CD: Fairy Ring by Mike Rowland
Total running time: 44:30 minutes
1 The Fairy Ring (One) 22:30
2 The Fairy Ring (Two) 22:00
They say: One of the best selling recordings of all time, this flowing calm music, performed on the piano and strings, has no turbulence, and is as relaxing as any music can be. Inspired by a sensitive attunement to the forces of nature, Mike Rowland's improvisations seem to float in the air while gently revolving around a core of soft melodies and wistful harmonies. The result is magical! An immensely popular release with unlimited appeal.
We say: We had been gradually adding to our range of CDs but this was one CD we didn't have that appeared to be getting the most requests, such as 'I was looking on your website, and was wondering have you got Fairy Ring by Mike Rowland?' So we made sure we got it in quickly!
Fairy Ring has been around for a long time. At the time it was released it was ground breaking and went on to be a best seller, that still sells well today. The basis of the music is made up of piano with chords and strings intertwining and being played over the top. I did like the album, and many will find it ideally suited to their relaxation or healing activities, but others may find it a little dated, as although beautiful and restful, it is the kind of music that has become typical of the new age music movement.