- Released: July 14, 1998
- Label: Virgin Records Us
- 1.Summer Haze
- 4.Bach Street Prelude
- 6.(I) Can, Can (You?)
- 7.Happy Valley
- 8.Poet's Quest, A (For a Distant Paradise)
- 9.Embrasse Moi (You Fly Me Up)
- 11.I'm a Doun
- 12.I Feel Love
- 13.Hocus Pocus
- 14.The Blessed Spirits
Personnel includes: Vanessa-Mae (violin).
Personnel: Vanessa-Mae (vocals, violin, background vocals); Miguel Montero (vocals); Andy Hill (guitar, keyboards, programming); Geoff Whitehorn (guitar); Ant¢n Jim‚nez (flamenco guitar); Richard Cottle (keyboards, programming); Graham Broad (drums); Peter Lockett (percussion); Wendy Page (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Nick Griffiths; Brian Tench.
Recording information: Comfort Place Studios; Cts Studios; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Whitfield Street Studios, London, England.
Director: Terry Edwards .
Arrangers: Andy Hill; Vanessa-Mae.
Former classical violinist Vanessa-Mae follows her pop debut album, THE VIOLIN PLAYER, with another energetic marriage of classical music, pop, and techno beats. Most of the songs on STORM are lively instrumentals, wild remakes of classical pieces like Bach's "Partita in E," whose opening movement finds new life here as "Bach Street Preludes." In the liner notes, Vanessa-Mae offers this statement to potential critics: "Anyone who thinks this is blasphemy is unlikely to be in the good company of a genius such as the pianist/composer Rachmaninov, who performed his own 'untraditional' version of this violin piece on piano." Vanessa-Mae's whispery vocals have a delicate prettiness on 'I'm a Doun' and "Embrasse Moi (You Fly Me Up)."