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    1. Chants Of India: Ravi Shankar;
    $45.98
    2. Kingdom Hearts, Vol. 2
    $13.99
    3. Ama
    $13.99
    4. Shakuhachi Meditation Music
    $13.99
    5. Sol-fa
    $9.99
    6. Withering to Death
    $12.99
    7. Dangerous and Moving
    $10.99
    8. Shakuhachi - The Japanese Flute
    $9.98
    9. The Sounds of India
    $14.98
    10. Samurai Champloo Original Soundtrack
    $7.99
    11. Three Ragas
    $13.99
    12. Sacred Treasures: Choral Masterworks
    $13.99
    13. Unbridled
    $44.49
    14. Ultra Blue
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    15. Splurge
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    16. The Very Best of Japanese Music
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    17. Sacred Treasures III: Choral Masterworks
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    18. The Lama's Chants
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    19. Transparent Things
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    20. Lullaby For The Moon : Japanese

    1. Chants Of India: Ravi Shankar; George Harrison
    by Angel Records
    Audio CD (06 May, 1997)
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    Asin: B000002SMC
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Montage
    A collection of spiritual gems set to music in Ravi Shankar's signature style. The music grows and grows on you with each hearing. Interestingly, as you ruminate on the meaning of the chants, you suddenly want to read the whole piece from which extracts are presented in this collection - which is precisely what the aim of putting this together was. Well, it worked with me!
    4-0 out of 5 stars good chanting music
    not typical indian music--more of a prayer chanting type--if you are into that then you will really enjoy this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The music transports the inner self to new heights
    Chants of India by Ravi Shankar was amazing in its depths and layers of music that transports the inner self to new heights. This cd makes you feel as if you are sitting next to Ravi-ji as he unleashes a beauty that you feel you have never heard until now. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Asia    2. Classical    3. Early Music / Chant    4. India    5. Indian    6. Indian Classical    7. Int'l & World Music    8. Raga    9. Spiritual    10. World Fusion    11. World Music   


    2. Kingdom Hearts, Vol. 2
    by Toshiba EMI Japan
    Audio CD (27 June, 2006)
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    Asin: B000BRWJ9C
    Sales Rank: 4819
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Music
    This Soundtrack is absolutely wonderful.The downside to it is it's still in Japanese.I don't have any clue as to when the English version is going to come out.It may not ever come out in English considering it was rated as the best videogame soundtrack in the nation with 33% of the vote!But there are only a few tracks sung in Japanese.I will list the track number and the name of the songs that are sung in Japanese.Disc 1 Track 03: Passion ~opening version~, Disc 2 Track 03: Swim this Way, Track 04: Part of Your World, Track 05: Under the Sea, Track 06: Ursula's Revenge, Track 07: A New Day is Dawning, and finally Track 33: Passion ~after the battle~.Just as a side note Track 24: One-Winged Angel is not in Japanese it is actually chanted in Latan, just if you were wondering.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music, but didn't realize either that it wasn't an English version...
    The description should be a little more clear about this being in Japanese.I got it as a gift for my son, but he just chuckled and listens to it anyway.I'm sure, though, he'll want a copy in English if it ever becomes available.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Kingdom Hearts, Vol.2
    I have not received the CD yet.It is still at the Bulk Mail Center in Bell, CA.I have left two messages on the voice mail in the tracking section at the Bulk Mail Center twice and have gotten no response.I can't comment on this product since I have not received it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Japanese    2. Pop    3. Soundtracks & Film Scores   


    3. Ama
    by Real World
    Audio CD (18 April, 2006)
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    Asin: B000E41KFQ
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Yungchen Lhamo is a new kind of Tibetan, one who was not only forced out into the world at large, but who embraces all its possibilities. Born and raised in Lhasa, she never knew a Tibet that wasn't under Chinese rule. She fled the country in 1989 and now resides in New York City. It's at this cultural crossroads that Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ama by Yungchen Lhamo
    This is very inspiring sacred music.Yungchen has a gift of opening our hearts.The modern electric backing is sensitive, and enhances rather than intrudes.Beautiful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE MOST SPIRITUAL SINGER IN THE WORLD RETURNS
    This is a masterpiece from the Tibetan singer, whose voice carries more pure unaffected spirituality and soul than any other singer in any other discipline in the world. For my meager punts, this is likely the best CD I'll hear this year, even if Huong Thanh releases a new CD.
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    Subjects:  1. Int'l & World Music    2. Pop    3. Tibet    4. Tibetian   


