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Music of the Great Smoky
Gary Remal Malkin
Music of the Great Smoky
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Gary Remal Malkin
Title: Music of the Great Smoky
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Real Music
Original Release Date: 5/21/1996
Release Date: 5/21/1996
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 046286143024

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Music so grand that it transcends the Smokies
Douglas J. Herbst | Holmdel, NJ United States | 01/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gary Remal Malkin has written music here that certainly evokes the Great Smokies, but its beauty so sweeping that to me it easily encompasses much more of America than just this national park. I have used this music to remind me of journeys to other national parks and found it to be equally appropriate out west. It blends orchestral panoramas with native overtones and down-home folk music, and it succeeds admirably. More recently, the track "The Courage to Dream" has gotten me through the tragedy of September 11, 2001. It is as if Malkin had written it as an anthem for our recovery, and I would like to see it used in a movie or documentary. It almost begs to be played against the kinds of strong emotional imagery we've seen in the media recently as we renew our strength and rekindle our hopes.Having deemed this CD a "keeper", and a cherished one at that, I was not surprised to later discover that Malkin is an accomplished soundtrack writer. He has done TV scoring for "Unsolved Mysteries" among other projects, and he is adept at many different styles. If you're expecting some bland New Age CD that needs to be sold in some park's visitor center, this isn't the one. I hope to hear much more from this fine composer."
I can't remember the last time I was so thrilled ...
Beth Kujawski | 07/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"... to find a new artist. Well, new to me. I happened upon this CD by chance. It was in a family member's disc changer and began to play when the CD I had selected was over. I was mesmerized. I must have listened to Mountain Majesty 10 times in a row. It's a lullaby. The music really does paint images of nature. You can almost feel the breezes and see the sunsets. And it'll make you want to move to a place that's majestic and unspoiled and serene. But don't be fooled: This isn't a trite collection of canned nature tunes. The subtle voices and violins and guitars and keyboards and horns blend twinges of country beautifully into sweeping orchestrations. I'm reminded of James Newton Howard's score for "The Prince of Tides" in some places, but hard pressed to compare some of Malkin's work to anyone else in others. A true find for anyone who appreciates the art of composing, as well as anyone who just needs to turn off the lights and unwind from a long, hard day."
Excellent Smokey Mountains
Allan Zelikovic | New York, NY USA | 01/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is amazing. With most CDs I can't sit down and listen to it attentively for an hour or so but "The Music of The Great Smoky Mountains" by Gary Remal Malkin is so relaxing and peacful that it's hard not to sit down, listen, and be transformed to one of the summits in Great Smoky National Park. Every song is amazing but the one that I can't stop listening to is the first song. You won't be disappointed when you buy this CD."