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BEETHOVEN'S LAST NIGHT

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.66 | 95 ratings

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mothershabooboo
5 stars This album is one big Irony. It's the only 'non-christmas' themed Album of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, their lest known album, and yet their best. The musicion ship in this album is superb. The story behind it, although not very complex or alaberit, or even very origanal, is still compeling. When ever I read Fait's sun is Twist, I get a shudder of joy and pure genius.

This album takes the masterpeases of Beethoven and even some of Mozart, and 'modernizes' them with rock. And it works, I can see Beethoven head banging to this album....if he could hear. The highlights of the album are definitly near the end. From 'Beethoven' on word, the stage has been set and the music takes over. 'After the fall' always gives me chills. The use of the origanal classical songs to end some of these songs, such as 'Mephistopheles' ending with Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 'Moonlight' "Adagio sostenuto" which is my favourit Beethoven pease; "What is Eternal" and Beethoven's 9th 'Od to Joy' in the middlel and "The Moment" and the 6th in the middle. This mingiling of Classical and hard rock, as noted before works very well, and is something the whole family can listen to.

Overall, this album is fantastic. If you're a Beethoven fan such as myself, this album is worth a spin. If you've heard TSO before and enjoyed their Christmas songs, you owe it to yourself to give this one a listen to. Now here's the hard part.....is this album a Masterpease as Beethoven's mythical 10th that is in this album is? It desuves more then four stars thats cirten, but is it a full out masterpease? None of the songs are boring, and all of them are enjoyable to listen to. The album is more then just great music, it's a story, the feelings and emotions of each charater within the story. It's rich, and alaberit, and full of illusions. Anything that takes great music and brings it to a new level is a true sign of a Masterpease, which this album dose. As of right now, it's the only Trans- siberian Orchestra Masterpease in my mind, so it will reseave my only five starts this band will get for now.

4.7 out of 5 stars.

mothershabooboo | 5/5 |

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