All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit correction

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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : David Arkenstone Genre : Newage Style : Adult alternative, Progressive electronic Instr. : Guitar, keyboard Rating : importance (1) popularity (2) All-Music Guide Biography Southern California-based Arkenstone honed his chops as a guitarist and keyboardist in various local bands and touring groups before the music of Kitaro inspired him to create a lavish synthesizer-based sound of his own. Most of his albums have enjoyed lengthy runs on the BILLBOARD new-age sales chart due to a combination of accessible melodies, pop sensibilities, and cinematic textures. ~ Linda Kohanov ---------- Related Artists ----------- Buffett, Peter Yanni Zimmer, Hans Burmer, Richard Spheeris, Chris Exchange Tesh, John ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Vollenweider AMG Artist ID # : P000002459 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Chronicles (Best Of) |1993|Narada |64007 | | Chronicles |1993|Narada Art|64007 | S T| Chronicles |1993|Narada |64007 | | Spirit of Olympia, The |1992|Narada |64006 |R | BestA In the Wake of The Wind |1991|Narada |64003 |R S T| Good Citizen of Time |1990|Narada |62008 |R | Good Island |1989|Narada |63005 | T| OK Valley in the Clouds |1987|Narada |62001 |R | BestA All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Chronicles Artist : David Arkenstone Rating : not rated yet Genre : Newage Date : 1993 (approx.) AMG ID : R000169925 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Narada 64007 1993 Narada 64007 CD Narada ND-64007 CS Narada NC-64007 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Chronicles Artist : David Arkenstone Rating : not rated yet Genre : Newage Date : 1993 (release) AMG ID : R000172271 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1993 CD Narada Artist ND64007 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- David Arkenstone - g/k/syn -------- Album Tracks -------- North Wind, The Ballet Ancient Legend Borderlands Rug Merchant, The Passage Stepping Stars Firedance Desert Ride Voices of the Anasazi Papillon (On the Wings of the Butterfly) Hindu Holiday From the Forge to the Field Valley in the Clouds Out of the Forest and into the Trees Southern Cross, The Glory ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Chronicles (Best Of) Artist : David Arkenstone Rating : not rated yet Genre : Newage Date : 1993 (approx.) AMG ID : R000167756 --------- Album Releases --------- 1993 Narada ND-64007 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Citizen of Time Artist : David Arkenstone Rating : Good Genre : Newage Time : 48:50 min Date : 1990 (release) AMG ID : R000082737 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1989 CD Narada ND-62008 CD Narada 62008 1989 CS Narada NC-62008 1990 Narada 62008 CD Narada 62008 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- David Arkenstone's new album follows the adventures of the mythical CITIZEN OF TIME as he travels through time and space surveying ancient cultures and far-flung lands, finally venturing off into the universe. Along the way he visits mountains, forests and caves, and journeys to China, India, the Americas, and ancient Egypt. All the while Arkenstone's synthesizers paint iridescent sound pictures, with strong melodies, well defined rhythms, and skillful arrangements, using piano, bass, flute, and guitar (all played by David) as support. An array of percussion instruments and drums, performed by Daniel Chase, lend much atmosphere, depth, and ethnic coloring to the compositions, which range from catchy electro-pop to rhythmic workouts, from celestial flights to epic orchestrations. CITIZEN OF TIME delivers on the promise of David's gorgeous debut album VALLEY OF THE CLOUDS. After the all-too-often overly-slick commercial detour of ISLAND, CITIZEN OF TIME is a beautifully conceived and executed work by one of the most talented second generation New Age artists. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats A sonic odyssey telling the story of a traveler who visits earth's past and present civilizations. This album has some nice moments but generally the concept is more ambitious than the music. ~ Linda Kohanov ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : In the Wake of The Wind Artist : David Arkenstone Rating : Good Genre : Newage Time : 60:30 min Date : 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000082738 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1991 CD Narada ND-64003 CD Narada ND-64003 CS Narada NC-64003 1991 CD Atlantic CD4003 1991 CD Narada ND64003 CD Narada 64003 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- One of the better examples of pop electronic music. ~ Linda Kohanov ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- David Arkenstone - gte/g/fl/b/whi/man/acc/k/prd Daniel Chase - Percussion Gary Epstein - Engineer Jerome Franke - Violin Mike Giacobassi - Violin Paul Gmeinder - Cello Deborah Hanks - Clarinet Robert Hanford - Violin Gloria Hays - Dulcimer Tena Hess - Flute Tim Klabunde - Violin Kostia - Keyboards Eric Lindert - Producer Helen Reich - Viola Nancy Rumbel - Oboe Eric Segnitz - Violin John Seydewitz - Conga, Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- Papillon (On The Wings Of The Butterfly) Dark Dunes Not Too Far To Walk Borderlands Rug Merchant, The Firedance Southern Cross, The Overture Stardancer, The Morning Sun Of The Sails Lion's Breath, The Dances Of Jankayla Discovery Emerald Dream Through The Gates Sailing Papillon Dark Dunes Not Too Far to Walk Borderlands Rug Merchant, The Firedance Southern Cross, The Overture Stardancer, The Morning Sun on the Sails Lion's Breath, The Dances of Jankayla Discovery Emerald Dream Through the Gates Sailing ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Island Artist : David Arkenstone w/ Andrew White Rating : OK Genre : Newage Time : 45:08 min Date : 1989 (release) AMG ID : R000082739 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Narada ND-63005 CS Narada NC-63005 LP Narada N-63005 1989 CD Atlantic ND63005 CD Narada 63005 -------- Album Tracks -------- Nantucket Ballet Island Road, The Desert Ride Along The Shoreline Caravan Hindu Holiday Passage Nullarbor Palace, The Carnation Lily Lily Rose ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Spirit of Olympia, The Artist : The David Arkenstone w/ Kostia & David Lanz Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Newage Time : 62:59 min Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000120497 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Narada ND-64006 CS Narada NC-64006 1992 Narada 64006 CD Narada 64006 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- David Arkenstone, David Lanz, and Kostia of the Soviet Union have teamed up to create an album in the spirit of the Olympic games, celebrating the beauty, energy, camaraderie, and ideals of athletic competition. They have taken traditional orchestral arrangements and added their own personal style and vision to a modern up tempo rendering via synthesizer, electric guitar, and percussion. Broad in scope and far-reaching in its collective musical vision, Arkenstone and his two comrades provide varied, adventurous listening. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Valley in the Clouds Artist : David Arkenstone Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Newage Time : 40:45 min Date : 1987 (release) AMG ID : R000082736 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Narada 62001 CD Narada ND-62001 CS Narada NC-62001 LP Narada N-62001 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Arkenstone's finest album of electronic soundscapes is also his least commercial effort. Nicely designed atmospheres and warm, flowing melodies characterize Arkenstone's first album for Narada. ~ Linda Kohanov <1994 1 23> Thank you for using All-Music Guide. .

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