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    1. Pure Moods
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    Asin: B000000WCD
    Catlog: Music
    Sales Rank: 3256
    Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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    New Age music, ambient electronica, and spiritualized hip-hop received their first major, K-Tel-like treatment in 1996 when Virgin Records assembled Pure Moods. The "As Seen on TV" compilation quickly became a hot seller, and it would be nice to think that its popularity has as much to do with the music as the marketing. To be sure, Pure Moods offers genre hits aplenty: from Enya's "Orinoco Flow" to "Sadness" from Enigma; from a dance mix of the "X-Files Theme" to edits of vintage electronica from Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells) and Jean Michele Jarre (Oxygene). Beyond other selections of beat-enhanced chants and a few other popular themes ("The Mission," "Twin Peaks"), the album, refreshingly, also includes a few selections noteworthy only for their originality and quality. A three-track section near end of the 70-minute disk features affecting soft African chants from Geoffrey Oryema, followed by "My Wife with Champagne Shoulders," a dollop of regal, faintly ethereal romanticism from master film scorer Mark Isham, then a robust piano workout, "The Promise" from Michael Nyman (The Piano). With so many elements of interest on its 17 tracks, the album's broad diversity is sure to have broad popularity. --Terry Wood ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful and magnificent CD that soothes the soul! :)
    This is an absolutely wonderful CD! I would say that this is a must have for all new age fan. Every penny I spent on Pure Moods was worth it! I totally fell in love with it. Here are the songs I thought were the best:

    Enigma - Return To Innocence: My favorite song on this CD. It has a great tune and very meaningful lyrics.

    Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away): Hey, if it's Enya, it's good!

    DJ Dado - X-Files Theme: Who can forget this great theme?!

    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Part 1: This song always reminds me of the movie, "The Exorcist" and it's very chilling. That's what I like about it!

    Enigma - Sadeness: Again, great tune. I just think Enigma is EXCELLENT!!

    Adiemus - Adiemus: A terrific sounding song. Makes me feel like I'm in some sacred place, hard to explain.

    Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme: What can I say? Sounds pretty good.

    Sacred Spirits - Yeah-Noha: An Indian song, I think. It's OK and I enjoy listening to it.

    Angelo Badlamenti - Fire Walk With Me: This song is very calming. I like it!

    Geoffrey Oryema - Makambo: Great!

    Mark Isham - My Wife With Champagne Shoulders: Very soothing.

    Michael Nyman - The Promise: I really like the tune of this one.

    The songs I didn't really like were Sweet Lullaby, The Mission, The Last Emperor, and Lily Was Here. But still, the CD is very excellent and I recommend it to everyone. This song is very soothing to the soul. :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Soothing and also Energetic!
    Pure Moods is one of my favorite CDs, I like all the songs but my favorites are:

    Return To Innocence - Enigma.
    Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) - Enya.
    Sweet Lullaby - Deep Forest.
    Oxygene Part lV - Jean Michele Jarre.
    X-Files Theme (DADO Paranormal Activity Mix) DJ Dado.
    Sadeness - Enigma.
    Adiemus - Adiemus.
    Theme From 'The Mission' - Ennio Morricone.
    Main Title Theme (The Last Emperor) - David Byrne.
    Wishes Of Happiness & Prosperity - Sacred Spirits.
    Theme From Twin Peaks-Fire Walk With Me - Angelo Badalamenti...

    Most of the music on this CD is either soothing and peaceful or energetic and might want to make you get up and dance with wild abandon no matter what you do it is sure to help relax you and ease your stress away if you have had a crummy day at school, work, etc. There are only a few songs that I don't like as much and that is the more light jazz selections that seem out of place with the more interesting new age selections but I highly recommend this awesome CD anyway!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The first, and probably the best.
    This collection has been out awhile now, and still stands as the one to beat. It really has the most typical selections of them all, but that's also why it's so good. Included are the obvious choices of "Enya", "Deep Forest", and two from "Enigma". But also really good are "Crockett's Theme", "Adiemus", and the theme from "Twin Peaks". What's missing here has been included on other discs in the series, like "Clannad", "Moby", "Secret Garden" and "Loreena McKennitt". Overall it's a great collection, and though it's more than just "new age" music, it should please anyone looking to get into a "Pure Mood".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pure Moods [US release]
    I've read the other reviews here, and most will tell you some of the songs aren't 'pure' or they aren't new-agey enough, or they aren't relaxing enough...BUT... Every single song on this album can convey to you emotion, depth, and can give you a visualization of another world if you simply close your eyes. The songs were not meant to 'go together' but meant instead to show how music can transform you through itself.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
    David H. definately doesn't know what true music is.
    His words "Oxygene 4 is not worthy of the album..."
    I say one thing, Oxygene 4 is why the rest of the songs exist!, try that you New Age Mind! ... Read more

    2. Pure Moods, Vol. 3
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    Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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    What's most surprising about the Pure Moods series is not that it is so popular, but that the music on it actually represents some of the best New Age and modern instrumental music, rather than scraping the barrel. For every piece of Enya pop froth--like her "Only If," which opens the album--there is a deep and impassioned exploration like Sheila Chandra's virtually a cappella "Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean." Yanni's bombastic "On Sacred Ground" is balanced by Moby's soulful trance groove, "Porcelain." Sometimes those juxtapositions don't work out well. The overwrought romanticism of pianist David Lanz's "Cristofori's Dream" can only suffer being sandwiched between the soul-searing vocals of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers (Massive/DB Mix)" and the Geoffrey Oryema/Brian Eno hymn, "Land of Anaka." With more than a quarter of the album drawn from the 1980s, there are some influential early gems here for new listeners, including Kitaro's wistful "Silk Road" and Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence." --John Diliberto ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the best of the Pure Moods
    I have to admit that at first I was a little critical of this CD, but after listening to the first two, I became more positive of Pure Moods. The Pure Moods I was erally good, Pure Moods II was okay, but Pure Moods III is the best in presenting some of the best music of the best New Age stars. Most of the music is from the newest releases of New Age performers, most being in the past 5 years, but even so, they still have old classics like "Cristifori's Dream", "Merry, Christmas Mr. Lawrence", and "The Velocity of Love". What I found to be especially amusing about this compilation is it begins with Enya, the New Age "goddess", and Sarah Brightman, "The Angel of Music". Sarah Brightman has done very well lately in the New Age genre, her beautiful voice never lets her down. Enya has been around for more than 10 years, and "Only If", reminds us that she will not go away soon. I might as well give a special compliment to each song. Moby's "Porcelain", which I've heard in commercails, has very amusing electric sounds. Mono sings sweetly in "Life With Mono". Peter Gabriel has been an important figure in New Age and Pop with Real World Records(good thing the makers of this CD included several Real World artsits). David Lanz's "Cristifori's Dream", not only is my favorite on this album, but brings great honor to the beautiful piano and its inventor. Another song by Geoffrey Oryema, "Land of Anaka", is included. Like "Makambo", its from his most well known album, "Exile". Sacred Spirit made a second album and Pure Moods III includes another one of their Native American interpretations. "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence", carries the same oriental moods of "The Last Emperor". "The Velocity of Love", is one of the best examples of the great keyboardist Suzanne Ciani. "Ever So Lonely" by Shiela Chandra is an example of the unique sounds of New Age. "Virtue" by Jesse Cook, is so reflective, lovely, and fun, just like Ottmar Liebert. The beautiful "Silk Road" by Kitaro, who recently won a grammy, is very peaceful and serene. Even though I've heard and seen much of Blue Man Group and commercials, I enjoyed the sophisticated sounds of "Synaesthetic". Yanni's "Sacred Ground", comes from his more recent "If I Could Tell You", and has many layered sounds and vocals, along with some electric sounds, making it a little different from his previous works. Once again, Pure Mods includes the great band, Enigma, with "Gravity of Love", from "Screen Door Behind The Mirror". I love the classical, opera background of the music. Finally, there is "Deliver Me", from Sarah Brightman's well known, "Eden". This song combines pop, new age, and gospel influence. I can safely say this album is worth listening too, and it shows the best of New Age today. If they make a Pure Moods IV, I hope it well include some older New Age wonders, like Mannhiem Steamroller and George Winston. For now, we have the music of today for our ears.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another great addition to the Pure Moods family!
    What can I say? The Pure Moods series has always had a knack for blending the best music pieces from around the world, and bringing them all together on one awesome disc.

