"When I first heard a track of this CD, I didn't know the CD's title nor even the exact music genre. Yet, I knew one thing after hearing only one track. I had to purchase it. I tracked down the name of the CD and bought it immediately. So, I was braced and prepared to be disappointed because I hadn't listened to the entire CD before purchasing it. What a wonderful and uplifting surprise to find myself absolutely mesmerized and seduced by every single track of this excellent CD. It would be misleading if I said the CD gets progressively better beginning with Track 1 because every single track will offer you something extraordinary. (Track 13 is the grabber for me.) The power of this music is masked by its ethereal qualities, but powerful it is. After sharing this music with so many of my relatives, friends and co-workers, I'm convinced that this music can only be explained by whatever defines you. It will reach, touch and soothe anyone's core. I purchased a second copy of this CD for my car. I'm a big music lover but I've never done that before. It's the best musical decision I've ever made."
Must have !
email@example.com | Johannesburg, South Africa | 01/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this album from a friend and I tell you, it's an absolute must have. The music is so soothing it allows you to get in touch with your inner self. If you listen under the right circumstances you could even get into a sleepy state that puts you in touch with your subconscious self. Fantastic! Highly recommended!"
What's Your Favorite Selection?
Shanshad | Discworld | 11/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was originally created to go along with Neale Donald Walsch's book by the same name. Whether or not you read or agree with the book is completely up to the individual listener. The CD speaks for itself, and it does so eloquently. It is a compilation of New Age music crafted into a CD that creates a soothing, relaxation enhancing back drop. And the appeal isn't limited to New Age fans. My grandparents use this CD for background during their bridge parties and book club meetings. My best friend puts it on at night for her newborn baby. Even my New Age hostile mother never argues when I slip this CD on the player. Out of the fifteen tracks on this disc, there isn't one that should be discarded. Her Knees Deep In Your Mind by Ray Lynch is the first selection on this CD. It's unsurprising that some listeners have bought the collection after sampling that song alone. If you can, check out the audio sample available here. Other artists on this album include Jim Brickman, David Arkenstone, Yanni and George Winston, to name just a few. If nothing else, this CD offers the New Age listener a feast of styles, instruments and artistry to sample. I've discovered everyone has their favorites. Some love the piano performance of If You Believe by Jim Brickman. Others are drawn to the more esoteric works, like Shadowfax's Angel's Flight. Compilations are an excellent way to explore new artists without committing to an entire album by said artist. This particular compilation has made a wonderful gift for many friends and family. The title is slightly misleading. While the compilation was put together by the author of the book by that same title, there is no necessity to read or subscribe to the ideas in the text to enjoy the CD. Most, if not all these chosen pieces were first recorded well before this book was ever written. This is excellent background music, or meditation music. I don't recommend the second or third CD compilations created under the same title, as I found the music choices less inspiring or interesting.Happy listening! ^_^ Shanshad"
Judith E. Pavluvcik | Dreaming of the beach in Hawaii, but living in the | 05/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the music of Windham Hill, and this disc is no exception! Compiled from 14 different artists, each and every track is incredibly beautiful. The White Spirit (track #13) by Uman is evocative and Reflection (track # 6) by Oystein Sevag is just one of those songs that transports you.I have a disc for my car, which just sets the tone for the day! The music is varied, including such artists as David Arkenstone, George Winston, and Patrick O'Hearn to name a few. The music is soothing, yet evocative at times and can transport you to the depths of your soul if you let it carry you away. Great compliation - just another great winner from Windham Hill!"