Celtic to Classic - Relaxing Guitars (Exclusive Amazon Digital Sampler)
 
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Celtic to Classic - Relaxing Guitars (Exclusive Amazon Digital Sampler)

January 25, 2011

$5.99
  Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Cathedral Bells Ruben Romero
3:27
2
Cumberland Celts New Age Gaelic Strings
4:38
3
O Mio Babbino Musette
3:24
4
She Steps Lightly Ben Tavera King
3:23
5
Amazing Grace New Age Gaelic Strings
3:48
6
Habanera Musette
3:00
7
Romance Antiguo Ben Tavera King
2:15
8
Cactus Blossom Ben Tavera King
4:06
9
Gymnopedies Ruben Romero
3:03
10
Jane's Toye Jig Ben Tavera King
4:32
11
Romance Anonimo Terry Muska
2:45
12
Shall We Gather New Age Gaelic Strings
2:34
13
Mozart's Magic Flute Ruben Romero
6:47
14
Adelita Frank Corrales
2:39


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 21, 2011
  • Label: 80-Minutes of Music/Talking Taco Music
  • Copyright: 2011 Talking Taco Music
  • Total Length: 50:21
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004KVPJME
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,625 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening new age guitars February 13, 2011
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It's nice that this set is up for free. This is New Age, easy listening guitar-based music. Did anyone else get that Native Flutes For Relaxation sampler that Amazon had up for free a while back? This is a similar idea in terms of general atmosphere and caliber of music -- just with guitar instead of native flutes. One of the artists -- Ben Tavera King -- was also featured on that collection, making the parallel between the two sets even more convincing.

But while the native flute collection had both a novelty and ethnic factor that added some value and interest, this guitar-based set has much less of that. Yes, there is the world "Celtic" in the title, but this doesn't come through much except on the track "Jane's Toye Jig" which does indeed have at least something of an Irish swing to it. On the whole, I found about half the tracks kept my attention enough to keep them in my library.

A lot of what made the cut were the reworkings of classical music hits -- like Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro", the Habanera from Bizet's "Carmen", a reworking of Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, and an excerpt from Mozart's "Magic Flute".

Overall, this is a nice collection for the price, but I didn't feel it opened any eyes, doors or horizons. Just pleasant relaxing guitars -- which sometimes border on being TOO pleasant and relaxing, even for an old man like me.

Not quite my taste, but yours may be different. In fact, I know some people just love this kind of music; for them, this will be a real treat, as you see in some of the other reviews. For me, this set gets three stars for good musicianship and a handful of interesting tracks, plus a bonus star for being free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome free music! March 13, 2011
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I got this free, and I just love this music! It's so relaxing and musically, it's just great to listen to! You should DEFINITELY download this album! You won't regret it. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely and Mellow March 2, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
Not all free downloads are keepers, but this one will stay with me for a while. Nothing extraordinary, but lots to love. I very much enjoyed "O Mio Babbino" and "Romance Antiguo," both of which remind me of warmer days. This album would be perfect mood music for relaxing, enjoying a hot bath or even in the background while working. It's not really heavy in the Celtic department, though, so if you are looking for a more ethnic sound you might be disappointed. However, I found it refreshing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Gift - Thanks, Amazon! February 25, 2011
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Not sure there are any Grammy winners here, but what a nice collection of well-recorded tunes APTLY titled "Relaxing".

That's precisely what it is and just what the Doctor might order, no matter who the patient!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing is true December 20, 2013
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Love to listen to this while I knit. It really is relaxing and pleasant to listen to. I recommend this highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great December 18, 2013
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This was a purchase that was done because I needed something to listen to, good Music. It was able fulfill my needs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. December 4, 2013
By eipxen
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It's mellow and, at the time I purchased it, was free. I still listen to something off of it every once in a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Celtic music December 30, 2012
By Theresa
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Very relaxing and enjoyable music. Not loud like some celtic music may be. I think that if you like guitar music you will enjoy this.
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