    4. Shakuhachi Meditation Music
    by Gemini Sun Records
    Audio CD (24 February, 1998)
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    Asin: B0000037AE
    Sales Rank: 2831
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Eckhart recommendation
    I am a huge fan of Eckhart Tolle.He has this music playing as the opening to some of his live talks.I have seen this on video.He has this music recommeded on his website.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    I am no expert in the music of the Shakuhachi, but I thoroughly enjoy this CD.I find the music to be relaxing and peaceful, though I'm not sure if people actually 'meditate' to this type of music (if I remember correctly, the performance of the music is more of a meditation exercise than the listening, but I'm no expert in meditation either).The pace is slow, and the music can easily set the tone for a nice relaxing afternoon, or for winding down at the end of the day.If that's what you're looking for, this CD may be for you.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Beware
    I was not familar with the artist, but very attracted by the cover. The CD, unfortunately, was a disappointment. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. New Age    2. New Age / Meditation    3. Pop    4. World Music   


    5. Sol-fa
    by Tofu Records
    Audio CD (18 October, 2005)
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    Asin: B000BC8SLA
    Sales Rank: 26681
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS NOW
    i know many people learn about them from their opening song in fullmetal alchemist that played on cartoon network.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have
    If you have seen Full Metal Alchemist, the hit song rewrite is there.All of the songs are great.Get if for yourself and enjoy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome...Naw, More than Awsome!
    AKFG/Asian Kung-Fu Generation is one of my favorite Asian bands! I'm sure it will be yours too if you take your time and listen to them. They are SO talented. Most of their lyrics are based on romance, but they've added a touch of rock style into them, which makes their songs so addicting. I've always admired their drummer Ijichi Kiyoshi, guitarists Masafumi Gotou and Kensuke Kita, and bassist Takahiro Yamada. All their songs that I've listened to, I've NEVER heard a song I didn't like. All their tunes are SO catchy!
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    Subjects:  1. Japanese Pop    2. Japanese Rock    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


    6. Withering to Death
    by Warcon
    Audio CD (16 May, 2006)
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    Asin: B000ENUKZS
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Dir en Grey are very much like their Japanese horror movie counterparts for English speaking audiences. They may not be the goriest, but there is something creepy and sinister in the underlying disjointed quality of everything involved. Take this statement from their website:"Formed in 1997, with the sole purpose to spread the feeling of hurt and sorrow caused by weakness, shallowness and egoism of humanity." Are they combating these characteristics of humanity, or furthering them because they are in the middle of it? Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Band This World Will Ever Hear
    For years now, I have always been into the metal and hardcore scene. After a while, however, all the music started sounding similar to me, it started blending all together to the point where I was having trouble differentiating the bands. Then someone showed me the song Obscure (from the album Vulgar) and I fell in love.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad CD
    Not one of my favorite CDs but it has a few songs that stand out and keep in my play list. I would buy another CD from this group.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Westernized... but still Diru
    The first song I heard off this album was Dead Tree, and it raised hopes that had been not-so-high for a long time. I understand "Vulgar" was a hard, dark album underscored by the ripping sound of thousands of fans breaking away from the band, but I was not one of them. I still believe that is a very strong album.
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    Subjects:  1. Goth Metal    2. Goth Rock    3. Japanese Rock    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop   


