Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Spheeris' first CD, Desires of the Heart, was released on Columbia Records and established him as a formidable international recording artist. Due to label ownership of the master and lack of availability in the marketplac... more »
Spheeris' first CD, Desires of the Heart, was released on Columbia Records and established him as a formidable international recording artist. Due to label ownership of the master and lack of availability in the marketplace, Spheeris re-recorded most of the compositions and released it as Desires. These beautiful, innocent and haunting compositions endure as classics.
A really lush selection of "goes-with-anything" music
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've got all of Chris Spheeris' albums and this one is my favorite. It's perfect for background music when working or at dinner. Very soothing and each track is rich and memorable."
Jane | 07/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is excellent and brilliantly composed, but the first I've listened to from Chris Spheeris, so I cannot compare it to any others. Some of the other reviewers have deemed it background music, though, which is false and unfair to say. The listener will definately be able to capture the sounds of this album as much as in any other album of any genre. Definately one of my favorites. Definately worth listening to."
Radiant, sentimental music with a hint of an edge
Brianna Neal | USA | 12/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The warm, touching side of Chris Spheeris takes center stage in this instrumental album, which seems to be a reorganized release of his earlier recording for Sony, "Desires of the Heart". Composer Spheeris is featured on keyboards and guitar, joined by David Peterson on oboe and English horn, and accompanied by Christopher Bock on light accoustic percussion, Darryl Wright on electric bass, and occasional recorded nature sounds. As with much of Spheeris' work, the selections on "Desires" don't fit neatly into any particular stylistic category. Accoustic and electronic instruments blend together seamlessly to create music that is emotive, heartfelt and approachable. Some pieces are pervaded by a subtle electronic ambience that lingers discreetly in the background, creating a relaxing, timeless atmosphere. Other selections are gently upbeat, bouyed by tasteful world percussion and moved forward by a progressive harmonic structure. All are pleasant and interesting, with good, appealing melodies and engagingly varied construction. Much of Spheeris' work on "Desires" reminds me of Yanni's style, and fans of one should enjoy the other too. Try "Reflections of Passion" by Yanni, and for a more intense musical journey, inspired by many world-music elements, check out Spheeris' "Dancing with the Muse"."