Last week, I was writing a blog post about the things I do to manage bipolar (or BPD). One of the little things I do is to keep handy some relaxing, reassuring music and I mentioned Mike's album "Fairy Ring" on my post. Because it is some of the most moving yet relaxing music I've ever heard.
It was first played to me during the only Reiki session I've ever had in my life. As soon as it's soothing tones appeared, I was off and away and relaxed. Sometimes emotions appeared within me that I couldn't and still can't give expression to. Sometimes, I simply felt deeply relaxed and comforted. I hope it has that same effect on you. If ever I need to wipe away a busy day, a busy week, and heave a great sigh, relax, breathe deeply, this is still the main album I play.
Otherwise, I like reggae, soul, some rock, classical... I can also recommend Music For Stress Relief - also to be found on Amazon.Music for Stress Relief 2CD
I have been looking for this on cd for years. I had it on cassette many years ago I unfortunately lost it. so happy to finally find this again on cd, it is soul medicine on cd, absolutely brilliant, no matter what life brings this cd brings so much comfort and joy to the ears. been a firm favourite of mine for many years. so happy to be reunited with this cd again. a pleasure no matter how many times I hear it. everyone needs this in their cd collection trust me. BUY IT.
I first came across this recording about 30 years ago on cassette and thought it wonderful to help one to relax, and is great as calming background music, helpful for quiet contemplation, I was not disappointed when I received this CD, it is very close to the original if it is not a direct copy.
I first heard this music twenty years ago. It has been with me ever since, a place I return to when the world gets too much. The Fairy Ring never fails to take me to a realm of peace and tranquility. The world always looks a different and enchanted place afterwards. Highly recommended.
This is my most favourite album for relaxatiom, meditation and Tai Chi. Mike Rowland truly captures the soul and touches the senses with his beautiful rendition of music and nature. I first bought this classic many ,many years ago when it was released on cassette only, and have purchased several cd's of it since for gifts to friends . In every case they have always been bowled over by its magical harmonies and sensitivity. It is really is one of the great pieces of inspiration I have ever experienced. Over the many years I have come to treasure it more and more. I have collected Mike's music for many years and consider him to be one of the finest and sincere musicians of our time.
I purchased the Fairy Ring on tape many years ago and played and played it until it wore out. I think it is the most beautiful, soulful, soothing music I have ever heard and I was delighted to find that it is now on CD. Since purchasing it recently I have played it over and over and I don't think I'll ever tire of it. I can't imagine how I've lived so long without it.
I'm very glad to have Mike Rowlands Fairy Ring back in my collection and on cd as it was previously on tape. I often play it to new friends. It gives me great pleasure to watch the daily stress fade from their faces and they even lose track of what they are saying because this piece of music has unwound them so effectively. I detect slight changes in this version but nothing that concerns me too much.