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BEST OF CASON
Kathy Parson - MainlyPiano.com
"If you enjoy peaceful synth and keyboard music that comes from the heart, "The Crossing" is a great choice!
The Crossing" is a collection of eleven of Shirley Cason's most-requested pieces from four of her previous albums. I have always liked Shirley's music a lot, and this compilation has taken her strongest pieces from the past nine years and exhibits the variety of colors in her music. Much of Cason's music was borne of personal crises and the loss of loved ones, so there is definitely a melancholy cast to many of these pieces, but they are never bleak or without hope." read more
Bill Binkelman : ZoneMusicReporter.com
"Shirley Cason, one of my favorite new age music keyboardists, has culled the most popular tracks from four of her previous releases (Forever In Bloom, A Summer Dream, Winter Mornings, and Inner Peace) for The Crossing, a career retrospective that clearly shows why her web site is filled with praise from fans all over the world. As I have mentioned in my reviews of her albums, what sets Cason apart from many other keyboard artists is how her music is deceptively simple on the surface (piano accented by assorted orchestral and new age keyboards) but suffused with genuine warmth, like the comforting presence of a good friend, as well as a heartfelt sincerity that is refreshingly straightforward and not muddied by over-production or unnecessary glitz. She seems to be the kind of person you want to have offer for coffee or a glass of wine, the opposite of a "star," so to speak.
If you haven't yet heard this wonderful artist's music, The Crossing would make the perfect introduction. Even if you already own several of her previous releases, this is still a recommendable CD because it showcases her best, and her best is, as we say in Minnesota, pretty darn terrific. You betcha!
Rating: Very Good
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Behind the music
If you are new to Shirley's music, this album is a wonderful way to listen to some songs from each of her album that she has recorded so far at this time... :) It is also Peaceful World Music's "grass root" way of getting the word out about Shirley Cason's music.
The songs on THE CROSSING CD are the most popular songs, from Shirley Cason's albums that we "Crossed" over to create this relaxing new age album...
We thank you for visiting our website & hope you come back each week to listen to her new age radio show where you can hear what's new and cuts from her albums ! ~ Enjoy the music ~