Ancient

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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
"Ancient" is only a couple letters away from "ambient." It is no small coincidence, then, that Ancient is Kitaro's most ambient album. It is the soundtrack to a documentary about -- well -- the ancient lands of Egypt, Indus India, Mesopotamia and China. With sweeping dramatic instrumentals and dynamic bravado, Kitaro takes his listeners on tours of these great civilizations and cultures. The compositional and performance talents of this great artist are paramount. His interpretive expertise shines as he creates warm atmospheres with appropriate respect and intrigue. The soundscapes are strong and bold as only Kitaro and a handful of others can do. The new age performers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
"Ancient" is only a couple letters away from "ambient." It is no small coincidence, then, that Ancient is Kitaro's most ambient album. It is the soundtrack to a documentary about -- well -- the ancient lands of Egypt, Indus India, Mesopotamia and China. With sweeping dramatic instrumentals and dynamic bravado, Kitaro takes his listeners on tours of these great civilizations and cultures. The compositional and performance talents of this great artist are paramount. His interpretive expertise shines as he creates warm atmospheres with appropriate respect and intrigue. The soundscapes are strong and bold as only Kitaro and a handful of others can do. The new age performers at this level are Constance Demby, Suzanne Ciani, Lisa Lynne, Vangelis and Deuter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Domo Records
  • UPC: 794017300023
  • Catalog Number: 73000
  • Sales rank: 139,393

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prologue (0:35)
  2. 2 Nile (Main Theme) (4:10)
  3. 3 Ancient of Wind (2:01)
  4. 4 Ritual Dance (3:35)
  5. 5 Water of Mystery (3:07)
  6. 6 Tumba Dance (4:39)
  7. 7 Wave fom Ancient (2:56)
  8. 8 Spirit of Harp (2:59)
  9. 9 Great Pyramid (3:53)
  10. 10 Mysterious Triangle (4:11)
  11. 11 Itonami (5:50)
  12. 12 Unicorn (3:46)
  13. 13 Crystal Sand (3:37)
  14. 14 Dholavira (5:04)
  15. 15 Beyond (5:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kitaro Primary Artist
Randy Miller Conductor
Technical Credits
Kitaro Arranger, Producer
Gary Barlough Engineer
Chris Dibble Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Dino Malito Direction, Management
Randy Miller Orchestration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best album yet

    It's exotic, enchanting, mysterious, basically everything you want in music to take you ''away''. I have most of Kitaro's albums, and found ''Ancient'' to be the absolute best yet.

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