Treasure Chest Volume 4 - Almost Classical (2002)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 Sophie for Joy 11' 20"
2 Merlin The Magician 7' 15"
3 The Nursery Rhyme Concerto 4' 50"
4 The Swiss Suite d - Canton Doe Vaud 5' 50"
4 The Swiss Suite c - Lac Le Mans 4' 26"
4 The Swiss Suite b - Les Monts de Corsier 3' 15"
4 The Swiss Suite a - La Baumaz 3' 22"
5 The Barber of Wigan
Artist List
Name Instrument
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD VPTCCD4 Voiceprint Worldwide
Miscellaneous Information
Originally released as part of the limited edition Treasure Chest boxed set.

Available from Voiceprint

Equipment Studio Engineering
Rick's Perspective
Notes
Wakey's Verdict
Little Known Trivia
Reviews

Marco Cazzola-Gonsenheim on 15/09/2002 [Other reviews by Marco Cazzola-Gonsenheim ]

Little Gems...Mostly a collection of piano driven works. Of particular note is the Swiss Suite which makes this entire album a must have...classical in its approach deeply emotional, yet restrained.


Christian Loebenstein on 24/05/2002 [Other reviews by Christian Loebenstein ]

“Sophie for Joy”, a wonderful 11 minute improvised Piano piece opens Almost Classical. The demo for “Merlin” dates back almost 30 years and is of stunning sound quality! What I love about the Swiss Suite, is that listening to it, I can well imagine leaning back on a clear summer day, watching the mountains around the lake where I usually spend the summer. This brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. Being half-Swiss myself, it’s about time I get back there this summer, “The Swiss Suite” in my MD-Player! “The Barber of Wigan” is very special. Rick surprises Ramon Remedios with an operetta written especially for him (while Ramon actually thought he should do the Barber of Seville). While the conversation before the actual piece is already funny (and you can hear the audience reaction there), the operetta itself is pure fun, including a lot of Monty Pythonesque non-sense and hilarious rhymes. You can even hear Ramon Remedios laugh. Before switching to Volume 5, I have to check my water supply and, of course, the shampoo bottle... Music: A++ Sound Quality: A+