An original, improbable pairing of artists. The CD included an original Carnival of the Animals, pt. 2. The result is musical humor in a very fresh new way. Recently became out of print, according to Sony Music (stay tuned).
That'd be WAY MOBY, huh?
There's also a quote from Al:
A few words by Al Yankovic
I've been asked to write a few words about this new version of Peter And The Wolf - but what can I possibly say? To call it the greatest recording ever made since the beginning of time would be an understatement. This record heralds a bold new age, a quantum leap in the evolution of mankind ... and it also makes a swell Christmas gift.
There are many reasons that I decided to do this album. First of all, I knew it would be a great thrill for me to work with Wendy Carlos, having enjoyed her work since I was an embryo. Also, I thought that by now I would be fully prepared to tackle a Classical album, having seen "Amadeus" twice on cable TV. And, of course, I felt particularly close to this project, having been told by my spiritual advisor that I was Sergei Prokofiev's barber in a former life.
But what really clinched the deal for me was the incessant begging and groveling from the executives at CBS Masterworks. I just love that stuff. I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as Wendy and I enjoyed getting paid for it. This is by far the best version of Peter And The Wolf that I've recorded so far this year, and I'm sure that you and your family will treasure it for days, perhaps even weeks to come.
I wonder if a little incessant begging to the executives at CBS Masterworks would do any good?