Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Gass, Wings of Song|
Om Namaha Shivaya: Deluxe Tenth Anniversary Edition
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Classical
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BEWARE...If you are familiar with the original release!
D. Brydges | ATL | 02/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this CD and what a LET DOWN! I've had the original release of this on tape for years. I LOVE it for the second track (Om), a constant "drone" with voices, that is the perfect vehicle for putting one in that "nothingness" state.
The let down here is that on the original version, the Om track runs over 40 minutes (of uninterrupted bliss), whereas the CD has a 17 minute version! I don't know what possessed the record company or the artist to change the original format, but I would like to have seen an indication of this on the Amazon listing details.
So, I don't know who to point the finger at here; Amazon for lack of detail or the revised CD format, but I'm really disappointed.
Those wanting an "eastern" sound experience, look elsewhere
Into | everywhereandnowhere | 04/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
I bought this CD a few years back, after hearing the second track, "Om," at a new age bookstore. When I got home and listened to the first track, a very western-sounding rendition of Om Namaha Shivaya, I was very disappointed in the disc, but I kept it for the "Om" track, which I sometimes use for relaxing music; and occasionally for meditation, when I'm feeling particularly agitated, and having trouble settling my mind down (although I usually meditate w/o music).
If you want something a lot more idiomatic, I highly recommend a CD called, Sacred Chants of Shiva: From the Banks of the Ganges, on the Heaven on Earth Music Label. In addition to five other tracks of chants about Shiva, this excellent disc concludes with a 31-minute rendition of Om Namaha Shivaya. Both the vocals and instrumentation are a lot more idiomatic than the Robert Gass version. [...]"
Reminiscent...for this former Catholic turned yogini!
Colleen | Denver, CO | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a student and instructor of yoga, this is a CD that I often use in class. The first track is a choral interpretation of "Om Namaha Shivaya" (a healing mantra) with extraordinary harmony. It is a favorite of mine during the holidays, perhaps because it conjures memories of attending midnight mass on Christmas Eve as a small child, being too tired to care about the service were it not for the beautiful lulling of the choir softly repeating "Stille Nacht." I also find that beginning asana students respond well to the repetition of the first track as it is a bit more accessible to them because of the "familiarity" of the sound. The second track "Om" is a traditional rendition of Tibetan chanting and is beautiful as well. If you are looking for strictly eastern, temple chanting, this is not where you want to look...but if you want A little something for the `western' yogi in you, and a little something for the `eastern' yogi in you, give it a listen!