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Birds Requiem

Dhafer Youssef Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,080 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Birds Canticum "Birds Requiem" Suite 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sweet Blasphemy 6:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blending Souls & Shades (to Shiraz) 9:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ascetic Mood 5:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fuga Hirundinum "Birds Requiem" Suite 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Khira "Indicium Divinum" Elegy for My Mother 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. 39th Gülay (to Istanbul) 6:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Archaic Feathers "Birds Requiem" Suite 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sevdah (to Jon Hassell) 8:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ascetic Journey 9:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Whirling Birds Ceremony "Birds Requiem" Suite 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

"...the Tunisian vocalist and oud virtuoso juxtaposes the ancient, mystical, hypnotic music of Islamic Sufism with the textures of electric jazz." Time Out. Birds Requiem has a jazz base and Dhafer Youssef's renowned traditional Sufi-Chants. His new band is one of the most powerful formations and features special guests Nils Petter Molvaer und Eivind Aarset. Dhafer Youssef (born 19. November 1967 in Teboulba, Tunisia) is a composer, singer and oud player.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting 1 Dec 2013
By Glenn TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I think this might be the most beautiful album of 2013; it is certainly the most beautiful jazz album I have heard this year. Dhafer Youseff plays the oud, though this isn't the predominant instrument throughout the 11 tracks, and the accompanying band, especially Nils Petter Molvaer on trumpet, Husnu Senlendirici on clarinet, and Krisjan Randalu on piano, provide the layers of majestic music that wrap the occasional oud playing in a deeply soothing to soaring journey. The most astonishing and exquisite sound is Youseff's vocal, a sonic falsetto that mesmerises to absolute aural contentment. I don't know if it is supported in any way, or wholly natural, but what I do know is it is sublime. When the clarinet and voice combine at their beautifully piercing pitch, it is aurally uplifting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 6 April 2014
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This is simply one of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard. His voice in and range is amazing. Repeat playings only confirm ones first opinion.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 24 Nov 2013
By NedK
Format:Audio CD
"Birds Requiem" is, sort of, a return of Dhafer Youssef to his musical roots. That is, the feeling of the music is somewhat as his earliest work, bit it feels new nonetheless. The music is full of emotions and it feels stripped down; there are not too many electronics or effects, which is no loss, because the music is very much alive. Lastly, Youssef's voice is still strong and can cope with the high notes, despite the fact that he is not a young man anymore. "Birds Requiem" is an impressive piece of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 Sep 2014
By sinisa
Format:Audio CD
See you soon again!
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