Peace on Earth (Kitaro album)

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Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth (Kitaro album).jpg
Studio album by Kitaro
Released 1996, re-released in 2011
Genre New-age
Length 55:17
Label Domo Records
Producer Kitaro
Kitaro chronology
Mandala
(1994)Mandala1994
Peace On Earth
(1996)
Cirque Ingenieux
(1997)Cirque Ingenieux1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Peace on Earth is a Kitaro album of classic Christmas songs taken from cultures around the world. It was released by Domo Records in 1996 and reissued in 2011. The reissue includes a DVD of nature visuals synchronized to music from the album.[2] Peace on Earth peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top New Age Albums Chart in December 1996.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are traditional, except "The Great Spirit", which was composed by Kitaro.

No. Title Length
1. "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" 4:46
2. "Silent Night" 4:23
3. "Angels We Have Heard On High" 5:39
4. "Joy To The World / The First Noel" 4:36
5. "Little Drummer Boy" 5:57
6. "Jingle Bells" 3:39
7. "Rosa Mystica" 2:57
8. "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" 4:00
9. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" 3:50
10. "A La Nanita Nana" 5:14
11. "O Holy Night" 4:56
12. "The Great Spirit" 5:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Kitaro : producer, lead synthesizers, Hammond organ, electric guitar, taiko, gong, beam
  • Annamaria Karacson : violin
  • Gyongyver Petheo : violin
  • Daniel Flick : viola
  • Kevin Johnson : cello
  • Kristen Stordahl Kanda : flute, music contracting
  • Pamela Eldridge : harp
  • Massito : guitar
  • Derek Zimmerman : percussion
  • Keith Heffner : keyboards
  • Gary Barlough : producer, engineer, synclavier and analog keyboards
  • International Peace Choir
  • David Holtom : vocal solo on "Little Drummer Boy"
  • Massito : guitar arrangement on "A La Nanita Nana"
  • Peter R. Kelsey : engineer
  • Steve Mixdorf : assistant engineer
  • Daijiro Miyazawa : assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax : mastering engineer
  • Gavin Lurssen : mastering engineer
  • Dino Malito : mastering engineer (re-issue)
  • Keith Heffner : arranger, conductor
  • Music contracting : Kristen Stordahl Kanda
Additional personnel
  • Eiichi Naito : executive producer, management
  • Dino Malito : artists & repertoire, management
  • Howard Sapper : business & legal affairs
  • Hitoshi Saito : marketing
  • Kio Griffith/ 9rpm.com : art direction and design (2012 version)
  • Art Slave : art direction and design (1995 version)
  • Uniphoto Picture Agency : front cover photography
  • Steve Burns : International Peace Choir photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position[3]
The Billboard 200 185
Billboard Heatseekers Albums 8
Billboard Top New Age Albums 4

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