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The Nutcracker Suite



Released: 1993

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Recorded 1992 at Entercor Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jay M. Fleming
Tim Sparks plays a "Chema" Requinto made by Enrique Enriquez, Mexico City
Cover & Photography: Manfred Pollert

Special thanks to my wife Chryll Weimar Sparks, Duck Baker, John Renbourn, Music Tech, Tony Hauser, Mark Stillman, Craig Schumacher, Lawrence Conklin, Jeff Linsky and Leo Kottke.


ADDITIONAL NOTES

Track list

  1. Overture 2:10
  2. March of the Toy Soldiers 2:12
  3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies 1:57
  4. Cossack Dance 1:22
  5. Arabian Dance 2:41
  6. Chinese Dance 1:15
  7. Dance of the Reed Pipes 2:50
  8. Waltz of the Flowers 6:11
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Balkan Dreams Suite
(trad. arr. Sparks)

  1. Oniro/Dimineatsa Dupa Nunta (Greece/Romania) 3:09
  2. Samiotisa (Greece) 2:33
  3. Tatavliano Hasapiko (Greece) 2:35
  4. Melek N'ty Ubana (Albania) 4:06
  5. The Blues on Bartok Street (Tim Sparks) 3:25

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"An exhilarating, odd-meter minefield inspired by Near Eastern music. An important recording from a gifted composer, arranger and performer."

-- Guitar Player Magazine

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