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Classified

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Classified is the third studio album (fourth overall) released by the classical crossover string quartet bond. The album was very popular worldwide, especially in Australia where it went to No.1 at ARIA Albums Chart and then was certificated double platinum.

The Japanese Special Edition contains a different version of Highly Strung & Adagio for Strings, three bonus tracks that also found in Explosive: The best of bond, and bonus videos.

 

Track list


  1. Explosive

  2. Scorchio

  3. Midnight Garden

  4. Lullaby

  5. Samba

  6. Hungarian

  7. I'll Fly Away

  8. Dream Star

  9. Highly Strung

10. Adagio for Strings

11. Señorita

12. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production)

 

Releases


Promos

Classified (UK Promo*)

  1. Explosive - 3:09

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Scorchio - 3:30

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:06

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Samba - 3:34

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  5. Explosive - Video - 3:11


Release date: 2004

Catalogue No.: Decca ‎– 475 6165

Label: Decca Records

Length: 14:20

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan

* For promotional use only - not for sale

 

Physicals

Classified (International Edition)

  1. Explosive - 3:12

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Scorchio - 3:31

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:07

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Lullaby - 3:48

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  5. Samba - 3:35

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  6. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Based on Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  7. I'll Fly Away - 3:10

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  8. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

  9. Highly Strung - 3:30

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

10. Adagio for Strings - 4:24

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

11. Señorita - 4:27

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

12. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:10

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover


Release date: May 11, 2004 (UK), May 25, 2004 (Germany),

May 28, 2004 (Europe), Jun 3, 2004 (Russia/Ukraine),

Jun 15, 2004 (International)

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Label: Decca Records/Universal Music

Length: 44:32

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

* This edition is released in almost countries and regions in the world, such as Europe, Singapore, Australia...

 

* Variants

Classified (Japan Edition)

  1. Explosive - 3:13

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Scorchio - 3:32

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:08

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Lullaby - 3:50

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  5. Samba - 3:35

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  6. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Inspired by Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  7. I'll Fly Away - 3:11

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  8. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

  9. Highly Strung - 3:30

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

10. Adagio for Strings - 4:24

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

11. Señorita - 4:28

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

12. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:11

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover

* Bonus Track

13. Sugar Plum - 2:22

     Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

     Arrangement: bond, Pete Lazonby & M. Glover

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "Nutcracker"


Release date: May 8, 2004, September 21, 2005 (Re-issued)

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Catalogue No.: UCCL-1082, UCCL-9037 (Re-issued)

Label: Universal Music Japan

Length: 47:02

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

* This edition is released for Japan market only

 

Classified (U.S. Edition)

  1. Explosive - 3:12

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Samba - 3:35

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:07

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Fly Robin Fly - 3:09

     Composer: Sylvester Levay & Stephan Prager

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  5. Scorchio - 3:31

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  6. Lullaby - 3:48

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  7. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Based on Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  8. I'll Fly Away - 3:10

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  9. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

10. Highly Strung - 3:29

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

11. Adagio for Strings - 4:24

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

12. Señorita - 4:28

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

13. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:10

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover


Release date: May 26, 2004 (U.S.)

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Label: Decca Records/Universal Music

Length: 47:41

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

* This edition is released in U.S. and Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc...

 

Classified (Enhanced Edition)

  1. Explosive - 3:12

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Scorchio - 3:31

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:07

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Lullaby - 3:50

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  5. Samba - 3:34

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  6. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Based on Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  7. I'll Fly Away - 3:10

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  8. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

  9. Highly Strung - 3:29

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

10. Adagio for Strings - 4:24

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

11. Señorita - 4:28

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

12. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:10

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover

13. Explosive (Video)


Release date: Sep 6, 2004

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Label: Decca Records/Universal Music

Length: 44:33

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

* This edition is released in E.U. and some Asian territories like Hong Kong, Taiwan...

 

Classified Special Edition
  • CD

  1. Explosive - 3:13

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Scorchio - 3:32

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:08

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Lullaby - 3:50

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  5. Samba - 3:35

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  6. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Inspired by Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  7. I'll Fly Away - 3:11

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  8. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

  9. Highly Strung (New version) - 3:30

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

10. Adagio for Strings (New version) - 4:48

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

11. Señorita - 4:28

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

12. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:11

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover

* Bonus Track

13. Sugar Plum - 2:22

     Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

     Arrangement: bond, Pete Lazonby & M. Glover

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "Nutcracker"

14. Carmina - 4:19

     Composer: Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)

     Arrangement: bond, M.Glover & R.Kerr

     Inspired by Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from "Carmina Burana"

15. Caravan - 3:43

     Composer: Duke Ellington (1899 – 1974), Juan Tizol (1900 – 1984)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

 

  • DVD

  1. Explosive - Video

  2. Making of Explosive - Video

  3. Samba - Video

 


Release date: Oct 21, 2004

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Catalogue No.: UCCL-9002

Label: Universal Music Japan

Length: 55:28

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

* This edition is released for Japan market only

 

Classified (SHM-CD Edition)

  1. Explosive - 3:13

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Scorchio - 3:32

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:08

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Lullaby - 3:50

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  5. Samba - 3:35

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  6. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Inspired by Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  7. I'll Fly Away - 3:11

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  8. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

  9. Highly Strung - 3:30

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

10. Adagio for Strings - 4:24

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

11. Señorita - 4:28

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

12. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:11

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover

* Bonus Track

13. Sugar Plum - 2:22

     Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

     Arrangement: bond, Pete Lazonby & M. Glover

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "Nutcracker"


Release date: Sep 13, 2011

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Catalogue No.: UCCL-3007

Label: Universal Music Japan

Length: 47:02

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

* This edition is released for Japan market only

 

