Elements was recorded in front of a live audience, and is presented to you uncut. It reflects Matthews musical interpretation of the 4 basic elements, along with “spirit” as a fifth. It is essentially a single composition with 5 movements; Water, Air, Fire, Earth, and Spirit. It is about 45 minutes long, and is broken into 5 track s so that you are able to quickly play your favorite movements. However, this album is intended to be listened to from beginning to end.
Since it is a live and uncut recording, you do hear audience sounds, including clapping at the beginning and the end. The audience was impressively quiet through the entire piece.