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Heart As Wide As The World

Krishna DasAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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listen  1. My Foolish Heart/Bhaja Govinda 9:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Narayana/For Your Love10:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Hallelujah Shri Ram14:21Album Only
listen  4. Heart As Wide As The World/Shri Ram Jai Ram 8:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Shiva Puja & Chant12:23Album Only
listen  6. Sitaram11:06Album Only
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Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga ... Read more in Amazon's Krishna Das Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 2, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • ASIN: B00317LM8I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,744 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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As the best selling chant artist of all time, Krishna Das has sold more than 300,000 records, and continues to engage enthusiastic audiences around the world. He has headlined venues from concert halls to yoga studios for sold out crowds of 1,500 in cities across America,throughout Europe and most recently in South America. He has been recording his popular and much-beloved CDs of devotional Indian Chants since 1996.

Renowned for making kirtan chant more accessible to Westerners, Krishna Das, has been called the "chant master of American Yoga" by The New York Times, and the "Pavarotti of Kirtan" by Yoga Journal. His groundbreaking music is energized with modern grooves and harmonies to create a soulful practice that is eminently accessible to modern hearts, while staying true to the path of Bhakti Yoga.

Heart as Wide as the World includes all brand new chants and is Krishna Das' first album recorded entirely in the studio in more than 10 years. A collaboration with acclaimed producer David Nichtern it also includes musician Jerry Marotta on drums & percussion and an array of unique instruments including the dotar, tablas,esraj and bansuri flute.

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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
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In 1967, there was no Krishna Das, just a miserable rock-and-roll kid named Jeffrey Kagel. Luckily, in 1968, Kagel met Ram Das, just back from his first trip to India. Though sworn to secrecy, Ram Das couldn't help gushing about his guru. So off Kagel went to the foothills of the Himalayas. And though he was a Jew --- "on my parents' side," he says --- he was immediately hooked by Maharaj-ji, arguably the least doctrine-obsessed spiritual guide on the planet.

This attraction makes sense. Kagel came out of the Long Island rock and culture. Maharaj-ji practiced kirtan, the Hindu equivalent of the blues, a form of call-and-response chanting. The words were the Names of God, but it didn't much matter. "Om Namah Shivaya" --- crudely translated as "I bow to Shiva" --- is not about acknowledging an external diety, but connection to the god in your self.

Kagel sang his heart out. Or, more correctly, he sang his heart open and morphed into Krishna Das. In 1973, he returned to America, thinking he'd spent his life making devotional music. Not that he was a great singer. As he says:

I have very limited capabilities on almost every level. And musically, I'm very limited in what I can do. I have a nice voice. And the voice is actually a medium for that flow, that presence. But still, from a musical point of view, it's limited.

In the mid-`80s, he began leading kirtan in public. In spiritual circles, he was an immediate sensation. His explanation:

I'm just another person who hears me chanting, you know? That's why I do it. I'm not doing it for anybody else. I'm doing it because it's my life blood. It's what I do. I recognize that so many people get benefit from it. That's wonderful. Isn't that great? But that's not why I do it.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KD does it again March 30, 2010
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I've been chanting with Krishna Das since May 2006 and it has been quite a ride. With this CD, the devotion, the bhakti is deeper, more joyous. The chants combine Western sensibilities with the bliss, joy and heart-opening energies of the mantras.

The title track is, for me, one of the most moving chants. Krishna Das' love for his guru shines through as the simple words are sung. The first time I heard this I burst into tears at the beauty, the love that was just pouring out.

The addition of an old Yardbirds tune on "Narayanan/For Your Love" is another stroke of genius. Combining rock and roll with Sanskrit sounds odd at first - but it works here. Seeing it live brings out another dimension - the intensity of the chant can bring one to their knees.

