Ofra Haza

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The final disc from Israeli diva Ofra Haza, recorded in 1997, prior to her too early death from AIDS-related complications, showcases her multifaceted pop styles. It might be more mainstream than her earlier work, but it expands her horizons, and the powerful opener, "Show Me," harks back to that work with Middle Eastern instruments. "Im Nin Alu 2000" updates her best-known piece, although the major change from the original is just a pounding bass synth that powers the tune along. "Give Me a Sign" is sung in English, with a French spoken word interlude, with echoes of overblown Sarah Brightman to the arrangement and performance which is also unfortunately true of "Sixth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The final disc from Israeli diva Ofra Haza, recorded in 1997, prior to her too early death from AIDS-related complications, showcases her multifaceted pop styles. It might be more mainstream than her earlier work, but it expands her horizons, and the powerful opener, "Show Me," harks back to that work with Middle Eastern instruments. "Im Nin Alu 2000" updates her best-known piece, although the major change from the original is just a pounding bass synth that powers the tune along. "Give Me a Sign" is sung in English, with a French spoken word interlude, with echoes of overblown Sarah Brightman to the arrangement and performance which is also unfortunately true of "Sixth Sense," where the idea works better. Musically, "You" is gloriously atmospheric, from the eerie cello to Haza's haunted vocal. The cover of Carole King's "You Got a Friend" works perhaps better than it should, with a very heartfelt performance. Looking in retrospect, "One Day" makes for a poignant ending to the disc. While there's perhaps too great a reliance on keyboard and orchestra, the record rises above all that, and shows the singer Haza would probably have become, had time allowed. The sadness is that she didn't achieve the greater international acclaim her talent warranted, but this stands as a wonderful swan song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1999
  • Label: Ariola Germany
  • UPC: 743214409626
  • Catalog Number: 144096
  • Sales rank: 42,561

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Show Me (4:12)
  2. 2 Amore (4:31)
  3. 3 Im Nin Alu-2000 (3:38)
  4. 4 Sixth Sense (4:12)
  5. 5 My Ethiopian Boy (4:37)
  6. 6 Ahava (6:56)
  7. 7 No Time to Hate (4:24)
  8. 8 You've Got a Friend (5:16)
  9. 9 You (5:06)
  10. 10 Give Me a Sign (4:20)
  11. 11 One Day (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ofra Haza Primary Artist
Tony Harrison Narrator
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Pino Palladino Bass
Peter Weihe Guitar
Frank Peterson Keyboards
Paul Bateman Conductor
Thomas Schwarz Keyboards
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
Frank Peterson Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Paul Bateman Arranger
Thomas Sassenbach Art Direction
Thomas Schwarz Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ofra: A Desert Angel

    This is her most difinitve work yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great album

    This album is something special. I recommend it to all people!! Real music!!

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