JUST TELL CELINE SHES L4M3!!! BL4ME!! (b3wbs)