    7. Dangerous and Moving
    by Interscope Records
    Audio CD (11 October, 2005)
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    Asin: B000B0WO0S
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Who said 80s pop music never parted the Iron Curtain? T.A.T.U., the photogenic duo of Russian divas previously best known in the west for their supposed lesbianism and a risqué video for their hit "All The Things She Said," prove that the lessons of early-80s MTV weren't lost on the children of the former Soviet empire with "Dangerous and Moving." A comeback album of sorts in which the duo--Lena Katrina and Julia Volkova--has dropped the lesbian pretense (though not the coyly ambiguous lyrics), "Dangerous and Moving" is choc full of keyboard hooks that Flock of Seagulls would have been proud to claim, albeit with updated production values that place them closer to Avril Lavigne than to Tiffany. Grabbing some crunchy guitar riffs from Nirvana ("Loves Me Not"), some trippy flourishes a la Massive Attack ("Sacrifice") and a variety pack of punchy drum loops, the girls (or their production team anyway, which includes Trevor Horn and Dave Stewart on a track each) bid for Western pop superstardom yet again with what amounts to a sonic pastiche of the last 20 or so years of Top 40 radio. Much of this turns out to be a surprisingly guilt-free pleasure though, due mostly to the fact that the duo can generally sing better than most of their Western teen pop contemporaries, which helps songs like "Craving (I Only Want What I Can’t Have)" and "All About Us" lodge themselves in your head and stay there after only one listen. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Moving in the Right Direction; An Excellent Follow-up To Their Debut
    Although it seemed they had disappeared from the planet, Russian duo Tatu returned in 2005 with their sophomore attempt, Dangerous and Moving. Dropping all pretences of being a lesbian couple, the gimmick that brought them into the spotlight in the first place, the girls offered up a second album that, like their debut, was accessible to everyone, and full of excellent music. Some of the songs still do have lesbian overtones, but seeing as one of the girls is bisexual (not that it matters), it makes sense. This album makes it clear that the girls' voices have improved greatly, especially Julia whose borderline screeches put a slight strain on their debut. If people would just get past the whole issue of the girls pretending to be something they weren't, they would realize that both albums from the pair provided quality music, often with lyrics better than artists whose native language was English. This album is a step up from their already great debut, and hopefully they keep moving in this direction (no pun intended).
    4-0 out of 5 stars Great CD, but not as instant as their first
    I LOVED t.A.T.u's first album, "200 K/M In The Wrong Lane" - it was one of the best CDs of 2003. In 2005, the girls finally returned with "Dangerous And Moving" - the girls weren't lesbian no more, but they were still feisty.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Dangerous and Moving??
    This might not be as fresh and have as catchy tunes as 200 km/h in the wrong lane, but it definitedly shows some of that great style that made me like them right away!! With great songs like sacrifice, loves me not, and nice singles as all about us and gomenasai this cd shows us that t.a.t.u. still have a lot of talent to provide and share with whomever is willing to listen, that is the reason why I recommend it to you, if you don't feel ready to buy it just yet, at least try listening to some of their songs and see if you like them, you won't regret it :) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Club/Dance    2. Euro-Dance    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop    6. Russia   


    8. Shakuhachi - The Japanese Flute
    by Nonesuch
    Audio CD (17 April, 1991)
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    Asin: B000005IWN
    Sales Rank: 5211
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Smooth Sound Surprises Shakuhachi Skeptic
    Well, I finally gave in. While I've generally found CDs of international music by Nonesuch to be consistently high quality, and while I love the way Ensemble Nipponia (of which Miyata Kohachiro is a member) does traditional Japanese music, I held off from buying this particular CD...the shakuhachi flute isn't my overall favorite instrument, especially by itself; I've often found it to be monotonous and screechy. This CD proved me wrong, though, I'm happy to say. Each track is different in its own way, ranging from the smooth subtle calm of "Honshirabe" to the virtuoso trilling flights of "Tsuru no Sugomori"--all the while maintaining an austere meditative tone throughout the album. Miyata's performance is superb, handling the tricky parts with great artistry and skill without showing off, and he really brings out a deep, full sound in the shakuhachi that swims over the eardrums wonderfully. I was a skeptical listener, but this CD won me over.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Utsukushii
    Craving for Silence. Comlpete, eternal Silence. You face the wall. Perhaps hear snowflakes touching the ground. You become a snowflake, the crumbling wall, the Earthquake, the Ocean.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE SHAKUHACHI AT ITS BEST!
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    Subjects:  1. Asia    2. Int'l & World Music    3. Japan    4. Pop    5. Rock/Pop    6. World Music   


