Beneath the Raven Moon

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Beneath the Raven Moon
Mary Youngblood Beneath the Raven Moon cover.jpg
Studio album by Mary Youngblood
Released February 5, 2002
Genre International, Native American music, new-age[1]
Label Silver Wave
Mary Youngblood chronology
Heart of the World
(1999)
Beneath the Raven Moon
(2002)
Feed the Fire
(2004)

Beneath the Raven Moon is a studio album by Native American flautist Mary Youngblood, released in February 2002 through the record label Silver Wave.[1] In 2003, the album earned Youngblood the Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album.[2]

Composition[edit]

Allmusic described "Within My Heart" and "Dream with Me" as "straightforward Native compositions" and "Walk with Me" as having a "gentle, jazzy shuffle".[1]

Reception[edit]

Noting the fusion between Native American music with other genres, Allmusic said of the album: "Youngblood and her band mates manage to slip in and out of genres without losing their Native spirit, and doubtless attracting an ever-wider audience."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cama-I" Mary Youngblood 4:07
2. "Walk with Me" Youngblood 3:55
3. "Beneath the Raven Moon" Youngblood 4:00
4. "And We Shall Dance" Youngblood 3:12
5. "Laugh with Me" Tom Wasinger 3:32
6. "Caress the Smile" Wasinger, Youngblood 4:17
7. "Within My Heart" Youngblood 3:14
8. "And We Can Love" Wasinger, Youngblood 3:38
9. "Dream with Me" Youngblood 6:11
10. "Above the Mother Earth" Youngblood 3:55
11. "And We Will Fly" Wasinger, Youngblood 3:40
12. "Ipiluni (Be Happy, Aleut)" Youngblood 2:32

Track listing adapted from Allmusic.[1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Anne Beer – violin
  • Tito la Rosa – quena
  • James Marienthal – executive producer, piano
  • Mark McCoin – drums, hand drums, percussion
  • Valerie Sanford – cover art, design
  • Ray Wasinger – drums
  • Tom Wasinger – banjo, bass, berimbau, bowed zither, cajon, chamberlin, cittern, guitar, hand drums, keyboards, lap steel guitar, mandolin, marxophone, mountain dulcimer, mouth bow, percussion, producer, string arrangements, ukulele, zither
  • Mary Youngblood – Celtic flute, flute, Native American flute, poetry, producer, vocals, wood flute

Credits adapted from Allmusic.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Beneath the Raven Moon". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 2003 Grammy award winners". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. February 24, 2003. p. D3. ISSN 1932-8672. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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