This CD is wonderful. If you want to get to a place of joy within your heart, buy this CD. Come home to Joy.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a wonderful Peaceful C.D. of Krishna Das April 5, 2010
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I had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful Artist several times and having dinner with him in Los Angeles
at a local Private Kirtan when he was in Los Angeles several years ago. He is so wonderful, thoughtful,
caring. If you enjoy Kirtan and enjoy stress free music this C.D. is for you.
If you are a true fan of his and Kirtan this is a must in your collection. When I first heard it:
"I cried" knowing his singing came from his Heart and realizing that this is why he called the C.D.
Heart as Wide as the World. His guru is in the music he sings and if you are a devotee of
his guru his love will reach out to you.

I cannot say enough about this CD except I was unable to see him this year 2010 in Los Angeles.
But I got the CD and it was like I was there singing, enjoying and smiling along with all my friends
who so love his music to. He is a amazing soul and a wonderful person to know. I hope he can read this
some day and understand that I was the one that gave him that prayer wand that night at Los Angeles.

He truly is a Master and so so humble. If I had to say I have a favorite at this point it would be
#7: By Your Grace/Jai Gurudev: Is my all time favorite because it express's the true meaning of finding,
searching, going, and then all that is left is the "LOVE" OF LIFE AND SOUL.
thank you Krishna Das for this wonderful CD.

It made my birthday so much more important!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Love March 4, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Listening to Krishna Das, who I consider to be a true love-warrior, sing these love songs to God (our own highest selves) and singing along with him will, for sure, reach down deep and pull out the very best in yourself. These chants will pierce your heart and evoke unprecedented feelings of joy, sweetness, and tenderness. They are the very expression of that perfect love we all crave.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart As Wide As the World April 3, 2010
By Vara
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This Krishna Das's best work ever. Since I got the CD I have been listening to it everyday. Rest of the day these songs are ringing in my head and I find myself singing.Thanks for this great CD. Krishna Das fans, it's a must have CD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a MUST have album for ALL Krishna Das fans!!!!! March 2, 2010
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If you are a fan of Krishna Das and especially love the vibe from his album "Pilgrim Heart", then you DEFINITELY want to pick up "Heart As Wide As The World" and start singing immediately. It is a WONDERFUL album. Also, KD just released a book called "Chants Of A Lifetime" that also includes a cd with material that is different from the music on "Heart As Wide As The World". Both are essential.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
O love this DVD! Very up flitting and enjoyable to listen! Thanks for Krishna Das to share such inspiration with us!
Published 13 days ago by researching
5.0 out of 5 stars dee-vine
and inspired music from the soul within, KD brings the depth of sacred chanting to our upbeat, restless western ears and never misses a beat. ENJOY!
Published 1 month ago by Douglas Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Krishna Das!!!
Another great album from a great Master.
For me Krishna Das sets the standard and this Studio CD is fantastic.
Published 4 months ago by WaterLover
5.0 out of 5 stars Music or the warm feeling of listening
Hard to decide that the core of the voice with the blend of musical arrangements keep you under a spell. I'd say both. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Patricia Mazrum
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful music beautiful voices
Krishna Das's voice and music is transcendent. I play it while driving and don't mind the craziness all around me.
Published 10 months ago by artspirit
5.0 out of 5 stars Krishna Das is wonderful!
Really like this. It got a little faster on a few cuts than I thought it would but it really didn't take away from the quality.
Published 10 months ago by Sylvia Marquette
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Yoga
Krishna Das has a gritty and pleasing voice. Repetitive chanting and melodies are great. Six more words seem to be required.
Published 12 months ago by Ross S. Uhlfelder
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music to Open the Heart and Awaken Inner Joy.
A beautiful, heartfelt collection of music full of love and gratitude. Krishna has a wonderful expressive voice that echoes his love and inner peace.
Published 12 months ago by Doug McMillan
5.0 out of 5 stars kirtan rock solid heart
straight to the heart, rocks it strong & sweet, so much love pouring forth from the blessing to this world that kd is;
i am so grateful for kd for sharing this, helping the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Christopher Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
I have been playing this at home and at work. The music and singing help me to remain at ease even when things are getting chaotic.
Published 15 months ago by Ajna Regina
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