Letting the World Go By: A Vacation for Mind & Soul

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The best new age labels promote not only music that is melodically pleasing, but also can be encouraged as part of a spiritual lifestyle. It's perhaps a bit pretentious for Real Music to speak of this captivating sampler of its roster as "carefully selected to help you discover and strengthen your true essence, your Real self," but there is some truth to its track-to-track abilities to relax any tensions. The 11 tracks are divided between the elegant piano seductions of Bernward Koch, the gentle acoustic guitar of Govi, Karunesh's dramatic soundscapes, the soft ivory hearts of Danny Wright and Kevin Kern, and the mystical sweeping atmospheres of 2002. Cynics like to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The best new age labels promote not only music that is melodically pleasing, but also can be encouraged as part of a spiritual lifestyle. It's perhaps a bit pretentious for Real Music to speak of this captivating sampler of its roster as "carefully selected to help you discover and strengthen your true essence, your Real self," but there is some truth to its track-to-track abilities to relax any tensions. The 11 tracks are divided between the elegant piano seductions of Bernward Koch, the gentle acoustic guitar of Govi, Karunesh's dramatic soundscapes, the soft ivory hearts of Danny Wright and Kevin Kern, and the mystical sweeping atmospheres of 2002. Cynics like to call new age music aural wallpaper, but in some ways, that's a good thing. One can't always be frantic and dancing. The tracks here seem designed to inspire rest and relaxation -- to lull to sleep -- so even that criticism is defeated. It's a beautiful spiritual collection that knows its purpose and isn't shy about declaring it. Plus, it's a great way to plug into Real Music's roster, which features genre performers who deserve more attention than they usually get.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Real Music
  • UPC: 046286345626
  • Catalog Number: 863456
  • Sales rank: 257,399

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dawn - Bernard L'hoir (2:54)
  2. 2 Long Way Home (4:12)
  3. 3 Embrace - Govi (6:55)
  4. 4 Zen Breakfast (5:30)
  5. 5 Together Forever - Danny Wright (4:05)
  6. 6 Summer of 300 Years - 2002 (5:24)
  7. 7 Thinking of You (6:01)
  8. 8 Little Sydney - Bernard L'hoir (5:00)
  9. 9 Another Realm (5:02)
  10. 10 Sea of Dreams - 2002 (5:54)
  11. 11 Festive (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bernward Koch Track Performer
Hilary Stagg Track Performer
Danny Wright Track Performer
Karunesh Track Performer
Kevin Kern Track Performer
Technical Credits
Santoo Govi Composer
Bernward Koch Composer
Hilary Stagg Composer
Danny Wright Composer
Karunesh Composer
Christiane Bohm Composer
Terence Yallop Executive Producer
Kevin Kern Composer
2002 Composer
Steve Wood Composer
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