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Vienna Teng | Warm Strangers

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Warm Strangers

by Vienna Teng

Featured on LETTERMAN & NPR. A dazzling collection of lush, melodic songs, incorporating Vienna's classical tendencies and folk sensibilities within a contemporary pop framework.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Feather Moon
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2. Harbor
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3. Hope on Fire
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4. Shine
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5. Mission Street
4:30 album only
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6. My Medea
4:07 album only
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7. Shasta
3:29 album only
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8. Homecoming
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9. Passage
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10. Anna Rose
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11. The Atheist Christmas Carol
4:24 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
FEATURED ON: LETTERMAN, NPR, CBS EARLY SHOW, & CNN

"With lilting vocals reminiscent of Tori Amos and lush strings that underscore her intricate piano arrangements, Teng serves up sharp songs" (Entertainment Weekly)

"With Teng's clear, pitch-perfect voice and rhythmic piano set against varying arrays of strings and brass, this is a haunting collection from a promising newcomer." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

"Teng's singing voice is simply scrumptious" (Philadelphia Daily News)

"Her sound is lush, engaging and representative of her increasingly mature songwriting." (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

"Teng has taken a confident step forward to create a set of songs that are sharper, deeper, and even more enchanting than her debut, proving that her talent and music are worthy of the accolades that continue to stack up around her." (All Music Guide)

Acclaimed San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Vienna returns with her stunning sophomore release, Warm Strangers. The album is an enchanting collection of lush, melodic songs, incorporating Vienna's classical background and folk sensibilities within a contemporary pop framework. The album was produced by David Henry (REM, Josh Rouse) and mixed by Roger Moutenot (Guster, Joseph Arthur). Whereas her debut, Waking Hour, written during the high school and college years, was mostly autobiographical, Warm Strangers marks Vienna's bold leap into fiction. Orchestral and acoustic landscapes, using everything from string quartets to slide guitars, provide an inviting sonic backdrop for her short stories of love, death, struggle and hope. In describing Warm Strangers, Vienna notes, "We pass through each other's lives so briefly that it's easy to think of the people around us as mere objects, cold and removed. Writing songs is my way of breathing warmth into them. Attempting to tell their stories, however fictitious the results, reminds me of our common humanity."

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Amy - Collected Sounds

wow, absolutely gorgeous.
Vienna's beautiful voice and skilled piano playing and songwriting are back...plus. This CD is a tad more produced and employs several more instruments.

The more I hear Vienna the more I realize how incredible she is. To be an artist that has it all is really quite rare. Often you have people that have great voices, but can't write. Or can write but shouldn't sing. Or in some cases are just pretty and look good onstage but really can't sing or write. With Vienna you have everything…the whole package. She can play piano classically, write beautiful intelligent songs, sing like an angel and she's beautiful inside and out. What more could you ask for? (read full review at the above URL)
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Lucy

loved this cd
I first heard of this artist at a public tv station. I really enjoy her music.
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Amy

rich voice with great range, smooth melodies, chilling out music!
Chilled out music for grown-ups, this is really excellent. Vienna has a fantastic voice, with a great range, and the music really backs it up. you know when you hear a great voice but just hate the style of song? This is not one of those at all! Very Sunday morning chilling, or winding down after a great night out with friends - well OK, pretty much anytime you want beautiful music! This is smooth without being bland and is highly recommended.
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alice

this cd is GREAT
this cd is really good, vienna does a great job with the songs and adding more instruments than her last cd, waking hour which is really good too. the songs on this cd seem to come alive as you listen to them. i would recommend this cd to everyone.
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Ralf Houben

An incredible talent I would love to hear more about soon!
As long as there are people writing music such as this, there is no need to worry about the world!
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Robbie LaFalce

Wonderful.
Vienna gave this CD to me when we played with her in Montclair @ Outpost in the burbs. I was enthralled with the track - \"Green Island Lullaby\" which is the hidden track on this CD - she sings in Taiwanese and it\'s absolutely beautiful.
She\'s a phenomenal talent and person. Definitely worth picking up!
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Katmeower

A Must Have!
I could listen to this album over and over again until the end of time. A true must have, please add it to your collection!
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pam

Enchanting! Gorgeous voice, beautiful music
Vienna Teng has a beautiful voice and her instrumental accompaniments are just lovely. It has one beautiful song after another.
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Wellington Lee

listening to warm strangers made me depressed
Listening to warm strangers made me depressed. The songs were so sad they made me cry.
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Crystin Byrd

I'm buying this right NOW
I've been looking for this: Vienna. This is the music I crave! A fantastic musical combination of talent, intelligence, and beauty. So rare.
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