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Music for Native Americans - O.S.T.

Robbie RobertsonAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 4, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: October 4, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TOC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Commissioned to come up with a soundtrack for the 1994 Turner Network Television special The Native Americans, Robbie Robertson delivered some of his most haunting and evocative work to date. Combining the sleek atmospherics of 1991's Storyville with traditional tribal chanting and instrumentation, Music for the Native Americans often manages to sound both contemporary and timeless. Unfortunately, Robertson's lyrics are often as clunky as they are well intentioned--though brief, his liner notes are far more powerful and informative--and his gravelly speak-singing is consistently outclassed by Native American guest vocalists Pura Fe, Soni, and Jen, whose "Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song)" is also the album's highlight. File under "flawed but interesting." --Dan Epstein

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Native American Music January 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This CD is beautiful. Theres a ephemeral, spiritual sound to it, yet at the same time its so very modern. I can't think of a good way to explain it, but the music is wonderful. Someof the songs, such as "Coyote Dance", "Ancestor Song" and "Twistd Hair", call to mind beautiful spiritual images in your head. The sound effects and lyrics on "Twisted Hair" in particular still stand out in my mind. Others, such as "Mahk Jchi", "Cherokee Morning Song" and "Akua Tuta", blend traditional Native American music stylings with modern rhythms for a breath taking effect. Many of these songs incorporate other Native American artists, such as Rita Coolidge and Kashtin.
However, the most interesting songs on this CD are the ones that come from Robbie Robertson himself. The lyrics to "Ghost Dance", "It is a Good Day to Die" and "Skinwalker" are haunting and will almost certain stick in your mind long after you've finished listening to this CD. The sound effects and soft-spoken voices meld perfectly together with the powerful and moving lyrics to create a magnificent effect. This is one of my favorite Native American CDs and I simply can't recommend it enough, esecially for people unfamilar with contemporary Native American music.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars truth & beauty May 12, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this CD and it immediately became an all-time favorite. It has a mix of sounds, with some performances by Pura Fe, Kashtin, and Coolidge, but the entire CD is imbued with a peaceful spirit that transports me to another time and place, a place of simplicity, truth, and so much beauty.
There are tracks that have fabulous guitar work by Robertson (like "The Vanishing Breed"), but the songs that captivate me the most are the ones in which he does the vocals. His voice delights me and the 2 spoken pieces, "Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood" and "Twisted Hair" are riveting.
The arrangements and musicianship are perfection. This is simply one of the most beautiful CDs I've ever heard in any genre, and that covers a lot of territory, as my tastes are varied.
The booklet insert, with poetry and imagery that compliment the CD info and lyrics is a joy...not to be missed are the insightful "tidbits" written by Robertson...(who would have known those were crickets ?)...the entire package is a work of art, exquisite and incredibly moving...and makes me grateful to be alive, and able to listen, learn, and enjoy.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll take this one with you everywhere! February 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When I first saw the TNT original, The Native Americans back in 1994, I just had to own a copy of the wonderfully haunting soundtrack. I rushed right out and bought this Robbie Robertson CD. Originally, my favorite cut was "Cherokee Morning Song" (Welela/Rita Coolidge & family). Then, I latched onto "Skinwalker" - a huanting pop/jazz offering by Robbie Robertson. This one tells the story of modern day Native American life (read between the lines). One by one, each song will become your favorite. Then, before you realize it, the whole album will grab your heart ... your very soul. Believe me ... it will bring you tears, love and an ethereal wonder (check out the harmony of the cricket song to the Creator in "Twisted Hair"). Mahk Jchi is sure to grow on you until you are humming it all the time. Be sure to devour all of the liner notes and the lyrics. You will be telling all of your friends to listen to this one - forever! Happy listening.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If this doesn't blow you away I don't know what will April 13, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The first time I listened to the wonderful music on this disc I was speechless for the rest of the day. After playing it again and reading the liner notes on the musicians and the historical background, I pulled Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee from the shelf and reread it.
I believe we, as the so-called modern man, have completely lost touch with earth and whatever might be beyond.
When I listen to Ghost Dance (my favorite on this disc) I get the feeling of being reconnected. That to me is magic.
Robbie and the very diverse group of great musicians take you on a journey through your heart. When listening to this you cannot help but feel close to the Native American. It goes deep, much deeper than you would expect.
But it is not just about suffering. There is love and blessing, even forgiveness.
The pureness of Coolidge singing the Cherokee Morning Song, the love in Golden Feather, unchangeable history in Ghost Dance or It Is A Good Day To Die, the haunting guitar in The Vanishing Breed: WOW!
When daily city life with all its insanity pulls me away from my inner self I put this on and find a way back. I hope it will be able to do the same to you.
Maybe if we feel reconnected to all that is around us - earth, nature, the sky, the animals, our brothers and sisters, even those we think of as our enemies - we can find a better way to save it. After all we're all part of the same planet.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime March 17, 2000
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This album is incredibly rich and beautiful in every regard. Reviewer Epstein (above) needs to get a clue. Robertson's lyrics show the highest honor and respect to the continuing history of Native Americans, and in "Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood" the words are actually Chief Joseph's -- some of the most haunting and soul-stirring words ever put forth, presented with a heart-felt musical arrangement. As on "Contact From the Underworld of Redboy" Robertson uses his unique vocal style effectively and includes many guest vocalists and musicians to add flavor and depth. The songwriting overall is catchy, concise and definitely stays with you. He also plays some mighty tasty guitar, and his production is flawless. I own over 1,000 CDs and this one stands out as THE most artistically brilliant and thematically respectful of all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising album
Hadn't heard of Robbie Robertson in a long time. When a friend recommended the album I was reluctant. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Joseph J. Giacalone
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly done
Was disappointed in content, too many modern instruments, should have been drums and flutes along with the appropriate chants, being Native American myself, I would not recommend... Read more
Published 19 days ago by jimmie Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars great sound!
Love anything Robbie Robertson sings and I own his cass. tapes so I thought I would go to the cds. I could listen to his music all day!
Published 21 days ago by susie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
This is a great cd, every penny worth spending. This is one of my favorite cd's in my collection of music!
Published 2 months ago by Thomas S. Sehon
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
it is excellent and wonderful, it is also awesome, and exciting, very very spiritual, always right on the money. thanks
Published 2 months ago by William Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love it
I've had this cd for over 10 years, but somehow lost the cd, still have the box and cover but I just HAD to buy it again, I love it too much to not have it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by spirit healer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!!!!
This is my absolutely favorite Robbie Robertson album. It has the most beautiful voices and soothing beats. I use it in my healing room and clients love it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ari
5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie Robertson...(sigh)
i love everything he's done that i have heard; and i know that even after about 7 albums (that's not including his time with The Band) i haven't come even close to hearing... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Vicki Lee Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie Robertson
Like the music and the one song song Fire Blood and Deed. tell it Brother these songs are real. Love this
Published 3 months ago by Marie Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful selection
I love this album. I never tire of listening to it. It is Powerful!
Robbie Robertson is an amazing and inspirational musician. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lorraine Aguilar
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