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|Melanesian Choirs: The Blessed Islands|
Chants from the Thin Red Line
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks
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If Angels could sing, this cd would tell them how
M KIRK-DUGGAN | El Cerrito Fellowship, CA USA | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A beautiful a capella performance, mastered to the highest standards, and one that brings peace and joy to this listeners soul. Technically, the music sounds to me like early American Shape-Note Songs, of the Sacred Harp tradition. Like them, the rhythms and and tonalities respond to something deep within that is spirtually satisfying to the nth degree. It is somewhat amazing to have this beautiful music and beautiful singing and beautiful recording associated with the violence inherent in the movie, yet without the movie we would not have had this experience.I particularly enjoyed the conjunction of the missionary influence with the native sense of aural beauty. The Sunday Service on this recording would justify its purchase in and of itself. I found myself saying "AMEN" to myself at the end of each and every selection. An aural spiritual immersion, which washes away the cares of this helter skelter world. AMDG"
A Surrealistic Experience
N. Schoenfeld | Woodside, CA USA | 05/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many songs from this CD are featured in "The Thin Red Line" but only one is on the soundtrack. Thankfully there is an answer, which is this CD. These tunes are pure heaven. They are haunting choir pieces that need to be experienced. If you liked the Melanesian music in the movie, you will definately enjoy this CD. It's an aquired taste, however, which means not everyone will enjoy it. If you haven't heard it, you can get a taste of it from "The Thin Red Line." For anyone who likes choir, new age, or just likes soft tunes, this is Highly Reccomended."
A must-have for Melanesiaphiles
N. Schoenfeld | 05/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has spent time in the Solomons or Papua New Guinea will recognize the familiar cadence and clarity of these voices. I felt immediately transported to a mission church in a remote village. I especially appreciated 'Early Morning at Tabalia' and the unmistakeable sound of an empty gas cyclinder being wrapped with an iron rod to mark the beginning of the school day. My only gripe is not with the music but the dearth of contextual information in the music jacket. Former volunteers, missionaries, and other visitors to this enchanting corner of the world will thoroughly enjoy this recording ."