Both Sides of the Sea

Both Sides of the Sea

by Noa
     
 

Released in the United States as they are here -- on one album -- the songs on Both Sides of the Sea are collected from two Israeli albums: Achinoam Nini (1997) and Achinoam Nini Gil Dor (1993). Noa is Israeli-born but American-raised. Her music is an interesting mixture of her two heritages. She sings in Hebrew (with a smattering of English), andSee more details below

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Released in the United States as they are here -- on one album -- the songs on Both Sides of the Sea are collected from two Israeli albums: Achinoam Nini (1997) and Achinoam Nini Gil Dor (1993). Noa is Israeli-born but American-raised. Her music is an interesting mixture of her two heritages. She sings in Hebrew (with a smattering of English), and the occasional Middle Eastern instrument shows up, notably on the song "Morning," which sounds almost like Yosefa or Ofra Haza. For the most part, however, she employs guitar, strings, bass, percussion, and maybe an accordion or flute. It's not a rock & roll ensemble, but more like the combo used by a pop singer like Barbra Streisand who was never more than slightly influenced by rock. The numbers are a real mix. "Pines" is a wistful song of longing born out of being from "both sides of the sea," and when Noa sings the English refrain it sounds like country & western. "Me" is a soaring, yet soft number that sounds a little bit cabaret and a whole lot Broadway. "Terminal" sounds like Poe, but it's the only track even remotely produced in such a way. One might not expect this range of styles to come together as anything coherent, but surprisingly, it does. United by Noa's clear, classy voice, competent production, and a touch of melancholy, Both Sides of the Sea has something to offer many constituencies.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2000
Label:
Ark 21
UPC:
0618685000422
catalogNumber:
850004

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Performance Credits

Noa   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Classical Guitar
Yossi Fine   Bass,Keyboards
Eli Magen   Double Bass
Alon Nadel   Bass
Gil Dor   Guitar,Background Vocals
Zohar Fresco   Percussion,Darbouka
Meir Banai   Vocals
Amir Shahasar   Flute
Eitan Itzcovich   Drums
Michael Haran   Cello
Genadi Gurevich   Violin
Ilan Salem   Flute,Piccolo,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Noa   Producer,Engineer,translation,Cover Photo
Yossi Fine   Producer
Gil Dor   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Lisa Glines   Art Direction
Guy Yaffe   Engineer,Mastering
Golan Zarfati   Engineer

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