Pilgrim Heart

Pilgrim Heart

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by Krishna Das
     
 

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It's hard to say whether hindsight is an effective tool or not when it comes to music. To look with a critical eye back over the span of an artist's career may not be exactly fair, but it seems quite useful to a listener trying to make a selection of, say, a greatest-hits collection versus individual releases. The work of Krishna Das is a great example. If you examine

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It's hard to say whether hindsight is an effective tool or not when it comes to music. To look with a critical eye back over the span of an artist's career may not be exactly fair, but it seems quite useful to a listener trying to make a selection of, say, a greatest-hits collection versus individual releases. The work of Krishna Das is a great example. If you examine his albums closely, you will begin to notice a few trends in the track listings. More than once has he done "Hanuman Chaleesa," "Devi Puja," and "Hara Hara Mahadeva," though the former makes nary an appearance on this particular record. However, Sting does. He chirps his way through "Mountain Hare Krishna" with that ever-entrancing Sting voice of his. Of course, the song "Mountain Hare Krishna" was reincarnated on Das' Live on Earth release in 1999. What to do? If you're a hardcore kirtan lover, then you'll want this on your shelf. If you're only looking for a Das sampler, you'd do better to pick up his Live on Earth. That way you throw a wider net capturing his work, and as a bonus you get to avoid the very odd, slightly disconcerting, calypso-style "The Ring Song."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Triloka Records
UPC:
0801298205920
catalogNumber:
82059
Rank:
3870

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Krishna Das   Primary Artist,Harmonium,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Harmony,Ektara
Alex Alexander   Percussion,Snare Drums,Hi Hat
Hans Christian   Bass,Cello,Vocals,Sarangui,Nyckelharpa
Jeffrey Lesser   Hand Clapping,Harmony
Jeff Sussman   Dumbek,Shaker,Udu
Amit Chatterjee   Guitar,Roland VG8
John McDowell   Percussion,Keyboards,Bells,Shaker,African Drums
Roger Scheepers   Recorder
Faith Fennesy   Vocals
Girish Gambhira   Tabla
Keshav Hunter   Vocals,Gopichard
Meaghan Gannet   Vocals,Gopichard
Janaki   Hand Clapping
Kirtan Posse   Vocals
Bhima Karma Maharaj   Bells,Khol
Wynne Paris   Guitar,Saz
Elizabeth Pressman   Vocals
Maria Rubinate   Vocals
Sting ji   Bass,Vocals
Sarah Tomlinson   Vocals

Technical Credits

K.D. Kagel   Executive Producer
Mitchell Markus   Executive Producer
Jim Wilson   Programming
John McDowell   Bell Arrangements
Krishna Das   Producer
Parvati Markus   Inlay Photography
Roger Scheepers   Engineer
Rameshwar Das   Cover Photo
Donna Perrone   Illustrations

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Pilgrim Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I was visiting Hawaii few weeks ago and i happen to walk in to store that sold souvenirs and this CD was playing in background. I went over to the counter and ask them who is this artist and do they sell the CD. They told it was Krishna Dass and I could get at Borders. But when I went over to Borders in Maui ¿ it was sold out. I was so disappointed. When I came over to my home country (Malaysia), I logged into B&N and voila, I saw it. I did not hesitate even for a sec and ordered it. It was pretty pricey (after the conversion & mailing delivery) but it was worth it every penny. You see I am a Hindu but I am sometimes too busy to do my prayers. But having this CD in the car ¿ helping me to recite especially my Shiva mantras is wonderful. It is so difficult to get Shiva Mantra recited in such stimulating way ¿TQ very much Krishna Dass¿you are god¿s gift to mankind. Om Nama Shivaya.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musician/composer Krishna Das celebrates the precepts of Devotional Yoga by crafting modern melodies, which are sung in call and response form with intricate world-beat accompaniments. These upbeat, joyous songs are appealing, accessible and surprisingly varied, ever-evolving through changes in verse and melody. The chorus of response-singers is billed as the ¿Kirtan Posse¿, ¿Kirtan¿ being the chanting of mantras as a meditation and an expression of devotion. Krishna Das describes his practice as ¿¿a process of opening up the heart, letting go of fear and self-judging and allowing myself to be me. Chanting has deepened and continues to deepen the pathway for the river of love to flow into me and through me.¿ Music has always played a central role in the expression and affirmation of human faith. ¿Pilgrim Heart¿ succeeds admirably, both as a heartfelt testament, and a true listening pleasure, whatever your religion. This uplifting music will make you want to smile and share your own love with the world! The previous recording of Krishna Das and friends, ¿Breath of the Heart¿, features additional compositions of original chant music, performed in a similar style. Other musicians who offer modern renditions of Hindu prayers are singer Singh Kaur and harpist Kim Robertson, in their ¿Crimson Collection¿ series, and the group Rasa, in their albums ¿Union¿ and ¿Devotion¿.
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