A retrospective compilation of lively World Fusion Music containing some of David Michael's finest musical compositions, featuring: Benjy Wertheimer, Michael Mandrell, Joe Euro, Matthew Montfort, Christopher of the Wolves, Mark Eubanks, David Ritt, Rick Henderson, Shelley Phillips
In all, over 40 instruments from five continents grace this generous 73 minutes of music designed to sweep you through the centuries and around the world.
"An abundance of riches" - Dirty Linen Magazine
"The prolific David Michael and Randy Mead chronicle their three decades of musical explorations on this "best of" disc. With so much great work to choose from, narrowing it down to these 15 cuts must have been agony and long time fans will no doubt find a favorite missing at some point. Still, this is a five-star, can't miss record: beautiful, exhilarating, thought provoking and continuously delightful. The selections emphasize rhythms and instruments from non-Western cultures, tied together by Michael's harp and Mead's flute. The percussion instruments are particularly well applied, with attention not just to the beat
but the very sounds and moods created by the varieties of drums. Several tracks fuse the non-Western elements to some very western jazz, as on "Forest Evening"
and "Spirit Rising" with their saxophones and the uproarious "Reflections of a Journey", which seems to cover the entire careers of the artists in one tune - punctuated by the preposterous rumblings of a "tubephone"! As with all Purnima productions, the sound quality, engineering and recording mastering are
absolutely astonishing, making the music that much more enthralling.- Tom Petersen Victory Review