12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As with their enormously popular eponymous debut album from late 2012, The Piano Guys continue to enjoy Classical Crossover success with The Piano Guys 2. The atypical quartet features not four instrumentalists but rather songwriters who play cello (Steven Sharp Nelson), play piano (Jon Schmidt), shoot and produce video (Paul Anderson), and engineer and record music (Al Van der Beek). Sharp Nelson’s percussive, partially pizzicato arrangement of Pachabel’s “Canon,” rebranded “Rockelbel’s Canon,” makes the classic sound modern. The “Charlie Brown Medley” incorporates some of late pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi’s music for animated Peanuts specials; “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmas Is Coming” have been gateways to many a jazz fan, and The Piano Guys further that effort. Fellow crossover sensation Lindsey Stirling contributes violin to a dense, dazzling take on Lalo Schifrin’s “Mission Impossible” theme, while Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” is taken at a slower, tenderhearted tempo.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

As with their enormously popular eponymous debut album from late 2012, The Piano Guys continue to enjoy Classical Crossover success with The Piano Guys 2. The atypical quartet features not four instrumentalists but rather songwriters who play cello (Steven Sharp Nelson), play piano (Jon Schmidt), shoot and produce video (Paul Anderson), and engineer and record music (Al Van der Beek). Sharp Nelson’s percussive, partially pizzicato arrangement of Pachabel’s “Canon,” rebranded “Rockelbel’s Canon,” makes the classic sound modern. The “Charlie Brown Medley” incorporates some of late pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi’s music for animated Peanuts specials; “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmas Is Coming” have been gateways to many a jazz fan, and The Piano Guys further that effort. Fellow crossover sensation Lindsey Stirling contributes violin to a dense, dazzling take on Lalo Schifrin’s “Mission Impossible” theme, while Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” is taken at a slower, tenderhearted tempo.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
161 Ratings
161 Ratings
Kevinzlu ,

The Piano Guys! :)

These guys are super talented and their songs and covers are just pure bliss! Support them! :)

Babykakes10 ,

Incredible as always!!!

The Piano Guys are some of the most talented musicians around!! They are fantastic and this second cd is just as great as their first! It is music I could listen to all day!! I have been a fan of theirs since they started out and I am so glad they are getting the recognition they deserve! They are just as great live as well!! I sat through their entire concert outside in a rain storm and it was worth the week long cold I had after! They are just brilliant!!

Perchike ,

Stunningly Brilliant

As a member of the independent side music industry I highly recommend TPG for their Musical, Technical, Stylistic, & Creative talents, as well, & especially, for their honesty, morality, and overall Integrity to credit for inspiration, to their supporters/Founders, and for brining music to new audiences and crossing generational and genre specific gaps and in so doing Inspiring Millions. Thank you TPG & all supporters of this great continuing & most deserving work!

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