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Yungchen Lhamo, Coming Home

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1758503

Disk length: 52m 12s (9 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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“Coming Home” Tracks & Durations

1. Happiness Is... 5:06
2. Sky 5:48
3. Heart 7:36
4. Per Rig Chog Sum 4:46
5. Khyab Sangye 6:23
6. Ngak Pai Metog 3:06
7. Dream 4:30
8. Defiance 6:49
9. Coming Home 8:03

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Review

Make no mistake: Yungchen Lhamo's second RealWorld album, Coming Home--dedicated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama--is deeply personal, political, and powerful. With Hector Zazou producing and, for the first time, orchestral accompaniment, the Tibetan exile's music takes on the intangible spaciness of world-groove trance dance tracks. The lyrics, however, are firmly rooted in messages of the heart and the importance of home, to which Lhamo hopes to return. --Cristina Del SestoYungchen Lhamo's second album for RealWorld is an intriguing and sometimes difficult work. Boldly moving away from the solo voice that dominated her first CD, she and producer Hector Zazou have constructed a complex set of songs that range from ritual to pop, utilizing semiclassical strings along with electric and acoustic guitar, with a very light touch of electronic ambiance. Zazou has an incredible ability to create dense layers of sound that never interfere with the central character of a piece--in this case the wide-ranging vocals of Tibetan singer Lhamo. The sounds gently usurp other cultures, with many musical references to India and China at the forefront, but jazz and European folk enter into the scheme, too. Perhaps one of the key pieces is "Heart," with an almost surreal Finnish kantele (zither) linked to the sky by some indefinable drones and terse violin lines. There are some clichéd jazz guitar lines here and there, and the occasional drift into New Age "mood" music, but these elements survive because we are presented with a voice of such distinct character and grace. Lhamo is a singer of beauty and control, and Zazou has found a setting for Lhamo's voice that surpasses expectation. --Louis Gibson

Other Versions

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Yungchen Lhamo - Coming Home

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 52m 10s (-1m 58s)

Yungchen Lhamo - Coming Home

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 52m 7s (-1m 55s)

Yungchen Lhamo - Coming Home

Tracks: 8 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 47m 31s (-5m 19s)