Label: EMI - CDELJ (WF) 158 • Format: CD Compilation, Enhanced • Country: South Africa • Genre: Rock, Pop, Classical • Style: Pop Rock, Contemporary
The female answer to Nigel KennedyAnglo-Chinese violinist Vanessa-Mae was influential in making classical music accessible to a wider audience, thanks to an inventive spin on the genre self-described as violin techno-acoustic fusion. Armed with an electric violin, an array of pumping dance beats, and an eyebrow-raising image that was seen as sacrilegious by the stuffy classical purist brigade, she emerged in the mid-'90s with a sound that was as much influenced by the club scene as it was the concert halls, scoring several mainstream hit singles and albums in the process.
Her first compilation, The Best of Vanessa-Maewhich cherry-picks the most popular 17 tracks from the era of her career, proves that her revolutionary reputation is entirely justified. It's a balancing act that she continued to pull off with Vanessa-Mae - The Best Of Vanessa-Mae on the likes of the shuffling electro rhythms of "Storm," a reworking of Summer - III.
But although her virtuoso violin skills are unquestionable, her singing abilities aren't so convincing, with misguided attempts at playing the pop diva on unnecessary dance-lite cover versions of Donna Summer 's "I Feel Love" and It's a Beautiful Day 's folk-pop classic "White Bird" showing up her unremarkable feathery light tones.
But no one buys a Vanessa-Mae album for her vocal The Prodigal Son - Whipping The Clown - Playground, and for the most part, this retrospective is a solid introduction to the masterful, high-energy, and passionate violin skills of one of classical pop's true pioneers.
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