    This album features an impressive array of world encompassing songs, such as Enya's "Only if," as well as Native American music such as Sacred Spirit's "Dela Dela." Some songs like Kitaro's "Silk Road" even blend in a sound of the orient into this wonderous album.

    One of the best features of this album is that it gives you such a wide range of musical items to chose from, and if you like a certain artist or song, the booklet included gives you all of the information you need to find out what original album/movie the song came from!

    If you love New Age music, and if you love to listen to a broad variety of world music, you have to get this cd!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Album, Not Best If Series Though
    This collection of Pure Moods CDs started with this CD and was definitely good enough to justify the rest of the entries in the series. These CDs start by taking pop songs, remaking them into semi-new age songs and then collecting them with other new age songs. They're nice and relaxing and just edgy enough to keep mainstream folks interested. Out of the series I would have to say that this is my thrid favorite. If you're heard the others then you should be satisfied with this album, if you're new to the series I would recommend picking up Pure Moods II.

    2-0 out of 5 stars New-Age Mello Yello....
    This is the kind of utter garbage they use to subdue wild boars in Papua New Guinea. An utterly wasteful collection of schlocky new-age pipey music, all under the guise of the "PURE MOODS" label.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pure Moods is pure enjoyment
    A friend gave me the original Pure Moods collection several years ago. I played it all the time!
    When II was released I hesitated to buy it because I felt it would have to be a disappointment after Vol. I. But it wasn't. II was another delightful surprise.
    Then III was released and I did not hesitate to buy it - and it did not disappoint. I see that IV has now been released and I can't wait to hear it! ... Read more

    3. Pure Moods, Vol. 2
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    Asin: B00000DMH7
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    Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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    For listeners with a sincere interest in the broad variety of music loosely aligned under the New Age banner, Pure Moods II will strike your ears as something less than a high-concept showcase for the genre and more as a mulligan stew of easy-listening favorites. This is not necessarily a bad thing; yet a recording marketed to the general public as a comprehensive, current, state-of-the-art overview of atmospheric music shouldn't include such ill-fitting oddities as George Benson's "Breezin'," a lite-funk relic from 1976, or "Emily" from jazz saxophonist Dave Koz. Happily, the 77-minute, 16-track sampler offers far more items of interest than irritation. It reaches back to 1983 to remind us of an ahead-of-its-time display of Celtic mysticism from Clannad ("Theme from Harry's Game"), and it both opens and closes with superb selections from one of the genre's most admired artists, Loreena McKennitt--very appropriate since, one could argue, discussions on the future of New Age should both begin and end with McKennitt's name. Despite its few warts, Pure Moods II is a good listen overall. --Terry Wood ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as great as the first
    Most of the songs follow the pattern and diversity of the 1st CD. Nothing compares to Pure Moods. Those songs are powerful classics. Friends still inquire about that legendary CD. Although the sequel is good overall, it doesn't quite have the mystique that I hoped for in the Pure Moods tradition. Only some of the songs take me away to another world--remember how they advertised? If you bought Instrumental Moods and Celtic Moods, then three of the songs on Pure Moods II will sound redundant, which was the greatest disappointment with me. One is a remix, but the other two are exactly the same. "Life In A Northern Town" was a great addition along with two songs by Loreena McKennitt and one by Yanni. Adiemus is always great, so "Zarabanda" hits pretty well. I felt that Virgin Records could have done better with the Enigma selection. But, I'm still hoping for a Pure Moods III after I enjoy hearing Pure Moods II.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Vive le "Pure Moods" series!
    One of the main reasons why I wanted to get this CD is because it has Yanni's "Nightingale" and the theme to "Chariots of Fire". Both those songs are not really New Age, but they are absolutely beautiful. I was expecting them to be just as beautiful as they were the first time I'd heard them. And believe me, I was not surprised!

    On the other hand, I was indeed surprised--no, shocked--to find Massive Attack's "Teardrop" in this CD. Massive Attack did songs for the soundtrack of the movie "Pi", which is all paranoid techno and definitely not "purely mooded." It turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise. Although "Teardrop" isn't much in the way of New Age, I could listen to it all day. It's got an awesome harmony and an eerie melody. Maybe it doesn't belong on this collection, but it's definitely worth listening to.

    However, this CD isn't without a few flaws. "Breezin'" and "Emily" are so out of place that they should be in a "Jazzy Moods" CD. "Life in a Northern Town" is also a little out of place, as it isn't nearly as atmospheric as most of the other songs in the "Pure Moods" series are. Finally, this isn't really a flaw, but it seems necessary to warn fans of the first "Pure Moods" that there's no Enya on this CD.

    But those are just a few minor complaints, and ultimately, "Pure Moods II" is worthy of your time and money. Other very good songs: "Beyond the Invisible", "The Cradlesong", "The Mummer's Dance", "Theme from Harry's Game", and "Monteczuma".

    In a nutshell: I pretty much agree with's editiorial review on this CD. See ya 'til I get "Pure Moods III".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks For The Introduction To Mehdi
    I've always enjoyed Pure Moods and this album is no exception, but while reading some of the customer recommendations posted on this page I discovered an artist by the name of Mehdi (pronounced meddie). After some investigation I found his site (SoothingMusic.Com) and listened to the samples...I also downloaded some of the free MP3 downloads that are available on
    I was instantly blown away by the quality of this music and so I gave it a try and now that I have listened to his CDs several times I really must say that although I'm still a Pure Moods fan I find Mehdi to be a tad more interesting. I have them both in my multi-disc CD player and love the way they compliment each other. I highly recommend that you give this artist a try or atleast just go listen to the samples, I have a feeling you'll be glad you did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Emotionally involved!
    Yet another hit in a great series of albums! Music featured on these cd's are full of emotion, every emotion, all over the scale emotions and the beats are never ending! I am a big fan of the Pure Moods series.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Never disappointed with Pure Moods cd's..
    We own nearly all of the Pure Moods cd's and haven't been disappointed yet. Song choices soothe the mind and soul and bring a peaceful environment to our home when played.. ... Read more

    4. Faire Celts: A Woman's Voice
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    Asin: B00004GJXZ
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    Sales Rank: 60255
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    As with previous titles in the Narada catalog (like Celtic Voices and Celtic Spirit), Faire Celts is a cobbled-together sampler of genre contemporaries. While wide ranging in source, from pop-songstress Sinead O'Connor to Capercaillie's Karen Matheson and Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan, these selections hardly veer from dusty little tunes of girlish prettiness. And pretty they are, from the fine fiddle break and drumming of Eimear Quinn's "The Voice" to Mae McKenna's otherworldly vocals on "Dream Lover" to the simple balladry of Mary McLaughlin's "A Woman's Heart." And yet cool tones, squeaky-clean production, and seamless sameness fail to capture the earthy womanly power expected of such a venture. Most adventurous is the shattered jazzy beats of the Sandra McKay/Tannas collaboration, and O'Connor stands shoulders above her sisters in soul. --Paige La Grone ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the better albums of its kind.
    I'm always a bit wary of these compilations, because I am more a Celtic purist than a New-Age crossover Celtic fan, and Narada delivers both. However, this one was given to me and it is pretty good by my standards. Connie Dover and Altan are always good--and though anyone into the genre probably has Altan's "Duluman" on any number of albums, I hadn't heard this track from Connie before. Particularly delightful to me was the Dervish piece. I hadn't checked in with them since Playing with Fire, but it seems they have really come into their own sound. The song is simple and elegant, and the vocals are beautifully controlled. There are one or two jazzed-up tracks here and one or two airy-fairy ones, but they actually do pull off what they are after. The dream-like subject matter and gentle harping of Ferry Me Across the Water, for instance, all but demand the whispery singing that accompanies them. All in all this won't become one of my favorite albums, but it is quite listenable, and a nice, variegated survey of what some of the more individualistic artists in the genre are up to.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lovely Music
    OK, if you like Celtic music at all buy this CD. It is one of my all-time favorites. Each song is completely different, some being upbeat like the Hebridean Hale-Bopp while others (like my favorite) are heartfelt and moving like "This Piece of Earth." All of the songs are high in quality and are sung by extraordinary woman singers. Although a few of the songs are not in English they manage to convey their emotions through tone and instrumentation.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting CD
    Following in the fine tradition of the Celtic Women CD, this arrangement of some of the finest Celtic female musicians is beautifully arranged with some amazing songs.

