Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop
"I ride the waves of each deathly breath / Waiting to be awoken and born by your calling." So sings Sheila Chandra on Moonsung's "Waiting," effectively giving plain words to the actual experience of her remarkable genesis ... more »
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"I ride the waves of each deathly breath / Waiting to be awoken and born by your calling." So sings Sheila Chandra on Moonsung's "Waiting," effectively giving plain words to the actual experience of her remarkable genesis through both breath and sound. Quite simply, Chandra's evolution of making sounds that in turn make music has given her permanent reverberation in a temporal world. A career that began as a teen pop star fronting Monsoon in the early '80s has not only deepened and matured but also broken ground with her last three LPs. It is from these recordings that Moonsung is culled, with the addition of two new tracks. Whether locking into unaccompanied drone, melody based on Indian raga, or revisionist folk balladry, Chandra's mutable voice is an instrument like no other, channeling that which is nothing if not ancient past and prognostication at once. --Paige La Grone
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Patrice G. (pakamama) from EUREKA SPGS, AR
Reviewed on 4/4/2011...
very quiet. a beautiful voice indeed.
Robert R. (flicknife) from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 2/6/2010...
Not what I expected....sounds more Celtic to these ears.
Do you really want a "best of" CD?
a Birmingham AL fan | Birmingham AL | 01/24/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a "best of" disk. If you have other Chandra cds forget this one. It would make a great gift, though. It has (by my count) 5 cuts from 'weaving my ancestors" and only 2 new cuts. Insofar as I am concerned it is a ripoff. I agree with what others say about the sublime quality of her voice and the deeply spiritual nature of the music."
An Incredible, Soothing and Beautiful Journey
Scott T. Perricone | Bayport, NY United States | 02/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When a friend of mine asked me if I would listen to this album I was skeptical to say the least, but I agreed to listen nonetheless. Oh, what rewards can come with so little risk. It turned out that I found Sheila Chandra's vocal range, style and tonality to be one of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard. The uniqueness of her Hindu background and culture of the British Isles collide to produce a sound like no other I have ever heard. I could be dreaming in Bombay or Dublin and never have imagined the balance demonstrated in this work. A must have for soothing the soul. If "Heaven" has a soundtrack, this album should be included on it. Only "criticism" is the track "Speaking in Tongues". While further demonstrating Sheila's incredible talent, it jars you back from the meditative state that the rest of the tracks work so hard to induce. Please be advised that this is mostly a collection (A "Best of", if you will), so if you own other Sheila Chandra works you may duplicate some tracks."