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Ghosts
Llewellyn
Ghosts
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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There are more recorded ghost sightings in the British Isles than anywhere else in the world. Is it any wonder that English composer Llewellyn was inspired to create elegant, sophisticated, deeply emotive scores to eight o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Llewellyn
Title: Ghosts
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: New World Music
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Meditation, Relaxation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 767715045824, 0767715045824, 767715045848

Synopsis

Album Description
There are more recorded ghost sightings in the British Isles than anywhere else in the world. Is it any wonder that English composer Llewellyn was inspired to create elegant, sophisticated, deeply emotive scores to eight of his favorite true tales of the unknown? These haunting instrumentals hearken to the gloomy splendor of ancestral halls rather than creaky attics, as the moods evoked are more romantic and fantastic than spooky. Lushly layered instruments conjure vibrantly hued images of phantasmagoria; perfect for blustery winter evenings, this warm music will whisk away wild imaginations to a place where wandering spirits dwell. Liner notes include the tales of each unearthly presence, plus illustrations of authentic ghostly locales.
 

CD Reviews

"Ghosts" a Haunting album of such great beauty.
stephen sheppard | Emsworth, Hampshire, UK | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to say i first stumbled on this album by accident, i don't know what it was but i suppose it was my fascination with the subject that pursuaded me to buy it.Looking back now i can say buying this album was a major turning point in my life, this was my first New World Records cd, a step into unknown territory and i have not looked back since.The Album depicts Ghosts throughout the British Isles, i found myself playing it almost non stop at times whilst writing, the mood of the music aiding my mental flow perfectly(Try it if you don't belive me)!Llewellyn describes so accruately Ghosts from places that i have visited myself, Hinxworth Place(track 8)Knebworth featured in track 6 Jenny Spinner, quite and almost hauntingly capturing the very essence of those places, to the point i actually felt i was there whilst listening. But then again thats the aim of any great composer surely?The opening track The Piper, enters with wind howling as if being carried by the notes themselves across a barren scottish moor and from then on your lost in the power and enchantment of this amazing album.I have played this cd many times on my radio programme and i was asked once which track was my favourite, my answer was quite simple"There isn't one, i like them all equally all 51 minutes.and 47 seconds of it" If you have an interest in Ghosts buy the album. If you love beautiful descriptive music buy this album.This i feel will one day be regarded as a true masterpiece, Llewellyn has a perfect feel for the subject and indeed has never let me down since.But one word of warning!DON'T listen to it in the DARK!!Steve Sheppard Writer and Broadcaster"
Haunting & Relaxing
stephen sheppard | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first learned about this unique album while shopping at my local New Age shop & it came highly recommened. When I first heard the album I was amazed at how both the album is Haunting & Relaxing. Llewellyn has always been one of my favourite New Age Artists and this album (Ghosts) is at the top of my list. If you have interests in the Paranormal or the unknown in general I highly suggest getting a copy of this album. It is a true masterpiece. P.S. Turn off the lights & Light a few Candles !!!"
Ghosts - A Mystical Journey to the Spirit Realm
Catherine Wallace | Washington, DC area | 01/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music found in this CD has a mesmerizing ability to transform the listener through the senses...taking them to a place where the spirits haunt, and frail curtains wave in the windless breeze of a cloudy window.

There is the faint outline of a ghostly figure peering out into the distance. What is it they see? A lighthouse standing forgotten...and yet, in the depths of night before the dawn, any onlooker may catch a glimpse of a light passing through the stairwell.....but look again....and it has disappeared.

"Ghosts" is a passage to a forgotten realm...certain to make you wonder what it was you felt touch your arm...reach for your hand....breathe ever-so-lightly on the nape of your neck...and call to you on the whisp of wind in the haunting distance of the imagined...or was it real? That is the secret that each listener must decide, for nothing convinces the mind more than a brief encounter with the spirit realm.


Catherine Wallace
Editor and Reviewer
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