    The CD features a good mix of Gaelic and English songs. To me the Gaelic songs are wonderful. It has opened my mind to a whole new area of music. (I previously didn't like music where I couldn't understand the words). But this is incredible. In fact I thought the Gaelic songs on this CD were better than the Celtic Women CD.

    This CD is a perfect introduction into artists that those outside of Europe may never have the chance to experience.

    The CD is highlighted by:
    Jenny Schaubs - This Piece of Earth;
    Hoireann 0 by Talitha MacKenizie;
    I am going to the west - Connie Dover

    Only a few songs were disappointing, including Sinead O'Connor's version of He moved through the fair, which pales by comparison to Lorrena McKennitt's versions.

    Not experienced this type of music and are adventurous, buy it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting
    I love this CD. I heard it playing in a local bookstore, and after two songs, marched right up to the clerk and asked, "What are you playing?" When she told me, I immediately went to the music racks and found it, and bought it.

    Every song in this compilation is beautiful in its own way. Some are contemplative ("I Am Going to the West"); some make you want to dance ("Hoireann O"). Several of them will bring tears to your eyes. There's a song here for whatever mood you're in. One of the most pleasant surprises was Sinead O'Connor's rendition of "He Moved Through the Fair"; the controversy that surrounded her almost made us forget what a haunting BeanSidhe voice she has.

    If you like Celtic music, or folk music, or women's music, get your hands--and ears--on this collection, ASAP.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A hauntingly beautiful anthology of celtic music.
    Faire Celts is a collection of hauntingly beautiful music by such celebrated singers as Connie Dover, Karen Matheson, Sinead O'Connor, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Kim Robertson, and others. Here are songs of Celtic soul and beauty as reflected by the strength and artistry of a woman's voice. The selections include He Moved Through the Fair (3:44); The Voice (3:01); Hebridean Hale-Bopp (4:26); A Woman's Heart (4:03); Can You See the Border (4:11); This Piece of Earth (4:20); Molly Na gCuach Ni Chuilleandin (2:34); I Am Going to the West (5:22); Erin Grd mo Chroi (4:19); Hoireann O (4:26); Ferry Me Across the Water (3:30); Dream Lover (4:28); and Thoir Dhohm do Lamb (7:66). Total Time 54:30 ... Read more

    5. A Gift Of Love: Deepak & Friends Present Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi
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    Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
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    "The innocence of my life releases the God I love everywhere." These are the words of Rumi, 13th-century poet and founder of the Whirling Dervishes of Sufism, as spoken by the mature and melodious voice of Rosa Parks. Her voice, American history, those words, intense longing: Power. In celebration of the human spirit, The Gift of Love is a recitation of the love poems of Rumi by Dr. Chopra and celebrity friends, including Madonna, Goldie Hawn, and Robert A.F. Thurman. Sensual Middle Eastern-influenced music backs the reading and provides breaks between sections such as "Love Drunk" and "The Light of Love." The Gift of Love is sincere and potent stuff, unafraid of the deep physical, spiritual, and mental hunger that Rumi's words not only taste, but roll about the tongue and swallow whole. --Paige La Grone ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Very Beautiful Experience
    Some of the tracks on this CD actually moved me to tears with their overwhelming beauty. The effect of Rumi's achingly poignant words set against a fusion of east/west music is sometimes quite meditative and transcendental.

    The only mistake I feel is the includion of Demi Moore who sounds as though she is reading these 'sacred' poems like a film script, unlike Madonna who appears to believe truly in what she is saying and mirrors Rumi's passion in her intonation of the words.

    Don't let this put you off, however, there are 35 other memorable tracks.

    I also disagree with some of the criticisms made on this site about the CD - take it for what it is and enjoy it. But please Deepak - confine your future 'friends' to those who have integrity and open hearts.

    A wonderful CD and a true 'Gift of Love' for anyone - even yourself.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Gift Of Love!
    This CD is an absolute joy to listen to! It thrills your senses. It makes your skin tingle. It opens your heart to love, brings you closer to God, the universe and all beings.

    Usually I buy a CD, listen to it a few times and then it sits and collects dust. But this one is different. If I have a stressful day or whatever, I come home and listen to this and in only minutes I feel the stresses of the day leave me. I feel more grounded and as a friend said, it has the ability to put you in a deep meditative state.

    I would rarely give any CD 5 stars, but this one rates it easily and if you are at are familiar with Rumi - you know his words are profoundly deep and touching to the human soul.

    Deepak, You out did yourself this time -- A Fan!

    I am sick of shadows! Blind me with you - Rumi

    5-0 out of 5 stars I am the God
    Rumi that we call him Molavi is a Dervish, who found everything in himself and love to the whole not to the single. He did not believed in any rules. His rules were his love to the world, to himself and us. All he just wanted to say is that there is something more than a materialistic life. Everybody who has not a background of the spiritual life especially in middle eastern countries will think of these poems as love to human, but Molavi believes that love is everything, and he himself is the God. When he says that God is here, just in me, it means that there is no conflict between loving myself and loving you. It is the same, we all love the same thing,God which is the whole existence of the world, everything you can imagine. Thanks to this team that tried to show the westerns that there is something more than fashion and this materialistic life. There are people who just live with their pure love to themselves and the whole and nothing more, and they are the happiest people in the world. Because they believe in that. I really loved this music, it reminded me of my country and my people and my history. Everytime I am trying to release myself from this prison which everybody is obliged to live in here, I listen to these gnostic songs. I am afraid that there is no special word for Erfan in English!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Music for the soul!
    As a wayfarer on the path, this CD has helped deepen my love and longing for God...I shed tears; my skin prickles as I shiver with deep knowing. The combination of the spoken word and music results in an intensified resonance which vibrates throughout my whole being. What a beautiful gift to us, heart thanks you!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful CD...Too much Chopra
    The language of love is universal and unearthly. The CD is quite captivating. I think it is beautifully done. I have bought 2 copies of it. One for a love and one of my own. Highly recommend it.
    My only complaint is that Mr. Chopra reads too many of the poems himself. The idea is the universality (word??) of the the cd, not hearing the same person again and again. Besides the fact that i am not a big fan of his voice.

    My advice, buy it and enjoy one of the greatest poets that has ever lived. ... Read more

    6. State of Grace
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    Producer and composer Paul Schwartz thanks many people on State of Grace, but there is one notable exclusion: the 12th-century nunHildegard von Bingen. Although these aren't her compositions, echoes of her ecstatic hymns and sequences resound throughout Schwartz's latest electronica-classical opus. He composes his own 21st-century gothic chants,which are sung by the impassioned soprano Lisbeth Scott. Scott is a powerfulsinger who brings a more emotional, perhaps even lustful, tone to these electro-Gregorian evocations, gliding over synthesizer ministrations and violin from the durable Gavyn Wright. Paul Schwartz was also responsible for the Aria CDs, on which he updated operatic arias with dance beats. State of Gracebenefits from the less oppressive rhythmic regimentation, letting these soaringmelodies ring out. When Schwartz deviates from his gothic inspirations, Stateof Grace flags, notably on a predictable rendition of "Amazing Grace," amisguided Celtic take on the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts," and a trio of instrumentals. --John Diliberto ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very soothing and relaxing to listen to
    I recently found a copy of this album on one of my excursions to my favorite record store. I have been awfully curious to hear this album since I am also a big fan of classical/pop music. Plus the cd artwork was very intriguing and very Renaissance-like too. So I immediately fell in love with "State of Grace" the very second I put the cd into my stereo. I was fortunate to have found this cd... I found Lisbeth Scott's vocals very soothing and comforting to listen to, especially this morning when I was drinking coffee from a local coffee shop. I particularly enjoyed the stunning cover of "Amazing Grace". "Amazing Grace" has always been a beautiful song but it is even more beautiful with Lisbeth Scott singing the lyrics. I also really enjoyed track #3 "Miserere" and Auguries of Innocence part 2". "Be Still My Soul" is a stunning masterpiece. The lyrics really touched my soul. I found the song really soothing to listen to. Part of the credit goes to Lisbeth's restrained vocals and the breathtaking lyrics. It has been awhile since I have heard an album as beautiful as "State of Grace" it is awonderful album. I loved the album artwork. It has that Renaissance quality that I have always loved. I'm so glad that I came across this cd by chance. It is simply stunning. If there was one track that didn't really float my boat was the last track which kinda makes me drowsy, especially when I listen to the cd at the office. Overall I loved the cd. I haven't been able to stop playing it non-stop since this past weekend.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Above average, but...
    Paul Schwartz, the genius behind Aria and Aria 2 (he is also responsible for Revolution that I like much less) writes and arranges the music for this collection of songs and instrumentals. It's a hit and miss kind of thing - hit when he allows Lisbeth Scott's unusual and lovely voice to explore the gems like Veni Redemptor or Angelica, miss when he concentrates on instruments in Auguries of Innocence or decides to suddenly do a bad rendition of Amazing Grace or Simple Gifts. Veni Redemptor and Amazing Grace almost seem like they came from two different albums made by two different people, so stark is the contrast.

