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Vitamin Records' "String Quartet Tribute" series. All Vitamin string quartet tribute albums should be added to this artist, please do not create a new artist per tribute album.

A list of releases can be found at http://vitaminrecords.com/web/page.asp?pgs=products&catid=20

As of this writing, the groups known to be responsible for various performances are:

* The Section Quartet
* The Da Capo Players

If a Tribute album appears under one of them, kindly add it to their albums instead.

Annotation last modified on 2006-03-05 15:47 UTC.

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Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) is a musical group from Los Angeles, California that is widely known for its series of tribute albums to rock and pop acts. Their albums are released through Vitamin Records and primarily performed by a string quartet, though other instruments have been used. "Vitamin String Quartet is about applying rock n' roll attitude to classical technique," says Tom Tally, a violist and arranger who has performed on and produced over fifty Vitamin String Quartet albums.

Their albums honor a wide variety of genres, including pop and rock, metal, techno, country, and hip-hop, and a wide variety of groups, such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, System of a Down, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Slayer, Adele, Lady Gaga and many more. Their discography includes 261 albums.

The group began in 1999 "as an experiment in transforming rock songs with classical instruments." It later expanded to include a variety of popular music.

Their music was played 24 hours a day on FM broadcast station WWHK in Concord, NH.

In 2008, VSQ contributed a recording of "Jack and Sally Montage" to Nightmare Revisited, on which the Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas original score was reinterpreted by bands like Tiger Army, All-American Rejects, Plain White Ts, Rise Against, and DeVotchKa.

Songs by Vitamin String Quartet were featured on the Fox television show So You Think You Can Dance twice in 2008. "Control" from Vitamin String Quartet Tribute To Janet Jackson appeared on an episode that aired 7/30/08 and "Hallelujah" from Vitamin String Quartet Tribute To Paramore appeared on an episode that aired 7/31/08. Songs appeared again on the show in Season 6 2009. Legacy Perez used Flashing Lights as a track for a solo elimination dance which aired 9/12/2009. Yellow originally by Coldplay featured on the show as guest dancers on the Top 10 elimination show, The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. This episode aired 2/12/2009

In June 2009, they branched out by including a few original songs on their album Per_Versions, which also included covers of bands such as Broken Social Scene, No Age and Sigur Rós.

Two songs from Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay, "Yellow" and "Clocks," were used in an episode of TV show The Vampire Diaries on April 22, 2010.

Vitamin String Quartet covered INXS's "Never Tear Us Apart" and Pat Benatar's "We Belong" in the 100th episode of Gossip Girl.

Vitamin String Quartet's cover of "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros was featured in the finale of the fifth season of Modern Family on May 21, 2014.

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 The String Quartet Tribute to Led Zeppelin 2
2000 Strung Out on U2: The String Quartet Tribute to U2 1
2000 Rumors: The String Quartet Tribute To Fleetwood Mac 1
2000 Strung Out on Jagged Little Pill: The String Quartet Tribute to Alanis Morissette 1
2001 Oceans: The String Quartet Tribute to Enya (the string quartet tribute to enya) 1
2001 Strung Out on OK Computer: The String Quartet Tribute To Radiohead 1
2002 VSQ Performs Music from the Films of John Hughes 1
2002 Exit... Stage Right: The String Quartet Tribute to Rush 1
2002 The String Quartet Tribute to Pink Floyd 1
2002 The String Quartet Tribute to David Bowie 1
2002 The String Quartet Tribute to Black Sabbath 1
2002 The String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay 1
2002 The String Quartet Tribute to Madonna 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Garbage 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Train 1
2003 Come on and Kick Me: The String Tribute to Weezer 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Van Morrison 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Aerosmith 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to the Rolling Stones 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Bob Dylan 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Pearl Jam 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon 1
2003 In the Chamber With Staind: The String Quartet Tribute to Staind 1
2003 In the Chamber With... Linkin Park: The String Quartet Tribute 1
2003 Count Me In: The String Quartet Tribute to Bon Jovi 1
2003 The Evil You Dread: The String Quartet Tribute to Slayer 1
2003 Resident Adolescence: The String Quartet Tribute to the Foo Fighters 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico 1
2003 The String Tribute to System of a Down 1
2003 Back in Baroque: The String Tribute to AC/DC 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to No Doubt 1
2003 A String Quartet Tribute to New Order and Joy Division 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 1
2003 Anatomy of Evil: The String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Norah Jones 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to the White Stripes 1
2003 Revolution: The String Quartet Tribute to P.O.D. 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to 3 Doors Down 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Jimi Hendrix 1
2003 Dad Get Me Out of This! The String Quartet Tribute to Warren Zevon 1
2003 The Songs You Have Come to Love the Most: A String Quartet Tribute to Dashboard Confessional 1
2003 The String Quartet Tribute to Depeche Mode 1
2003 The String Tribute to Audioslave 1
2003 Tribute to Jeff Buckley 1
2004 Are You Breathing: The String Quartet Tribute to Disturbed 1
2004 Say Your Prayers, Little One: The String Quartet Tribute to Metallica 1
2004 The Hurt Inside: A String Quartet Tribute to Korn 1
2004 The String Quartet Tribute to Chevelle 1

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