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Down to the Moon [Bonus Tracks]

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Review

Andreas Vollenweider's Grammy-winning 1987 effort is dominated by the Swiss musician's electrically modified harp. Its distinctive sound runs throughout the album, supported by the usual tinkering synthesizer effects and light percussion. After an extended introductory interlude, the title track zips into a vaguely Caribbean-styled rhythm. "Water Moon" features a different, more organic harp sound; it's mixed with the windy tones of a flute, suggesting ghostly moonshafts lancing through falling rain. Vollenweider plays the harp strings off of guitar strings on the surprisingly twangy (for new age, anyway) "Drown in Pale Light." The composer weaves the instrumentals together with a goody bag of pan-ethnic influences, while the album's margins are full of these little touches that nevertheless make a big difference. Down to the Moon will appeal to anyone looking for music that's as interesting as it is soothing. [This version of the album contains bonus material.] ~ Johnny Loftus
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Down To the Moon Andreas Vollenweider 2:27
  3. 2 Moon Dance Andreas Vollenweider 4:15
  4. 3 Steam Forest Andreas Vollenweider 4:53
  5. 4 Water Moon Andreas Vollenweider 2:15
  6. 5 Night Fire Dance Andreas Vollenweider 4:57
  7. 6 Quiet Observer Andreas Vollenweider 2:43
  8. 7 Silver Wheel Andreas Vollenweider 3:57
  9. 8 Drown In Pale Light Andreas Vollenweider 2:15
  10. 9 The Secret, the Candle and Love Andreas Vollenweider 3:46
  11. 10 Hush-Patience At Bamboo Forest Andreas Vollenweider 0:17
  12. 11 Three Silver Ladies Dance Andreas Vollenweider 2:40
  13. 12 La Lune Et L'enfant Andreas Vollenweider 2:9
  14. 13 Moonday [Nhk Live Concert, Tokyo 1987] Andreas Vollenweider 6:21
  15. 14 Hey You! Yes, You... [Special Edit From Dualdisc Release Vox] Andreas Vollenweider 3:11
  16. 15 New You! Yes You Andreas Vollenweider 3:13

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