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Stranger - Clive Bradley - Masterpiece - Pantonic Steel Orchestra

'Stranger' is consider by many to be one of Clive Bradley's masterpieces.

On September 1, 2001 Pantonic Steel Orchestra with over one hundred twenty players, delivered an almost flawless performance of the arrangement at the New York Panorama.

The performance was captured by Basement Recordings.

Pantonic was crowned champions that night for the second time in three years. In the following four years Pantonic would go on to win three more championships with the famed arranger.

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Comment by Nathifa Mawiyah on August 30, 2013 at 10:53am

HOW CAN YOU STAND UP IN ONE PLACE WHILE LISTENING TO THIS?  YOU MUST THROW YU WASTE FROM SIDE TO SIDE AND CHIP.....LUVIN THIS TUNE!

Comment by Woman on di Bass on February 28, 2012 at 2:33am

I would have loved the opportunity to play the bass lines!! Wicked!! Goosebumps!!! Beautiful to listen to, from top to bottom!!

Comment by Ann on February 24, 2012 at 1:18pm

I love this one / I was there for it yea nice!!

Comment by terry on February 18, 2012 at 10:56am

SWEET PAN !!!! Every section heard clearly, well balanced, now I've got to get more 'Pantonic'. THANKS !!

Comment by Bugs on November 5, 2011 at 8:19am

How do you listen to this and not go wow?

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Comment by Nicholas D Mohan on November 4, 2011 at 10:28pm
One of my favorite Bradley Arrangements. Sweet!!!!!!!!
Comment by Pan Times on November 4, 2011 at 5:43pm
Sidd we have been fortunate that the great ones like Bradley, Boogsie, Ray, Pelham, Robert and a few others have always been in our comer to allow us to demonstrate possibilities as to where things could be on an international and professional level. They never frustrated us. Moreover they've let our work do the taking
Comment by Pan Times on November 4, 2011 at 4:00pm

This is very unfortunate Sidd.  The likes of a Bradley doesn't come around everyday. He was a remarkable talent and human being.

In addition, to his arranging talents Bradley was an exceptional producer.  His sense of depth perception and spacing as it relates to the steel orchestras is second to none.  This is one of the things that truly separated him from the other arrangers. 

In the final analysis, he was a teacher.  That's what he really wanted to be -- he would always say to us at Basement "they won't even ask me a question".  He had a lot of knowledge that he wanted to share.

Comment by Alan Field on November 4, 2011 at 2:58pm
Just a Great listen by far !!!
Comment by Pan Times on November 4, 2011 at 2:01pm
The best part of doing these recordings was watching the looks of the Bradley's, Boogsie's and Pelham every year when we asked them did we capture it? In New York Basement presents all the arrangers with a copy of their bands performance. Bradley cherished these recordings.  We found out after he died that he tried very hard to get Basement to Trinidad to record Desperadoes and the other bands. But no one would listen to him. Even when we offered to do it for essentially free.  Such is the pan politics of Trinidad & Tobago.

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