    I recommend this for those fans of Aria that just have to have more - now - and can't wait for hopefully a better outing from Paul Schwartz next time. This will satisfy an appetite a little. It's definitely one of the more beautiful "holiday-oriented" or "spiritual" albums you will ever hear, too. But it doesn't measure up to what it could have been.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Thanks For The Introduction To Mehdi
    I've always enjoyed Paul Schwartz and this album is no exception, but while reading some of the customer recommendations posted on this page I discovered an artist by the name of Mehdi (pronounced meddie). After some investigation I found his site (SoothingMusic.Com) and listened to the samples...I also downloaded some of the free MP3 downloads that are available on
    I was instantly blown away by the quality of this music and so I gave it a try and now that I have listened to his CDs several times I really must say that although I'm still a Paul Schwartz fan I find Mehdi to be a tad more interesting. I have them both in my multi-disc CD player and love the way they compliment each other. I highly recommend that you give this artist a try or atleast just go listen to the samples, I have a feeling you'll be glad you did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What was I thinking?!
    I already wrote a review for this back in 2001. I just wish I would have given it 5 instead of 4 stars. Listening to State Of Grace is a beautiful, uplifting experience that exults the spirit into higher places, and the multi-talented Paul Schwartz has quickly become one of my all-time favorite musicians. He composes and orchestrates all the music while Lisbeth Scott's angelic voice glides like softly felt wings that radiates a deep sense of majesty over the ambient beats and the glorious strings and church choirs that sing their heavenly praises to the mighty forces that we must first believe in order to perceive. But fear not. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this. Just open your mind and, most importantly, your heart and let it wash over you... That's all I ask.

    This is now one of my top 20 most cherished albums and that's saying a lot since I currently own over 500 cds!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Intense, intriguing and cool
    A compelling collection of compositions by innovative composer and keyboardist Paul Schwartz. The mood of the album varies, but minor keys predominate and a mysterious, brooding reflectiveness pervades many of the selection to good effect. Christian lyrics in both Latin and English are sung by a soloist, accompanied by programmed groove beats and a lush orchestra of synthesized sound. Clear-voiced Lisbeth Scott does a nice job of emulating a boy soprano for the Latin numbers, the Joyful Company of Singers provides a full, if muted, choral sound in "Misere", and violinist Gavin Wright offers soaring descants and sweet leads on several numbers. But it is composer Schwartz who gives distinctive voice to this music with his multilayered programming. He is at his best in sweeping tracks like "Veni Redemptor Gentium", the choral "Misere", the symphonic "Auguries of Innocence, Part 2" and the delicately brooding "Angelica". Songs I could have done without, however, are "Amazing Grace" and "Simple Gifts", tunes that do not lend themselves to the groove beat phenomenon. While that seems to work well for plainchant and some symphonic and operatic selections, these already-metered folk songs would have been better off left in their traditional state. Nonetheless, "State of Grace" is a good listen--evocative, stirring, and generally well-matched in its fusions. If you like religious plainchant fused with modern musical elements, you might also enjoy "Vision: The Music of Hildegard of Bingen" by Richard Souther, Libera's self-titled debut album, and anything by Enigma. ... Read more

    7. Guitar Greats: The Best of New Flamenco
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    Having witnessed the rise of Tango Nuevo, the refurbishing of Argentina's best-known native music by bandoneon maestro Astor Piazzolla, listeners might muse a bit that "New Flamenco" is an odd renovation to the Spanish guitar music's storied traditions. Odd or not, the music is certainly popular. Guitar Greats: The Best of New Flamenco shares the floor with other compilations of contemporary artists working in the tradition, specifically Narada's Viva Flamenco! and its roster of guitarists playing along with keyboards, drums, and other textures. So the "New Flamenco" isn't a burnishing or rootsy exploration in the vein of Piazzolla. Instead, Ottmar Liebert, Strunz & Farah, Oscar Lopez, Luis Villegas, and eight more artists examine on Guitar Greats how Flamenco shakes the hand of pan-Ethnic music, New Age ambience, and--of course--virtuoso guitar playing. Some of the best moments here belong not to Liebert or Strunz & Farah, though. Dan Young & Lawson Rollins sound dizzying and rhythmically potent on "Scorpion," as does Luis Villegas on "Spider Hugs," with its irresistibly parading rhythmic intensity. Guitar Greats will likely sound old hat to many of the music's enthusiasts, but it'll easily win Flamenco converts.--Andrew Bartlett ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pure flamenco or not... enjoy it ! Dance in your car!
    *Guitar Greats, The Best of New Flamenco* at first sight might look like one of those 'Various Artists' loss leader compilations you see on Info-mercials or UHF stations at two in the morning. Or you might mistake it for the traditional, Segovia version of flamenco.

    But NOoooooooooo! This disc is really quite good! It is a fine collection of energetic, up-tempo, well-rendered and well-sequenced songs in the 'nuevo flamenco' style. Contributions from Govi, Young & Rollins, Strunz & Farah, Ottmar Liebert, Nova Menco, Oscar Lopez, and other artists make it first rate.

    I'll guarantee it. Most of these tunes will cause you to dance in your car or your office chair, or just plain get up and dance.

    My spouse brought it home after hearing it playing in Borders. We soon discovered this is great car-driving music, especially with the sunroof and windows open, hair flowing in the wind.

    I recommend you purchase this CD and put it in your player. It will make your house dusting a little more exciting and go a lot faster. Or you can always put on your best peasant girl outfit, clench a rose between your teeth and let the music carry you away...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Acoustics ... the Art of Listening
    These 2 months marked my entry into a new genre of musical enchantment. I used to like pop, rock and jazz (still do), but a chance introduction to the romantic and seductive sounds made simply by an acoustic guitar got my motors firing on all cylinders...

    I am totally mesmerised and i've fallen in love with the music of the acoustic guitars. I hv. NEVER heard any of these masterful artistes' names ever before in this GREAT album. The music from this album earns 100 stars! (out of five)

    Thereon, I have purchased more CDs than i've previously did in 10 months! In a short two months, i've collected the following albums;

    Jesse Cook:- "Free Fall" "Vertigo" and "Gravity"

    Ottmar Liebert:- "Innamorare - Summer Flamenco"

    Armik:- "Rubia" "Rosas del Amor" and "Gypsy Flame"

    Oscar Lopez:- "Armando's Fire"

    Next, I'm planning to purchase a couple from "Govi"... Is this testimony enough that "Guitar Greats - The Best Of New Flamenco" is a superbly GREAT buy?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Invigorating!
    This CD is absolutely fantastic!!! I have been listening to this almost everyday since I bought this a few months back. Its really great, especially after a long day at work - a fabulous way to totally transforms your mood. Its soothing and at the same time invigorating, very rarely can something be both.

    Also goes well with a glass of wine, with a book, for a nice evening with your partner, almost anything!! Even my 10 month old daughter just loves it!

    And, oh yes, the guitar work is stupendous, out of the world - if you are a guitar aficionado, you GOT TO HAVE THIS.

    Worth its weight in gold.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Invigorating
    This CD is absolutely fantastic!!! I have been listening to this almost everyday since I bought this a few months back. Its really great, especially after a long day at work - a fabulous way to totally transforms your mood. Its soothing and at the same time invigorating, very rarely can something be both.

    Also goes well with a glass of wine, with a book, for a nice evening with your partner, almost anything!! Even my 10 month old daughter just loves it!

    And, oh yes, the guitar work is stupendous, out of the world - if you are a guitar aficionado, you GOT TO HAVE THIS.

    Worth its weight in gold.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A Lesson
    Flamenco solo guitar has always been innovative ever since Ramon Montoya (the father of flamenco solo guitar) started to include classical guitar techniques in the beginning of the 1900's.

    Then came Sabicas and Niño Ricardo who by todays standard are considered 'traditional' or 'classic'.

    Then in the 70's came Serranito, Paco de Lucia and Manolo Sanlúcar that started to mix influences from other musical styles into flamenco and are the founders to what is modern flamenco solo guitar today.

