Planet Sleeps

Planet Sleeps

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An interesting collection of lullabies from around the world from Sony's Work label, The Planet Sleeps includes music from most continents. It's a little heavy on the Western European traditions (Gaelic, French, German), but makes up for itself with rewardingly soothing pieces throughout. While it could almost seem to be a bit slow paced and drowsy, one needsSee more details below

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An interesting collection of lullabies from around the world from Sony's Work label, The Planet Sleeps includes music from most continents. It's a little heavy on the Western European traditions (Gaelic, French, German), but makes up for itself with rewardingly soothing pieces throughout. While it could almost seem to be a bit slow paced and drowsy, one needs to remember the purpose. Some of the highlights on the album include the French lullaby from Algerian Houria Aichi, now living in Paris due to civil war in Algeria. Native Cameroonian Wes Madiko created a nice Pan-African sound on "Sweet Bitowo" by adding in some Zulu vocals from across the continent. Blind Indian dilruba player Baluji Shrivastav contributes a nice piece dedicated to his daughter, and perhaps the most moving piece occurs at the end, with a work from the Forgotten Voices album by the Trebevic Choir, a group of mixed Croats, Serbs, and Bosnians from before the war in Sarajevo. They reunited at one point during the bombing in 1994 to sing once more, and "Oj Talasi" was one of the results of the endeavor. Many have since disappeared as a result of the war, but their music lives on here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972400723
catalogNumber:
724007
Rank:
47368

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michelle   Track Performer
Houria Aichi   Track Performer
Boukman Eksperyans   Track Performer
Rankin Family   Track Performer
Baluji Shrivastav   Track Performer
Daniel Beaubrun   Vocals
Marjorie Beaubrun   Vocals
Mimerose "Manze" Beaubrun   Vocals
Theodore "Lolo" Beaubrun   Vocals
Hans Dominique   Vocals
Tato Gomez   Vocals
Maggie Jean-Louis   Vocals
Kieran Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Chimes,Keyboards,Track Performer
Michel Melthon Lynch   Vocals
Liam Ó Maonlaí   Track Performer
Henry Joseph Pierre   Vocals
Gary Seney   Vocals
Cookie Rankin   Vocal Harmony
Heather Rankin   Vocals
Jimmy Rankin   Vocals
Raylene Rankin   Vocal Harmony
Zohar Fresco   Percussion
Wes   Track Performer
Marc Marder   Double Bass,Track Performer
Haya Samir   Track Performer
Sherry Blakey-Smith   Track Performer
Atsuko Yma   Vocals
Bibi Gomez   Vocals
Bill Akiaki   Guitar
Trebevic Choir   Track Performer
Ulla Van Daelen   Harp
Yermi Kaplan   Track Performer
Kingdom Of Tonga Cultural Group   Track Performer
Hun Sarath   Track Performer
Japanese Music Ensemble Of New York   Track Performer
Hinewehi Mohi   Track Performer
Sophie Meriem Rockwell   Track Performer
Familion   Track Performer
Oren Kaplan   Guitar
Kevin Murphy   Cello
Daniel Valladares   Vocals,Charango
Maria Doyle Kennedy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rankin Family   Composer
Baluji Shrivastav   Producer,Engineer
Eric Clermontet   Producer
Robert Denis   Engineer
David Field   Producer
Michael Francis   Contributor
Tato Gomez   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Kieran Kennedy   Engineer
Ingmar Kiang   Engineer
Ray Parker   Contributor
Ed Tuton   Engineer
Fusaka Yoshida   Contributor
Michel Sanchez   Producer,Engineer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin   Contributor
Marc Marder   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Bernard Makoare   Contributor
Jason Holley   Illustrations
Paddy Free   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Stuart Pearce   Composer
Maria Doyle Kennedy   Producer

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