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In2ition / 2cellos

2cellos
Release Date: 01/15/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 540944   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter GreenAdam WilesMalcolm YoungSting,   ... 
Performer:  Elton John2CellosDusan KranjcSteve Vai,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are back with their new album, IN2ITION, which is certain to take these dynamic artists to new heights of mainstream success. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, KISS, Pink Floyd), IN2ITION takes 2CELLOS’ original concept to the next level by including guest artists Elton John, guitarist Steve Vai, Glee’s Naya Rivera, classical superstar Lang Lang, legendary Italian vocalist Zucchero and pop artist Sky Ferreira. IN2ITION offers fresh and unique twists on classics such as Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh, Well,” The Prodigy’s “Voodoo People,” Coldplay’s “Clocks,” Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell,” Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole,” The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” and Read more Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” It also includes 2CELLOS’ first original composition, “Orient Express,” which draws on melodies from their Balkan roots.

Since the release of 2CELLOS’ self-titled debut album in 2011, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have established themselves as an innovative classical-pop/rock duo who took their classical instrument into the contemporary rep- ertoire. It all began when Elton John discovered the duo online, after their wildly successful version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” video went viral worldwide on YouTube. Soon, they were performing in Elton’s band and on his worldwide tour as well as opening select shows for him.

After national television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2CELLOS appeared on the monster hit TV show Glee in January 2012. It was the first time that Glee featured an instrumental group guest artist and the new arrangement of their performance of “Smooth Criminal” (with Naya Rivera) debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Digital Songs Chart and catapulted their debut album on to the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

“This album will really put them in the forefront of what’s going on, they are unique, there’s no one like them out there. Whenever they play a live show with me, they open the show. I’ve never heard an opening act get a standing ovation after every song...because no one has seen things like this before.”
- Elton John
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Works on This Recording

1. Oh Well by Peter Green
Performer:  Elton John (Voice), Elton John (), 2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. We Found Love by Adam Wiles
Performer:  2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Highway To Hell by Malcolm Young
Performer:  Dusan Kranjc (Drums), Steve Vai (Guitar), 2Cellos (),
Steve Vai ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4. Every Breath You Take by Sting
Performer:  2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5. Supermassive Black Hole by Matthew Bellamy
Performer:  2Cellos (), Naya Rivera (Voice), Naya Rivera ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6. Technical Difficulties by Paul Gilbert
Performer:  2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
7. Clocks by Guy Berryman
Performer:  2Cellos (), Lang Lang (Piano), Lang Lang ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8. Bang Bang by Sonny Bono
Performer:  Sky Ferreira (), Sky Ferreira (Voice), 2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9. Voodoo People by Gylan Kain
Performer:  2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10. Candle in the Wind (a.k.a. "Goodbye England's Rose") by Elton John
Performer:  2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11. Orient Express by Stjepan Hauser
Performer:  2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Il libro dell'amore (Italian version of "Book of Love") by Stephin Merritt
Performer:  Zucchero (), Zucchero (Voice), 2Cellos ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
13. Armed Man: A Mass for Peace: Benedictus by Karl Jenkins
Performer:  2Cellos (), Bob Ezrin (Keyboards), Tom Snider (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  2Cellos
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1999 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Oh, Well
We Found Love
Highway to Hell
Every Breath You Take
Supermassive Black Hole
Technical Difficulties
Clocks
Bang Bang
Voodoo People
Candle in the Wind
Orient Express
Il Libro Dell 'Amore
Benedictus

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