    Countless young guitarists have been influenced by these three guitarists; Tomatito, Vicente Amigo, Gerardo Núñez, Juan Manuel Cañizares.

    Just listen to any of the above mentioned guitarists before being duped into buying this poor excuse of a record. ... Read more

    8. Celtic Voices: Women of Song
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A reflective, soothing, sonorous journey
    Four accomplished female vocalists--Mary McLaughlin, Connie Dover, Maireid Sullivan and Emma Christian--offer haunting and heartfelt renditions of both new and traditional tunes, gently accompanied by an assortment of instruments. The voices of the vocalists, though not heard concurrently, are remarkably well-matched--rich, velvety, resonant and bell-clear. A standout number is the striking lament "Sealwoman/Yundah" by Mary McLaughlin. My other favorites include Connie Dover's wistful "Siuil a Ruin", and "Cantus" (her multi-tracked take on the carol "Personent Hodie"), Maireid Sullivan's bluesy version of "The Water is Wide (Waly Waly)", and singer/harpist Emma Christian's plaintive "Little Red Bird". For more music by and about Celtic Women, try the Green Linnet's 3-CD set, "The Voice of Celtic Music".

    5-0 out of 5 stars mystical extravaganza of incredible expression
    this CD is amazing. The voices fo the women are hauntingly above the normal human voice. The selections really emphasize the talents. In song number 5, Connie Dover truly shows the magical Celtic music experience and proves that she is one of the best, along with the rest of the wonderful ladies on the CD. A definite must have for anyone who truly loves music and the magic that it can create.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Voices like angels
    True to the title of this CD, each of the recordings showcases the vocal talents of the four featured women to a full extent. The music is a combination of very traditional songs and more recently written, New-Agey selections, which complement eachother very well. Some of the better tracks (they're all pretty good) include: the haunting, pleading "Bring the Peace"; the playful harvest song "In Aimsir Bhaint an Fheir"; the tragic traditional song "Siuil a Ruin"; and the contemplative "Waly Waly," better known as "The Water is Wide". Perhaps my favorite track, though, is "She Moved Through the Fair," a song which has been recorded by many artists, but never more beautifully than Maireid Sullivan. If you're a fan of Celtic music, or just enjoy hearing beautiful voices, buy this CD - it's definitely a must-have.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "This is the celtic compilation cd to buy"
    I am so glad I purchased this cd. If you love celtic music, and love the women of celtic music, this is a must. Personally I feel celtic music is much more haunting and beautiful when sung by a woman.

    Here are 4 women all with beautiful, but different voices offering you a sampling of haunting irish tunes. Songs are done in both english and gaelic. What I like is that in the booklet all the words to the songs are printed out. On the gaelic songs it has both the gaelic and english words printed.

    My 2 favorite vocalists on this disc are Connie Dover and Emma Christian.

    I have Connie's albums and she is one of the most gifted vocalists out there. "Cantus" is a lovely song about the birth of Christ, and his mother Mary. I will definately play this one at Christmas time. Her other songs are equally beautiful also, and can be found on her albums "The Wishing Well" and "Somebody".

    Emma Christian I had never heard of before until this cd. She has an amazing voice. Her "Birth In Bethlehem" (also Christmasy) is so haunting and chilling. Emma sings in Manx Gaelic with very little or no musical accompanyment. I went to seek her album on the internet after hearing her music. Unfortunately it is not available in the US. I found a few online British music stores, but converting from pounds to dollars and paying international shipping is just too much of a hassle. I finally found ONE place in the US (online) that had it. If you purchase "Celtic Voices Women Of Song" and love Emma as much as I do, feel free to e-mail me and I will tell where to go to find her disc.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's haunting, mysterious and unnaturally beautiful
    I bought this album a long while ago and yet I still haven't gotten tired of it. I listen to it all the time. They are very diverse women and each has their own style. It is the most beautiful album I have heard in ages. The songs bring you through so many different emotions. There is a hint of loneliness in some while others have a definite fun feeling. I find myself captivated every time I listen to it. ... Read more

    9. Piano Dreamers
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    5-0 out of 5 stars UNBELIEVABLE!
    I don't see how one could not love this CD. I have listened to it for years and never tired of the melodic tunes that I fell asleep to. BUY IT!! YOU WON't REGRET IT!! This is my top favorite CD! It beats Backstreet boys by a mile! :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Piano Compilation
    As a lover of piano music, this has to be one of my absolute favourite CDs. It is pure class from start to finish, showcasing the enormous talent on the Real Music label.

    This 15 track CD soothes, relaxes and entertains. It is not merely just background music- it deserves far more than that. The gorgeous melodies that flow from the hands of such accomplished pianists as Kevin Kern, Jim Chappell and Paul Machlis caught my attention immediately with their immense beauty and the undoubted skills of the men behind them.

    Highlights include anything by Kevin Kern, and "Gone" by Jim Chappell is a classic. Paul Machlis impresses with his two Celtic-flavoured contributions "Buchanan Mist" and "Nightblossom". Other contributors include Danny Wright, Bernward Koch, Michael Hoppé, Brian BecVar, Peter Kater and the ever-popular 2002.

    Five out of the 15 tracks were composed for this CD. At nearly 68 minutes in length, this CD represents excellent value for money. High quality packaging and production is to be found here, as expected from a label with such a high reputation as Real Music.

    Released in 1997, it is now surely time for a second collection of piano classics.

    An excellent CD from start to finish. Put simply, this CD is a piano-lover's heaven.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
    I am a massage therapist and I have had a lot of clients ask me for the title. Just the right length for a one-hour massage.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Loved this soothing collection of piano music.
    Various artists come together to provide an interesting and soothing group of piano "dreams". This collection is relaxing, mellow, yet varied and never dull. The music creates a mood of solace, comfort, relaxation, and content. ... Read more

    10. Celtic Twilight, Vol. 3: Lullabies
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    By turns mournful and mystical, these 14 Celtic lullabies performed by musicians from around the world give voice to the experience of mother and child in haunting, evocative folk songs. "More often than not," veteran Irish singer Nóirín Ní Riain writes in the liner notes, "a true lullaby is more indicative of the mental state of the mother than of her wish to lull her child to sleep, and so often her frustrations find a legitimate voice through song." Celtic Twilight 3: Lullabies will become a bedtime favorite, both for its lulling pull to sleep for baby and the numinous, soothing tones of old-country songs for parents winding down at the end of the day. --Stefanie Durbin ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This music is a blessing to mothers and babies
    I received Celtic Twilight 3 Lullabies as a gift and have been playing it for my son since his birth. He's now a year old and has come to expect it's soothing sounds at naptime and bedtime. If the CD isn't handy, I only have to sing "Castle of Dromore" to him, and he drifts off to sleep. You would think having heard the same music several times a day for a year, I would be sick of it...but I'm not, and we both enjoy it tremendously. I have recommended this CD to several friends and have given the CD as shower gifts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful lullabies
    I purchased this CD because the first two Celtic Twilight CDs were wonderful. We listened to this CD moments after the birth of our first child. Each hospital attendant that heard the CD wanted to know about the beautiful music. Some tracks still bring tears to my eyes while I am holding my son as he falls asleep. I believe this will always be my favorite CD. This would be a perfect gift for any expecting or new parent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Live Without it!
    I received this CD as a shower gift, as well as a number of other lullaby CDs by various artists. This one is our absolute favorite. My daughter goes to sleep to this CD every night. It's beautiful melodies are very soothing, and I never tire of hearing it, and neither does she, and she's now almost 18 months old. I even find myself humming a couple of the tunes at work. It's not your typical lullaby CD by any means. It lasts about an hour, and even through those nights where she's up sick and doesn't sleep well, we play it over and over again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars relaxation
    I have MAJOR trouble relaxing.
    It normally takes something like a 90 minute massage, a very long walk, or an hour soak in a hot tub.

    Before I found this CD, I did not know of ANYTHING that could instantly relax me. Yet, with this CD all I need is 10-15 minutes, and I am back to a happy, relaxed person. This CD, Celtic Twilight 3: Lullabies, is an absolute must for me (as well as the cd by an artist named Meav). It has helped me refocus and return to tranquility after a stressful day at work. It's so important, I have 2 copies of it. ( Just incase I break or loose it.)

    Now, as if being good for me wasn't enough, my two extremely active kids love it. This CD instantly puts my 10 year old daughter and 2 year old son asleep for a nap or in the evening. Both even ask for it if they need a "little time-out alone".

