List Price: $17.98
Audio CD (July 18, 2006)
Original Release Date: July 18, 2006
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Gemini Sun Records
Nicholas Gunn - Beyond Grand Canyon
MP3 | 256 Kbps | 96.5 MB
Genre: New Age
01. Beyond Grand Canyon 3:29
02. Elves' Chasm 4:53
03. Count Your Blessings 5:03
04. Jurassic Point 4:12
05. The Boneyard 4:24
06. Face to Face 5:09
07. Gabriel's Horn 3:34
08. Step into the Light 1:03
09. Liquid Light 4:01
10. Bridal Falls 3:29
11. Sentinel of Eden 4:09
12. Earth Bones 0:56
13. Sunkissed 5:01
01. Beyond Grand Canyon set to Michael Fatali photography
02. Elves' Chasm set to Michael Fatali photography
03. Count Your Blessings set to Michael Fatali photography
04. Jurassic Point set to Michael Fatali photography
05. The Boneyard set to Michael Fatali photography
06. Face to Face set to Michael Fatali photography
07. Gabriel's Horn set to Michael Fatali photography
08. Step into the Light set to Michael Fatali photography
09. Liquid Light set to Michael Fatali photography
10. Bridal Falls set to Michael Fatali photography
11. Sentinel of Eden set to Michael Fatali photography
12. Earth Bones set to Michael Fatali photography
13. Sunkissed set to Michael Fatali photography
Customers who bought this item also bought
Breathe ~ Nicholas Gunn
Journey to Yellowstone ~ Nicholas Gunn
Season's Greetings from the Grand Canyon ~ Nicholas Gunn
The Music of the Grand Canyon ~ Nicholas Gunn
The Sacred Fire ~ Nicholas Gunn
Yosemite, Valley of the Giants ~ Mars Lasar
Through the Great Smoky Mountains: A Musical Journ ~ Nicholas Gunn
Afternoon in Sedona ~ Nicholas Gunn
The desert Southwest has been the source of more musical inspiration than just about anywhere else in the U.S., and Nicholas Gunn has been trekking through its surreal landscapes since his 1993 debut. He is one of the few flautists to evoke the Southwest without resorting to Native American flute. Instead, he relies mostly on a silver concert flute for most of his lush, often tribally rhythmic evocations. Beyond Grand Canyon is of a piece with all the albums he's released over the last decade or so, many of which have "Grand Canyon" somewhere in their titles. Favoring romantic harmonies and arrangements that border on Yanni 's terrain, Beyond Grand Canyon is on the lighter side of Gunn's oeuvre: often tending toward the sentimental, when a darker, more evocative touch might serve him better. Gunn plays flutes, stacks his voice in earthy, vaguely Native American-meets-Gothic choirs, and plays keyboards and percussion throughout the disc, accompanied sparingly by violinists (including Karen Briggs) and guitarists (including Johannes Linstead). Despite the Southwestern scenario, there's a surprising Celtic flavor to many of these tracks, including the title piece and "The Boneyard." And when it's not Celtic, Gunn brings a Latin and flamenco feel. On the companion DVD, the album tracks accompany a slickly produced slide show of Michael Fatali's color-saturated, painterly photographs, a vibrant, hyper-real Yang to Ansel Adams's stark and austere Yin. --John Diliberto
Gemini Sun Records
"A must have for all who appreciate music and art!"
Gemini Sun Records
"A great addition to any home theater."
From the Artist
Share with us a vision of purpose! Nicholas Gunn and Michael Fatali along with Gemini Sun Records and The Fatali Foundation each donate a portion of their proceeds from the sale of this CD/DVD and Michael Fatali art/prints to the Grand Canyon Association and other organizations that promote awareness and preservation of the natural world and its' powerful healing energies.
About the Artist
NICHOLAS GUNN - Classically trained, and with a reputation as one of the world’s best selling flutists, Nicholas Gunn is in the upper echelon of contemporary instrumentalists. Having sold nearly two million albums, making him a double Platinum artist! On his recordings, Gunn, who handles the arrangements and production, performs primarily on the concert classical C flute, but also plays bamboo flutes, wooden and tin whistles, synthesizers and a wide variety of drums and percussion instruments (and he occasionally adds background singing and chanting). But he also brings in special guest musicians which have included Yanni violinist Karen Briggs, cellist Sachi McHenry Patitucci, acoustic guitarist Zavier and various vocalists including Holland Zander, Casandra Sheard, Robert Miano, Peter Marmentini, and Navajo Razor Saltboy. Having been born in England, Nicholas studied at Great Britain’s prestigious Royal School of Music. In the early Nineties, Gunn’s debut recording Afternoon in Sedona, was released and was a best-seller at national retail chains such as Natural Wonders and the Nature Company. Nicholas’ subsequent albums each became a bestseller and went straight to the Billboard New Age charts, where they maintained success. The Music of the Grand Canyon was on the Billboard New Age charts for 32 weeks. In addition, Nicholas’ music has been featured on more than 20 compilation albums and has served as high-fidelity demo music for the speaker company Bose Audio. The series of National Park recordings, including his latest "Beyond Grand Canyon," in which Nicholas celebrates our nation’s protected nature reserves, has also enabled Nicholas to engage in another project, to assist in the preservation of the natural wilderness that has always served to inspire him. Nicholas donates back a portion of the proceeds from each album to help protect and preserve these National treasures. "I want my music to accomplish several things," Gunn explains. "I want the music to stand on it’s own as an enjoyable experience with memorable melodies and arrangements. I believe that it captures the feeling and spirit that inspired it. I am happy to donate part of the proceeds from some of my albums toward worthy causes, but really it is the fans that are buying my albums that are personally contributing."
