Journey to the New World

Journey to the New World

by Sharon Isbin


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Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin's debut release on Sony Masterworks is, as she describes it, "A voyage in song from the British Isles to the New World." She is joined by two stellar guest artists: Grammy Award-winning folk singer Joan Baez and violin virtuoso Mark O’Connor. The album includes world premieres of the Joan Baez Suite by John Duarte and the Strings & Threads Suite for violin and guitar by O’Connor. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
Label: Sony Masterworks
UPC: 0886974545620
catalogNumber: 745456
Rank: 4220

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sharon Isbin   Primary Artist,Guitar
Joan Baez   Vocals
Mark O'Connor   Violin

Technical Credits

John Jacob Niles   Composer
Andrew York   Composer
Carlos Barbosa-Lima   Arranger
Sharon Isbin   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Timothy Martyn   Engineer
Mark O'Connor   Composer
David Frost   Producer
Dann Michael Thompson   Engineer
Dann Thompson   Engineer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Edward Flower   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Meghan Foley   Art Direction
Leslie Collman-Smith   Marketing
Elizabeth A. Wright   Product Development
John W. Duarte   Composer
Anonymous   Composer

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Journey to the New World 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GuitarGuru More than 1 year ago
Have no doubt, this CD confirms that Sharon Isbin is a brilliant artist with a gift to touch the soul. Her latest (2009) CD brings an entirely new dimension of lyrical virtuosity to light. From the remarkable tonal color palette expressed masterfully in the opening 16th century flavored works, to the haunting "Andecy" which evokes a sensuality and beauty beyond words. A brand new recording of "Wayfaring Stranger" begins with Isbin's intro, a cascade of notes sounding like a auditory magical spring rain, leading to Joan Baez's unearthly vocals. This poetic collaboration is absolutely heavenly. The Baez Suite that follows is masterful. The concluding Mark O'Connor Strings and Threads Suite shows how truly alive and modern the classical guitar can be when its voice sings under Isbin's fingers. This is a CD that is a must in your collection and active on your portable player du jour! There is only smooth sailing and something special at every stop along the way on this "Journey to the New World". Might be her best work to date...
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