Wednesday, 15 February 2012
music without words part 3
I first came across Craig Armstrong as sometime member of Big Dish. He seemed to appear doing string arrangements on a lot of lps I bought in the late 80s/ early 90s and from then it was a natural progression to film soundtracks including Baz Luhrmann's modern update of Romeo and Juliet.
He initially released a couple of solo lps of largely instrumental work with a few guest vocal tracks thrown in, which were followed by one of piano pieces (piano works) a compilation of his film work and lastly a violin concerto called Memory Takes My Hand
This track is the opening one from his first lp The Space Between us and is pretty representative of his instrumental work from this period
Weather Storm - Craig Armstrong
You can buy the Space Between us here which is worth getting for one track on its own , This Love featuring Elizabeth Fraser on vocals
If you want to hear more then I suggest you go to his website here which features pretty much everything he has worked on film score wise although it skims over his pop background