MICHAEL FATALI - "Over the years, I have learned to use my creative voice for the gospel of nature and the universal energy of her love and beauty." The first introduction to his love affair with the outdoors began with many hiking and camping trips with his father during Fatali's childhood. Michael Fatali lost his mother to cancer when he was 14 years of age. He sought solace and comfort during many treks in the desert of the Southwest. This developed his heightened awareness and reverance for God's creation and what shaped his life mission as a voice for the gospel of nature. This healing voice allows the viewer to slip into the grace and beauty captured through his renderings of light, untouched by computers, color filters, or alterations other than the lens of his mind's eye. He soon formed The Fatali Foundation to heighten appreciation and awareness of the healing powers from the spirit of creation and the mystery of our eternal connection with it. The images of Fatali are donated throughout the world to charities and to patients receiving end of life care, as well as those who are on a journey of healing. After Fatali's artistry was dicovered, many publications and television featured stories quickly gained him both regional and international recognition as one of the world's top landscape photographers. His sensitive eye for spirit and light has become his own unique photographic voice in the world of photography and filmmaking. You are invited to visit and experience a personal tour of his breathtaking original photographs at one of The Fatali Gallery locations: Henderson, Nevada and Springdale, Utah.
BEYOND GRAND CANYON is a journey through music and images, which transcends the awakened awareness by infusing the Southwest’s phenomenal beauty with other worldly energies of light and sound. Nicholas Gunn and Michael Fatali have collaborated their creative passions to share with you this unique Audio-Visual experience, which inspires and informs. The soothing power of the musical compositions resonate a spiritual movement and vibration, through an ancient symphony of creation and a twenty-five year odyssey of stunning imagery. It enlightens and lifts the human spirit up to the eternal connection we all share with the natural world. This CD/DVD is one of the most innovative art forms created, making it a great addition to any home theater – a "must have" for all who appreciate music and art! CD run time: 49:21 DVD run time: 57:20 Wide Screen Format - 48K/24Bit Audio Special menu selections include interviews with Nicholas Gunn and Michael Fatali.
Beyond the Grand Canyon, February 7, 2007
Reviewer: Katrin Alyss Rosinski "Dolphin Dancer" (Roseville,MI)
I have the DVD/CD they are both conducive to meditaion time. I love it!
Great.., January 4, 2007
Reviewer: Ironic (San Francisco, CA)
My wife has liked previous works by Nicholas Gunn "The Grand Canyon" so since we had a baby on the way, I thought it would be nice music to listen to. I found this one, which came with a DVD. The pictures are outstanding, and a great complement to the music. Our baby loves it, the music is soothing, and exciting, and the video holds her interest..
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys his type of music.. and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a baby and loves to see their baby smile.
The best I have seen in years, August 26, 2006
Reviewer: H.C.G. (Southern CA, USA)
I have purchased several so called "New Age", or "Space Music" titles over the years and I am familiar with Nicholas Gunn's work. I have also found myslef incresingly displeased with this genre of music. However, I am pleased to say that finally Nicholas Gunn is taking the initiative to do something different by bringing some clarity to this very wishy washy style of music. There is CD and a DVD inside the most beautiful artwork packaging, of which I cannot compare to anything else presently. Clever that you can seperate the two potions of this release, as the music on the CD (although it is the same as on the DVD for the most part) is a different experience altogether as there are no visual prompts, and is exceptional to say the least. The DVD stimulates and redirects your visual and auditory sense with just playing CD alone, a really lovely and smart addition. I had Beyond Grand Canyon playing on my plasma screen at a recent dinner party, not only did it complement the room, but the comments made during its presentation were of awe. If there were a rating that only applied to the most exceptional products ever created, this would fall under those guidelines. Congratulations to all those who created this marvelous piece of work.
Deep and meaningful, August 24, 2006
Reviewer: Viola Gal "Viola Gal" (Denver, CO)
I always make it a point to read the other reviews before writting my own becuase it helps me focus on what I want to say. I have to be honest, I came here to rave about this title, which I still plan to do, but now I just want to blast the person who gave this title two stars, is that normal? I have four Nicholas Gunn albums including his first Grand Canyon album, and yes it is a great recording as well, but this new Grand Canyon title gave me goose bumps all over. If this is what "out there" is then that's where I want to be. I just don't get some peoples "stuckness" when it comes to music, oh well. You are great by me Mr. Gunn. I will keep coming back as long as you keep making beautiful music. My hat's also off to you Mr. Fatali, beautiful photography, wow!