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Pure Moods: Celestial Celebration
     

Pure Moods: Celestial Celebration

 
Though Celestial Celebration seems like a title taken from the Big Book of New Age Buzzwords, the Pure Moods people do a nice job with this collection musically. There's plenty of big-name talent involved, with everyone contributing mellow material. From Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones running

Overview

Though Celestial Celebration seems like a title taken from the Big Book of New Age Buzzwords, the Pure Moods people do a nice job with this collection musically. There's plenty of big-name talent involved, with everyone contributing mellow material. From Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones running through a dusky jazz take on Bryan Ferry's "More Than This" to Röksopp's percussive ping-pong remix of the Kings of Convenience nugget "I Don't Know What I Can Save You From," Celestial Celebration helps make quiet the new loud. Flecks of Latin influence float in on a breeze, offering cuts from Kinky and Pink Martini; elsewhere, Sheila Chandra ("Crescent Silver Scythe") and Enigma ("Voyageur") offer a refined take on chill. The Dirty Vegas car advertisement hit "Days Go By" is reborn here as a spare acoustic ballad, and Sarah Brightman's "What a Wonderful World" ends the album in her overly dramatic yet atmospheric and rousing style. (The crashing percussion track is a nice touch).

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724359679723
catalogNumber:
96797

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Evan Dando   Guest Appearance
Norah Jones   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Sheila Chandra   Composer
Bryan Ferry   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Steve Smith   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Moby   Composer
Michael Crétu   Composer
Craig Armstrong   Composer
Evan Dando   Composer
George Douglas   Composer
Curtis Harmon   Composer
Nellee Hooper   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
James K. Lloyd   Composer
Pierre Marchand   Composer
Cedric A. Napoleon   Composer
Paul Statham   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
P. Angel Gabriel   Composer
Jens Gad   Composer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Composer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Grantley Marshall   Composer
Dido Armstrong   Composer
S.L. Coe   Composer
Kings of Convenience   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
C.C. Murray   Composer
Victoria Horn   Composer
J. Thomeika Hunt   Composer
Lester Lefkowitz   Cover Photo
E. Oye   Composer

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