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

January 25, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 21, 2011
  • Release Date: January 25, 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 (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,699 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Fisher TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy Wright on March 2, 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Michener VINE VOICE on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KatieRhapsody on 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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this book magically draws me to it because i am a musicician and oddly enough a drummmr for 39 years . to me classical guitar is one if not most beatiful sounds and tunes i have ever heard.true musicians can pick out the truely gifted of most all musical instruments and the classic guitar is is one of the best and always will be ..
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i saw this good deal on SD and i purchased base on ppl's opinion. i like to liten this selection when it's rain, having tea, or just want to sit down and relax. pretty good songs in this album and it helps me not to think about stress things. thanks amazon for great deal for great music
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Ellis Phelps on February 5, 2011
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Thank you Ben King et. al. for this delicious drop of palatable magic. From the first tender note, my body piqued, then melted into ease. One can easily see the guitarist's hand fondle the strings, feel the musician's passionate sway as he plays. Although some of the tunes are familiar, the imaginative, playful treatment these talented individuals give them keeps the listener intrigued. Every piece is a delectable blend of beauty and soul. This classical guitar with a Celtic twist is melodic prayer. I love it. I own it. You should too.
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By T-S on March 30, 2011
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Had this music tape in college way before, now amazon offer it for free, have a nice memory! BTW, cloud drive is a very nice thing, both for amazon and buyers, time to buy amazon stocks now:)
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