The very best of two extraordinary careers with combined worldwide CD sales of over two million.
EverSound proudly presents “The Best of David and Diane Arkenstone”, an album that captures the very best of two extraordinary careers with combined worldwide CD sales of over two million. This compilation features pieces from their sixteen best-selling albums, such as “Jewel In The Sun”. “Aquaria, A Liquid Blue Trancescape” and “The Healing Spirit”.
This selection showcases the compositional and instrumentalist skills of two of the most talented musicians of the New Age and World Music genres.
"The Best of David & Diane" sampler:
1) Jewel In The Sun (from the album Jewel In The Sun)
2) The Spirit Of Excalibur (from Avalon: A Celtic Legend)
3) Edge Of The World (from Following the Equator)
4) The Angel’s Voice (from the album The Healing Spirit)
5) The Red Tower (from the album The Grand Circle)
6) Night Flight (from the album Spirits of the Rainforest)
7) Through The Veil (from Aquaria - A Liquid Blue Trancescape)
8) Morning Mist (from Reflections From The Wine Country)
9) Firefall (from the album Spirit of the Canyon)
10) Ocean Dreams (from the album Oddysea)
11) Seduction (from the album Echoes of Egypt)
12) Flight Of The Raven (from the album The Spirit Of Mesa Verde)
13) The White Feather (from the album Ancient Voices)
14) Horizon Of Stars (from the album African Skies)
15) Arwen and Aragorn (from the album Middle Earth)
16) Rhythm Of The Night (from the album Rhythm Of The Earth)
Posted by Bill Binkelman - New Age Retailer on 12th Feb 2015
The career retrospective makes it clear how prodigious the duo has been over their 10-year history of recording together.
To be able to maintain a high quality of composing and performing, especially across such a wide variety of genres (New Age, Native-influenced, world fusion, pan-African, orchestral adult temporary, Celtic, bouncy chill-out) is a testament of how talented these two are.
Playing this CD all the way though presents a dizzying display of virtuosity yet undeniable cohesion is also present throughout.
Posted by Vivek Kumar on 12th Feb 2015
I am not a professional reviewer of music and do not understand music in its technicalities. However, music overpowers me like nothing—I have the capacity to listen to music for almost every second. Though I have listened to various types of music; met various musicians hailing from different genres; yet I am not comprehensive in my range if you want me to name the types of music.
But when it comes to music that this CD contains, you just stop writing and tune yourself to a continuum that makes you lighter than air and let you float towards another plane of existence. As I can guess from some readings online, the genre of music in this CD sounds Celtic/Trance/New Age.
I will try to limit my review from technicalities but more on the appreciation part of this album. I received this album directly from Diane, who so graciously sent it across the “seven seas” and let me tune myself to some soulful music.
The album contains 16 well-selected pieces of David and Diane Arkenstone. The very first piece is “Jewel in the sun” from the album “Jewel in the sun”. The music is strongly supported by percussions and pulsating synthesizer and the voice of Diane swirls around to give the album a perfect start.
“Spirit of Excalibur” touches your heart with violin, piano and flute with soft touches of percussion. “Edge of the world” involves various percussion beats with Diane providing pulsating voice to render a totally different piece. The 4th track, “night flight”, is totally out-of-the-world. It transports you directly to the upper regions of consciousness. As you move forward, the album takes you to a journey of various moods of music.
The album produced by EverSound is an effort worth appreciating and acknowledgement. Team 2INDYA had been tuned to this music since we received it. We wish David and Diane love and peace!
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