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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Walela are made up of Rita Coolidge and her sister Priscilla Coolidge plus Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield, and when the three sing together, what emerges is a soothing, ethereal sound that fits perfectly with the sort of Native American new age gospel direction the trio favors. This set is drawn from Walela's two albums for Triloka Records, 1997's self-titled Walela and 2000's Unbearable Love, but given the overall similarity of the two records, this sequence feels pretty seamless, full of atmospherics (so atmospheric that some cuts seem to vanish into vapor) and at times almost rhythm-less backing tracks over which the trio's harmonies float like so much light ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Walela are made up of Rita Coolidge and her sister Priscilla Coolidge plus Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield, and when the three sing together, what emerges is a soothing, ethereal sound that fits perfectly with the sort of Native American new age gospel direction the trio favors. This set is drawn from Walela's two albums for Triloka Records, 1997's self-titled Walela and 2000's Unbearable Love, but given the overall similarity of the two records, this sequence feels pretty seamless, full of atmospherics (so atmospheric that some cuts seem to vanish into vapor) and at times almost rhythm-less backing tracks over which the trio's harmonies float like so much light smoke. This stuff is an acquired taste, truthfully, but there is no denying that songs like "Cherokee Morning Song" and "Wash Your Spirit Clean" have the kind of grace and conviction that make the heart swell.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Triloka Records
  • UPC: 015095763822
  • Catalog Number: 7638
  • Sales rank: 949

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Is Everybody Here (0:30)
  2. 2 Cherokee Morning Song (4:30)
  3. 3 Amazing Grace (6:00)
  4. 4 Bright Morning Stars (6:32)
  5. 5 Smoke in the Wind (5:45)
  6. 6 Wash Your Spirit Clean (4:22)
  7. 7 The Warrior (4:00)
  8. 8 Cherokee Rose (3:58)
  9. 9 I'll Turn My Radio On (2:49)
  10. 10 I Have No Indian Name (4:30)
  11. 11 God Save Us from Ourselves (4:22)
  12. 12 When It Comes (4:18)
  13. 13 The Whippoorwill (4:09)
  14. 14 Unbearable (1:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Walela Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rita Coolidge Composer
Priscilla Coolidge Composer
Geoffrey Gordon Producer, Audio Production
Booker T. Jones Composer
K.D. Kagel Executive Producer
Mitchell Markus Executive Producer
Jon Mathias Engineer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Laura Satterfield Composer
Jim Wilson Producer, Audio Production
Walela Audio Production
Paul Blakemore Producer, Audio Production
Laura Stewart Composer
Monty Byron Composer
Cynthia Dietrich Composer
Tim Veazey Composer
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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Highly recdommended!

    Amazing Amazing Amazing- they continue to enthrall

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