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  • Audio CD (1 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000056KPO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sunset
  2. Nothing
  3. Acquired Dreams
  4. Nothing More
  5. Moonrise
  6. Street Guru (Part One)
  7. The Preacher
  8. Breathing Light
  9. Developed
  10. Footsteps
  11. Walk Away
  12. Cold & Intimate
  13. Street Guru (Part Two)
  14. Ripping Out Tears
  15. Prophesy

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NITIN SAWHNEY Prophesy (2001 UK 15-track CD album including Street Guru [Parts 1 & 2] and Cold & Intimate picture sleeve VVR1015912)

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Asian artist Sawhney has always dealt in musical fusions, and Prophesy, his fifth album, is his most ambitious yet. It became a worldwide odyssey, recording the words and beats of everyone from Nelson Mandela to a Chicago cab driver. He went to Madras to mix a 93-piece string section with Natacha Atlas' soaring vocals, did jam sessions in Soweto and rap-metal in LA, sampled Aboriginal dreamtime in Australia and came home to record the sumptuous harmonies of the London Community Gospel Choir. Despite the varied influences, this is not a global mish-mash--moving from the widescreen context of Sunset to the bitter trip-hop of Cold and Intimate, Sawhney has carved out a very personal, haunting and unified collection. --Lucy O'Brien

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I was a bit unsure about buying this after the mixed reviews it received but being a big fan of Beyond Skin I didn't believe Nitin would produce a bad album as some reviewers have suggested.
To start with I didn't get it and thought the album was a unflowing mishmash (to paraphrase other reviewers) after all. However, after repeated listenings it all started to make sense and now I think it is fabulous. Highlights for me Moonrise, Breathing Light and Prophesy but there is not a bad track on the album although I'm not really into the rap-metal track.
Overall the "fusion" of the music on this album is brilliant and to put these various influences together is such a way is just staggering. It does flow and it is not a mish mash once your brain understands it. Unfortunately some people just don't have the attention span to allow that to happen.
Overall it also gives a wonderful feel of listening to great music mixed by a good dj in a pre-club bar with the tracks well mixed and balanced.
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A fantastic opening track with a Bengali intro that slips beautifully into a modern mix. Purists will smile at the randomness of some of Bengali lyrics. Prophesy (the track) is also is a well crafted piece ending in a a crescendo not disimilar to one from Nitin's previous album. One can imagine classical Indian court dancers of yesteryear dancing over broken glass trancelike to this for their finale.
But without doubt the best track on the album & dare i say of the year is Breathing Light. An incredible tune which does not overplay its Mandela roots, whilst working its simple beat throughout. Worth buying if only for this.
In my jaded opinion the album doesnt quite match Beyond Skin - but maybe i haven't given it the attention it deserves. But copying my favourite 2 tracks to MD is probably the curse i have put on the album.
Not so much a Prophesy, as a Progression.
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I didn't really get into Prophesy until about the seventh or eighth time around. Initially I found that it didn't hang together as well as Beyond Skin or Displacing the Priest even though the range of songs is almost exactly the same: R'n'B ballads backed by subtle Indian vocals, lone eastern voices melting into chilled drum 'n' bass, a swooping juxtaposition of Asian and Latin voices, a heavy electro effort and gentle Brazilian love/rejection songs. Indeed, having got to know the album better I think the Prophesy songs better than their earlier 'equivalents'. The opener 'Sunset' is more affecting than 'Broken Skin', 'Breathing Light', 'Nothing' and 'Cold and Intimate' are all superb and 'Moonrise' is almost (though not quite) as good as 'Homelands'. This last song has a pleading Arabic voice gradually soothed by the Brazilian voice and chorus he sings against. Breathtaking.
No, what still grates and prevents me from loving every moment of the record is the new stuff. Whereas the theme of Beyond Skin (nuclear proliferation and the threat of an atomic apocalypse) was well presented by quotes interacting excellently with the mood-piece songs, the theme of this album (the evils of technology) holds together less well (how on earth did he record the album, then?) and we are stuck listening to Street Guru, parts 1 and -God help us!- 2, in which an anonymous New York cab driver witters on about the joys of multiculturalism and the hope that we don't rely on technology too much in a stream of vague platitudes. A further track, 'Developed', has a similar format with an Australian Aborigine but is hardly as objectionable because he doesn't labour his point as much.
These tracks get in the way and break up some of Nitin's finest playing and mixing to date. I would just urge him to stick to genuinely affecting modern music with a political edge and to stop lecturing me. Nonetheless, a great record.
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I have well over 3000 cd'sand many very good underground chillout cd's. But this has to be my best cd. I cannot fault it. Nitin has an ability to use technology to suit his feelings. You can sense the delicacy with which he produces music. Highly considered and beautifully melodic I know that you will love this.
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By A Customer on 19 Jun. 2001
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OK. I loved Beyond Skin. Loved it. So I was obviously very interested to hear what the new album would be like, and have to confess to being concerned that the award-winning Beyond Skin couldn't be bettered. I needn't have worried. While Prophesy is a natural progression - one might say development from Beyond Skin, it is deeper, more profound, far reaching and altogether a braver album than its predecessor. The musical fusions for which Nitin is already well known, reach unexpected and thought provoking levels here. On paper it wouldn't seem possible to fuse so many diverse cultures and sounds together to form a coherent whole. But it works. And don't ask me how he's done it, just believe me when I say this album is a masterpiece. Moving, challenging... 'Prophesy' (the title track) gets my pulse racing and reduces me to tears every time I hear it. So buy the bloody album. How many more adjectives do you need.
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By A Customer on 5 April 2005
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The concept of travelling the world and creating an album based on various cultures is always going to be a tough thing to complete. All I can say is that Nitin Sawhney has pulled off this mountain of a project with breathtaking results.
The 15 tracks of 'Prophesy' display a highly interesting and diverse body of work, from a man with a real passion to produce something amazing.
From the uplifting opening 'sunset' Sawhney creates a wonderful soundscape through chilled out beats, guitar, Tabla drums and moving orchestral touches, it's an atmosphere followed equally by 'Nothing' string melodies conjure up amazing sci-fi vista's and rousing vocals create an ethereal world.
Acquired dreams is an early highlight and takes the tone to a deeper emotional level, moving oriental vocals and instrumentation help create a truly beautiful setting that paves the way for a swirling DnB laden orchestral outro.
'Nothing more' floats in next, and is just a simple acoustic take on track two, In a way it seems a little pointless as a song, but I'm sure Nitin has his reason's...
You won't be considering this track for long though, 'Moonrise' bounces in quickly and is
undoubtedly a masterpiece, This Spanish salsa creates a breathtaking mood accompanied by moving strings and heartfelt vocal work, If you don't understand the vocals (they are Spanish) it doesn't matter- this track is equally amazing whether you get them or not, and in a way makes it all the more haunting and mysterious.
The American street guru walks in next, a break from the moving melodies he provides a thinking point in his spoken word approach to 'technology in his modern world'
He actually provides some amazing insights despite his appearance as just being a 'bum off the street'.
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