Andreas Vollenweider - Down To The Moon [Harp Music][New Age](2005)
Down to the Moon [ENHANCED] [IMPORT] Down to the Moon [ENHANCED] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]
List Price: $19.49
Audio CD (May 23, 2006)
Original Release Date: July 12, 2005
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Enhanced, Import
01. Down to the Moon
02. Moon Dance
03. Steam Forest
04. Water Moon
05. Night Fire Dance
06. Quiet Observer
07. Silver Wheel
08. Drown in Pale Light
09. Secret, The Candle and Love
10. Hush-Patience at Bamboo Forest
11. Three Silver Ladies Dance
12. Lune et l'Enfant
13. Moonday, Excerpt from Live Concert in Tokyo 1987 (Bonus Track)[Not included]
14. Hey You! Yes, You... (Bonus Track)[Not included]
Classical Music in the 23'rd Century, December 14, 2006
Reviewer: Kevin Harless (Statesville, NC USA)
I have no dobt that this album will be in the Enterprise computer listed under "Classical Music". Hearing Andreas today must be like it was back in
time when people first heard the works of Bach or Mozart when they were new. I discovered Andreas, of all places, on the radio before stations that once played jazz and new age succumbed to hip-hop drivel. I began my journey with Andreas with "Down to the Moon" in 1986 and then bought everything by him I could find, and continued through the "Live" album.
One track in particular stands out as one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard in my life, "Secret, the Candle, and Love". As for the rest of the album, it should be noted that on his harp, Andreas plays rhythm, bass, and lead, all at the same time!!! He incorporates
so many different styles and weaves them together flawlessly. His music can be Middle-Eastern, Oriental, European, Latin American, and jazz at the same time, and it works! His music is truly world class and nothing short of genius.
This is the kind of music one either "gets" or does not. So when you see the Amazon "professional" review of Andreas' later album "Book of Roses", and you read where the author dismisses Andreas as "Tubular Bells of the 90's", consider the old saying, "Pearls before swine."
enter a new world, June 19, 2006
Reviewer: Christian Nielsen (ridge ny)
wow how can i put this. i was lucky enough to see the down to the moon tour live at radio city music hall. andreas vollenweider was amazing. he actually transported you into a diffrent world with his music. the audience was hyponitized. when he stopped playing the was dead silence from over a 1000 people .... and then the crowd went wild . there were 2 encores that night. you will not regret this purchuse sincerly christian j nielsen
Dream stimulating music...., February 19, 2006
Reviewer: Leja (Las Vegas, Nevada USA)
This album came across my hands in 1987. I was only 14 years old. I was used to listening to rock/pop or classical. When I heard this album, "Down to the Moon" I was exposed to a whole new world. This album takes you to a place of imagination and peace. With soft subtle sounds of nature and even some semi-spaceage sounding music. What Andreas has done with his harp and other instruments in this album takes you to another realm of imagination. Very soothing, however it's almost as if all the songs are telling a story. A seamless story. You will not be disappointed with this CD. When you close your eyes turn this Cd on it will be sure to take you to a place that only your dreams can imagine.
I have since replaced my cassette and now have this Cd. I regularly listen to it. In 19 years I've never gotten tired of listening to it. This album will truly be a treasure in your ambient/new age music collection.
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