Kitaro - Daylight, Moonlight: Live in Yakushiji (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 592 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 258 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
World Fusion, New Age, Ambient | Label: Domo | # 73015-2 | Time: 01:53:01
From the opening chant of the Yakushiji monks, it is apparent that this is going to be a special offering from Kitaro. The legendary World Music pioneer’s live album is a two-CD set recorded over three evenings in the sacred Yakushiji Temple in the ancient Japanese capital, Nara. With full instrumentation, Kitaro reprises nine favorite compositions from earlier albums, plus his Golden Globe Award-winning theme from the Oliver Stone film Heaven & Earth and two previously unreleased tracks. This is a tour de force for Kitaro and ensemble. All the drama, grace and humanity of his usual offerings are here with the added immediacy of the live recording and the profound spirit of the Yakushiki monks who appear on the previously unreleased "Wa" in addition to the opening track. Live in Yakushiji is a broad and deep journey, to inner realms as well as exotic earthly destinations.