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The Way to Peace – CD reviews

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Hi Friends!

My new CD “The Way to Peace”, featuring amazing musicians Gilad Atzmon, Euguene Moye, Gary Ciuci, Cameron Brown, & Anthony Pinciotti, is getting GREAT REVIEWS!  Here are a few of them:

Not only has Siegel achieved his aim of combining a message for peace with his spirituality but in the process he has come up with a gorgeous album that is more than compelling and that bristles with naked truth and beauty. A deeply haunting beauty that is most memorable.
-Rich Sharm, Rainlore’s World of Music (British Music Site)

Read the whole review here:

A great piano tickler” “Strong emotive voice” “Inspiring message of unity
and peace|
-Jonathon Blakeley, “deLiberation”, (British political commentary)

Read the whole review here:

Warm and inviting vocal approach”  “12 songs that are designed to make the
world a better place.
-Chuck Dauphin, “Nashville Music News”

Read the whole review here:

But here’s a review that you won’t find on line any more:

Siegel is a gifted instrumentalist with rich vocals that glide along effortlessly with his playing.”  “Siegel presents us with an eloquently stated, musically pristine offering of himself and shares a piece of what is in his heart.”  “The Way to Peace is a stellar recording.”
-Brent Black, “Critical Jazz”

The reason you can’t read this review on line any more is that the reviewer pulled it after ten days, posting this remark on Facebook: “my humble apologies to my jewish friends for reviewing rich sigel (sic) an anti-zionist peace activist that supports the destruction of israel.”  While I am indeed an Anti-Zionist peace activist I have NEVER made any statements supporting the destruction of Israel, and do not support the destruction of Israel- or of anything.  I write about being “reviewed and then un-reviewed” in this op-ed piece on deLiberation:

AND THAT’S WHY I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

This CD is just too political to be promoted by conventional means. The songs weave together spirituality with peace activism.  The project features songs for PEACE (the title track), a unique original song that makes an argument for RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE “One Truth Many Paths”, and yes, songs that very definitely and unapologetically support PALESTINE!

This CD has a MESSAGE, expressed in music. An important part of that message is that there are people like myself, who were raised in the Jewish/Zionist community, who have RE-THOUGHT Israel and Zionism. That message needs to GET OUT, because it removes a taboo, and gives others permission to re-examine this issue as well.

So- a few things you can do:

  • Buy a copy.
  • Recommend it to friends.
  • Forward link to this piece.
  • Book me for a concert/lecture.
  • Radio hosts- Play songs from the CD.
  • Singers- Perform/record my songs. (I will send lead sheets in your key on
    request.)
  • Reviewers, bloggers-  Write about it.
  • Promoters, publicists- Let’s talk about creative promotion ideas.

Thanks everybody!  Links for CD purchase below.

Have a great summer!

-Rich Siegel

Palestine Online Store:

CD Baby:

Amazon-US (reviews needed):

Amazon-UK (reviews needed):

I Tunes:

 

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5 Responses to The Way to Peace – CD reviews

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos June 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Great news, Rich! It is available on amazon.com, where it has uniformly enthusiastic reviews.

  2. Rich Siegel June 19, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Thanks Ariadna!

  3. pacem June 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Is this the Palestinian path to peace?

    http://youtu.be/sVwjIuPIyy8

    Translation: Surveillance images show that Palestinians set fire to their own fields, and then accuse the Israeli settlers.

  4. Ariadna Theokopoulos June 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    I don’t know what the video says because I don’t speak German but it is well known that the Palestinians would do anything to make Israel look bad.
    Setting fire to their own fields is nothing compared to provoking the Israelis to imprison them and then going on hunger strikes.
    For me the most horrible thing they do is killing their children, or just about, by letting them play outside in areas they know are dangerous (the village or town where they live), which is just as good as pulling the trigger themselves.

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