Still Life (Annie Haslam album)

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Still Life
Studio album by Annie Haslam
Released 1985
Recorded 1984-85
Genre Symphonic rock
Length 39:05
Label Spartan Music (UK)
One Way Records (US)
Producer Louis Clark
Annie Haslam chronology
Annie in Wonderland
(1978)
Still Life
(1985)
Annie Haslam
(1989)

Still Life is the second solo album by Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam, recorded with Louis Clark and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985.

The album consisted of popular classical tunes set to the lyrics of poet and Renaissance lyricist Betty Thatcher, and sold well due to its promotion through television advertising.

A remastered two-disc edition was released on April 25, 2011, with the second disc offering an instrumental version of each song.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Bolton News described Still Life as the marriage of classical and popular music at its very best.[3] Allmusic's Tomas Mureika called it "one of Haslam's career highlights: a gorgeous, lyrical, and endlessly listenable collection of classical pop nuggets, topped off with brilliant—often profound—lyrics."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Forever Bound" (Adagio cantabile from Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky)
  2. "Still Life" (Air from Suite No. 3 in D major, J. S. Bach)
  3. "One Day" (Berceuse from Dolly, Fauré)
  4. "Ave Verum" (Mozart)
  5. "Shine" (Gymnopédie No. 2, Satie)
  6. "Careless Love" (Étude Op. 10 No. 3, Chopin)
  7. "Glitter and Dust" (Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky)
  8. "The Day You Strayed" (Pavane, Fauré)
  9. "Save Us All" (Adagio in G minor, Giazotto)
  10. "Skaila" (La Calinda, Delius)
  11. "Bitter Sweet" (The Swan from Carnival of the Animals, Saint-Saëns)
  12. "Chains and Threads" (Tannhäuser, Wagner)

Additional musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annie Haslam Reissues Still Life 
  2. ^ a b Allmusic review
  3. ^ Hutchinson, Martin (19 September 2011), "CD Review: Annie Haslam / Louis Clark - Still Life", The Bolton News