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Dark Hope / Renee Fleming


Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001418602   
Composer:  Peter GabrielDuffyLeonard Cohenwilly mason,   ... 
Performer:  Renée Fleming
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the world's great voices puts her indelible signature on songs by Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Death Cab For Cutie, The Mars Volta, Muse, and of course, Leonard Cohen. Renée Fleming's new album, which the opera star describes as a visit to a new universe for her, is Dark Hope.

The album was recorded in close collaboration with producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, The Strokes, The Bangles, Sublime, and countless others) in New York City, and features a diverse and adventurous track listing of songs as interpreted by one of the world s great voices. Fleming, the superstar soprano known as "the people's diva," says of the songs on 'Dark Hope': "One of the ways that you keep people interested
Read more is by taking risks and what could be a greater risk than this?" Producer Kahne was a true collaborator during the recording process, driving most of the arrangements and pushing Fleming to learn how to sing all over again. Also joining Fleming on the album are her two daughters and sister, who sing backup on several songs.

"An album about obsessive love rendered meticulously — not so different a task from playing Desdemona at the Met, but with a new vocabulary. To suit Ms. Fleming’s somber low range, the songs are generally brooding, though not lachrymose. They often have lyrics that are fraught yet downright enigmatic."
-- John Pareles, New York Times

Endlessly (Muse)
No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses)
Oxygen (Willy Mason)
Today (Jefferson Airplane)
Intervention (Arcade Fire)
With Twilight As My Guide (The Mars Volta)
Mad World (Tears For Fears)
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Stepping Stone (Duffy)
Soul Meets Body (Death Cab For Cutie)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
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Works on This Recording

1.
In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
2.
Stepping Stone by Duffy
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
4.
Oxygen by willy mason
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Today by Marty Balin
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Paul Kantner. 
6.
Mad World by Roland Orzabal
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Soul Meets Body by Benjamin Gibb
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Endlessly by Matthew Bellamy
Period: 20th Century 

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