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Eternal Egypt

1 Jan 1996 | Format: MP3

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7:48
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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 1996
  • Label: New World Music
  • Copyright: 2003 New World Music
  • Total Length: 50:48
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001N1808Y
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,979 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ruby Star, England on 3 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
I bought this cd some years ago as I have always enjoyed and admired the mystical and ancient music in Egypt and the surrounding area`s. This album is wonderful, a real tantalizing mixture of authentic egyptian instruments mixed well with more up to date instruments.

This great album evokes visions of the ancient lands along with a mystical and often haunting sound that reminded me of times long gone by.

Personally my favourite track is the cobra`s dance with it`s up beat mixture of drums and Egyptian accordian.

I feel this captures the heart and mystery of Egypt very well considering there have been many egyptian cds out since. Highly recommended for anyone trying to recreate the egyptian experience in the comfort of there own home! This will transport you back to the ancient mysterious land of Egypt without having to by a plane ticket - Well worth the money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Maher on 15 Feb 2012
Format: MP3 Download
I have quite a large collection of world music, I usually listen to Indian, African, Chinese and Japanese music, but someone gave me a New World Music sample disk (about 8 years ago) and the track Isis Unveiled was on there; I really loved it so I spent months trying to track down the album on CD, but could not find it anywhere, eventually giving up.

Fast forward 6 years, I was browsing Amazon's MP3 download listings, trying to find something "a bit different" to listen to, something with a bit more "umph" than my usual world music collection has, and that's when I stumbled across this album.... I instantly downloaded it and started playing it.

My favourite track is still Isis Unveiled, but the entire album just takes me away to the land of the pharaohs, pyramids and sand. If you like Egyptian style music then I think you will enjoy this album.
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By racheal on 10 Jan 2013
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such a relaxing piece of music and it is also very authentic I listen to it on evenings and it helps me destress
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Amazon.com: 9 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful fusion of Old and New 22 Jun 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hossam Ramzy is one of the premier percussionists of the Middle-Eastern style. His work has done more to bring the ancient rythyms of the desert to the western world than any other artist. Phil Thornton brings his trance-like melodic music to this mix to create a fusion of new-age and old-age music.
This work, and the music which inspired it, was made for meditative dance, movement and worship. In fact, the zaar, a ritual dance featured on the CD, can go on for many hours, until the dancers drop down exhausted. Most of the drum rythyms come from the "Sha'abi", one of the oldest styles of folk dancing in Egypt.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
almost meditative, not energetic 6 April 2002
By "baladi16" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Eternal Egypt was the first Middle Eastern cd I bought, and at the time I loved it. Now I realize that there are more exciting cds out there, but I still consider it good.
It's got six songs - all of them are very long and repetitive with the synthesizer overlay providing most of the change. The sound is not "authentic" as it has a lot of electronic instrumentation. For rhythms - it's got a masmoudi, zaar, and two fellahi pieces, as well as two others. The songs are good for practicing dance moves and experimenting with the rhythms. Also useful for more interpretive dances, especially with veil, as they are slow and trance-like.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent for dance work or trance and ritual work.... 29 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is an intense CD filled with focused percussion and rhythm work; I find it very useful when I'm writing or dancing; it allows me to flow into a state of mind and run with it. Excellent work and I'll definitely check out their other CD's.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Too cliche and the wrong mix 10 Oct 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this thinking it might be interesting. Not so. How seldom does the fusion of old tradition and new technology work. It is a very very difficult realm to succeed in and be able to pull of something that really works. I love the bellydance music of Hassam Ramzy, but this CD tries to be more of a compositional contrivance to evoke a feeling of Egypt that is more cliche than eternal,actually more like hollywood soundtracks than the experience of really being in eternal egypt. The electronics, which could be used in a different way to evoke that sense of eternity,are too dubby and newagey. I feel bad when great traditionalists with such wealth of roots material (like Hassam,Nusrat,etc.) team up with young upstarts to try to achieve something they think will be new and exciting. But somehow, as far as I'm concerned, something gets lost.Kind of like the new vw bug: it's just not what the real thing was, it only pretends to look like it.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
ENTHRALLING 15 July 2005
By HOT MIX - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love this album, but my favorites are Immortal and Enchanted Egypt of Hossam Ramzy's. I like it best when he teams with Phil Thorton.
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