    All around it's a WONDERFUL CD!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Granddaughter Called This "MY CD"
    I bought this CD for my granddaughter when she was a few months old. I'm not sure she has ever heard the entire CD, as she always fell asleep by the second or third song. Before Celtic Lullabies, it was hard to get her to lay down for a nap unless I stayed with her, but this music was a great replacement and she even looked forward to it. It was so relaxing for me to listen to while I caught up on chores as she slept. I somehow lost the CD when she was around three and a half years old (she's now almost five), but want to replace it. I know she'll love it today and I want to save it for her and her future children. ... Read more

    11. Call of the Valley
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A good intro to Indian classical music; but there are better
    The fourth star in this rating is as much for the historical importance of this album. Recorded in 1968, it was for many people the first introduction to Indian classical music, other than Ravi Shankar. In particular, it made Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, then aged about 30 and on the cusp of great international careers, better known to audiences outside of India.

    I find the album itself to be enjoyable enough; however, it is not the first CD I reach for when I wish to enjoy quality Indian music. The problem for me is that Indian classical music at its finest sees the musicians improvising and exploring a Rag to its logical ends. A performance of a single Rag can easily last for at least an hour or more, but none of the tracks on this CD last for more than 12 minutes. Indeed, the original album was less than 40 minutes long, owing to the technological limitations of the day. In other words, the subtleties and complexities of the classical Rag cannot be given their due in a 6 to 12 minute performance.

    That being said, I still believe the perfomances are top notch and deserve listening. However, do not consider this to be the last word in Indian music.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Namaste India
    From the other reviews, you will notice a consensus regarding this recording. All are Indian music fans of one sort or another, but each expresses a distinction regarding this recording that elevates Call Of The Valley above other Indian music albums available in the West.

    I've been experimenting with Indian music for a decade now, my first exposure being with Jai Uttal, a student of Ali Ahkbar Khan. No one is unexposed to Ravi Shankar who is interested in Indian music. It just goes with the territory when searching through the genre, and to be fair he is an excellent artist. Yet, I always knew there was something pure in Indian music that I was missing when I purchased or listened to these other artists who have been thrust upon the West as the flag bearers of the Raga, sitar, and tabla. Even those inexpensive off-brand traditional Indian music albums seem too conservative and lack the heart and soul that India's spirituality is known for and offered a more conservative recording.

    It was not until I came across this album that I found what I had been searching for all this time, perhaps without truly knowing it. This is the first item on Amazon I am granting a 5 star rating. Call Of The Valley ...... how does one describe it? There is something to this album that is unique and magical. Many of the albums that I've listened to, such as The Best Of Shakti are artistic in their own merits, but do not have the ability to transport me to another place, whether it is the fertile valleys of India or an astral voyage of my own making. Call Of The Valley has this power. It is not just a musical summoning (from its title), it is an enchantment for the listener.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best
    I am an ABCD. I used to think my parents were crazy when they tried to get me to listen to Classical Music. At the time I would have much rather listen to Hip Hop. But this one, I've been listening to everywhere, since I was in highschool. Its great car and study music. But the best part is, it prompted me to learn more about classical music, and develop my own tastes. Now I listen to original classical music, as well as fusion and remixed.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Indian classical music
    This recording, released in 1968, is the best selling Indian classical music album ever released in India. The choice of Ragas - which represent a shepherd's journey from morning to evening - is just excellent. The three instruments - the hundred-stringed Santoor that gives sounds of water flow, the soul-stirring Flute, and the innocent Hawaian Guitar - blend seamlessly and each artist gets equal 'musical space'. Indian classical music is steeped in spirituality and this album gives a quick but very effective introduction to the ocean of Indian music, especially to the uninitiated.


    5-0 out of 5 stars A Priceless Must for lovers of Instrumental music
    All morning Raagas, taking you in the serenity of the mountains, to be specific the Himalayas. Best heard at the crack of dawn. ... Read more

    12. Gypsy Soul: New Flamenco
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    5-0 out of 5 stars FLAMENCO OR NOT, IT'S BRILLIANT
    The talent, toil, passion and devotion of the artists on this ensemble collection cannot be surpassed. Though every cut is outstanding, some prove even more dynamic. The virtuosity of Jesse Cook and emotional arrangments and percussion on Bozzio Levin Stevens "Duende" are riveting. Di Meola's "Mediteranean Sundance" can only be topped when listening to it on the live San Francisco album when joined by de Lucia and John McGlaughlin.

    Anyone contemplating negative commentary on this CD needs to "take a deep one". The end sum of years of bleeding fingers, lifetimes of devotion to thier art and passionate hours of playing easily total a millenium!

    An absolute gem in any collection - whether you know it or not!

    5-0 out of 5 stars New Flamenco Soul
    This is not traditional flamenco, but rather a mixture of flamenco, Latin and jazz wrapped together to make for seventy-minutes of pure listening joy. The flamenco style is definitely the overlying theme of the album filled with tremolos, rasgueos, glopes and lightning-fast runs. Everyone that appears on this album is a master of the guitar, from those you'd expect like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola to those who will surprise you, namely Slash. Fourteen tracks and sixteen amazing pickers provide a varied flavor for this album.

    Jesse Cook starts the album with "Rattle and Burn" and sets the tone with this rumba-sounding piece. His melody comes off effortless with elegant ease. A very nice sounding piece. There is something special about two or more guitars playing at the same time, which makes "Heat of the Sun" from Strunz and Farah a joy to listen to. Each guitarist has their own voice and they counterbalance each other well. Plus, the speed of these guys is unbelievable. A more classic sounding piece comes from Oscar Lopez from his piece "Fire and Fury". Lopez is a master of the guitar and music as can be seen from the way he changes speeds throughout this piece with fingers a blur. Ruben Romero turns in the star performance of this album with his rendition of "Malaguena". His slow intro gives way to increasing speed, and his techniques will leave your jaw dropped.

    Compilations like "Gypsy Soul" are great in exposing you to many artists at one time each with their own sound and nuances. This allows you to follow up with the artists that you enjoy the most. There isn't a dud on this album, and the talent and sound will leave you begging for more.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but not "purist"
    The musicianship in "Gypsy Soul" is excellent by any standard. However, if your looking for a "pure" flamenco disc, this isn't it. My overall impression is that "Gypsy" is a very good collection of artists discovering new directions in which flamenco can be taken. There are tracks that lean more on the traditional side like Oscar Lopez on "Fire and Fury" and Ruben Romero on "Malaguena" but for the most part gypsy blends with other musical styles. At the low points, some of the tracks seemed tainted with a "new age" sound that added a kind of cheesiness to an otherwise beautiful performance. The high points more than compensate with performances that are technically jaw-dropping, but avoid being showy or boastful. The playing is fluid and passionate. This disk will quickly transport you to sun-drenched exotic places. I bought it a couple years ago and I still play regularly. Not one of those discs you forget about or use as a coaster.

    1-0 out of 5 stars SOULLESS NON-GYPSY MUZAK YUCK!!!
    I just had to warn you! DO NOT BUY THIS CD! THIS IS NOT REAL FLAMENCO! IT'S NOT EVEN REAL JAZZ OR LATIN MUSIC. IT IS HOWEVER: MUZAK. You know..that piped in stuff that you hear while travelling in an elevator or walking through your local mall. DO NOT BE FOOLED THIS MUZAK HAS NO REAL SOUL.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Narada's best guitar compilation
    Why can't Narada make a habit of releasing records this good?Most of the cuts on the album are good and there are a few gems.Slash of defunct Guns N Roses makes an appearence with"Obsession Confession",a hard driving virtuoistic masterpiece that he wrote for a soundtrack."Duende"by Bozzio Levin Stevens is a 7 minute mini epic that is intensity and passion personified."Malaguena", a traditional spanish guitar workout is given a go by Ruben Romero."Ritmos de Valarta"is a breezy and upbeat tune of Benedetti and Svoboda.Jesse Cook's "Rattle and burn"is just what the title implies,a fast and furious sparkler that is chez kool and packed with tremendous energy.The masterwork of the collection is by jazz great Al di Meola.His"Mediterranean Sundance"is exhibit A in virtuoistic jazz and world guitar playing.The progressions and changes in the piece are startling and evokes every image of the sun drenched Mediterranean you can imagine.This is without doubt the best compilation Narada has ever put together.Here's hoping for many more to come. ... Read more

    13. Sunday Morning Coffee
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Music to Relax With
    This is a nice variety of soothing sounds, with a blend of instruments and the aroma of differing musical styles, but each meant for relaxation, and stimulation.

