Best of Kitaro, Vol. 2 [2 CD]

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Barnes & Noble - Saul Straussman
Kitaro's second BEST OF collection is an excellent introduction to the unique sound of a new age visionary. The innovative Kitaro blends Asian traditional music with synthesizers, electric guitars, and acoustic instruments to create lush melodies that seem to ascend on wisps of heaven-bound incense. This ability to fuse the traditional and contemporary, the digital and spiritual, is best represented by the Grammy-nominated "Dance of Sarasvati" from MANDALA, the Kabuki-flavored "Koi" from KOJIKI, the title track from GAIA, and his classic "Theme from the Silk Road." Kitaro's THE SOONG SISTERS soundtrack a bonus disk packaged in a limited quantity uses orchestra, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Saul Straussman
Kitaro's second BEST OF collection is an excellent introduction to the unique sound of a new age visionary. The innovative Kitaro blends Asian traditional music with synthesizers, electric guitars, and acoustic instruments to create lush melodies that seem to ascend on wisps of heaven-bound incense. This ability to fuse the traditional and contemporary, the digital and spiritual, is best represented by the Grammy-nominated "Dance of Sarasvati" from MANDALA, the Kabuki-flavored "Koi" from KOJIKI, the title track from GAIA, and his classic "Theme from the Silk Road." Kitaro's THE SOONG SISTERS soundtrack a bonus disk packaged in a limited quantity uses orchestra, choir, nature sounds, and Chinese strings and drums to create romantic moods, ghostly forebodings, and action-filled soundscapes -- all touched by Kitaro's mystical edge.
All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
Choosing a best-of collection for Kitaro must be a difficult task. Everything he touches turns to gold. Best of Kitaro, Vol. 2 is a collection of pieces from his releases of 1988 through 1998. The selected compositions are typical of this man's techniques and styles. While there is only one unfortunate track with vocals by the ever irritating Jon Anderson, all of the performances are lyrical. Kitaro's gentle touch and smooth sound design give the pieces special flair. Each piece has its own panache, charm, and grace. This is an excellent starting point for any Kitaro collection. As an added bonus, it includes The Soong Sisters, a soundtrack to the film of the same name.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/1999
  • Label: Domo Records
  • UPC: 724384711122
  • Catalog Number: 47111

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme From Silk Road (6:16)
  2. 2 Tenku (4:14)
  3. 3 The Field (4:53)
  4. 4 Koi (6:27)
  5. 5 Cosmic Love (6:05)
  6. 6 Dance of Sarasvati (6:45)
  7. 7 The Bottom Of The Sky (7:21)
  8. 8 Gaia (7:11)
  9. 9 Heaven & Earth (10:53)
  10. 10 Lady Of Dreams (8:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Soong Sisters (4:44)
  2. 2 Nowhere To Land (2:51)
  3. 3 Dr. Sun & Ching-Ling (2:36)
  4. 4 Man On Fire (3:40)
  5. 5 Ching-Ling Assassination Attempt/Soldiers Revolt (4:03)
  6. 6 Ching-Ling Goes To Russia (3:53)
  7. 7 Waltz & War (3:48)
  8. 8 The Bonfire (1:48)
  9. 9 Xi-An Airport (1:21)
  10. 10 The Scroll Is Read (4:04)
  11. 11 Ching-Ling Escapes (2:55)
  12. 12 Parachutes (2:21)
  13. 13 Echoing Wall (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kitaro Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Andrew Kinney Performing Ensemble
Northwest Sinfonia and Chorus Performing Ensemble
Warren Chang Erhu
Ziying Wu Chinese Lute
Buyun Zhao Yang Chin, Yangqin
Randy Miller Conductor, Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Kitaro Producer
Gary Barlough Producer, Engineer
Peter Kelsey Engineer
Eiichi Naito Executive Producer
Andrew Kinney Orchestration
Massanori Ishizuka Cover Design
Ziying Wu Contributor
Peter Tomashek Orchestration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    I ordered this product online received it but only disc 1, calle

    I ordered this product online received it but only disc 1, called customer service and they shipped a new one and I am to return the firdt one, Received second delivery and once again only received disc 1. Either the advertiseing is incrrect or the description somewahere is incorrect. mI love the music but would like to receive what I ordered and paid for.

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