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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total Heaven, November 21, 1999
This review is from: Maori Songs (Audio CD)
First off - there is NO and I repeat NO OTHER SINGER in this world who could make those songs sound so emotional and beautiful. The love Kiri has for these songs comes through so clearly, it's her best album EVER for emotional imput! I started off, of course, with the first track, Hine e Hine. I felt quite tearful because of the way Kiri expresses herself, then I smiled my way through the battle songs (Tarakihi is magic!) and once I got to track Hoea Ra I was crying softly, but once Matangi arrived I really lost it! I was just crying my heart out, because it touched my soul so much. She was completley indescribable. I don't even know how to describe the whole album, let alone just Kiri! The Maori Singers are just great. Even after track 5, I thought there couldn't be much more magic on this CD, that would be too perfect, but I was wrong! A combination of crying, smiling and beating along with the war songs, until the inevitable happened - I reached Pokerekereana :) The native birds singing at the beginning of the song was beautiful enough (we have those birds in our back yard!) but then in come the Maori male singers, then Kiri. It's progressing along with all of them singing away and then I LOVE how all of a sudden, it all goes quiet, and Kiri, more emotional than ever, sings her final, gorgeous line, 'Te aroha e.....' and her voice trails off. It's such an amazing way to end an amazing album! I was just stunned. As a New Zealander, I felt SO proud that this gorgeous singer, and her album, are from the same country as me! I sat there for about ten minutes doing nothing other than staring into space and thinking how incredible, amazing, BEAUTIFUL the whole album was! Arguably Kiri's best album - a definite 5 stars! B U Y I T !
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