18.When You're Falling - Afro Celt Sound System / Peter Gabriel
PURE MOODS IV follows in the same vein as its predecessors; a mellow blending of various genres that end up being lumped and labeled together as contemporary instrumentals. Casting the net far and wide, the creators of this wildly successful series came up with selections by New Age icons Yanni ("One Man's Dream") and George Winston ("The Sea"), ambient trendsetters Enigma ("Shadows In Silence") and B-Tribe ("She Moves Through The Fair"), plus pop pianist Jim Brickman ("Devotion"). Other curious picks include late cult figure Eva Cassidy ("Fields Of Gold") and film composer Rachel Portman ("Theme From Chocolat").
Most interestingly, obvious attempts at tempting the youth market include an Afro-Celt Sound System/Peter Gabriel collaboration ("When You're Falling"), a Moby cut ("God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters"), and a solo outing by Canadian chanteuse Sarah McLachlan ("Angel") as well as her team-up with Delerium ("Silence"). With its wealth of tranquil music, PURE MOODS IV serves as a brake for/break from modern times that seem to be getting more and more fast-paced.