    9. The Sounds of India
    Audio CD (20 July, 1989)
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    Asin: B0000024SZ
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This 1960s classic is a perfect introduction not only to Ravi Shankar's brilliant work on the sitar, but also to classical Indian music in general. Shankar offers brief, informative explanations of Indian ragas, scales, rhythms, song structures, and time signatures to set the stage for each spiritual piece he, Chatur Lal (tabla), and N.C. Mullick (tamboura) perform. Though Western listeners may not be able intellectually to pinpoint the subtle purposes of the various ragas' rhythms and movements, unconsciously listeners will feel them vividly. For instance, the plodding tension created by the 2/3/2/3 rhythm in "Máru-Bihág" well reflects the raga's poetic metaphor of separated, longing lovers. The loose, playful improvisation on "Sindhi-Bhairavi" mirrors the passionate romance of lovers. Overall, classical Indian music is diverse and complex, but Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Much Talking on CD
    This guy really knows his stuff. It is indeed an introduction to the music with much talking on the CD.I was looking for something more mellow for prayer time. This music is very fast but very good. -Beth, 43, Louisiana

    1-0 out of 5 stars too much talking and not enough music
    I did not expect a primer on Indian music.I expectd, insteadexamples of songs in different styles.This CD does do that to a limited extent, but Ravi Shankar spends too much time instructing the audience.The music that is presented seems rough and un rehearsed

    5-0 out of 5 stars An introduction to beauty
    Others have already reviewed this recording more articulating than I can probably manage, but this recording will take you places you have never been before, or at least it did me, many years ago, and still. There is a notion of being in time, which Ravi explains better in a tangible way than anyone, in a way we can all relate to - the rhythym of the human touch and stroke, and there is a notion of being outside time, the outsideness of dreaming, and the insideness of feeling. This disc introduces both, as it introduces the practical and sublime qualities of classical Indian music. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Asia    2. Early Music / Chant    3. India    4. Indian    5. Indian Classical    6. Int'l & World Music    7. Pop    8. Popular Music    9. Raga    10. World   


    10. Samurai Champloo Original Soundtrack
    by Geneon [Pioneer]
    Audio CD (11 January, 2005)
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    Asin: B000641Z9A
    Sales Rank: 21888
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great set list.
    I've been a fan of Samurai Champloo for a while now, so I kinda knew what to expect from the soundtrack. It's great to hear the full length songs, when on the show, you only get a 10- 15 sec. snippet. I do live sound in a Jazz club, and play the soundtrack during set breaks, and all the time people are asking me what I'm playing. If you like "chill out" or downtempo I would highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The good musics to the good anime
    Well, what else! If you like Samurai Champloo on TV, it's also thx to the music! And when you'll listen to the soundtrack, you'll remember the fun to have seen SC, and it's really nice to remember...

    5-0 out of 5 stars For the true samurai
    Wow, this is album is wonderful. I got hooked on to the cd when I first heard " Battle Cry". Everything else is great well produced album if you love hiphop, soul, and r&b. I also recommend picking up Samurai Champloo: Impression. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anime / Japanimation    2. Hip-Hop    3. Japan    4. Japanese Pop    5. Japanese Rock    6. Pop    7. Pop-Rap    8. Psychedelic Pop    9. R&B    10. Soundtrack    11. Soundtracks    12. Soundtracks & Film Scores    13. Trip-Hop   


    11. Three Ragas
    by Angel Records
    Audio CD (18 July, 2000)
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    Asin: B00004U92Q
    Sales Rank: 4028
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    • Original recording remastered

