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Medicine Woman II, The Gift
Medwyn Goodall
Medicine Woman II, The Gift
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Medicine Woman II revisits the inspiration behind Medwyn's original and highly acclaimed Medicine Woman. The journey continues with a new album that echoes a land where storms have passed with the gift of new life. Through...  more »

      
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All Artists: Medwyn Goodall
Title: Medicine Woman II, The Gift
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: New World Music
Release Date: 12/5/2000
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Celtic, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 767715046326, 0767715046326, 767715046340

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Album Description
Medicine Woman II revisits the inspiration behind Medwyn's original and highly acclaimed Medicine Woman. The journey continues with a new album that echoes a land where storms have passed with the gift of new life. Through Medwyn's music the Goddess shares Her powers with us, evoking the Emerald's power and restoring the Earth to purity. Medwyn provides us with a beautiful and intimate performance. Recorded in his own studio, Medicine Woman II takes Medwyn's music to new heights. Spanish Guitar; Acoustic Guitar; Electric Guitar; Mandolin; Paraguayan Folk Harp; Panpipes; Bamboo Flutes; Marimbas; Celesta; Female Choirs; Male Choirs; Korg, Roland & Emu Synths & Sampler Systems; Tympani; Bongo Set, Conga Set; Latin Percussion; djembe & Timbale Drums; Latin Percussion.

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CD Reviews

Better Than Medicine Woman
barry31502 | CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI United States | 01/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have 22 Medwyn Goodall CDs (He's released over 70) so I am a big fan of his music. Medicine Woman II, The Gift was one of the first purchased and is still one of my favorites. The original Medicine Woman is excellent and a New Age classic, but this follow-up is an order of magnitude better. It is hard to imagine that only one person is responsible for all of the music here. Goodall composed, arranged, performed, produced, mixed and mastered this CD. It is guitars, panpipes, and lots of percussion in almost an hour of lively but soothing music that sets you down in the middle of the Central American jungles and then carries you away. Rhythmical and catchy tunes inspired by the ancient Mayan culture expand on the ideas explored in the original Medicine Woman plus introduce some new ones. With touches of male and female choirs and synths in the background, the music has an uplifting mystical quality."
Good Medicine
Leon | Australia | 12/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Medwyn Goodall is no stranger to fans of world and new age music. Having released well over 20 albums, this is one of his more appreciated albums. "Medicine Woman II: The Gift" is a follow up to one of Goodall's earlier album release "Medicine Woman" but topples the previous release effortlessly with this relatively perfect collection of songs. One of the amazing factors of this album is that all ten tracks are instrumental pieces as vocals become part of the arrangement and there's not a word that is sung, but the messages and feeling are successfully conveyed through the use of various instruments such as the Spanish Guitar, Bamboo Flute, Mandolin, authentic South American drums along with a host of other instruments. "Celebration" the opening track sets the mood for the album. It's an uplifting, positive track that sets mind at ease and takes you to a different place. Where you imagine you are standing within an exotic tropical rainforest and the unique sounds only helps to provide you with a more vivid picture. "Invocation Part 2" seamlessly follows through with the positive theme and the rest of the album flows effortlessly from one track to the next. The stand out track would have to be "The Gift", instantly attracting you with it's unique guitar arrangements and it's soothing Enya-like vocals.Unfortunately, the main downfall of this album is that after listening to the first five tracks, the next five seems like a semi-altered collection of the first five tracks and you get the idea that no new grounds are broken into or explored and you get the feeling that you've heard it all before. As a whole, this album seems relatively complete even if it was released only with the first five tracks with "The Gift" being a severely major reason for purchasing the album itself. Some of Goodall's other releases are not as easily satisfying on the ear as this release but this is definitely the one that is set to please. The album actually is a mediocre 55 plus minutes but the first 28 minutes or so should do the job at setting your mind at ease.Track listing:
1. Celebration 6.43
2. Invocation part 2 5.46
3. Jungle Heart 5.43
4. Orchid Potion 5.24
5. The Gift 6.24
6. Talking To The Sun 5.24
7. Sacred Ground 4.56
8. After The Rains 5.31
9. Emerald - Mayan Relic 7.00
10. The Gift (Single Version) 3.33"
This is MEDICINE for the soul!
D. Joel | USA | 12/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was recently introduced to Medwyn Goodall and I have quickly become an avid fan of this talented, multi-instrumentalist artist. I have 4 of his (many) albums, and this one is my favorite. This second version of Medicine Woman is much lighter and melodious than the first installment and the addition of more instruments is a real plus. Medwyn is to be praised for his raw talent on many instruments, but without doubt his greatest ability is on the guitar. His exquisite guitar playing on this album will remind many of the famed Govi. Some tracks (such as 1 & 2) sound like a Govi/Cusco mix, others (4 & 5) blend the sounds of Govi/Enya. And others are uniquely Medwyn Goodall.My favorites are 1 (Celebration), 2 (Invocation part 2), 5 (The Gift), 7 (Sacred Ground), and 9 (Emerald). I am looking forward to exploring more of Medwyn's albums (he has an awesome website for anyone desiring to get a taste of his extremely diversified music.)I can't end this review without mentioning the high quality of Medwyn's recordings. His latest albums, which I believe are all recorded in his newly-renovated studio, are simply "state-of-the art" and will tickle the ear of all who appreciate audiophile quality music. The real test came when I listened to them on my newly purchased Sennheiser Symphony HD570 headphones. They passed with flying colors....it was pure musical ecstasy! Well, enough said. If I have whetted the appetite of just one music-lover to put their feet in the waters of Medwyn Goodall's tantalizing sounds, I will have accomplished what I set out to do."