Masters of Chant [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

Masters of Chant [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

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Masters of Chant represents another shining chapter in the history of the group Gregorian. For nearly a decade, producer Frank Peterson (Sarah Brightman) has pursued a vision of a type of music that has by now become its own genre. Contemporary pop and timeless chant combine as never before on Gregorian's albums, with songs from Coldplay to the Everly Brothers,…  See more details below

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Masters of Chant represents another shining chapter in the history of the group Gregorian. For nearly a decade, producer Frank Peterson (Sarah Brightman) has pursued a vision of a type of music that has by now become its own genre. Contemporary pop and timeless chant combine as never before on Gregorian's albums, with songs from Coldplay to the Everly Brothers, Björk to Queen given over to the serenity of choral chant. Barnes & Noble's exclusive CD Masters of Chant includes Gregorian's unique interpretations of songs by Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, and more! Don't miss the related live-concert DVD, Gregorian: Live at Kreuzenstein Castle, available separately.

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Release Date:
07/29/2008
Label:
Curb Records
UPC:
0715187901520
catalogNumber:
79015

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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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Masters of Chant [Barnes & Noble Exclusive] 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the contemporary twist to the Gregorian Chant. I really enjoyed listening to the samples. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fabulous twist on pop/rock tunes. Incredibly well done. DVD has more songs and makes for a delightful evening!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
villa111 More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
SnowyOwl09 More than 1 year ago
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.
Paridesea More than 1 year ago
some of the most exhilarating chanting that I have ever heard.Give me more.Please tell me where can I get more?
Guest More than 1 year ago
this band definitly has found domething special. the songs take on a depth adn quality that easily surpases the original version of all the songs. i particularly like nothing else matters, mettalicas song, r.e.m.'s losing my relligion, adn both simon and garfunkle songs, scarbourough fair adn the sound of silence. definitley a buy god bless america!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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...