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  • Audio CD (27 Jun. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B004YAS9N2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Ludovico Einaudi is one of the world’s most popular composers, and the source of hundreds of instantly familiar themes used in films, and TV advertising, including films such as Black Swan and This is England '86. Islands is the first time that all of his best known material is available on one album, along with new track "The Earth Prelude".

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By JM on 17 May 2013
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if you are looking for music to unwind to that isn't dolphin sounds of waterfalls, get this!! truly beautiful music that has moved me to tears on more than one occasion..! such a fabulous composer. so much respect for this man.
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I heard a track from this album on Classic fm and thought 'I must have it'! Went straight onto Amazon and ordered it, when it came I played it immediately and it's all as good as the one track I'd heard. It's very relaxing but much more than just background music.
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I have been hearing Le Onde on the radio for several weeks and always missed the song title or performer. It is one of my most favorite tunes at the moment and was delighted to hear a radio presenter finally refer to the album title! downloaded immediately and was not disappointed. This album is a must. Beautiful piano moods, just lush. I would highly recommend.
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I love it.What more can I say.The music is simply beautiful.This is largely a compilation album I believe being a newbie fan of Einaudi after hearing Nightbook and discovering it's composer.If you love exciting,flowing,elegant piano full of passion this is sure to stir your soul and lift your spirits and take you on a wonderful journey.
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The disc is an eclectic anthology of the music of the Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi along with a new piece written for the occasion. I am particularly fond of his solo piano compositions which the artist performs and which have on me a mesmerizing, spellbinding effect. The disc did not disappoint me. Out of the 14 tracks, 9 comprise beloved solo piano works. These are:'I Giorni'(The Days),'Le Onde'(The Waves), 'Dietro Casa'(Nearly Home), 'Nuvole Bianche'(White Clouds), 'Passagio'(Passage), 'Nefeli', 'Questa Notte'(Tonight), 'Berlin Song', and 'Melodia Africana'. Beautiful were also his new piece 'The Earth Prelude' with violin, viola, cello and Piano and so were 'Diverine'(To Become) and 'Primavera'(Spring) both Piano works and both with the accompaniment of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The single exception was 'Nightbook' where he magic was lost in the variety of instruments comprising Piano, Acoustics Quitars, Cello, Snare Drum, Percussions, and Marimba. On the other hand 'Fairy Tale' though not a solo piano work, was heavenly.
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I had heard this album on the radio. It has all the familiar tracks I was after and as far as the music goes, it is all there if you're a fan. However, the sound quality is very poor (no, it's not my CD player-I checked!) It has a muffled quality which is very annoying; so much so, I think I will have to look for another recording of my favourites, as it really spoils the experience. Disappointing.
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I am by no means a music expert, but as a lay man with a small degree of piano experience I found this CD incredibly moving and inspiring. As a first year university student I looked for some background music to play whilst studying, and was incredibly fortunate to stumble across this beautiful, mellow sound. In such a hectic, highly pressured world as the one we live in, Einaudi's music has the ability to make you slow down and just take a moment to think. It is evocative and powerful despite its seemingly simple sound. I would deeply recommend this to everyone, be they musical enthusiasts or novices such as myself, whether it is for private study, the car stereo, background dinner music or purely just to listen and enjoy.
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You'd be hard pressed not to like any of the music Ludovico Einaudi composes and plays even if you're not a classical music lover. His simple arrangements and keyboard skills are second to none that enable him to produce fabulous pieces time and time again that appeal to anyone. I like many types of music from the whole spectrum and don't usually lean towards anything classical per se, but, when it comes to Einaudi's music I can't get enough. Sit there and listen in a room or put your headphones on and get personal, you can't get enough. Lift your spirit for the day and listen to he Islands album or for that matter any of his other albums.
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