Experience the perfect peace within and without. This exquisite music is soothing, uplifting and will illuminate your heart with joy. The final recording from legendary vocalist Singh Kaur (Fairy Nightsongs, The Crimson Series) -- This Universe is an enchanting message of love that radiates grace and serenity. The purity of Singh Kaur's ethereal voice shines through on the extended ancient chant "This Universe," a gorgeous and enchanting original version of "A Spark in the Night," and a breathtaking musical version of "The Lord's Prayer." The deeply touching beauty of Singh Kaur's voice is a rare gift and she recorded this extraordinary music as her final offering to her fans. Produced by Gary Stadler (Fairy of the Woods) and featuring artfully sensitive keyboard orchestrations by Raphael (Music to Disappear Into) and special guest Lisa Lynne on Celtic harp, "This Universe" will deepen and enhance your yoga, the healing arts or meditation.
Singh Kaur (also known as Lorellei and Laura Drew) possessed the exceptionally rare gifts of an amazingly keen compositional mind and a pure, radiant, crystalline voice. Her musical journey began at age five when she was originally exposed to music listening to arias sung by her operatic grandmother. At age 14 she bought her first guitar and began composing and arranging original music. Many of her lyrical concepts can be traced to the many years that she spent studying ancient spiritual teachings and writing music to complement sacred texts.
Literally translated, Singh Kaur means Lion Princess, which aptly applied to her long flowing red hair as well as her exuberant personality, both joyful and ferocious. As she sang, the beauty and purity of her soul deeply touched the hearts of her audience and she became beloved to those who knew or heard her.
Her magical blend of music reached a wide audience through the popular Crimson Series albums, which she recorded with Kim Robertson in the 1980's as well as her first Billboard-charting album, Instruments of Peace released in 1988.
In 1997 Singh Kaur was introduced to Gary Stadler in Hawaii, who was instantly enchanted by her pure voice and amazing talent. Gary invited her to join him in recording his second album, Fairy Nightsongs, released in May of 1998 by Sequoia Records. Steve Ryals for New Age Retailer wrote: "Kaur and Stadler bring the healing mystery of the fairy folk to life. Kaur's voice soars like fairies dancing on gentle night breezes, with lyrics and pure vocalizations. Fairy Night Songs absolutely exquisite from beginning to end."
Sadly, these were to be some of Singh Kaur's last recordings, and proved to be an extremely emotional time, for those around her knew, all too well, that this was to be the final six months of her life. During the time she worked with Gary on Fairy Nightsongs, she was visited by many of her oldest and dearest friends who came to honor her and say goodbye. It was during this time that she proposed recording This Universe, which was one of her favorite compositions that she'd never recorded, and have some of those special friends play on it. After she'd passed away Gary was to complete the project and have it released. This was to be her final gift to both her children and to the world. This was the last thing that Singh Kaur recorded in her all-too short life. Her wish and hope was that her music gives everyone a bit of the peace and beauty she experienced during her meditations, and that she could leave us all with one final thought- that the universe is love.
"THIS UNIVERSE, is an album of previously unreleased material from Singh Kaur, features three haunting tracks: a 40+ minute rendition of the ancient chant "This Universe," Kaur's dreamy musical interpretation of "The Lord's Prayer", featuring Raphael and the original version of "Spark in the Night" from FAIRY NIGHT SONGS. The crystalline singing of Kaur continues to be a perfect marriage of grace and controlled emotion, while Stadler's mixture of Celtic instrumentation with fantasy themes provides a peaceful, relaxing backdrop. Includes harp playing from guest artist Lisa Lynne. ~ Music Design In Review
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1. Spark in the Night
2. This Universe
3. The Lord's Prayer