Lullabies from the Axis of Evil

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The idea is excellent -- giving a human face to those countries labeled by George W. Bush as "the axis of evil" in his 2002 speech. Norwegian producer Erik Hillestad traveled to all those countries, recording female singers and traditional lullabies, then back home paired them with Western female artists over backing tracks created by musician Knut Reiersrud. Although Reirsrud has opted for an international ambience of subdued loops and beats that tend to stifle the individuality of the tracks, the vocal work is lovely and often quite gorgeous, as when Eddi Reader and North Korea's Sun Ju Lee come together on "Stars Are Rising" or Elena Fremerman and the National ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The idea is excellent -- giving a human face to those countries labeled by George W. Bush as "the axis of evil" in his 2002 speech. Norwegian producer Erik Hillestad traveled to all those countries, recording female singers and traditional lullabies, then back home paired them with Western female artists over backing tracks created by musician Knut Reiersrud. Although Reirsrud has opted for an international ambience of subdued loops and beats that tend to stifle the individuality of the tracks, the vocal work is lovely and often quite gorgeous, as when Eddi Reader and North Korea's Sun Ju Lee come together on "Stars Are Rising" or Elena Fremerman and the National Cathedral Girls Choristers team up with Iran's Pari Zanganeh for "Gohlelale."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • Label: Valley
  • UPC: 618321518724
  • Catalog Number: 15187
  • Sales rank: 132,849

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sad Sol (You, My Destiny) - Mahsa Vadat (5:29)
  2. 2 Dilelol (Sleep, My Child) - Halla Balsam (5:36)
  3. 3 Lalolalo ( Don't You Worry My Child) - Kulsoom Syed Ghulam (3:30)
  4. 4 Ya Lel Ma Atwalak (This Never Ending Night) - Rim Banna (6:35)
  5. 5 Luna, Luna (Luna, Luna Little Doll) - Mayada Killisly Baghdadi (4:56)
  6. 6 Peace Song - Halla Balsam (4:38)
  7. 7 Aruru (Lullaby, Sweet Baby) - Martha Lorenzo (4:41)
  8. 8 Stars Are Rising - Sun Ju Lee (3:38)
  9. 9 Nami (Angel) - Viva Killisly Chachati (5:11)
  10. 10 Lalalala Gohle Laleh - Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (3:57)
  11. 11 Garibe (Watching Over Me) - Halla Balsam (3:40)
  12. 12 Nami Ya La'aubi (Sleep My Doll) - Annistte (3:01)
  13. 13 Gohlelale (My Tulip, My Pearl) - Pari Zanganeh (3:13)
  14. 14 Nami (Lament) - Jawaher Shofani (5:02)
  15. 15 Mazar (Some Day, My Boy) - Fanzya & Razya Khan Ali (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Audun Erlien Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Knut Reiersrud Bass, Keyboards, Oud, Lap Steel Guitar
Marian Lisland Background Vocals
Christian Wallumrød Keyboards
David Wallumrod Piano, Clavinet
Technical Credits
Rickie Lee Jones Composer
Michael Wolff Vocal Engineer
Audun Erlien Composer, Engineer
Mark Hallman Vocal Engineer
David Kalish Vocal Engineer
Thomas Koppel Vocal Engineer
Calum MacColl Vocal Engineer
Knut Reiersrud Composer
Hahn Rowe Vocal Engineer
Javier Ramirez Vocal Engineer
Giert Clausen Engineer
Traditional Composer
Reidar Skår Engineer
Mark Douet Cover Photo
Reider Skaar Engineer
Malcom Bruno Vocal Engineer
Jjörn Englemann Mastering
Rim Banna Composer
Paul Cohen Vocal Engineer
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