like an 8-year-old kid running to the Christmas tree
on the BIG morning to find the gift he's longed for
I answered the door to greet Dan, our UPS man
and to help him unload boxes of joy.
we now have a limited run of CD's and DVD's of
e for orchestra
the metropole orkest with adrian belew
conducted by jules buckley
the CD's are from the two-day studio recording session we did.
you hear every little detail in tom trapp's fabulous score.
the DVD's are of the amazing one-time-only performance
at the Paradiso in Amsterdam on February 27, 2011
which was filmed beautifully in HD with a 5-camera shoot.
both are wrapped in a striking black artwork
designed by our own mark colman.
I would characterize the differences in the two this way:
the studio version: pristine and powerful,
the live DVD version: raw and exciting.
if I were me I would want both.
my apologies for the extended time taken to produce
these beauties but as with most special things
it is worth the wait.
so please join in our celebration of this very happy occasion.
"I've never heard the Metropole sound like this!"
gert-jan blom, director of the metropole orkest.