Idan Raichel - Within My Walls

Album cover art for upc 890846001107
Catalog: CMBCD10
Format: CD

1. Todas Las Palabras (All the Words) 2. Bien Kriot Beiti (Within My Walls) 3. She'eriot Shel Ha'Chaim (Scraps Of Life) 4. Mai Nahar (River Waters) 5. Chalomot Shel Acherim (Other People's Dreams) 6. Odjus Fitxadu (With My Eyes Shut) 7. Shev (Stay) 8. Rov Ha'Sha'ot (Most Of The Hours) 9. Min Nhar Li Mshiti (From The Day You Left) 10. Cada Dia (Every Day) 11. Hakol Over (This Too Shall Pass) 12. Nin'al Be'Mabato (Locked In His Gaze) 13. Maisha

In November 2008, The Idan Raichel Project released the album Within My Walls (Bein Kirot Beiti) in Israel to tremendous acclaim. The album is to be released worldwide outside of Israel by Cumbancha in early 2009. Much of Within My Walls was recorded over the past few years while Idan was on tour, during recording sessions in hotel rooms, backstage dressing areas, private homes and other impromptu settings. His poetic lyrics reflect these travels and contemplations; sung in Hebrew, Moroccan Arabic, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole and Swahili, the songs address the struggle for personal fulfillment and the true meaning of love in a conflicted and complex world. For Within My Walls, Idan recorded and co-wrote songs with Colombian singer Marta Gómez, Cape Verdean luminary Mayra Andrade and the silken-voiced Somi of Rwandan and Ugandan heritage. Inspired by the lush, moody strings of Nick Drake, Idan assembled a 24-piece orchestra and worked with Israeli arranger Assaf Dar to transpose his engaging melodies into an orchestral format. Idan also invited some of his favorite musicians, such as Middle Eastern percussionist Zohar Fresco, traditional flute and woodwinds specialist Eyal Sela, Mark Eliyahu on kamancheh (a traditional Persion fiddle), and legendary bassist Alon Nadel to lend their talents to the recording. The result is a deeply moving recording, overflowing with rich melodies, engaging poetry, stunning vocal performances and intricate arrangements.

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