    Those of Davis of Steamrolling fame are his usual good stuff, while the guitar and piano pieces are simply exquisite.

    Can't personally recommend these for Sunday mornings, since we all should be gathering at church, but for those other appropriate times, this is nice collection to sip coffee with and ponder the grandeur of God's created universe.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you have passion in mind, this is it.
    I've owned this album for some time, and I can assure you that you won't hear this in any homily. This is about love, passions, and the wonder of being with that most special person in the quietude that somehow is Sunday morning. The selections ease from early-morning tenderness through intimacy and back again, making the composition of the ambum itself as impressive as each of its tracks. For lovers, for lovers on Sunday Morning, this is that album. Enjoy.

    3-0 out of 5 stars At least the title track found a new home
    It, along with its composer Richard Burmer, had been booted off the re-release of "Western Spaces", in which Burmer shared billing with Steve Roach and Kevin Braheny. Burmer's work on that album provided a third melodic aspect to that album to go with Roach's ambience and percussive sound, as well as Braheny's EWI woodwind synth. The new version of "Spaces" is less versatile than the original release as a consequence, but at least Burmer has made his best track there--"Across the View"--available to those who weren't as lucky as I was to catch the original release. To call this song "pretty" is an oversimplification--Burmer uses a Fairlight-style string patch as lead, as well as adding a fretboard-oriented scaling to the Rhodes piano sound he uses as backup. An interesting mix, especially in view of the fact that guitar synths weren't capable of the resulting sound back when this track was recorded.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You will wear this one out!
    I didn't think it was possible to wear a CD out, but with this one we have. It is the perfect background music to all sorts of situations, dinner parties, open houses, etc. and we play it often. The music is relaxing but not "sleepy," interesting but not overbearing, and just plain wonderful. We are building our Chip Davis/Manneheim Steamroller to include most everything out there, and have yet to be disappointed with anything, but this one in particular is a favorite.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An exquisite compilation of musical talents...
    Sunday Morning Coffee is, perhaps, the most talented and superb collection of contemporary music available. Amidst light-hearted and playful melodies lie pieces with great emotion and meaning. Any music collection lacking SMC is utterly incomplete! ... Read more

    14. Masters of Acoustic Guitar
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff..
    Stephen Bennet on a Dyer Harp guitar, Pat Kirtley's bell-like guitar work. If this is your genre, it does not get much better than this...varied and surprising. Check it out.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A sound compilation.
    This is well done....not the BEST compilation guitar finger-style CD, but worthy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A tasty sampling of six string sweetness.
    This CD nearly made me sell my acoustic guitar. I mean, why even try right? "Sad little girl" maybe one of the prettiest melodies ever written. This song makes you want to trek through some lovely woods on a fall day to a log cabin, where you sip warm apple cider beside a fire as the sunsets and soothing melodies envelope you. This cd warms and awakens my soul in a way that no musical selection ever has before. This is a must get, especially for guitar buffs, but for anyone who enjoys beautiful melody and technical proficiency.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Recording quality superb, perfectly balanced. Fantastic!
    I bought this album because I am a fan of Leo Kottke, and because I had heard of Billy McLaughlin and Eric Tingstad. What I discovered was a group of unbelievably talented guitarists I'd never heard of such as Don Ross, Bill Mize, Pat Kirtley (my personal favorites in this particular album). Every song in this album, without exception, is a keeper. I went out the next week looking for more albums like this. I'm hooked!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of fine artists showing off!
    If you are a fan of unplugged guitar music, you should enjoy this great collection. Most selections will amaze you that so much music can be created with a single instrument. All but 2 songs are very relaxing and soothing. ... Read more

    15. A Different Mozart
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Original Mozart Style
    i receive this cd form, i love the first clip, the arranged for the music of Mozart are beautyful, very inspirational, nice version of very artist like Bela Fleck, his version of this sonata are magnificent, very original, and other way to hear mozart music, maintenance the essential of the music author, buy this Cd if you love the classic music, and the jazz music same, the fussion are excellent and for sleep moment is nice hear this album

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mozart as you never heard it before.
    Just when you think there is nothing more that can be done with Mozart, along comes this album. The interpretations are so fresh and different that I felt I was relearning Mozart. I think he would be very proud.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Different Mozart -- The right title for a delightful CD.
    If you love Mozart, try this album. Interpreters such as Bela Fleck give us a chance to appreciate the enduring beauty of the music, and all of the selections are beautiful in their own way. Each of the pieces is too short for my taste, but that does allow for many different interpreters on the CD. I'll definitely buy the follow up to this album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This More-zart CD should be 10 stars out of five.
    I have been listening to this CD for quite a while and I still like it. It never bores me. First, the transcriptions are done ingeniusly. Second, all the works are done by different musicians and thus the the play styles are all different. This is really QUITE A DIFFERENT More-zart. For example, Ruhe Sanft is an aria in 3/4, but it is beautifully transcribed in 4/4. At first listening, I didn't know what it was, but it sounded like I heard it before, and I couldn't figure it out. Only after I checked the song list and tried second careful listening, I was able to be aware that it was indeed "Ruhe Sanft mein holdes Leben". Every piece in this CD is beatiful. I am sorry that I can give only five stars. I will definitely give it 10 starts out of five. I wish there would be "A Different Mozart II".

    4-0 out of 5 stars wonderful hommage without being too "new agey"
    This is a great cd for when you are looking for the essential experiance of classical music while still having it sound fresh and interesting.

    The serenade(s)10 & 12 are particularly beautiful! ... Read more

    16. Stream of Dreams
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    Take off your shoes and dangle your feet in a Stream of Dreams. Savor the therapeutic and relaxing sounds of a stream magically blended with instrumental music and let your troubles flow downstream. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Spiritual, too
    This music is wonderfully relaxing, as other reviewers note, but I'd like to add that there's a spiritual or mystical side to this lovely CD. I first realized this while listening to Stream of Dreams on a quiet, peaceful, and moonlit evening. By the second cut on the CD, "Sheltered Stone," it seemed to me as though the music were arising from the stream itself, as if it were always there, even though we can't hear it in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Stream of Dreams seems to capture the collective spiritual voice of the chattering stream and singing birds, and invites the listener to take part in its gentle reverence.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brings peace to your mind...
    I've owned several of Dan Gibson's albums from the Solitude series over the years. Several have passed by but this one has always stayed close to me. It has a soothing effect that only the most sublime new age recordings I've heard can accomplish, with a twist: it has nature sounds in it, so you just need to close your eyes and let go... The stream takes over and peace fills your mind. I love this album: that's for granted. I think if you calm down a bit you will enjoy it too, and if you don't calm down, then the album will help do that! ;)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Relaxing and Peaceful
    I bought this cd hoping that the music will provide a better atmosphere for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. After hearing the first track, Morning Light, I was into this cd. The music is soothing, calm, and relaxing. The sound of flowing water in the background is an addition to relaxing. This is a great compilation of nature, music, and water. Listening to this after a stressful day will restore your mind and spirit. Stream of Dreams is a fine addition to the Solitudes collection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for Massge Therapists
    This title is one of many by Dan Gibson that is useful for transporting your client to another world during the massage session. Therapists will find this wonderfully relaxing to work to!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful CD for relaxation
    Music with the quiet sound of a babbling brook in the background and non-intrusive musical arrangements make this a perfect CD for relaxation purposes. As well as string, piano and flute arrangements, the nature sounds on this CD can do wonders for transporting you to another place when you turn the lights out. This is definitely one of my favourites. ... Read more

    17. Tribal Winds
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Trible Winds
    This music is great. The best so far. I use it to metatate. I can close my eyes and picture my great-grand father as a child on the reservation and I can see a happy child in the yeay 1866.There isn't much out there to put me in a space of peace.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "THIS KNOWLEDGE WILL COME TO YOU..."
    You must be quiet to understand the beauty in this Treasure. Quiet inside yourself. Every inch of you, every cell, every fiber of your being. I have owned this a long time and haven't fully appreciated it until now. Why? Because I wasn't truly listening. To listen you must slow down, come to a stop, be calm and OPEN. Now and only now, can you Listen. Oh Yes. Eyes closed, mind empty of all thoughts and TRULY LISTENING...

