Your Music Library
  MP3 cart

Snow On The Sahara

May 26, 1998

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music
"Please retry"
$9.99
$9.99
More options
  • Sample this album Title (Sample)
1
30
4:19
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
2
30
3:14
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
3
30
3:33
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
4
30
4:27
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
5
30
4:36
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
6
30
4:41
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
7
30
2:23
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
8
30
4:12
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
9
30
4:03
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
10
30
4:18
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
11
30
4:11
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 26, 1998
  • Release Date: May 26, 1998
  • Label: Epic
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 43:57
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001BHYQKG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,321 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Her voice is incredibly powerful, her lyrics thoughtful, and her music stunning.
Helena Troi
So for any doubtful music lovers who read this, u have my guarantee, u will love this album as much i love it.
rudin chen
I stumbled across Anggun's CD while taking a sample listening at Wal-Mart... I bought it on the spot!
Patrick Prevenas

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Niki on February 22, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I first discovered Anggun during the airing of Sessions at West 54th years ago when she performed songs from "Snow on the Sahara" live. I was blown away by her performance and voice. Her exotic sound and look intrigued me, so I immediately went online to find out more about her.
An Indonesian princess, Anggun, had a good business sense about her, it seemed -- owning and managing her own recording studio at such a young age, and taking charge of her career from the get-go. Listening to the songs in "Snow on the Sahara", one could tell that the album was very much influenced by her exotic background. Not many pop-oriented music companies (distributors) would have taken a chance on such a unique-sounding album, unless the collection was excellent in its own right. And "Snow on the Sahara" was undoubtedly that: excellent!
Many times in my life, I've come across amazing song singles and bought the album based on that one song, only to be sourly disappointed by the album entirely. Not the case with "Snow on the Sahara". I was very happy when I finally got the album and listened to every single song in it.
Songs such as "Snow on the Sahara", "On the Breath of an Angel", "A Rose in the Wind", and "Secret of the Sea" all have very beautiful melodies not different from chart-topping ballads in the U.S. While "Over Their Walls", "Valparaiso" and "Selmanya" expose Anggun's unique, yet universal sound. This album is the kind you'd want to play in a candle-lit, luxurious bath; or out in a small, tropical island without the distractions of technology (except for a CD player), nor sights and sounds of the city.
"Snow on the Sahara" is a beautiful-sounding album, unique for it's exotic sounds, yet comfortably familiar for it's lovely ballads. I highly recommend Anggun's "Snow on the Sahara" for it truly is a great pleasure to listen to. -- NT
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
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By eustacia42 on March 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Anggun less than a year ago, and the newness has not worn off yet. As a hardcore Tori Amos fan who very rarely can stand to listen to other female vocalists, I was quite pleasantly surprised to find one to add to my short list! I recommend not only this album, but also the French version, "Au Nom De La Lune," which has a few little extras in addition to French versions of all the English songs (or maybe the originals which were re-recorded in English later, I don't know), and every track on "Sahara" is present there, too, with the exception of "Life on Mars." I own both of these CDs, and depending on my mood I will listen to Snow on the Sahara (if I want to sing along in my car) or Au Nom de la Lune (if I want to lay back and let the waves of sound wash over me like an oasis on the desert...) The difference in Anggun's and Tori's voices is a large one--Tori being more breathy and ethereal much of the time, Anggun earthy and sensual--and yet they each make frequent trips to the opposite ends of the vocal spectrum. Neither of them are afraid to use the full physical and emotional range of their voices to create landscapes and tapestries of sound, vivid in depth and color. I highly recommend this CD to anyone (including and especially fans of Tori Amos) who wants to increase that vivid depth of musical experience even 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
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hargreaves on November 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Oh, where to begin with this absolutely phenomenal collection of songs? After over six years, this CD remains one of the most innovative and achingly beautiful albums in pop history.

I first heard the title track "Snow on the Sahara" in 1998 on an alternative radio station in Seattle and was nearly moved to tears. I first thought "Oh my God, Annie Lennox's new song is the most amazing song I've ever heard!" But when the song was over, the DJ politely corrected me and announced that the song was by an Indonesian artist named Anggun. Anggun??? Who's ever heard of her?? Well, I made a beeline to Tower Records to see if I could track this CD down. After visiting several stores, I finally was able to find a demo copy of the CD in a tiny, out-of-the-way used CD store for $3. The best $3 I ever spent in my life. I think I could have easily slapped down $100 for this disc and it would have been worth every penny. Anyway, I sat in the parking lot of the CD store with my headphones on and my portable CD player going and listened to the entire album from beginning to end without ever moving the car. From then on, I was hooked.

Highlights:

"Snow on the Sahara" is a unique, ecclectic collection of Eastern-tinged pop gems. The title track, as I've already mentioned, is one of the most gorgeous and heart-wrenching songs ever written. Thoughtful and beautiful lyrics delivered by Anggun's incredible husky voice are wrapped in velvety, electronic, mid-tempo drum loops, dreamy guitars and feathery synths. This is a song I put on repeat and listen to over and over and never get tired of. Still manages to send chills up and down my spine. My favorite song of all time, hands down.
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
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Claire Berger on July 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Anggun is a master of her craft! This series of bewitching songs has the ability to sweep you into another realm filled with possibilities not known to the present. Her song "On The Breath of An Angel" speaks of undying love and compassion that truely pulls a my heart heart strings. The Indonesian lyrics add depth and a true melodical conversation with the listener(s) to the song. And after hearing the song in the 2001 NBC mini-series "The Princess and The Marine" I knew that I had to search out this amazing artist. I believe that it is safe to say that Anggun has truely touched me in a way that most artists have not, and cannot. If you enjoy beautiful, melodic music that has elements of European, Asian, and American music interwoven into [it], then Anggun's "Snow on the Sahara" is most definitely for you.
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


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?