Prime Music
Buy Used
$10.95
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Disc is in excellent condition, no scratches. Includes original packaging. From private collection
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • East/West Highway: Best Of
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

East/West Highway: Best Of


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, December 29, 2011
"Please retry"
$8.67 $3.07

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

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

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. East/West Highway 5:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Body & Soul 4:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Golestan Interlude0:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Skyline Drive 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. One Thousand & One Nights (Prelude)0:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. One Thousand & One Nights 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. October Moon 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Jakarta 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. One Passion Dance 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lost Words 5:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Wild World (Remix) 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Yasmine 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Cante Kian 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Middle Of The Night 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Melting Heart 5:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Last Goodbye 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Through Your Eyes 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Midnight At The Bascila 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 

Amazon's Shahin & Sepehr Store

Music

Image of album by Shahin & Sepehr

Photos

Image of Shahin & Sepehr
Visit Amazon's Shahin & Sepehr Store
for 6 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 29, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B00005176X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,179 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

East/West Highway: Best Of by Shahin & Sepehr

This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Amazon.com

While their names may seem indicative of something exotic and unfamiliar, the music of Shahin Shahida (acoustic and Spanish guitars) and Sepehr Haddad (guitars and keyboards) is smooth, easy-listening material designed to rest comfortably on Western ears. The Iranian duo's lively sound revolves around Shahin's graceful, flamenco-tinged guitar textures, unobtrusively embellished by Sepehr's keys and the same low-key, groove-based rhythmic underpinnings that propel the music of 3rd Force. (William Aura and 3rd Force are routinely involved in the production of Shahin & Sepehr's music.) East/West Highway is a best-of compilation that samples the duo's first four recordings (while also tossing in two new tracks), and it presents a decent showcase of the musicians' strengths and a minor weakness. On the plus side, the pair's sound is handsome, intelligent, and refreshing, with just enough rhythmic and ethnic spice to produce a stylish, feel-good atmosphere. The down side: Many pieces sound so similar it's difficult to distinguish one composition from the other. Fortunately, for listeners with a taste for smooth, Spanish-flavored music (with occasional Arabic and samba flourishes; "Jakarta" and "Midnight at the Basilica" are winning examples), they all sound pretty good. Pop the CD in your changer with a few other discs, hit shuffle, and you'll likely enjoy the results. --Terry Wood

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
15
4 star
1
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 17 customer reviews
They're all great, but my favorite is East/ WEst Highway.
Josy T. Sanchez
This is not your ordinary spanish guitar playing, although such music is divine when down well.
tri zappa
I heard a song played on my XM radio and I immediately knew I wanted this CD.
LTYoung

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album is a compilation of Shahin and Sepher's earlier albums. There are many great pieces on it, though in most of them, the rhythm stands out more than the guitar itself. The melody is very sensual, great for an evening or for a nice cruise in the car. I expected something deeper from them in this last release, but hopefully that will come next from these two excellent artists. For any flamenco fans, it's worth mentioning that this is NOT flamenco, it is beautiful Spanish guitar music that surpasses Liebert, Lopez, Armik and many other famous guitarists. I think Govi fans will like this as well as Encinas fans.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By steve on January 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
These days you never get a "best of" CD with 18 songs on it, its almost like a double album at the price of one, and it rocks. Every song is delightful, truly transports the listener to another realm. I absolutely LOVE their rendition of Cat Stevens' Wild World in a spanish guitar style setting. I saw the Wild World video on a local cable channel, really well done. Cannot wait for their next release----great job Higher Octave/Virgin!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hzootz on September 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Saw this group in free concert series and was pleased with live show. Bought this CD and it is fabulous. Cannot get enough of it. Plan to buy many others.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chris on July 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Shahin & Sepehr create a sound that entagles the listener and won't let go, from the first track to the last. The intricate guitar work creates an upbeat atmosphere either perfect for uplifting one's own spirits or to be played while entertaining guests. East/West Highway is sure to please.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Coastal Princess on September 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'd never heard of these guys before my daughter-in-law had this

playing on her stereo and I just had to have a copy! This east meets west, exotic, relaxing, thought provoking, and uplifting wonderful music is just what I needed after a long day of work. The "Persian" influence is (come on guys) actually "Iranian",

of course because there is no Persia anymore - it's now Iran. But

I guess the producers didn't want to scare off potential fans that are bigots and Iran or Middle Eastern haters. Personally, I couldn't care whether they're Iranian, Philipino, Dutch, or Martians... the music's great!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Serge Kozlovsky on February 6, 2011
Format: Audio CD
More than an hour of this lambent guitar music with no doubt will not allow you to stay indifferent. It will dip you into a whirlpool of the fresh, light rhythms, penetrated by romance and genuine optimism. And the words "guitar music" are not quite correct, because not only Persian tunes are present in the music of the duet, but also you can hear the traditional folk instruments: santur with 72 strings (grandfather of the modern cembalo), percussion (tonbak drum) and shepherd's flute (ney). And everywhere in the melodies of Shahin and Sepehr there are live rhythms, there is taste of celebration. But even those qualities of their work are not the most important ones. The main is that the music is enormously real, natural. These are melodies of life, not of dying, of communication, not of anchoritism. «East / West Highway» is a music of wandering pilgrims, enjoying life, awaiting many new, unexpected meetings with friends and pleasant discoveries. It is a dance caused by overflowing of life.

«East / West Highway» consists of the best compositions of four solo albums of Shahin and Sepehr, released by the studio Higher Octave Music, considered as one of the most interested and biggest companies specialized on smooth jazz, instrumental and new age music. Music of this duet has got already a lot of amateurs all over the world not only due to albums recorded by Shahin and Sepehr, but also by their concert performances. It is interesting that after releasing in 1996 the third album of the duet, «Aria», the musicians took a two-year break and concentrated into solo appearances, making concerts in Europe and America with great success.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Josy T. Sanchez on May 28, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I had never heard of Shahin & Sepehr, but am I glad I came across their music. FABULOUS!!! I bought all the CD's available. They're all great, but my favorite is East/ WEst Highway. I even bought 2 CD's of this one. One for the house and one for the car. This music is great for listening, dancing, reading, or whatever you want to do.They are so unique in their sound that I can't wait for their next release.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LTYoung on December 3, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is magical, all the songs are great. I heard a song played on my XM radio and I immediately knew I wanted this CD. Highly recommended for all jazz lovers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?