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Both Sides of the Sea
Noa
Both Sides of the Sea
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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Taking songs from two Israeli albums "Achinoam" and "Achinoam Nini Gil Dor," Both Sides of the Sea showcases Noa's evocative singing and song-writing skills, born of her Israeli heritage and American residence. Working wit...  more »

      
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All Artists: Noa
Title: Both Sides of the Sea
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ark 21
Original Release Date: 5/5/1998
Re-Release Date: 3/7/2000
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Middle East, Israel, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 618685000422

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Taking songs from two Israeli albums "Achinoam" and "Achinoam Nini Gil Dor," Both Sides of the Sea showcases Noa's evocative singing and song-writing skills, born of her Israeli heritage and American residence. Working with longtime collaborator Gil Dor, she moves effortlessly from Middle Eastern-tinged songs to more western light jazz/pop fair with plenty of exotic instrumentation coloring compositions with great mainstream appeal. Noa's lyrics, and those of fellow writer Leah Goldberg, are modern poetic odes to love and the dichotomy of dual homelands. Behind the contemporary themes and production, Noa's senses are folk-rooted, making for a beguiling combination. --Derek Rath

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Shnei hofim shonim et zeh ha ba'ayar beshveli!
elana | n.z. | 02/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I do indeed love her voice ,very strong and clear. I saw the whole goup perform in the Negev while in the army and ,apart from being really hot and nearly falling asleep from exhaustion, the music took you away to another place, like out of the army! The sound of the music echoed off the landscape, which was already beig drenched in the desert sunset and turning a irridescent orange and pink and gold."Both sides of the sea", yes it is hard to be on the"diasporia" side of the sea at present but I always remember the words:kan lo eshma et kol hakokeyah as I walk in the shade of the pine trees that we have so many of here down underand remember the great time in that great land.tov ,shalom shalom"
A great CD if you're listening for acoustics and talent!
chickadee26@hotmail.com | South Carolina, USA | 04/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Noa has a gorgeous voice that has no comparison! Her authentic Israeli sound is one you will definitely want to listen to more than once! I bought her CD not knowing what to expect, and I was completely blown away-- she makes her music a joy to listen to! Even if you don't speak Hebrew, these awesome lyrics are given to you! I will always rate this CD as "5-star"!!! Everyone needs to buy this GREAT CD!!!"
Superb
J. Steeley | Tampa FL USA | 09/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Superb album. There is a not a bad cut on it. Some are merely good, but most are great.

Noa does jazz, pop, and folk, with an Israeli flavor. Most of the lyrics are in Hebrew, with a few stray lines or words in English, but the music and singing are out of this world.

I particularly recommend Nisayon, Nocturno, and He, but each cut has something to recommend it.

Simply great."