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!
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.