Item description for Beyond Nature by Phil Keaggy...
1) In The Light Of Common Day 2) County Down 3) Symphonic Dance 4) Addisons Walk 5) I Feel The Winds Of God Today 6) Fare Thee Well 7) Fragile Forest 8) Brother Jack 9) As Warm As Tears 10) A Place Of Springs 11) In The Light Of Common Day Reprise 12) When Night Falls
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Studio: Myrrh Records
Record Label Myrrh Records Rec
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.93" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1991
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN 7016902617 ISBN13 0080688080129 UPC 080688080129
Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond Nature?
One of the finest CDs I own Apr 26, 2010
I am a professional musician (trumpeter) and music professor, and listen to all kinds of wonderful music. This is my favorite CD in my personal collection. Some of the finest instrumental work I've heard. I just heard Phil in concert recently, and he is a true artist. This is his finest album, in my opinion.
Not my cup of tea ............................ May 4, 2009
I bought this cheap as a remainder soon after it was released in 1991 and only played it in the background a couple of times. Recently I wondered why I had not played it for years.
Listening again carefully, I think it is one of the most pretentious guitar recordings I've ever heard. He plays beautifully, but leaves me absolutely cold. I realize many people love it, so all I'll say is if you're new to this artist, listen to the samples a few times before buying it, just in case.
If I dont meet Phil on earth... Dec 31, 2008
I guess I will ask him in heaven. How do you do that? Although I am not a guitar player, I am a guitar fan, and this one is a fireside favorite. If you want time to relax and think, grab this CD. And begin thinking with this thought: Nature is mortal. We shall outlive her.
The culmination of his instrumental work... Jan 10, 2008
This is, in my opinion, Keaggy's greatest instrumental work, showcasing various different styles of music all connected with one common thread, the power of the talent of, and running through, Phil Keaggy. His capabilities amplify his spiritual focus and through listening to his music you become aware that he is clearly driven to perform by a force more powerful than he could muster alone.
The Reason I Fell In Love With The Acoustic Guitar!!! Jul 31, 2005
I first heard this record back in 93 and it has been, in one form or another, in my collection ever since. It is to my mind one of the finest guitar recordings ever produced. I am a fan of Andres Segovia, Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, and a host of other FS guitarists, so I hope you can appreciate what I mean when I say this.
What Keaggy manages to do here, and sadly only here, is to weave a collection of tunes that provoke the emotions as much as the ear. He has said that he intended the songs on this album to be in the Impressionist veign. And I cannot think of a better decription.
Listening to "A Place of Springs" for instance, one has the impression of a mind struggling with the wieght of the world and with it's own weakness. And in Keaggy's arrangement of Grieg's "Symphonic Dance" we not only hear but truly feel the elation of the instrument (as narrator) at some joyous moment we will never fully comprehend (though I like to imagine it's a wedding dance, or a childs first steps).
It's almost as though the record contains an anthology of songs that tell a story of a life from the guitar's point of view, with the guitar as it's own voice. As always, Keaggy intermingles this collage with his deep spiritual conviction--in fact, every note drips with it.
This is work of a tremendous artist, a musical virtuoso, at the peak of his powers, letting his instrument explore spaces at once too private and too universal for words. It is an amazing and breathtaking way to pass a rainy afternoon. And it rewards frequent replaying. I cannot recommend to highly.