Crazy Flower: A Collection

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"The First Lady of Israeli Song" has confounded her adoring public for over 30 years by singing in Yiddish and advocating peace. But with over 50 albums to her credit, Alberstein has been Israel's musical conscience since she was 17 years old, and was a close ally of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. This collection gathers her delicate, poetic songs with English translations, each limned with sorrow and lessons learned the hard way. Yet they also ring with optimism, and a hope that the mistakes of the past yield to a greater future for all.
All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Chava Alberstein, arguably the premier female Israeli musician (aside ...
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Editorial Reviews

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"The First Lady of Israeli Song" has confounded her adoring public for over 30 years by singing in Yiddish and advocating peace. But with over 50 albums to her credit, Alberstein has been Israel's musical conscience since she was 17 years old, and was a close ally of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. This collection gathers her delicate, poetic songs with English translations, each limned with sorrow and lessons learned the hard way. Yet they also ring with optimism, and a hope that the mistakes of the past yield to a greater future for all.
All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Chava Alberstein, arguably the premier female Israeli musician (aside from perhaps Ofra Haza), here releases a collection of songs on Shanachie for wider market release. The songs are partially traditional Jewish works, but more often contemporary works. Her voice is rather thick, and, as such, works well to accompany the largely Middle Eastern sound that her music embraces. The songs are all in Hebrew, for the purpose (paraphrasing Alberstein) of exposing the mostly English-speaking audience of the CDs to another language in song than they are generally used to hearing. She attempts to make use of the ancient and holy language in describing more mundane and secular occurrences. It works well, the throaty sound only helping. For someone wishing to look into contemporary Israeli music, this album wouldn't be a bad place to start, with one of the major forces.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1998
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351803023
  • Catalog Number: 8030
  • Sales rank: 148,281

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Are a Miracle (5:48)
  2. 2 Chad Gadya (5:03)
  3. 3 The Dove of Love (2:45)
  4. 4 Away (4:35)
  5. 5 Crazy Flower (4:10)
  6. 6 Old Violin (4:10)
  7. 7 The Treasure (5:42)
  8. 8 Like a Wild Flower (2:47)
  9. 9 Song Chases the Darkness Away (3:52)
  10. 10 London (4:37)
  11. 11 A Woman in a Watermelon (2:55)
  12. 12 Amidst My Life (4:01)
  13. 13 Signs (3:27)
  14. 14 Take Me with You (4:24)
  15. 15 I Shall Talk to You (2:53)
  16. 16 Mother Used to Say (3:49)
  17. 17 What Man Is He (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chava Alberstein Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Gordon Giltrap Composer
Mark Segal Arranger
Chava Alberstein Arranger
Y. Yaacobovich Arranger
Matti Caspi Arranger
N. Heiman Arranger
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Incredible~!

    The first time I heard Chava Alberstein was on the movie Free Zone. I heard Chad Gadya and thought to myself I have to find out who sings this song, so beautiful! But once I listened to the rest of her singing I was in awe, such a beautiful voice and Chava is an incredible person overall.

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