    The music is very POWERFUL. Its power is so subtle that I didn't comprehend it at first. Now I do. The Indians deserve our respect. They are in touch with their Spirits.

    I leave you with a quote from "Wind In My Mind" which epitomizes the essence of TRIBAL WINDS:








    Soar my friends. This will aid you in your journey. My Highest recommendation to the Seekers. TRIBAL WINDS is a FIND.

    5-0 out of 5 stars relaxing and meditative
    Wonderful relaxing music. Excellent when used for at home spa. Assists with meditation and brings onself closer to their spirituality. Not to mention calming to cats.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous tribute to the Native American flute
    I have always listened to First Nations music and from the very beginning was captivated by the Native American flute. Its sound was nature itself; a combination of a soaring hawk, the wind whispering through night pines and birches, the melancholy cry of the loon, the lone wolf howling at the moon. Various styles, phrasings, techniques, and types of flutes are used here.

    I have just recently started playing the Native American flute, and listening to songs from "Tribal Winds" gave me ideas on where to start with my own compositions and gave me new tunes to practice. This collection perfectly demonstrates the various voices and emotions that a skilled flautist can bring to the music.

    "Tribal Winds" captures that breathless moment as the artist puts the silent flute to his lips and then spins the first notes of the tune. It is the story of the land, a story of sorrow and triumph.

    If you seek peace in your life, this music can help you along your journey.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Maybe I just didn't get it...
    Well, its a lot of flute music. Not much else. Yet another example of tribal music at its inaccessible best. ... Read more

    18. Tranquility [Real Music]
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best!
    All of the tracks on this CD reflect the very best of the diverse world of New Age music. Not generic or annoying, this collection is soothing and pleasant, creating an ambience of tranquility, just as its title implies. High caliber composing and musical sophistication is evident throughout. Among my extensive new age and ambient collection, this one remains a favorite.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb!
    As I find myself "aging gracefully" (hah!), music has become a daily healing necessity. This CD is perfect for anyone seeking tranquility. It is absolutely beautiful, a joy to listen to.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Relaxing and yes TRANQUIL
    I loved this CD! It is a great CD for those who like to listen to classical music, but not the regular classics with screeching violins and loud orchestras. This CD has beautiful melodies that are great to go to sleep to or wake up to or sit in the bath tub and listen to. It's wonderful, listen to it if you need to sit back and relax.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent music for meditation and relaxation
    I found this CD at Christmastime 2 years ago. I have given it as a gift to several friends. This disc gives you a great feeling of peace and quiet. Excellent for use in meditation and yoga.

    Highly recommended for anyone!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This CD helps me create, do homework, or just unwind...
    I suggest you purchase this CD if you are searching for an experience with music that lifts your soul and spirit and invites you to concentrate and unwind in a relaxing and gentle way. I first heard this CD from my library; now I am purchasing it myself. ... Read more

    19. Conversations With God: A Windham Hill Collection, Disc 1
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    5-0 out of 5 stars What's Your Favorite Selection?
    This CD was originally created to go along with Neale Donald Walsch's book by the same name. Whether or not you read or agree with the book is completely up to the individual listener. The CD speaks for itself, and it does so eloquently. It is a compilation of New Age music crafted into a CD that creates a soothing, relaxation enhancing back drop. And the appeal isn't limited to New Age fans. My grandparents use this CD for background during their bridge parties and book club meetings. My best friend puts it on at night for her newborn baby. Even my New Age hostile mother never argues when I slip this CD on the player.

    Out of the fifteen tracks on this disc, there isn't one that should be discarded. Her Knees Deep In Your Mind by Ray Lynch is the first selection on this CD. It's unsurprising that some listeners have bought the collection after sampling that song alone. If you can, check out the audio sample available here. Other artists on this album include Jim Brickman, David Arkenstone, Yanni and George Winston, to name just a few. If nothing else, this CD offers the New Age listener a feast of styles, instruments and artistry to sample. I've discovered everyone has their favorites. Some love the piano performance of If You Believe by Jim Brickman. Others are drawn to the more esoteric works, like Shadowfax's Angel's Flight.

    Compilations are an excellent way to explore new artists without committing to an entire album by said artist. This particular compilation has made a wonderful gift for many friends and family. The title is slightly misleading. While the compilation was put together by the author of the book by that same title, there is no necessity to read or subscribe to the ideas in the text to enjoy the CD. Most, if not all these chosen pieces were first recorded well before this book was ever written. This is excellent background music, or meditation music. I don't recommend the second or third CD compilations created under the same title, as I found the music choices less inspiring or interesting.

    Happy listening! ^_^ Shanshad

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully compiled
    I love the music of Windham Hill, and this disc is no exception! Compiled from 14 different artists, each and every track is incredibly beautiful. The White Spirit (track #13) by Uman is evocative and Reflection (track # 6) by Oystein Sevag is just one of those songs that transports you.

    I have a disc for my car, which just sets the tone for the day!

    The music is varied, including such artists as David Arkenstone, George Winston, and Patrick O'Hearn to name a few.

    The music is soothing, yet evocative at times and can transport you to the depths of your soul if you let it carry you away. Great compliation - just another great winner from Windham Hill!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Conversations With God/A Must-Have CD
    When I first heard a track of this CD, I didn't know the CD's title nor even the exact music genre. Yet, I knew one thing after hearing only one track. I had to purchase it.

    I tracked down the name of the CD and bought it immediately. So, I was braced and prepared to be disappointed because I hadn't listened to the entire CD before purchasing it. What a wonderful and uplifting surprise to find myself absolutely mesmerized and seduced by every single track of this excellent CD.

    It would be misleading if I said the CD gets progressively better beginning with Track 1 because every single track will offer you something extraordinary. (Track 13 is the grabber for me.) The power of this music is masked by its ethereal qualities, but powerful it is. After sharing this music with so many of my relatives, friends and co-workers, I'm convinced that this music can only be explained by whatever defines you. It will reach, touch and soothe anyone's core.

    I purchased a second copy of this CD for my car. I'm a big music lover but I've never done that before. It's the best musical decision I've ever made.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must have !
    I first heard this album from a friend and I tell you, it's an absolute must have. The music is so soothing it allows you to get in touch with your inner self. If you listen under the right circumstances you could even get into a sleepy state that puts you in touch with your subconscious self. Fantastic! Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Exquisite music for the soul
    This CD is a wonderful compilation of complementary New Age music at its best. Nothing overpowers anything else and it just WORKS! A great addition to the CWG book series. This music speaks directly to the soul. A must for any New Age collection. ... Read more

    20. Pharaoh: Sound of Mystery
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Nothing to write home about
    This is an ok CD to pop in your player if you're wanting some decent background music, but there's nothing particularly gripping here. It's actually kind of boring, and I love Egyptian music both traditional and modern. This is like elevator music's interpretation of Egyptian music.

    I'm to the point in my musical collection now where if something doesn't reach out and make think "Wow... that's freakin' awesome/beautiful/etc!" I don't bother with it. And this just doesn't do that for me.

    But, hey, it IS cheap. I'll give it that. So, it's not as if you're going to be out alot of money by giving it a try. This may be a good "wading pool" CD for someone getting used to more eastern music.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
    This is by far the best I've heard yet when it comes to music of Ancient Egypt!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice music to chill out
    This is unusual music. kind of techno dance music with an egyptian vibe to it. now it is not real up tempo or anything. It is a bargain at amazon for the price. I listen to all types of music and this is a good one for my multidisc cd player.
    You should like this if you like electronic music or if you are just interested in ancient egypt.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lovely but too electronic at points
    I love these CDs! They're for the most part excellent, but at points too many electronic instruments. Most tracks are great, and you can't beat the value.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Relaxing, Exotic Journey - A Nice Gift
    One of the best aspects of this 2 CD set is the packaging - striking, bold, exotic = an instant attention-grabber. If you know someone who enjoys ambient music with exotic rhythms, this would be a great gift. The music pulsates and soothes simultaneously. I had expected the songs to be very synthesizer-like, but fortunately, they had much more texture to them than that. It is good mood music. There are no words. The first CD is a standard in our home and my husband's car, always a stress-reliever, and intriguing with its exotic accents. And the price is GREAT!!!! Definitely worth the investment! I have bought many copies to give as gifts (a nice novelty as my husband is from Egypt, but also just truly a nice gift for anyone who needs to relax a little without being bored by all the music out there that sounds the same!) This is a nicely priced CD set that will soothe and intruige you with something a little different than the usual instrumental new age stuff out there. ... Read more

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