If I'd Been Born an Eagle

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Huun-Huur-Tu's third album shows the group broadening the scope of its music. As the ensemble members themselves point out, there's a great deal more to Tuvan music than throat singing, although it might well be the form that grabs a listener's attention. This is their attempt to show both the historical and contemporary colors of Tuva, with old melodies but also many from the last 30 years that have become a part of the national consciousness. And they also explore the inevitable connections between Russian and Tuvan music. But throughout it all, the rhythm is that of the horse, which is that of Tuva. That's not to say they've made a turn away from their trademark throat...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Huun-Huur-Tu's third album shows the group broadening the scope of its music. As the ensemble members themselves point out, there's a great deal more to Tuvan music than throat singing, although it might well be the form that grabs a listener's attention. This is their attempt to show both the historical and contemporary colors of Tuva, with old melodies but also many from the last 30 years that have become a part of the national consciousness. And they also explore the inevitable connections between Russian and Tuvan music. But throughout it all, the rhythm is that of the horse, which is that of Tuva. That's not to say they've made a turn away from their trademark throat singing. It's still here, and still gloriously otherworldly, but at the same time incredibly accessible and completely human, with plenty of passion and all the soul of the best of Memphis.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/1997
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351648020
  • Catalog Number: 64080
  • Sales rank: 79,930

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Taraan-Taraam (3:41)
  2. 2 Don't Frighten the Crane (5:30)
  3. 3 Dadyr-Todur (1:20)
  4. 4 Samagaltai (4:10)
  5. 5 Orai-La Boldu-La (3:01)
  6. 6 Herder's Conversation (2:30)
  7. 7 Bai-Taiga (4:36)
  8. 8 Chylandyk (2:16)
  9. 9 Daglarim (2:12)
  10. 10 Chadaana (3:10)
  11. 11 Dangyna (2:35)
  12. 12 Dönen-Shilgi (3:30)
  13. 13 Tozhular Yry (3:38)
  14. 14 Shaldyg-Xaya (2:51)
  15. 15 Song of a Lonely Man (5:42)
  16. 16 Erge-Shölee Biste Turda (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Huun-Huur-Tu Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Sayan Bapa Guitar, Vocals, Doshpulur, Igil, Kargyraa
Anatoli Kuular Reeds, Jew's Harp, Vocals, Amyrga, Byzaanchi
Kaigal-ool Khovalyg Vocals, Whistle (Instrument), Igil, Kargyraa
Alexei Sariglar Bass Drums, Vocals, Igil
Kertik-Ool Danzyn Bayan
Sergey Starostin Wood Flute
Technical Credits
Huun-Huur-Tu translation
Robert Vosgien translation
Sayan Bapa Producer, Contributor
Anatoli Kuular Contributor
Theodore Levin Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Alexei Sariglar Sound Effects
Valentina Suzukei translation
Traditional Composer
Milan Ciric Engineer
Rastislav Kendenbil Composer
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