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Spirit Nation
     

Spirit Nation

by Spirit Nation
 

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Spirit Nation combines ambient beats with Lakota Indian chants and lyrics. Though we may not understand the words, the content of the songs can be surmised from titles like "Spirit Path" and "Sacredness." Translated lyrics such as " I am walking the sacred path/I am walking the sacred Earth" show the celebration of Native American spirituality and values present on

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Spirit Nation combines ambient beats with Lakota Indian chants and lyrics. Though we may not understand the words, the content of the songs can be surmised from titles like "Spirit Path" and "Sacredness." Translated lyrics such as " I am walking the sacred path/I am walking the sacred Earth" show the celebration of Native American spirituality and values present on this album. Judy Crescenzo provides resonating, full lead vocals. Even on tracks like "Prayer to the Four Directions" which has layers of ethereal voices, the darker tones of her voice shine though. Lush keyboards, flutes and various ethnic instruments are set to programmed beats and live percussion to round out the songs. The combination works, except when the beat behind the song gets too modern. The track "I am Water" has a distracting dance floor beat you've already heard in too many songs. Aside from this one song, the pairing of modern technology and ancient instruments flows seamlessly with the beautiful vocals and melodies.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
RED FEATHER
UPC:
0658969101124
catalogNumber:
691011

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Performance Credits

Spirit Nation   Primary Artist
Don Markese   Flute,Ocarina
Steve Rosen   Guitar
Steve Tavaglione   Flute,Ambience
Jimmy Waldo   Percussion,Keyboards,Mellotron
George Tortorelli   Bamboo Flute
David Evans   Guitar,Sitar,Slide Guitar
Susie Williams   Background Vocals
Ron de la Vega   Cello
Spirit Voices   Background Vocals
Simone Tohl   Background Vocals
Nick Crescenzo   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Tavaglione   Contributor
Jimmy Waldo   Programming,Producer,Sound Design
George Tortorelli   Contributor
David Evans   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Josef Tousset   Engineer

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