Hear "Kristina" like you've never heard it before in this orchestral five-track single.
Hear "Kristina" like you've never heard it before in this five-track single devoted to one of Rick Springfield's best-loved songs, re-recorded with an orchestra.
Australian-born Rick Springfield lost interest in school when he discovered the guitar at 13 years old; at 14 he saw the Beatles play in Melbourne, and a few years later, he was kicked out of school, marking the start of a prosperous musical career. His first single, 'Speak to the Sky' reached the top 10 charts in Australia, and his famous song 'Jessie's Girl' was a no.1 hit in 1981 both in USA where he was living, and in his home country, and later won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Originally called "Jamaica", "Kristina" was written with Jim Vallance, a Canadian friend of Rick's who has written songs for the likes of Aerosmith and Bryan Adams. Rick decided to change the title, and started searching for a three-lettered female name. Not having any girlfriends whose names worked, he resorted to pulling the name out of a phone book. As arbitrary as the title may therefore have been, the success of the song is anything but random.
"Kristina" is a spirited, passionate song with the powerful chorus: "Kristina, take me away, take me away with you" which will loop around your mind from the very first time you hear it. These brand new orchestral versions take the song to new heights, adding a cinematic dimension which enhances the track's emotive value. Five different orchestral renditions of the song on the "Kristina" single include instrumental orchestral versions as well as others with Rick's vocals. Special attention is paid to the cello in one charming rendition.
"Jessie's Girl" is one of Rick's most acclaimed songs, and the one-of-a-kind piano and cello orchestral rendition that is the fifth and final track on the single is an added bonus.
Rick Springfield has recently performed the the Saban Theater in Los Angeles with the full orchestra. He is currently on tour in the States, as well as starting work an exciting new album, which will be in the works soon...
Kristina: Written by Rick Springfield & James Vallance. Published by IQ Music & Universal Music Publishing.
Jessie's Girl: Written by Rick Springfield. Published by Universal Music Publishing.
Produced by Rick Springfield, John Bryan & Sare Havlicek.
Executive Producer Wayne Sharp.
Photograph by Alexander Krivitskiy.
(P) & (C) 2019 August Day Recordings
|1.||Kristina [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track (from $0.94)|
|2.||Kristina [Orchestral Only Version with Cello]||Buy Track (from $0.94)|
|3.||Kristina [Orchestral Instrumental]||Buy Track (from $0.94)|
|4.||Kristina [Orchestra And Vocal Version]||Buy Track (from $0.94)|
|5.||Jessie's Girl [Orchestral Only Version with Piano and Cello]||Buy Track (from $0.94)|
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