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Out Beyond Ideas
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
"Out Beyond Ideas" is a unique collection of songs written to Sacred Poetry by David Wilcox and Nance Pettit. Inspired by ancient mystic poems from many faith traditions, the common theme of love and searching translate in... more »
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"Out Beyond Ideas" is a unique collection of songs written to Sacred Poetry by David Wilcox and Nance Pettit. Inspired by ancient mystic poems from many faith traditions, the common theme of love and searching translate into beautiful and thoughtful music. While not a traditional David Wilcox album, fans will find his same soothing and inspirational way of story telling with the added bonus of Nance's beautiful, airy vocals. * Proceeds from the album will go to the Partners In Conflict and Partners In Peacebuilding project at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management-University of Maryland which works with high-risk countries around the world to help them build a sustainable, just and inclusive peace.
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John | Kula, HI United States | 02/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a beautiful CD on many levels. Lacking the religous imperialism common to western spiritual music, and free of the nerve racking sound of eastern spiritual music, "Out Beyond Ideas" is able to present mystical poetry in a very musical and accessible way. You can learn all the words and sing along as you drive down the highway. Very uplifting. Call it the "Abbey Road" of spiritual music.
My only complaint has to do with the mixing. At times (not always) Mr. Wilcox's voice is mixed at the same tone and volume as the music, the result is a muddying of the vocals. This only happens here and there, for the most part, the sound is good, but it could've been a little better. Take half a star off for that and you have a solid 4.5 star CD.
Hopefully we'll see more CD's of this pop folk meets Rumi type, if they keep making them, I'll keep buying 'em!
Don't buy if you are a fan of David Wilcox !!!
G. Edwina Green | San Diego, CA, USA | 07/11/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I saw David in concert a couple of month's ago, and was hooked.
I love his songs, voice, guitar, timing and the emotion he can put into his voice. I am neither personally religious or spiritual, but I can appreciate music that is, and I thought that David's style would meld beautifully with the songs. Unfortunately this album is more of a vehicle for David's wifes' voice than his, and so I was sorely disappointed. David is very much the background singer. Nancy's voice is O.K. but not anything special and not what I wanted to listen too. Very disappointing CD.
So, if you want to hear David Wilcox sing, pick a different CD."
Beautiful music, thought-provoking lyrics
Terence R. Anthoney | 01/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is billed as part of the "songs for peace project." The lyrics of all songs come from mystic poetry representing various belief-systems from around the world---though heavily from the Middle East. The music, which was "worked out" by the male (David) and female (Nance) vocalists, can well be described as soulful, beautiful vocal duets, with non-obtrusive instrumental accompaniment. I found the songs to promote a feeling of meditative serenity---a very fitting mood in which to contemplate the thought-provoking, and often inspiring, lyrics."