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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2008
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187901520
  • Catalog Number: 79015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brothers in Arms (5:18)
  2. 2 Tears in Heaven (4:42)
  3. 3 Wish You Were Here (4:28)
  4. 4 Moment of Peace (4:04)
  5. 5 Close My Eyes Forever (5:09)
  6. 6 Angels (4:49)
  7. 7 Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:53)
  8. 8 Sacrifice (4:50)
  9. 9 Only You (3:56)
  10. 10 Be (5:27)
  11. 11 Heroes (4:49)
  12. 12 Hymn (5:14)
  13. 13 Sadeness, Pt. 1 (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gregorian Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
Neil Diamond Composer
Elton John Composer
Ozzy Osbourne Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Roger Waters Composer
John Lees Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Vince Clarke Composer
Brian Eno Composer
David Fairstein Composer
David Gilmour Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Mark Knopfler Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Frank Peter Composer
Carsten Heusmann Composer
Amelia Brightman Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Enchanting :)

    I'm at a loss for words in describing how beautifully crafted this album is. Gorgeous harmonies and top notch instrumentals and production. Anyone who is a fan of classic rock/pop and would like to hear a new twist on some of their favorites needs to give this a listen. They won't regret it. The accompanying DVD is not to be missed either. Filmed at a medieval castle outside of Vienna, its visually stunning and the song selection (including a couple of Gregorian originals) are beautifully presented. Very unique and enchanting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Unexpected (Delightful) Surprise!

    while the concept in itself seems a bit odd - rock songs in Gregorian Chant?!?! The production level of the music is top-knotch, and the vocals, wow! It actually works, and beautifully! I checked out their website and it seems they've been around for a long time, but are just now hitting our shores. Welcome Gregorian Masters of Chant! You're awesome!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Awful

    I bought this mainly out of curiosity - I am a fan of chant, but this was the first time I'd noticed chant covers of popular tunes. First things first - the technical quality is very low compared to other Gregorian chant albums I've heard. To me it sounded like 2-3 different voices, electronically sampled and with an echo added. The over lying music track is strictly amateurish - sounds like it's all reproduced by one man and a decent synth. Some of the tracks aren't all bad - Sadness for example is just about adequate, but honestly most of the tracks on this album are pooly executed and not suitable for this music format. I applaud the vision that the artist shows to attempt something a little different, but really, this is so badly executed, adn shows so little musical skill that it's just not worth it. Stay far away from this, it just isn't good. I'd give it zero stars if I could.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding!

    Fabulous twist on pop/rock tunes. Incredibly well done. DVD has more songs and makes for a delightful evening!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it!

    I have been a fan of the Gregorian Masters of Chant for several years. I first discovered them when I was traveling in Germany. I am so happy they were finally brought to America!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Calming and Peaceful

    I really enjoyed the contemporary twist to the Gregorian Chant. I really enjoyed listening to the samples. Thank you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BOOKSELLER POINT OF VIEW

    I have always loved them.... I love sadness and a few others... Some of the songs are ok?!? but over all i give it a 7 1/2 out of 10. It is good enough to buy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    NOTHING GREGORIAN about this, gets a black hole instead of any s

    NOTHING GREGORIAN about this, gets a black hole instead of any star, just looking at the cover should have given me a clue that this was NOT ACTUAL MONKS, my only regret is that i dod not keep the receipt so that i could retur this absolute GARBAGE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    New Age, yes - Gregorian, no

    This could have been wonderful. As it is, it is a not particularly compelling New Age-ish performance, with a lot of (too much) musical over-scoring -- which in and of itself is not Gregorian. Chant is a capella and not instrumentally accompanied. Would that these contemporary selections had been done that way, that the artists had had the courage to be trust origins and be truly daring in interpretation.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    "WOW"

    some of the most exhilarating chanting that I have ever heard.Give me more.Please tell me where can I get more?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Gregorian Sounds of the Twenty-First Century

    This is one of my all time favorites for listening in the car or in front
    of a fire. The blend of voices is absolutely unique with an incredible
    reverb sound on touching selections such as Clapton's "Tears in Heaven"
    and "We Will Be Heroes." I listen to many CD's of beautiful medieval chant but this is truly just as inspiring as traditional church music.
    Bravo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Flawless execution, but without emotion

    18 years ago, Enigma showed us that the ancient practice of Gregorian chant could be combined with modern musical ideas and instrumentation to produce something that was at the same time spiritual and sensual. For that reason, &quot Sadness (Part 1)&quot is the only track that holds my interest here. As for the rest, well... the sound quality is top-notch and the vocal work is superb in terms of melody and harmony, but it's all rather devoid of feeling. See guitarist George Bellas as another example of a musician who's focused on technique and timbre rather than heartfelt songwriting...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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    Posted December 13, 2009

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    Posted March 24, 2009

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