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I can't see how it can get much better than this...
on March 22, 2004
Beautiful, serene, addictive! I don't want to repeat what's already here, so suffice it to say that this album is the kind of music one can use sitting alone on a large body of water at sunrise, during the birth of a child, as background music for all that is beauty and peace in life. It is a true gem among music.
I recently drove 20 miles past my exit on the highway because I was so peaceful and content in the music... And you know what, because of the music - the drive back to my exit was a joy! If I knew you personally, I'd tell you that if you don't like it, I'll buy it from you just so I could give to someone else. It's simply that good.
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Well, it's been over 3 years since I originally wrote this review (it's now Dec 7th, 2007) and this disc still stays in our cars, home, and on our iPods (my wife loves this CD as well!) We bought several copies because we kept stealing it from one another, or leaving it where we weren't and wanted it. We have somewhere near 4000 CDs in our collection and this is still one of the most cherished. I had to ween myself off of listening to it all the time just so I could hear other music...
If you are reading this because you are considering this CD, as a 25+ year recording engineer/producer, fan and experimenter of all things music across all categories, and a very spiritual person as well - I cannot recommend this CD enough. It might not be for everyone but I have a hard time believing that everyone would not appreciate the music on this disc at least at one/some point in their lives. It is peaceful and uplifting while being simple and inviting.
If you think you'll have an issue because you don't understand the words (non-English lyrics), just read the liner notes and my guess is that concern will quickly melt away.
Snatam's other albums are also wonderful. This one is still my personal favorite. I can truly say that I have time-tested it, and one just never tires of this amazingly beautiful collection of music. At least this holds true for me, and many others I know.
All the best & Prem to you,