Trained in opera, New Age diva Diane Arkenstone wet her feet in punk, heavy metal and folk music before embracing the soothing sounds of Celtic and meditative music that she is best known for. With a voice even more beautiful than her face, Diane catches the ears of anyone with a leaning towards sultry, sensual, subtle, gentle vocals and music. More info at http://www.dianearkenstone.com.
A trailblazer in his native Israel, who introduced British and American styles of rock music to the heart of the Middle East, Misha Segal is well known Stateside for his many accomplishments as film composer ("Phantom of the Opera", "New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking", "Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon", and many more) as well as for his groundbreaking contemporary jazz CD "Connected to the Unexpected", and his “Beauty Found in Unlikely Places” charitable concert series featuring his piano solo “Female” music. More info at http://www.mishasegal.com.
Diane Arkenstone & Misha Segal's Christmas Healing: Sultry, Playful and Gentle Sounds to Soothe this Holiday Season
Ahhh, the holiday season: tinsel fairies flitting through the snow, whispering sweet nothings into your ear as you relax by the fire drinking hot egg nog with the ones you love that you only see once a year because more frequent meetings may be dangerous to your health as you fend off firey wails for the latest gizmos, gadgets and over-merchandised cartoons as well as wade through inquiries of why you had to settle for becoming just a doctor and not a surgeon like your sister (if only you'd listened). Stop the chaos! Isn't the holiday season supposed to be about rest, relaxation and rejuvenation? Yes, it is, and PrimaVista Records has just the soundtrack: Christmas Healing, the 3-volume holiday music release by Diane Arkenstone and Misha Segal.
A departure from the standardized, shopping mall-ized, perennial holiday music fare, Christmas Healing consists of 3 volumes, 30 songs and over 82 minutes of beloved Christmas and Wintertime carols untraditionally woven together with vocals (at times melodic, at times ambient), piano, guitar and flute.
Though not typical New Age, Christmas Healing Volume I, released in November, 2006, reached Number 18 on the New Age Internet Radio Charts and includes "The First Noel", "O Christmas Tree", "Joy to the World", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", "Silent Night", "O Come O Come Emmanuel", "Good King Wenceslas", "Angels We Have Heard on High", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".
Christmas Healing Volumes II and III, released for the first time in 2007, include "Deck the Halls", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Away in a Manger", "The Holly and the Ivy", "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "What Child is This?", "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", "The Little Drummer Boy", "O Holy Night", and "We Three Kings" on Christmas Healing Volume II; and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Jingle Bells", "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow", "Silver Bells", "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", and "Do You Hear What I Hear" on Christmas Healing Volume III.
It should come as no surprise, if while listening to Christmas Healing, you have the feeling that Diane, Misha, and friends are in your living room throwing you a personal holiday party (the kind where you don't have to clean up afterwards); that's exactly the kind of vibe they intended.
For more information including audio samples, ordering instructions, listener reviews, background on the production and arrangements, an interview with Santa and personal holiday anecdotes from Diane and Misha, please visit www.christmashealing.com.
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