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VOA常速英语新闻:银色天空》不受蓝草曲风限制拥有自己的天空(双语)

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《Silver Sky(银色天空)》是格莱美提名的第5名的CD,而它的缔造者是弗吉尼亚夏洛茨维尔的五重唱组合。
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“Silver Sky” is CD number five for the Grammy- nominated , Charlottesville, Virginia- based quintet .
《Silver Sky(银色天空)》是格莱美提名的第5名的CD,而它的缔造者是弗吉尼亚夏洛茨维尔的五重唱组合。

While some people think of them as a bluegrass band because of their acoustic instruments, these days the Stringdusters describe their sound as “high country.”
虽然由于其音响设备有些人把他们当作蓝草音乐乐队,然而这些天Stringdusters乐队描述他们的声音是“高级的乡村”。

What is that?
那是什么?

I'm not exactly sure,
我不太确定,

so let's just say that it's a mix of all things progressive: bluegrass, rock and country.
所以我们只能说,它是所有进步蓝草,摇滚及乡村的混合。

While all five members of the band are accomplished musicians, make no mistake—this is a real group, not just five guys trying to show who can play the fastest or the most notes.
而乐队所有的五名成员都是很出色的音乐家,毫无疑问,这是一个真正的音乐团队,五个家伙不只试图展示着谁能演奏最快或谁对以音符将音乐诠释的最透彻。

The song “Rockets” does a good job of showcasing how the individual sounds weave into one.
《Rockets(火箭)》这首歌很好地展示个体声音如何组织成一种独特的声音。

The Infamous Stringdusters took a step outside of the box when it came time to find a producer for “Silver Sky.”
当发现《银色天空》的制片人时Infamous Stringdusters乐队打破了条条框框。

Instead of going for someone who's gained notoriety in the bluegrass or American books, they turned to hip-hop, choosing to work with Atlanta- based producer Billy Hume.
他们并非效仿蓝草或美国书籍中那些知名人士前辈,而是转向嘻哈,选择与亚特兰大的制片人比利·休谟合作。

While Hume's best known for working with rappers like David Banner, Bonecrusher and Ludacris,
虽然休谟由于曾与像大卫·班纳,Bonecrusher和卢达克里斯这样的说唱歌手一起合作而闻名遐迩,

his background also includes time spent doing regular singer-songwriter gigs at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and playing mandolin in a southern rock band.
但他的背景还包括花时间在纳什维尔蓝鸟咖啡屋定期创作写词演唱歌手的特约演奏及在一家南方摇滚乐队演奏曼陀林。

In other words, he was an inspired, and unexpected, choice.
换句话说,他是一种有创造力的及意想不到的选择。

Which is also a good description of the Stringdusters distinctly non-bluegrass cover of the Police hit “Walking On The Moon.”
这也是Stringdusters乐队由“警察”创作的主打歌曲《Walking On The Moon(在月球上行走)》封面明显区别于蓝草风格的很好写照。

The Stringdusters' creativity isn't confined to their choice of songs or producers.
Stringdusters乐队的创造力并不仅限于他们对于歌曲或制作人的选择。

They're now touring with a light show, but still keep their onstage performances loose enough to break away from an arrangement and into a jam when it's appropriate.
他们正在进行光影表演巡演,但仍然保持其在舞台上的演出宽松的不受安排拘束并在适当的时候不会陷入老一套。

There are two versions of “Silver Sky” available.
现在有两种版本的《银色天空》。

One is the standard 12-track disc,
一种是标准的12首歌曲的光盘,

the other is a double-set that features a previously unreleased cover of The Grateful Dead's “He's Gone.”
另一种是双盘,而且附带以前未曾公开的The Grateful Dead(感恩而死)乐队的名曲《He's Gone》的封面。

It also adds a copy of the Stringdusters 2011 live recording “We'll Do It Live.”
而且还增加Stringdusters乐队2011年《We'll Do It Live》的实况录音。

It opens with “Fork In The Road,” the title track of The Infamous Stringdusters' 2007 debut.
《银色天空》以《Fork In The Road》,这首Stringdusters乐队2007年的处女作主打歌开始。

词语解释

1.nominate v.提名;指派

I nominate Bill for the club president.
我提名比尔为俱乐部主席候选人。

2.quintet n.五重奏;五个一组

The Woodwind Quintet was one of the best turns in the show.
木管五重奏是这次演出的最佳节目之一。

3.individual n.个人;个体

A teacher can't give individual attention to each pupil if his class is large.
如果班上的人数多,老师就不能给予个别辅导了。

4.notoriety n.臭名昭著;恶名

His daring escape from prison gained him a certain notoriety.
他大胆的越狱使他臭名昭著。

5.arrangement n.布置;安排

He introduced to us the symmetrical arrangement of the garden.
他为我们介绍了花园中对称的布局。

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