DALI CD VOL. 2
The 15 chosen tracks on the DALI CD Vol. 2 differ in both musical style and rhythm. Some tracks are well-known, a few of them even true classic, others will introduce you to a totally new musical experience. Enjoy.
"Where words fail, music speaks." With Hans Christian Andersen's words in mind, we proudly introduce the DALI CD Vol. 2.
At DALI, we are driven by a raw passion for music and its honest reproduction in the domestic environment. The development and refinement of new technologies to increase the realism of the home entertainment experience is the main objective in our quest to create what we believe to be the best loudspeakers in the world.
With this music selection you'll experience fantastic artists who put their heart and soul into their music and you'll get to explore the full potential of your DALI speakers.
We love music. We love sound. This is the vision we strive to serve with every single DALI speaker.
The 15 artist's of the DALI CD Vol. 2.
"Tears of Joy" on the DALI CD is the title track from the album recorded in 2005. The track features guitars, percussion, cello, and double bass. It sets out with a happy and inviting theme, immediately showcasing Forcione's skills as a guitar player.
Josefine Cronholm (b. 1971) lives and works in Denmark. She has performed with many bands and groups, mostly in the Jazz idiom. She also performed with Marilyn Mazur, a percussionist featured on the first DALI CD
Skunk Anansie was formed in 1994. Until their break-up in 2001 they released three albums of which "Stoosh" was the second. Skunk Anansie was regarded as being part of the britrock movement during the late 1990's. Though none of Skunk Anansie's albums or singles ever scored a number one hit in the UK, the band became very popular throughout Europe and the US, touring with well-known artists such as Aerosmith, U2, Lenny Kravitz, and Rammstein.
Cæcilie Norby (b. 1964) is the daughter of a famous Danish score composer and opera singer. She is mainly known as a jazz singer internationally, performing with renowned musicians such as John Scofield, Mike Stern, Ray Brown, Dianne Reeves, and Randy and Michael Brecker.
DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET
When it was recorded in 1959, Columbia Jazz was less than enthusiastic about "Time Out", the album from which "Take Five" on the DALI CD Vol. 2 was selected. It had nothing to do with the artists or the quality of their performance. The "problem" was the compositions. Almost none of the seven tracks were in the - at the time - nearly mandatory 4/4 meter. Columbia was simply afraid that all the "strange" meters would make the LP too uncommercial. They were proven wrong.
Holly Cole (b. 1963) is a jazz singer with a versatile repertoire. Throughout her career she has performed songs from many musical styles, but her most well known work is in jazz. In 1986, Cole founded a trio with bassist David Piltch and pianist Aaron Davis. With this trio she recorded a number records, of which "Temptation" is the most well-known. Lately, she has recorded with larger groups. All songs on the album are composed by Tom Waits. As such, it can be considered a tribute album.
Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt (b. 1957) has become famous as a singer, composer, pianist, and harpist. However, to most people, she is best known for her soprano voice. She has often been compared to the Irish singer Enya, but McKennitt's music is more embedded in ancient Celtic and Middle Eastern traditions.
Janis Ian (b. 1951) produced a constant stream of albums throughout the 1960's and 1970's, culminating with "Between the Lines" (1975) and "Night Rains" (1979). The former album included "At Seventeen", which has become Ian's signature tune. The second contained "Fly Too High" that was a huge international succes and a number one hit both in the US and Europe.
Elvis Aaron Presley (1935-1977) will always be the undisputed King of Rock'n'roll. In 1954, he began his recording career with the legendary Sun Records label. Hower, he only released a couple of 7" singles with this label before his record contract was sold to RCA Victor. The rest is history.
THE WILLY DEVILLE ACOUSTIC TRIO
Born William Borsey (b. 1950), Willy DeVille has become much more of a celebrity in Europe than in his native America. Yet it was there that he performed groundbreaking work and became influential in the rise of several new musical styles in the 1970's and 1980's. DeVille, of Pequot (native Americans), Basque, and Irish descent, is a flamboyant stage presence.
The Danish band Saybia was formed in 1993. Between then and 2000 they released a few EP's. Then in 2001, they signed with EMI and from that moment, Saybia rapidly became focused. In 2002, the band released their first album, "The Second You Sleep". Within no time, the album reached the Danish charts and within 6 months, more than 100.000 copies had been sold.
Morten Friis and Uffe Savery met as youngsters playing in The Tivoli Guard Orchestra, at Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark. Later, they both completed classical conservatory training and became esteemed classical musicians. It was a big surprise to their audience, when they came out as percussive pop musicians in 2001 with their first dance album "Episode II".
BO STIEF DREAM MACHINE
Bo Stief (b. 1946), a virtuoso on both electric and double bass is an established name on the Danish and International music scene. A veteran of the famous Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark, Stief has played with the likes of Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Philippe Catherine, Don Cherry, and many others. He has toured the world and played jazz festivals such as the Montreux and Newport Jazz Festivals.
Filur is a Danish dance producer duo consisting of Kasper Bjørke and Thomas Barfod. Formed in 1999, they became a very successful act, both as DJs and as a producer duo. They both have separate solo careers, in which they explore other parts of their musical creativity.
Toto was formed in 1976 by a group of well-known session musicians. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1978, included the hit single "Hold the Line" and earned the band a Grammy nomination. 1982 marked the onset of the commercially most successful era for Toto. Their new album "Toto IV" yielded three US Top ten hit singles, of which "Africa" and "Rosanna" has become classics.