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Light of the Spirit
     

The Light of the Spirit

by Kitaro
 

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The Light of the Spirit is one of Kitaro's best CDs. Perhaps it is because Mickey Hart co-produced, or perhaps Kitaro asked Hart to co-produce because it is so good. It doesn't really matter if either of those is the reason; this is just an awesome CD. Kitaro's specialty has always been the symphonic synth and this is no exception. He

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The Light of the Spirit is one of Kitaro's best CDs. Perhaps it is because Mickey Hart co-produced, or perhaps Kitaro asked Hart to co-produce because it is so good. It doesn't really matter if either of those is the reason; this is just an awesome CD. Kitaro's specialty has always been the symphonic synth and this is no exception. He augments that synth with several guest musicians on a variety of ambient instruments. This is truly ambient music, albeit on the new age side of that style. The vocal accompaniment by Lynn Ray and Jeannie Tracy counts as instrumental as well. The sound design treats the wordless vocals as an extra sound to incorporate. David Jenkins contributes a smoking electric guitar that gives this rock & roll textures as well. This disc stands proudly with work by Constance Demby, Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, and Dean Evenson as some of the best adult contemporary instrumental new age music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2012
Label:
Domo Records
UPC:
0794017315324
catalogNumber:
73153
Rank:
89734

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kitaro   Primary Artist
Mickey Hart   Percussion
Hiroshi Araki   Guitar
David Grisman   Mandolin
Zakir Hussain   Percussion
Tomoyuki Hayashi   Keyboards
David Jenkins   Electric Guitar
Jose Lorenzo   Percussion
John Meyer   Flute
Lynn Ray   Vocals
Jeff Sterling   Synthesizer
Norihiro Tsuru   Violin
Bobby Vega   Electric Bass
Jeannie Tracie   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kitaro   Composer,Producer,Video Producer,Original Concept
Mickey Hart   Producer
Tom Flye   Engineer
Jeff Sterling   Programming
Eiichi Naito   Executive Producer,Management
Yukio Ohyama   Back Cover Photo
Ryuzo Toyotaka   Cover Photo
Kio Griffith   Art Direction
Dino Malito   Management,Artist
Kohei Kitayama   Video Producer,Original Concept
Naoya Hatakeyama   Video Director,Original Concept
Tsunekazu Ishihara   Video Director

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