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Narada Decade, Vol. 2: Evolution 1992-2001


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Journey Begins, The - Hans Zimmer
    2. Yonnondio (Part 1) - Peter Buffett
    3. Merced, The - Eric Tingstad
    4. Skywatching - Michael Gettel
    5. Under the Canopy - David Arkenstone
    6. Chuaigh Me'na Rosann - Scartaglen
    7. Dancing Kachinas - Ralf Illenberger
    8. Back Home - Nando Lauria
    9. Joy of Beltane - Friedemann
    10. Sunrise - Kostia
    11. You Saw His Eyes - Mary McLaughlin
    12. Ngak - Lucky Diop
    13. Fingerdance - Billy McLaughlin
    14. Louise - John Whelan
    15. Saphyrro - Vas
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Call to Dance, The - Leahy
    2. Waters of Eden - Tony Levin
    3. Forgive Me (Perdoname) - Oscar Lopez
    4. El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) - Cuba L.A.
    5. Klimbim - Don Ross
    6. Virtue - Jesse Cook
    7. Gloria Bendita - Chuscales
    8. Onward, Upward - Alex Bugnon
    9. Quiet 3 - Sheila Chandra
    10. Love Life - Warren Hill
    11. Simuna - Lila Downs
    12. Whisper From the Mirror - Keiko Matsui
    13. San Francisco River - Flora Purim
    14. Song For Jan, A - Ramsey Lewis Trio
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10363

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Launched in 1983 with the release of Pianoscapes by Michael Jones and Heartsounds by David Lanz, Narada Records quickly became a new age mecca and trendsetter for other labels in the fast growing genre. Many years ago, when the label released a compilation of its first decade, the songs were mostly acoustic-based, melodic, and atmospheric gems by artists (including Tingstad & Rumbel and Spencer Brewer) who rarely crossed boundaries. The exception to this rule was the ambitious David Arkenstone. In the early '90s the focus changed dramatically, and, since then, Narada isn't just a new age haven anymore. A few of the opening tracks here reflect the joys of the "old" label-most notably -- those by Michael Gettel, Peter Buffet, and Arkenstone -- but, for the most part, this exciting 29-song collection celebrates the diversity of a label gone world-wild and more jazzy. There's Celtic music, African vocal music, acoustic guitar fingerstyling with Billy McLaughlin, energetic flamenco-based guitar (Oscar Lopez, Jesse Cook), meditational joys (Sheila Chandra), Brazilian (Flora Purim), and even selections from Narada Jazz's growing catalog, featuring Warren Hill, Ramsey Lewis, and Keiko Matsui. The music here offers a powerful glimpse back, but it's clear that the new directions point to the future. We can still call it "new age," but in a different sense than in the original vision for the label. With Narada forging down the roads less traveled by, it seems clear that the true new age of modern music is yet to be explored. Celebrating its exciting legacy, the label invites its fans to expand their minds and stay aboard as the challenges unfold. ~ Jonathan Widran

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