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Summer Tales - The Essential Summer Soundtrack

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: June 22, 2022

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1 Model Man - 01 La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin  
2 David Douglas - 02 Carnival of the Animals - The Swan  
3 Roosevelt - 03 Jeux D'eau  
4 Xinobi - 04 Canon in D  
5 Laura Masotto - 05 She´he´razade  
6 Someone - 06 Swan Lake  
7 Peter Gregson - 07 Gigue 6_6  
8 Goldmund - 08 Flower Duet  
9 Mathilda - 09 Carmen  
10 Sam Thompson - 10 Pavane  
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Ten contemporary composers, performers, producers and DJs break new ground with Summer Tales, a genre-defying programme of classical music reworks – the ideal chillout soundtrack to carefree summer days. Invited by DG’s New Repertoire team to reimagine popular classics with summer in mind, David Douglas, Goldmund, Peter Gregson, Laura Masotto, Mathilda, Model Man, Roosevelt, Someone, Sam Thompson and Xinobi have worked their magic on music by composers from Pachelbel and Bach to Debussy and Ravel. Their inspired and contrasting responses, ranging from laidback soundscapes to more dance-floor-oriented tracks, make up the Summer Tales listening experience. Deutsche Grammophon will release the album digitally on 22 July 2022, while vinyl fans will be able to purchase Summer Tales on LP from 26 August.

With a tracklist framed by two trios of French originals, Summer Tales kicks off with a rework of La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin from British producer Mark Brandon, aka Model Man. “Debussy is a composer I first studied when I was in my teens,” says Brandon. “The freedom DG offered me has led to a piece I’m really proud of, one that’s informed deeply by Debussy but hopefully evolves into a new entity that can bring him to a different space.” 

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