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome, consistent, and diverse
    This is the best Ravi Shankar I've heard so far.You don't get much alap (slow arhythmic introduction to the raga being performed) on this CD, and the reason is that alap can last for as much as an hour, but whoever produced this wanted to put 3 whole ragas (scales plus plus, basically) into the same amount of time.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless music
    Thanks to inspiration from a highly unlikely quarter--Bollywood, of all things!--my wife and I have developed a newfound love of Indian culture.I had long been familiar with Ravi Shankar thanks to his association with George Harrison and his fame as one of the world's best sitar players, but until recently, the only album of his that I had was the live Inside the Kremlin (1988).I always enjoyed that CD, believing that raga could be a challenging but ultimately rewarding listen if one were simply willing to give the music time to move one's soul.This CD (along with two other of Angel-EMI's Ravi remasters) has indeed proven me correct...and well-rewarded.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Ravi's Peak
    Welcome to Ravi Shankar's best album (4.8 stars)! Recorded in 1956, Three Ragas was his first LP. Pound for pound, it is also as powerful a musical statement as he had ever made, or would go on to make.
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    Subjects:  1. Asia    2. India    3. India / Pakistan    4. Indian    5. Indian Classical    6. Int'l & World Music    7. Pop    8. Raga    9. World Fusion    10. World Music   


    12. Sacred Treasures: Choral Masterworks From Russia
    by Hearts of Space
    Audio CD (17 February, 1998)
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    Asin: B000000X8J
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Although this collection intends to transport the soul, it has a tremendously potent low-end depth to it that earns high marks indeed in the worlds of vocal and liturgical music. Dmitri Bortniansky's "Hymn of the Cherubim" is performed with a gracefulness that gets a warming fatness from the production, as does Alexander Gretchaninov's "I Have Chosen the Blissful," which travels with a ringing resonance. In a year of fine choral works--check out Sequentia's Hildegard cycle box, Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars A Soviet version of Russian music
    I admit to some strong bias here, having sung on the recording of Tchaikovsky's Liturgy available here from the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York. I was in that choir for five years, and our conductor's view of how to properly interpret Russian music became my own.
    5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME, Ethereal, Heavenly, Glorious ChoralMusic
    Of all my great Robert Shaw Recordings of Bach's B-Minor, theELIJAH, the Missa Solemnis or Haydn's CREATION, None can match the intensity, sheer choral beauty, spiritual inspiration early in the morning hours than this Treasure! Upon early arising ateither 3:30 or even later I begin with meditative listening tothis choral gem of Ancient Gregorian Russian Chants.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Reverently Moving
    Sacred Treasures is an exceptional compilation of celebrated choral excerpts from the Divine Liturgy of the Russian Orthodox church. This impeccable recording of some of the finest Russian choirs captures the breadth and clarity of sound unique to these choirs. Although the selections are excerpts of the Divine Liturgy, the music nevertheless inspires an experience of reverence and worship. Opening and closing with the magnificent sound of Russian cathedral bells, the recording transports the listener into a special realm of beauty and peace. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Choral    2. Choral Music    3. Christmas / Chanukkah    4. Classical    5. Classical Collections-Composer Desc.    6. Classical Music    7. Eastern Orthodox Polyphony    8. Mass    9. Miscellaneous    10. Miscellaneous Music    11. New Age / Meditation    12. Pop    13. Russia    14. Sacred Choral Music    15. Unknown Genre/Unspecified Instrumentation    16. V/a Compilations   


    13. Unbridled
    by Bgm Music Media
    Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000H6STM8
    Sales Rank: 7965
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    Subjects:  1. Asian    2. Country    3. Japan    4. Pop    5. Structured Improvisation    6. Traditional Japanese   


