Claude Challe Buddha Bar, Volume 2 (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: June 5, 2000
- Label: Challo Music
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Need You (Right Now) - (Ambient Mix)
- 2.I Love You
- 3.Los Bilbilicos (The Nightingales)
- 4.Ali Baba
- 5.Desire (The Lover's Passion)/Do You Love Me / Come to Me / Desire
- 6.In Through Time
- 7.On•n Mweng
- 9.Funky for You - (Space Hopper Original Mix)
- 10.Mambo Craze
- 11.Amor Amor
- 12.Smell of Paradise
- 14.Nota Bossa
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.How Insensitive - (Original Mix)
- 3.Loop in Time, A - (Banco de Gaia Remix)
- 4.Drama of Japan
- 5.Cairo - (Duke Monster Mix)
- 6.Tears Inshalla (Ya Salam)
- 10.Escravos de Jos - (Robust Horns Mix)
- 11.The String Thing
- 12.New World
Adapter: Consuelo Luz.
Personnel: Greg Lester (guitar); Gordon Matthewman (trumpet); Adam Routh, Paulo Nascimento (keyboards).
Audio Remixers: Pierre Guidera; Marcello Gallo; Atman.
Arrangers: Consuelo Luz; Omar Faruk; Gary Danks; Pierre Guidera; J.K. Whitehouse; Oliver Shanti; Adam Plack; Nick The Record; Tim Hutton; Yaron Fuchs; Yuval Ron.
Claude Challe's Buddha-Bar, Vol. II compilation has elements of Far Eastern spirituality, African song, European electronica, and Spanish spice. The first album, Buddha-Bar, is very mellow for the most part. Deepak Chopra and Demi Moore, far and away the most recognizable names on the album, do a spoken word ditty on love and self-worth. People who are not fans of new age doctrine will appreciate artists such as Oliver Shanti and Consuelo Luz, both of whom contribute songs that manage to sound musical, spiritual and ethnic at once. The second album varies from hallucinatory to groovy to fairly high-energy. "Tears Inshalla" will appeal to fans of Eastern-influenced trance. Lyrics are of almost no importance on the album. They do exist on most tracks, but they bounce around from English to Portuguese to Arabic. Bits and pieces and snatches of phrases come through here and there -- just enough to make a listener feel in sync with it all. This music is intended to be an ambient journey, and while a few of the tracks seem to stray off into Never Never Land, the majority of them should appeal to fans of worldbeat. ~ L. Katz
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