Variations is a classical and rock fusion album. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and performed by his younger brother, the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. The Lloyd Webber brothers were always very close but their two different careers (a rock musical composer and a classical cellist) meant that a collaboration seemed unlikely. It was not until Julian beat his brother in a bet on a Leyton Orient football match that Andrew was forced to write his cello work.
Variations on a Theme. Variations on a Theme Tracklist. 2. A Great Pretending Lyrics.
The full-length debut by New Jersey's Paulson is a bit of a puzzler at first, but a couple of listens reveals how the group mixes seemingly disparate influences into a surprisingly cohesive whole.
Most interestingly, there's an undeniable jazz influence, in the manner of some of the Chicago post-rockers, to songs like the mostly instrumental "Diaryland" and a lengthy deconstructed cover of "My Funny Valentine.
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|A Great Pretending|
|My Funny Valentine|
|The Hard Way|
|Optimism Is For Stupid Idiots|
|Feast Or Famine|
|IR64, IR-64||Paulson||Variations (CD, Album)||Initial Records, Initial Records||IR64, IR-64||US||2004|
|IR64||Paulson||Variations (CD, Album, Promo)||Initial Records||IR64||US||2004|
|ONR036||Paulson||Variations (CD, Album, RE)||One Day Savior Recordings||ONR036||US||2005|