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World 2002 & 2003 - still available?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:11 pm
by Charlie
The world music buyer for HMV tells me that he can no longer get repeat orders for these albums - EMI has deleted them.

I had hoped the series would continue to run for several years, with people going back to earlier volumes as they discovered the most recent release.

Ace Records has found that sales across the whole series of The Golden Age of Rock and Roll go up with each new release (now at volume 10, pus extra genre albums like Country and Doo Wop), and the same thing happened with Dave Godin's Deep Soul series.

Hopefully now that the World series has moved to Wrasse, Ian and Jo Ashbridge will adopt a more catalogue-oriented approach.

We plan to change the title to Sound of the World (Vol 5, etc) to escape the idea that the albums have no value once the year of release had ended.

Meanwhile, Narada's US releases of World 2002 and 2003 continue to be available from Amazon.com and other such sites.

Charlie's compilation CD's

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:46 am
by Gustavo
I don't know if this is relevant, but I just got my copy of World 2004 at
Barns and Noble in Florida and they had World 2003 as well.
Dona Rosa, amazing...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:05 pm
by Dayna
I must have been very fortunate to find World 2002 at Borders a couple weeks ago.
I've really been listening to these two CDs & the music has grown on me a lot. It's almost like Charlie knew what would sound good to me. Last night I had these playing & was laying on my couch in the dark. I wish I could have heard more of the shows about these people, so I could have more knowledge of who they are. I could look up in the search here on the site & I will too, but I would like learning about it by talking to people.
I still can't beleive I never heard of them. I like Tierry Robin a lot. The singing & music sound very exotic. This one from Palestine by Amal Murkus; I don't know what it's about but it has kind of a haunting sound. I like the way Manu Chao sounds. There are others & I will be able to say more when I learn more of who I'm listening to.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:01 am
by Dayna
I don't know if this is interesting to anyone or not. I'm just sort of thinking out loud, I guess. I have a few favorites now on this CD. between the show I heard today about African music & this, I feel like asking, "Where have I been?" "Why didn't I hear any of this before?"
The song called Hulum, by Amal Murkus is one. Dance of Eagle is another. I said this already & I'm wrong, but I but I've been associating it with music from out West here. It's not country but it just reminds me of it for some reason. It has the deep guitar I love.

I don't know how to pronounce any of these names. I like Los De Abajo, from Mexico. At least having a little bit of Spanish in school helps with that one.
Bladi is kind of pretty, & it helps that I read the liner notes about it. Temple of Sound & Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali. I'll bet people there like to dance to it. I think I can recognize a Kora when I hear it & it's always a beautiful sound. I see all these concerts going on that you guys get together with each other & I feel like I'm really missing something good.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:39 pm
by Dayna
This is more thoughts of this music.
There's a song by a group called Yat Kha that sort of grew on me slower, but I really think it sounds beautiful very beautiful now.
There is another one from Indonesia, that sounds amazingly like Country music. It's the instruments that sound familiar.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:55 pm
by gordonfmoore
Dayna wrote:I don't know how to pronounce any of these names.


Funnily enough not many of us do, and I include Charlie in this. Part of the joy of Charlie's shows with guests was with him attempting to pronounce people's names and the name of the track - great fun - and no disrespect intended Charlie.

I know exactly how you feel about the music Dayna. It is amazing that there is all this wonderful music around and we got to hear so little, if any of it. Thanks to Charlie, we have had the wonderful opportunity to be aurally feasted. Tres bon et merci a vous Charlie.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:52 pm
by Dayna
I wish there was a way to hear all of them, not just what's in the archives. I went out to the park for a walk & drove there with one of the CDs playing in my car. That one from Pakistan is one that gives me chills. There are others that do the dame actually.
The song called El Loco. I know some words here & there. It makes it fun to listen to, plus some of the odd sounds that are in it. Do you know what instruments they used to make some of those sounds? I know Isla Mujeres means Island Women.

www.worldmusiccentral.org/article.php/20061112112921692

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:19 pm
by Dayna
I guess I'll put this back here again. Since I've been listening to this CD, I noticed that Chava Alberstein sounds a little like Linda Ronstant, when she used to sing things like Blue Bayou.

Tuva & bass guitars

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:01 pm
by Dayna
It seems these artists from Tuva are pretty good guitar players. Sainkho Namtchylak & Yat Kha. They seem to favor the bass guitars & I've always gotten chills from hearing a good bass guitar. The one by Sainkho Namtchylak is just about my favorite song on here & the one I've been listening to the most lately from this CD. Does she play it herself? The whole song is very pretty.

Re: Tuva & bass guitars

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:02 am
by Charlie
Dayna wrote: Does she play it herself?

Glad you like the song, Dayna, but no, Sainkho doesn't play any instruments hereself, as far as I know. The band on that track was mostly Italian, I recall.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:29 am
by Dayna
I like all the songs on here actually. I've grown to like the songs from Mali. They sound kind of happy to me & I'd really like to find more from Manu Chao, in particular, but the others too. I guess it will happen overtime.
Ever since I saw the video, I've thought Manu Chao seems like an interesting character. It was a black & white video with people running around like they were in a slap stick movie. One guy was running over the top of a house boat wearing a wet suit, & flippers.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:06 pm
by Dayna
Two of the other songs that have really grown on me are Gnima Diala, by Djelimady Tounkara, & Tounga by Issa Bagayogo from Mali. I like those a lot.

Re: EMI UK deletes World 2002 & 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:44 am
by Dayna
Charlie wrote: I had hoped the series would continue to run for several years, with people going back to earlier volumes as they discovered the most recent release.


I'll be looking for the newest CD but I still keep going back to the older two that I have & the songs are still growing on me. Like Chava Alberstein, & Djelimady Tounkara are among favorites now. There are a couple of the names I saw listed for Womad, I see them on here & think, "Oh so that's who that was."
Sainkho Namtchylak & Murkus Amal are still two favorites.

Re: EMI UK deletes World 2002 & 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:32 pm
by Martin_Edney
Charlie wrote:I had hoped the series would continue to run for several years, with people going back to earlier volumes as they discovered the most recent release.


I'm gradually buying my way through the back catalogue of these by looking on eBay - they don't come up very frequently, but they do come up if you keep looking. You might be able to do the same Dayna.

Re: EMI UK deletes World 2002 & 2003

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:16 pm
by Charlie
Charlie wrote:The world music buyer for HMV tells me that he can no longer get repeat orders for these albums

Both World 2002 & 2003 are currently available at Amazon.co.uk, the latter in multiple numbers.

I can't guess how many are returns from dissatisfied customers or from people who have downloaded the tracks they like