    14. Ultra Blue
    by Toshiba EMI
    Audio CD (22 June, 2006)
    list price: $44.49 -- our price: $44.49
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    Asin: B000F9UE8E
    Sales Rank: 21886
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Expiramental CD
    Utada Hikaru has come a long way from the little girl who won the heart of Japan with her debut album "First Love." Each album that she has put out since then has been marked by a large jump in creativity and innovation. Ultra Blue proves to be her most innovative yet, with the daring nature of Exodus mixed with the sheer likeableness of Deep River. Ultra Blue is the most personal of all of Hikki's albums. Not only has she written the music and lyrics for all of the songs (as she has always done) but she has written all of the arrangements (save for colors, where she co-arranged the song), and most of the keyboard and programming work. Ultra Blue stands out from her previous albums where it uses mostly electronic arrangements instead of instruments.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Easily one of Hikaru's best.
    This album is beyond great, no joke. The songs are not the typical "poppy" songs you hear in clubs throughtout Japan...these songs have souls to them that Hikki's has carefully crafted. "Keep Tryin'" is one my favourites because it is so untraditional...I don't know how to describe it. "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" (written as "japanese title above) is also a slow and solemn song but filled with emotion that seriously is moving. "This is Love" and "Be My Last" are also good. "Passion" and "BLUE" are also great songs...an all-around good CD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This CD is AMAZING!!!
    This is Utada at her best. This CD is so upbeat and full of emotion.I have 3 words for anyone who is considering getting this album...BUY IT NOW!!! You won't regret it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Japanese    2. World Music   


    15. Splurge
    by Tofu Records
    Audio CD (25 July, 2006)
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    Asin: B000G7PNZE
    Sales Rank: 13743
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Splurge Makes the Grade
    For those who are already fans of Puffy Ami Yumi Splurge will fast become one of your favorites.To anyone new to Japanese pop (jpop) music this CD is an excellent gateway to a whole new world of head bobbing enjoyment.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Another Puffy Pop Gem
    Another solid pop music mini-masterpiece! These girls cannot make a bad album. Sure, they have recorded some twinky tunes, but when they nail it, they really nail it. Every Puffy album has at least 4 classic pop tunes on them, and this one is no exception. The monster on this album is "Call Me What You Like". The song starts off with the Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" piano roll with Def Leppard's "Rock Of Ages" count-off and then goes into a Knack-y beat with a "We Got The Beat" guitar line. 25 years ago this song would have been on your radio day and night. That's the true charm of Puffy. They borrow (or, as in CMWYL,lift) pop elements from the 50's on up and turn them into something fresh.Other highlights on Splurge are "Nice Buddy", "Etude", "The Story", and "Mole-like". While I don't think this album is as good, or rocks as hard, as "Nice", it is still on a par with "Spike" and "Jet". 10 years on, and they haven't slipped.NOTE: For anyone interested, the Japanese version of the album has Japanese versions of "Call It What You Like" and "Go Baby Power Now", neither of which sounded as good to my American ears as the English versions. There is also a cover of Green Day's "Basket Case", which sounds exactly like what you would expect: Green Day meets Puffy! Each of these songs would have been a nicer addition to the US release than either of the remixes, though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Puffy celebrates ten years of making great rock music
    I'll start by stating the obvious: this is a great rock album. You expected something different?
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    Subjects:  1. Indie Pop    2. Japan    3. Japanese Pop    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop    7. Shibuya-Kei   


    16. The Very Best of Japanese Music
    by Arc Music
    Audio CD (04 May, 2004)
    list price: $10.98 -- our price: $10.98
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    Asin: B0002234P4
    Sales Rank: 24178
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The title of this album is absolutely correct: the BEST
    I have some strange affinity for all things Japanese (this has been so since I was a little kid.) And that goes for Japanese music. I love the wild sound of the shakuhachi flute--which sounds like a bird soaring to me. And the sound of the koto is like rain dropping on garden leaves. This album has a fine selection of music ranging from koto and shakuhachi to the syncopated, Polynesian sound of taiko drumming (always a delight.)Read more

    Subjects:  1. Int'l & World Music    2. Japan    3. Javanese    4. Pop    5. Traditional Japanese    6. V/A Compilations   


