12 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The London DJ/production trio Above & Beyond have checked off pretty much every box on your average EDM supergroup's bucket list: run a successful label (Anjunabeats); crush a Vegas residency; release countless singles, remixes, and studio albums; win awards for all of it. So what's next? How about hiring a 15-piece orchestra to perform acoustic versions of some of their biggest songs? Forget beats and bombast—there's not a lick of what would commonly be recognized as trance music here. The A&B signature track "Sun and Moon" starts slow and meditative before launching a lighter-waving chorus befitting a Bon Jovi concert. Harps, synths, and percussion come together for "Love Is Not Enough," achieving a sleek downtempo vibe, while "Alone Tonight" evokes Portishead. None of this is trance, but its languid melodies and atmospheric production is certainly trance-inducing.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The London DJ/production trio Above & Beyond have checked off pretty much every box on your average EDM supergroup's bucket list: run a successful label (Anjunabeats); crush a Vegas residency; release countless singles, remixes, and studio albums; win awards for all of it. So what's next? How about hiring a 15-piece orchestra to perform acoustic versions of some of their biggest songs? Forget beats and bombast—there's not a lick of what would commonly be recognized as trance music here. The A&B signature track "Sun and Moon" starts slow and meditative before launching a lighter-waving chorus befitting a Bon Jovi concert. Harps, synths, and percussion come together for "Love Is Not Enough," achieving a sleek downtempo vibe, while "Alone Tonight" evokes Portishead. None of this is trance, but its languid melodies and atmospheric production is certainly trance-inducing.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
306 Ratings
306 Ratings
Ockid84 ,

Pure Stripped Down Talent

Having attended the A&B Acoustic show in LA this October, I know this album will be everything that I felt & heard that night. They made the announcement that night that they would be releasing this acoustic album and I've been waiting for that moment since! You can hear the talent and the true musicianship these men posses in every song and the way each one was composed to retain the same emotion but in a new breath of life. No point in having a skip button, just push play and let it go!

Hollowman7177 ,

OMG!!! It's almost here!!

I have to say, I went to the acoustic concert in Los Angeles at the Greek Theater, and this music touched me in such an amazing way, Above and Beyond makes the best music I have ever heard, I can't wait for the full album to be released in January. :)

BP1191 ,

BEAUTIFUL

When I saw them at the Greek Theater, I cried through almost every song. I've seen above & beyond many times, but watching them acoustically was beyond beautiful. I'm so excited to listen the rest of the album and live that night again. chills!!!

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