3rd Force

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
For those who like their musical ethnicity in sugar coated doses, who fancy keeping their exotic vacations brief yet frolicsome, 3rd Force offers the appropriately breezy passport to the land of world beat lite. The three principal multi-instrumentalists -- producer William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi -- write a slew of often delectable piano based lollipops, complementing the sweetness with either live or machine generated soundscaping which keeps the beats steady and appealing, if not particularly spontaneous. The most impressive aspect here is Aura's sharp aural blending skill. He'll use a zither harp to create an Eastern texture complemented by synth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
For those who like their musical ethnicity in sugar coated doses, who fancy keeping their exotic vacations brief yet frolicsome, 3rd Force offers the appropriately breezy passport to the land of world beat lite. The three principal multi-instrumentalists -- producer William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi -- write a slew of often delectable piano based lollipops, complementing the sweetness with either live or machine generated soundscaping which keeps the beats steady and appealing, if not particularly spontaneous. The most impressive aspect here is Aura's sharp aural blending skill. He'll use a zither harp to create an Eastern texture complemented by synth bass, then layer standout performances by Craig Chaquico's plaintive guitar, Gary Herbig's demonstrative sax, Jeff Elliot's moody trumpet, or Richard Tibbitt's tender flute. There's even a brief sitar interlude. We get hints here and there of different cultures, without genuine explorations that might overshadow the disc's clear, commercial sheen. Still even if the cameos are more engaging than the work of the group, it's hard to deny the easy pleasures of percussive new age.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1994
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724387755840
  • Catalog Number: 77558

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Know My Heart (4:51)
  2. 2 We Should Be Together (4:17)
  3. 3 Ready for Love (4:32)
  4. 4 The Gift (4:35)
  5. 5 Love's the Reason (4:42)
  6. 6 Full Circle (4:45)
  7. 7 Where It All Begins (4:43)
  8. 8 3rd Force (Prelude) (0:27)
  9. 9 3rd Force (4:12)
  10. 10 Between Friends (4:06)
  11. 11 Towards the Light (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
3rd Force Primary Artist, Group
William Aura Guitar, Percussion, Harp, Keyboards, Vocals, Zither, Vox Organ
Craig Chaquico Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Meredith Beal Keyboards
Gerlando Compilati Percussion
Craig Dobbin Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Rhythm
Jeff Elliot Trumpet
Alain Eskinasi Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Rhythm, talking drum
Gary Herbeck Saxophone
Tony Karasek Sitar, Sarod, Zills, surbahar
Shahin Shahida Guitar
Richard Tibbitts Flute
Dave Zeiher Guitar
Dave Zeher Guitar
David Thomas Keyboards
Technical Credits
William Aura Producer, Contributor
3rd Force Engineer
Dominic Camardella Engineer
Craig Dobbin Producer, Contributor
Alain Eskinasi Contributor
Tony Karasek Contributor
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Dan Selene Executive Producer
K Thomas Contributor
Murry Whiteman Art Direction
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