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Prayer: Multi Cultural Journey of Spirit
Various Artists
Prayer: Multi Cultural Journey of Spirit
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Embracing the notion that all spiritual paths lead to the same source, Prayer is a gathering of voices and music raised in assorted forms of worship, supplication, and praise to a greater essence. Assembled and handsomely ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Prayer: Multi Cultural Journey of Spirit
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Soundings of Planet
Original Release Date: 10/27/1998
Re-Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 096507717022

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Embracing the notion that all spiritual paths lead to the same source, Prayer is a gathering of voices and music raised in assorted forms of worship, supplication, and praise to a greater essence. Assembled and handsomely presented by Dean and Dudley Evenson on behalf of their cosmically inclined Soundings of the Planet label, Prayer is a wide-ranging compilation of artists who profess some affiliation to their designated religious perspective. Rebbe Soul opens the disc with a part-contemporary, part-traditional Jewish plea for "peace between the sons of Issac and the sons of Ishmael," followed by an organic Hindu groove evoked on sitar and percussion by vocalist Jai Uttal, and then an ethereal take on a Sikh perspective, sung in resonant, angelic fashion by Lorellei. The Savae Vocal Ensemble uses the Inca language Quechua to offer up its intriguing Gregorian-like chant, gently underscored by tribal shakers. Islam, Krishna, Buddhism, Christianity, and Native American thoughts are also expressed, concluding with "Green Tara Mantra," involving a disembodied-sounding chant coming from the Dalai Lama. "Eclectic" hardly seems an adequate label for this collection, but the word represents a fair appraisal of a far-reaching, generally subdued recording likely to appeal to like-minded seekers and world-music collectors. The enhanced CD offers additional details on the concept and participating artists. --Terry Wood

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Beautifully produced and deeply moving. Love it!
03/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This release is beautiful to the ear as well as the soul. Listening to the ancient prayers and chants from so many spiritual paths and the fine instrumentation that accompanies them transports me into a deep state of peaceful reverance. I listen to it before I start my day, and at it's close. The sound is hypnotic and lovely. The spirit of this release connects me to all those who have asked the deep questions of life throughout time and have sung to their gods in supplication and in praise. A fine piece of work!"
Beautiful Collection of Prayers & Chants From Around the Wor
Katie | PA , USA | 06/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Prayer" is a deeply moving, beautiful collection of various prayers & chants from around the world - and I have to say that it's truly soul stirring!

I enjoy listening to music when I meditate & this has quickly become one of my favorite "meditation music" CD's! Although many of the songs are sung in a different language, you can feel their meaning within you - the music "speaks to you"...

I also really liked the liner notes that accompany this CD - they include short discussions on prayer - what it is & why it's so important, as well as the words for each of the songs, written in both the original language it was created in, as well as english.

Overall, I absolutely love this CD & I highly recommend it to anyone interested in prayer/chant music &/or music to help you get to that "special place" during meditation."