Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown \ Live in Lisbon 1989 [LTMCD 2431]
Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown are the creative mainsprings behind Tuxedomoon. As well as collaborating on several film and stage soundtracks the pair regularly play live as a duo, performing on piano, sax and violin. This professionally recorded live album remains the operational template for these recitals, and was recorded at the Teatro Sao Luis in Lisbon, Portugal on 21 November 1989. The original CD was released by Les Disques du Crépuscule the following year.
Highlights include Iberia and L'Arrivee dans le Jour, Ghost Sonata extracts such as The Fall and Licorice Stick Ostinato, and Tuxedomoon classics Volo Vivace and Litebulb Overkill (the first song ever written by Reininger and Brown).
3. The Fall
4. Les Odalisques
5. Piano No.1
6. L'Arrivee dans le Jour
7. Music No. 2
8. Salad Variation
10. The Waltz
11. Licorice Stick Ostinato
12. Volo Vivace
13. Litebulb Overkill
14. Souffle Coupe
Digital remaster on CD and download with two extra tracks. Extensive sleevenotes, revised artwork.
Official webpage blainesteven.tuxedomoon .co.
"Triumphant! Lean, articulate passages of truly gorgeous, avant and original classical pieces" (The Big Takeover, 03/2005)
"Beautifully remastered, the studio quality of this recording of modern classical music is a document of the partnership at its peak. The opening Iberia is a mournful piece rivalling Ravel's Bolero for swooning grace, Brown's solo piano compositions drip with an elegiac quality and L'Arrivee dans le Jour is a piece of pastoral loveliness" (Leonard's Lair, 03/2005)