Digitals

Classified (iTunes Version)

  1. Explosive - 3:10

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Eduard Botrić & Tonči Huljić

  2. Samba - 3:34

     Composer: Gottfried Engels, Ramon Zenker & Airto Moreira

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  3. Midnight Garden - 4:07

     Composer: Eos Chater (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake"

  4. Fly Robin Fly - 3:09

     Composer: Sylvester Levay & Stephan Prager

     Arrangement: Ian Wherry

  5. Scorchio - 3:30

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: Nenad Šiškov

  6. Lullaby - 3:48

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Pachelbel’s "Canon"

  7. Hungarian - 3:00

     Composer: bond, M. Glover & Pete Lazonby

     Based on Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

  8. I'll Fly Away - 3:09

     Composer: Gay-Yee Westerhoff (1973 – )

  9. Dream Star - 4:38

     Composer: Haylie Ecker (1975 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers" from "Nutcracker"

10. Highly Strung - 3:29

     Composer: Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) & Dave Edmunds

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Based on Khachaturian’s "Sabre Dance"

11. Adagio for Strings - 4:23

     Composer: Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)

     Arrangement: bond, M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Barber’s "Adagio for Strings"

12. Señorita - 4:27

     Composer: Tania Davis (1976 – ), M. Glover & R. Kerr

     Inspired by Bizet’s "Habanera" aria in "Carmen"

13. Explosive (Orion & Ed Leal Production) - 3:10

     Composer: Tonči Huljić (1961 – )

     Arrangement: bond, Tonči Huljić & M. Glover

14. The Star-Spangled Banner - 3:34

     Composer: John Stafford Smith (1750 – 1836)


Release date: Jun 15, 2004

Recorded: December 2003 - March 2004

Label: Decca Music Group Limited

Length: 51:08

Executive producer: Mel Bush

Producers: Tonči Huljić, Eduard Botrić, Nikša Bratoš

Orion, Ed Leal, Ian Wherry, Gary Langan, Pete Lazonby

 

bond's comments

  1. Explosive

     HAYLIE: “It is what it says, this track is explosive! It was written by Tonci Huljic who wrote our first hit ‘Victory’. It is Bondesque in style with undertones of riverdance. Like a lot of our music, this track is an uplifting track: it’s fun, very fast, and alive!... to infinity and beyond!”

  2. Scorchio

     EOS: “A lot of people think of our sound as being like ‘Victory’ so we thought we’d keep that kind of familiarity there. It is a high-energy track. The intro is Middle Eastern and then goes into something more Spanish.”

  3. Midnight Garden

     EOS: “The original Swan Lake has a sort of beautiful melancholy about it, so I have tried to keep that and put it in a new light. I wanted to write something really atmospheric and slightly French-sounding. I love Serge Gainsbourg’s music and I was thinking along the lines of something like ‘Je t’aime’, so there is some voice on this track.”

  4. Lullaby

     TANIA: “It’s taking the theme from Pachelbel’s Canon and making it into a completely new track, which is what we’ve done with quite a few tracks on this album, more so than on the other albums. We’ve taken well-known themes and moved them in a different direction.”

  5. Samba

     TANIA: “We all love Latin music, dance and culture. When we first heard the fantastic Bellini Brothers version we loved the high-energy feel of the track so thought we would have a go at putting our own personal stamp on it. It's a well-known theme people recognise and can sing along to easily — and make up their own words if they want!”

  6. Hungarian

     HAYLIE: “It’s really mad and strange as you get stuck in it and it goes over and over again to the point where it’s quite hypnotic. It’s another up-tempo track. We wanted to do something along those gypsy lines. The idea started out from ‘Korobushka’, that was one of the pieces we did on our first album, which is one of the numbers that goes down so well when we do it live. When we were thinking of drawing classically inspired tracks we thought Hungarian Dance No. 5 would be brilliant, but it was one of those ideas that went completely off on a tangent.”

  7. I'll Fly Away

     GAY-YEE: “This track was inspired more from cinematic and Eastern music. I wanted to write something very simple and calm, it’s definitely one of the more laid-back tracks on the album.”

  8. Dream Star

     HAYLIE: “I wanted to do something really filmic and lush that embraced all emotions. It’s a peaceful, serene kind of happiness that one strives for, laced with a longing, yearning desire for something deeper... a bittersweet symphony. It reflected how I was feeling at the time.”

  9. Highly Strung

     HAYLIE: “It’s a wild version of Sabre Dance with crazy distorted playing from us, playing off of a mad guitar. It’s like a showdown or a play-off! Very mad! Very fast!”

  10. Adagio for Strings

     EOS: “William Orbit did a version that is all electronic, this one has live strings so it’s a larger sound, and the beat is quite tribal. It’s such a powerful piece in its pure form, I think the arrangement works really well. It’s like a churning engine; the strings parts are very fast compared to the track, so the piece has real momentum.”

  11. Señorita

     TANIA: “It’s got a Missy Elliott vibe. It’s quite a dark track, moody in the beats. It’s edgy, with a catchy melody. I was listening to a lot of Missy Elliott at the time and then I heard someone singing the Habanera theme. I thought it would work really well in that style. So it was more of a musical influence than a personal influence.”

 

Charting


Classified reached No. 1 in Australian ARIA Albums Chart, topped the chart for 1 week from August 30th, 2004 to September 5th, 2004.

 

Year Chart Position
2004 Australia ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart 1

 

Trivia


  • Explosive, the lead song of the album, was picked to be the Australian theme for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  • Explosive is also used regularly during New York Rangers ice hockey games at Madison Square Garden as the intermission music prior to a shootout, should the game reach that phase
  • I'll fly away is also creditted as Fly away at some countries

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