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Pure Moods, Vol. 3 [Compilation]

Pure Moods Audio CD
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1. Only If - Enya
2. Porcelain - Moby
3. Life in Mono - Mono
4. Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
5. Christphori's Dream - David Lanz
6. Land of Anaka - Brian Eno and Geoffrey Oryema
7. Dela Dela - Sacred Spirit
8. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto
9. Velocity of Love - Suzanne Ciani
10. Ever So Loney - Sheila Chandra
11. Virtue - Jessie Cook
12. Theme from Silk Road - Kitaro
13. Synaesthetic - Blue Man Group
14. On Sacred Ground - Yanni
15. Gravity of Love - Enigma
16. Deliver Me - Sarah Brightman

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What's most surprising about the Pure Moods series is not that it is so popular, but that the music on it actually represents some of the best new age and modern instrumental music, rather than scraping the barrel. For every piece of Enya pop froth, such as her "Only If" which opens the album, there is a deep and impassioned exploration such as Sheila Chandra's virtually a cappella "Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean". Yanni's bombastic "On Sacred Ground" is balanced by Moby's soulful trance groove, "Porcelain". Sometimes those juxtapositions don't work out well. The overwrought romanticism of pianist David Lanz's "Cristofori's Dream" can only suffer being sandwiched between the soul-searing vocals of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers (Massive/DB Mix)" and the Geoffrey Oryema/Brian Eno hymn, "Land of Anaka". With more than a quarter of the album drawn from the 1980s, there are some influential early gems here for new listeners, including Kitaro's wistful "Silk Road" and Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence." --John Diliberto

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This third volume in the Pure Moods series is another good addition to the New Age compilation series. I must say though that the Pure Moods compilations in my opinion are relatively spotty with good, incredible, haunting New Age tunes that sometimes are placed against Jazz material that I must say belongs on a smooth jazz compilation.
However, one song comes to mind: Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel is absolutely extraordinary. The version on his third self-titled album is very creepy, eerie and quirky with New Wave influences and distorted sound effects. It's an anti-war song that speaks out against war. The one on here is so different. The Massive/DB mix is completely different from the original 1980 version. Where as the original version is quirky, the version on Pure Moods is very ambient, haunting and a lot darker but leans on the more melancholy side and with a production that is more in the vein of Secret World off on 1992's US. It's absolutely an incredible edit that is just as good as the older version if not better. It's a wonderful aural experience to hear this classic from a whole different light. Bravo Peter! It truly magnifies it's message against war.
Other favorites are Porcelain, Only If, Gravity Of Love & Suzanne Cianis Velocity Of Love.
A worthy collection that I highly recommend just for Games Without Frontiers alone!
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4.0 out of 5 stars They did it again! Oct. 8 2001
Format:Audio CD
Finally, I've got all three of the "Pure Moods" CD's! This is a superb series, featuring the very best of New Age music all over the world. In the third volume, Enigma and Sacred Spirits return once again with "Gravity of Love" and "Dela Dela", respectively. "Gravity of Love" makes me feel like I'm on another planet, and "Dela Dela" makes me feel like I'm watching an Indian ceremony. Other great songs include "Only If", "Porcelain", "Life In Mono", "Cristofori's Dream", "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence", "Silk Road", and "On Sacred Ground".
My favorite ones would be "Life In Mono" and "Cristofori's Dream". If you liked "Teardrop" from "Pure Moods II", you'll like "Life In Mono" as they are similar in style. "Cristofori's Dream", however, is a grogeous piano piece that builds up tension around the middle, and then slowly winds down like a music box in the end.
Unfortunately, there are some disappointing aspects with this CD. I don't know where "Synaesthetics" came from; it's overly long and repetitive, and it isn't even close to being New Age. Also, the interesting music of "Games Without Frontiers" and "Ever So Lonely" is underdone by the unimpressive vocals.
The first "Pure Moods" is the best one, and it's the closest one to New Age. However, "Pure Moods II" and "Pure Moods III" are welcome additions, as will be a "Pure Moods IV" if one is ever made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Album, Not Best If Series Though Oct. 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
This collection of Pure Moods CDs started with this CD and was definitely good enough to justify the rest of the entries in the series. These CDs start by taking pop songs, remaking them into semi-new age songs and then collecting them with other new age songs. They're nice and relaxing and just edgy enough to keep mainstream folks interested. Out of the series I would have to say that this is my thrid favorite. If you're heard the others then you should be satisfied with this album, if you're new to the series I would recommend picking up Pure Moods II.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Moods never changes Dec 15 2002
Format:Audio CD
Although the Pure Moods II is better than the rest of them. This is a great edition to your CD collection. The music is a great relaxer. If you are a writer like myself- it is a good way to focus on your writing. You will find a variety of sounds but to be honest with you nothing very spectacular. Which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. It the same like the other two. However, like I said it is a great relaxer and great edition to you CD collections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Moods is pure enjoyment April 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A friend gave me the original Pure Moods collection several years ago. I played it all the time!
When II was released I hesitated to buy it because I felt it would have to be a disappointment after Vol. I. But it wasn't. II was another delightful surprise.
Then III was released and I did not hesitate to buy it - and it did not disappoint. I see that IV has now been released and I can't wait to hear it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Integrates all the songs into a smooth flow. Aug. 20 2001
By Rosie
Format:Audio CD
This edition of Pure Moods definitely contains the best individual songs out of the three, and there are common elements found in all of the songs that brings together the whole album and gives it a smooth, subtle flow. Each track cleanly leads to the next. All though there are some let-downs, in general they weren't as bad as those in the first or second Pure Moods. There were several songs where rather poor vocals completely overpowered the otherwise excellent instrumentals, such as "Games Without Frontiers" by Peter Gabriel and "Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean" by Sheila Chandra. However, there were plenty of other marvelous blends where the instrumentals and/or vocals coalesced in harmony, such as "Life in Mono" by Mono and "Dela Dela" by Sacred Spirit. My favorites were "Gravity of Love" by Enigma and "Deliver Me" by Sarah Brightman, which both incorporated clever sounds and rhythms with soaring, captivating vocals. I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to deal with some slight disappointment in return for one overall stunning album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspires Positive and Peaceful Moods
This third installment of the Pure Moods series definitely puts you in a relaxing, satisfying, and joyful mood. Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2011 by Stella Carrier
2.0 out of 5 stars New-Age Mello Yello....
This is the kind of utter garbage they use to subdue wild boars in Papua New Guinea. An utterly wasteful collection of schlocky new-age pipey music, all under the guise of the... Read more
Published on July 6 2003 by ex12ex34ax311ab10
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
I love the Pure Moods series! The music presented on the cds are full of emotion, happy, sad, love, joy, and is great fun to listen to! Read more
Published on Nov. 27 2002 by Rexenne Reeves
4.0 out of 5 stars Calming
The third CD from the Pure Moods series is indeed very good. The songs still throw you into another world. Read more
Published on July 19 2002 by "gl_oo_m"
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD spectacular!
The best songs from some of the world's most talented people. If you are or know a fan of New Age music, or the Pure Moods series, this is something you must get.
Published on Sept. 3 2001 by Bichonfrisequeen
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD spectacular!
The best songs from some ofthe world's most talented people. If you are or know a fan of New Age music, or the Pure Moods series, this is something you must get.
Published on Sept. 3 2001 by Bichonfrisequeen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation!
What an awesome CD! The best songs on it are the first few and the last few, and with artists such as Enigma, Enya, Yanni, Sarah Brightman, Sacred Spirits and Moby, you know this... Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2001 by Donald
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