Classic: The Rock Album
Grammy-nominated #1 Billboard Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker takes her style to an all-new level with her new release, Classic: The Rock Album. Featuring classic rock favorites like Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses), and Yesterday (The Beatles), you won't believe your ears as one of the country's most accomplished and acclaimed violinists combines her insane talent with the heart-pumping tunes that have defined a genre for generations.
- SKU: 5119169
By Emily, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This CD is so amazing, I had to come up with a new word to describe just how amazing it is. And it is Rocklasstic! You will either rock out to the music, or sit in contemplation over the melodious sounds performed by Jenny Oaks Baker and the accompanying orchestra. Of course, don't just take my word for it. You can preview the CD by clicking on the "Download" tab. Go ahead, I'll wait.... :)
By Heidi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I'm not sure what I can say about this album, except that it's amazing! I highly recommend you listen to it yourself because nothing I say will be adequate. I've always enjoyed violin music and those who make it. Jenny Oaks Baker is one of my favorite violin musicians and this album just re-enforces that opinion. I was a bit surprised at some of her music choices, but after listening to them realize that she chose well and plays each piece beautifully. Highly recommended.
By Becc, Submitted on 2015-02-25
(warning...excessive use of beautiful, violin, amazing, and orchestra used in the following review :))
First off lets start off with how beautiful she is, and those fabulous red shoes. I am a shoe sucker..hehe. When I saw this CD come up for review I jumped at it. I love the violin, it's a beautiful instrument. I love orchestra music as well, it is powerful. This is an amazing CD.
Every song on this CD is beautiful. There is just something so powerful about her playing, and the orchestra behind her. I just want to close my eyes and drown in the beauty of the music. Probably not a good idea because I have it in my car..hehe. I could listen to this CD all day. Everybody Hurts by REM was one of my favorite songs, hearing it played by Jenny Oaks Baker is just amazing. Every song on the CD is breathtaking to me. I get the chills when I listen to orchestra music. I don't know why, but I do. It's powerful and beautiful. I especially love the violin. I am amazed at Jenny Oaks Baker's talent.
NOW, onto my FAVORITE part of this CD!!!!!! Guns & Roses was one of my favorite bands growing up. I believe that all classic rock (and Hard Rock) should be played by an orchestra. When the song came on I was like a giddy little school girl. I didn't think that a "hard rock" song could sound so beautiful. Lets just say, I put it on repeat like 7 times after that. It is A MAY ZING. So so beautiful.
I have to be completely honest I had never heard of Jenny Oaks Baker before this CD came up for review. Man, have I been missing out. She is a talented and beautiful woman. If you like the violin and orchestra music you need this CD! The power behind her playing is just spell binding.
Source: Thank you Shadow Mountain Records and Deseret Book Company for the opportunity to review this breathtaking CD! I am not affiliated with Shadow Mountain or Deseret book in any way. I was not compensated for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the CD..