- The Enchanted Forest
- Lyrical Short Piece
- Nakasendo (The Old Road)
- Zui-Zui-Zukkorobashi, folk song
- Star Children
- Song of the Deep Forest
- Tokuyama Lullaby
- Hietsuki Bushi
- Usuhiki Uta "Song of the Mill"
- Love Song
- Song of Clay
- Harukoma "Spring Horse Dance"
- Sakura, Sakura, folk song "Cherry Blossom"
- Romantic World
The Enchanted Forest is the latest release by the world-famous classical flautist James Galway, collaborating for the first time with Japanese synthesist Hiro Fujikake. Five of the tunes are traditional Japanese pieces (including the lovely "Sakura [Cherry Blossom]"), while the other ten are original compositions by Fujikake, a skilled musician who draws heavily from the romantic and classical traditions of the West as well as from the musical heritage of his native Japan. The tunes range from the instantly catchy Kitaro-esque title track to the playful rhythms of the children's song "Zui Zui Zukorobashi," from the majestic "Nakasendo" to the impressionistic tone poem "Song of the Deep Forest." Galway plays with his usual sensitivity, combining the fluid voice of his golden flute with Fujikake's lush synthesizer colorings to produce this lyrical and enchanting tribute to the Melodies of Japan. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats
Performance CreditsJames Galway Primary Artist,Flute,Track Performer
Michael Askill Percussion
Greg White Acoustic Guitar
Darcy Wright Bass
Hiro Fujikake Synthesizer,Track Performer
Technical CreditsElton John Composer
Lesley Duncan Composer
Ralph Mace Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Bernie Taupin Composer
Nick Sangiamo Cover Photo
Michael Emmerson Executive Producer
Hiro Fujikake Composer
Joseph J. Stelmach Art Direction
Masaki Ohno Engineer
Steve Runkle Composer
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The Enchanted Forest: Melodies of Japan based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
So beautiful that words cannot describe the beauty of this album. It is not to be missed. The melodies are beautiful, enchanting, melodious, just touching. The music is relaxing, but not boring. Each song keeps you listening and stress just disappears as you become engulfed in the melodies of japan!