The Light of the Spirit

The Light of the Spirit

by Kitaro


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The Light of the Spirit is one of Kitaro's best CDs. Perhaps it is because Mickey Hart co-produced, or perhaps Kitaro asked Hart to co-produce because it is so good. It doesn't really matter if either of those is the reason; this is just an awesome CD. Kitaro's specialty has always been the symphonic synth and this is no exception. He augments that synth with several guest musicians on a variety of ambient instruments. This is truly ambient music, albeit on the new age side of that style. The vocal accompaniment by Lynn Ray and Jeannie Tracy counts as instrumental as well. The sound design treats the wordless vocals as an extra sound to incorporate. David Jenkins contributes a smoking electric guitar that gives this rock & roll textures as well. This disc stands proudly with work by Constance Demby, Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, and Dean Evenson as some of the best adult contemporary instrumental new age music.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/1997
Label: Domo Records
UPC: 0794017106120
catalogNumber: 71061
Rank: 71509

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kitaro   Primary Artist
Mickey Hart   Percussion,Spatialization
Jeanie Tracy   Vocals
Hiroshi Araki   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Bobby Black   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
David Grisman   Mandolin
Zakir Hussain   Percussion
Tomoyuki Hayashi   Keyboards
David Jenkins   Electric Guitar
Jose Lorenzo   Percussion
John Meyer   Flute
Lynn Ray   Vocals
Jeff Sterling   Synthesizer
Norihiro Tsuru   Violin
Bobby Vega   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Kitaro   Arranger,Producer
Mickey Hart   Special Effects,Producer
Tom Flye   Engineer,Engineering
Jeff Sterling   Programming,Operation

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The Light of the Spirit 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This will be my first effort at giving a review of something but I just love this tape.A cassette of The Light of the Spirit came into my hands quite by accident and at a time when my life needed the power of the drums in my two favorite pieces: Sundance and Moondance. Wonderful music on the whole tape that feels truly inspired and does just that for the listener. Great for road trips. I've played my copy so much that it snapped and I need to get a replacement before I go into withdrawal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago