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Alhambra

Jon MarkAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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listen  1. Alhambra10:46Album Only
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listen  6. Sirocco 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Glory of Spain 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Garden 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Trilogy of the Innocent Ones: Innocenti 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Trilogy of the Innocent Ones: Conquistadores 6:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Trilogy of the Innocent Ones: Requiem 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 1, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kuckuck Schallplatten
  • ASIN: B0000018XU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,953 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

In the 1960s, Jon Mark was a session guitarist for such notables as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, and Jeff Beck. He also produced Marianne Faithfull's first five albums. In 1970, he founded the renowned Mark-Almond Band with reedman John Almond. They produced such hits as The City, The Ghetto, One Way Sunday, and What Am I Living For? Those familiar with the songs of the Mark-Almond Band will notice similar qualities in the music on The Standing Stones of Callanish. Jon Mark identifies those qualities as "gentle, soft, introspective, smooth, and somewhat sentimental and melancholy at times."

Born in Cornwall, England, Jon Mark has always been drawn to Celtic music and mythology. His upbringing took place near the actual site of The Standing Stones of Callanish. He continues to compose vocal music and points out that this all-instrumental release is not meant to be new age, old age, or any age, but is a natural extension of who he is. It attests, in fact, to his creative spirit and his willingness to give life to all the music that is within him.

His other recordings for Kuckuck Schallplatten include The Standing Stones of Callanish and Land of Merlin, and for Black Sun Music, The Best of Mark-Almond with Johnny Almond.

Product Description

Aromatic flavors of Spain and Islam commingle in Alhambra, soul-stirring music inspired by the fabulous palace that stands as a massive monument to the Moors of Africa and medieval invaders who ultimately brought their exotic richness to the southern plains of Iberia. The music of Jon Mark soars as high as the massive outer walls of the palace-fortress Alhambra, and sings as intricately as the elaborate mosaics that grace the inner walls. His melodies create the calm of the fountained courtyards and the clarity of the cloudless sky reflected in their pools. His impressions can be as delicate as a petal of a flower or as majestic as the Alhambra itself.

On his synthesizer, Jon Mark brings alive the legends of the Alhambra, its walls echoing with the exotic sounds of Moorish Spain. The rhythms are undeniably Andalusian; the richness is undeniably Jon Mark - passionate, graceful and sweeping.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is really enjoyable February 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have owned this CD for over six years now and have listened to it many, many times. I enjoy it very much and do not tire of the selections. Every piece on the CD is listenable. It is good music to listen to while you relax and think about things. One Christmas I gave it as a gift to over 150 business clients. I have had many comments back from them about how much they too like the CD. I have purchased most of the other Jon Mark CDs and find that his Sunday in Autumn CD runs a close "second" in my opinion to the Alhambra CD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAN THIS IS GREAT STUFF!!!!!!!! September 26, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've been a listener of electronic/new age foryears, beginning with Tangerine Dream to the latest from Enya. While my #1 favorites ,other than classical, are probably Pink Floyd and the Beatles with some old 70's Black Sabbath thrown in, these cd's are the perfect ones for relaxing and unwinding at the end of a tough day. the lush synthesizer melodies are very well done and lyrical; it never sounds like it was played by some non-musical fool, or some madman. It all feels real well and cozy, like your old flannel shirt.Buy it; you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meditating on the Alhambra January 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are a lot of albums out there that are billed as aids to meditation. This one isn't. But for the times when I'm trying to meditate, I keep a small selection of CDs. This is the one that helps me the most to direct my attention away from the stream of thoughts, to the music and my breath.

The Alhambra is a beautiful Moorish castle in the Spanish city of Granada.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! September 30, 2000
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard this cd a few years back during a massage session, and fell in love. I then started doing massage and wanted this for my collection but was unable to find it anywhere. I kept borrowing it from my (then) massage therapist, my chiropractor, etc, I've done so much work with this playing in the background. It's become a part of my work. I finally purchased the cd and have spent many hours enjoying it. It's an amazingly different cd. Very passionate and unique. I've never heard anything like it. I haven't experienced any other music by Jon Mark, but plan to in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jon Mark Alhambra October 26, 2013
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I was loaned this Album years ago.And I thought it was Great so I bought it. I play it on my Iphone through my Sound units with all my other music. Never get tired of listening to it.
I really can recommend it to anyone who likes this type of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very relaxing May 5, 2013
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Was looking for something to listen to while reading and Alhambra real fits that. I have even had it on at work and co-workers have enjoyed listening.
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