Pure Moods, Vol. 4

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Apparently the only mood that matters is one of pensive melancholy. Nearly every track on this addition to the series is set in a minor key. Some are played solo, like George Winston's new age relic "Sea." Some are crammed with odd instrumentation, as in the briefly startling last section of Yann Tiersen's "La Valse d'Amélie." Some have entire orchestras sawing away. There are ambitious works like Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," whose attempts to marry grandeur and minimalism are somewhat undercut by the monotony of a cymbal sample repeated too predictably. There are vocals, the best being the late Eva Cassidy's breathtaking treatment of Sting's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Apparently the only mood that matters is one of pensive melancholy. Nearly every track on this addition to the series is set in a minor key. Some are played solo, like George Winston's new age relic "Sea." Some are crammed with odd instrumentation, as in the briefly startling last section of Yann Tiersen's "La Valse d'Amélie." Some have entire orchestras sawing away. There are ambitious works like Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," whose attempts to marry grandeur and minimalism are somewhat undercut by the monotony of a cymbal sample repeated too predictably. There are vocals, the best being the late Eva Cassidy's breathtaking treatment of Sting's "Fields of Gold." And there are yawners, such as Yanni's "One Man's Dream," which he may, in fact, have recorded while asleep, or "This Love," sung by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins over a groove that suggests the tread of a drugged somnambulist, and Govi's "Garden of Eden," which sounds way too much like "Chim Chim Cheree" to take seriously. And yet, all of it creates the same gray impression -- which, of course, is the point, in which case credit must be paid to those who selected and sequenced these performances. Will upcoming installments offer some variety -- a hap-hap-happy compilation, for instance, set in major keys, with handclap rhythms and smiley vocals?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724381208229
  • Catalog Number: 12082
  • Sales rank: 44,710

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 November - Mythos (4:58)
  2. 2 Purify (4:14)
  3. 3 Shadows in Silence - Enigma (4:19)
  4. 4 Silence (6:34)
  5. 5 Songs from a Secret Garden (3:31)
  6. 6 One Man's Dream - Yanni (2:45)
  7. 7 Devotion (3:36)
  8. 8 Fields of Gold (4:42)
  9. 9 Garden of Eden - Govi (2:54)
  10. 10 La Valse d'Amélie (Theme from Amélie) - Yann Tiersen (2:00)
  11. 11 Sea - George Winston (2:42)
  12. 12 God Moving Over the Face of the Waters - Moby (5:45)
  13. 13 Main Titles (3:09)
  14. 14 Angel (4:28)
  15. 15 She Moves Through the Fair - B-Tribe (5:00)
  16. 16 This Love - Elizabeth Fraser (6:19)
  17. 17 River of Stars - Paul Schwartz (4:04)
  18. 18 When You're Falling (5:17)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Yanni Composer
Moby Composer
Michael Crétu Composer
Larry Hamby Executive Producer
Kris Solem Mastering
Mark Copeland Executive Producer
Bryan Kelley Producer
Ashley Abram Original Concept
Barrie Smithers Producer
Shannon Ward Producer
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