    17. Sacred Treasures III: Choral Masterworks from Russia
    by Hearts of Space
    Audio CD (22 February, 2000)
    list price: $15.98 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B00003XB5E
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    What could be more sublime than a wall of dark, rotund Russian voices shimmering against the rising, ornate walls of a great cathedral? Not much, and this compilation of absolutely magnificent music proves it. The label Hearts of Space returns on this third choral collection to the ominous Slavic chant of their first choral album, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars It Doesn't Get any Better!!!
    Having collected a decent library of sacred music over the years I can readily attest that this is the best sacred music CD that I own, my second favorite being a requiem chant by the monks of Solesmes. Further, upon listening to this CD everyone I know seems to respond to it with the same enthusiasm. Track 10 is my personal favorite, but there are no weak pieces here.The entire production hangs together well.Can't recommend it enough to novice or seasoned liturgical music listener.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If another Choral CD was so satisfying I will pay $50!
    This Awesome recording along with the first Saced Treasures of Bortniansky, Chernikof, Gretchaninov, Rachminanov, Tchaikovsky, this more recent Sacred Treasures III, includes far more!!!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspired Beauty
    Another elegant presentation in the Sacred Treasures series. In Sacred Treasures III, Ellen Holmes has artfully combined some of the best recordings of Russian choral music from the orthodox liturgy (many by Rachmaninov) with uniquely beautiful arrangements such as Gunnar Eriksson's arrangement of Bach's "Komm Susser Tod" and less familiar pieces like the wordless "Chorale" by Georgian composer Josif Kechakmadze, which I found to be engaging. The inspired beauty of this music reaches into the soul and instills a sense of peace, as only music can. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Choral    2. Classical    3. Classical Collections-Composer Desc.    4. Classical Music    5. Classical Vocals    6. Eastern Orthodox Chant    7. Eastern Orthodox Polyphony    8. Mass Section    9. Miscellaneous    10. Miscellaneous Music    11. New Age / Meditation    12. Pop    13. Russia    14. Sacred Music for more than one Soloist & Chorus    15. Solo Voice(s) and Small Ensemble    16. V/a Compilations    17. Vocal   


    18. The Lama's Chants
    by Narada
    Audio CD (12 April, 2005)
    list price: $17.98 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B0007X9UEC
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Marking the 10th year since this popular Buddhist chant album was first released, this reissue ups the ante by featuring an expanded format. The first disc is a re-mastered version of the original album. The second features unreleased live performances by Gyurme and keyboardists Rykiel and Loy Ehrlich between 1995 and 2001, and it's this second disc that is truly intriguing. Recorded in caves, cathedrals, concert halls and open air festivals, the quality of the recordings is excellent. Mostly chanting and occasionally doing some long tones, Gyurme's voice again seemingly embodies a mix of the human and the holy during his prayers for healing, purification, liberation and peace--he's particularly spectacular on his solo intro to "The Mantra Of Padmasambhaval." Musically, Ehrlich seamless fills out Rykiel's ambient backgrounds, and two do a fine job accentuating the drama and majesty of Gyurme's voice, only overpowering it on the opening "Sacred Words Of Liberation." This is definitely a reissue that deserves to replace the original. --Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars wonderful for meditation and quiet times!
    I really like lisening to buddhist chants,this cd is very good the lama chants well; and in most of the songs the added instruments adds to the chant.however in some of the tracks I find it overpowers the chanting.my favorite tracks are the ones with little or no added instrumental music.In all a good purchase and a very nice addition to my sacred music collection.
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    Subjects:  1. Chants    2. Int'l & World Music    3. Pop    4. Tibet    5. Tibetian   


    19. Transparent Things
    Audio CD (16 May, 2006)
    list price: $19.49 -- our price: $19.49
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    Asin: B000EYK2I2
    Sales Rank: 13496
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    20. Lullaby For The Moon : Japanese Music For Koto And Shakuhachi
    by Blue Note Records
    Audio CD (10 February, 1998)
    list price: $11.98 -- our price: $7.99
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    Asin: B000005HA7
    Sales Rank: 17230
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Nice Introduction
    I purchased this CD in order to find music for a play production set in Japan, and this turned out to be a major source for us.Very pretty and, for a listener unused to Japanese music, perhaps a good entry level disc to purchase as an introduction.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS "NEO-TRADITIONAL" JAPANESE AT ITS BEST
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________3-0 out of 5 stars Lullaby Review
    I bought this CD. I was looking for the CD with Haru No Umi by Michio Miyagi, but this was all I found and picked it.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Int'l & World Music    2. Japan    3. Japanese    4. Japanese Orchestral    5. Pop    6. V/a Compilations    7. World Music   


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