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** Narada News **
Date: 10 Mar 2000
Narada Friends

Narada Friends-
We always welcome your questions, comments and orders by e-mail at friends@narada.com or phone 1-800-966-3699. Outside the toll free calling area 414-961-8350. Be sure to visit us on the Web at: http://www.narada.com

New Releases Available Now!

Narada Jazz Presents...

Urban Knights III Urban Knights 48498
Produced and arranged by Frayne T. Lewis
The Urban Knights return with powerful and passionate urban, funk and jazz grooves featuring a core of Chicago's finest young talent led by Ramsey Lewis with guest performances by Fareed Haque, Hardeman, The Staples, Tami and many other contemporary jazz giants. Debuted #4 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/UrbanKnights/urbanknights_page.htm

Special Urban Knights III Drawing
With this special release we are offering you the chance to win a limited edition, numbered, framed lithograph of Urban Knights III individually signed by the Urban Knights who performed on Urban Knights III. One lucky winner will receive this timeless and priceless piece of art. Also, 5 runners up will win the new Urban Knights III CD.
Just click on the link below or cut and paste the link into your web browser, then complete the online survey and you will have a chance to win. No purchase necessary. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Entry deadline March 20, 2000. Please read Contest Rules for complete details. http://www.narada.com/images/Order/urbanknightscontest_page.htm


In Search of David Lanz !?!!
David will be appearing in Seattle at The East West Bookstore for their Grand Opening in their new location (6500 Roosevelt Way NE. Seattle) on Sunday, March 19th for a mini concert and signing. If you are in the Seattle zip code, pop in and check it out!

David will also be performing on Friday, March 31 in Salt Lake City and on Saturday, April 1 in St. Louis. Please visit
http://www.narada.com/concerts_page.htm or http://www.davidlanz.com for more info.


Narada, Your Celtic Music Source
Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these new Celtic titles!

Another Sky Altan 48838
One of the most recognized names in the Celtic music genre, this lively group presents an exciting album. The transfixing voice of Maihréad Ní Mhaonaigh is paired with dynamic twin fiddles, accordion and bouzouki. Traditional Irish music with a contemporary edge, with guests Jerry Douglas and Bonnie Raitt.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/anothersky/anothersky_page.htm

Altan On Tour Now!! For tour dates check out
http://www.narada.com/concerts_page.htm

Specially Priced! The Emerald Isle Series

Celtic Song 48856
This collection will capture your heart. Some of the most beautiful Celtic vocals in the world. Featuring Altan, Kim Robertson, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Tannas and more.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/CelticSong/celticsong_page.htm

Celtic Dance 48858
A fun-filled, whirlwind of the best in Celtic dance music. Lively, jigs, reels and waltzes. Featuring Blair Douglas, John Whelan, Alasdair Fraser, Paul Machlis, Dordan and more. Erin go bragh! http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/CelticDance/celticdance_page.htm

Celtic Soul 48857
Rich and diverse, this exquisite collection is innovative and contemporary Celtic music at its best. Featuring Kim Robertson, John Whelan, William Coulter and more.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/CelticSoul/celticsoul_page.htm

***If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of our complete Celtic 2000 catalog, please e-mail us at friends@narada.com with your snail mailing address. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


New! From Luaka Bop

Eco de Sombras / Echo of Shadows 48912 Susana Baca
Eco de Sombras represents the further emergence of Susana Baca from the rich Afro-Peruvian musical tradition. Here, alongside the traditional Afro-Peruvian grooves are the modern licks and atmospherics of such guest musicians as John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Mark Ribot (Tom Waits, Cubanos Postizos) on guitar and Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, John Zorn) on bass. On Valentin or Xanajari, you can hear the sometimes eerie, sometimes playful sounds you might expect from Waits, building on atmosphere created by Baca and her incredible Peruvian band.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/echode/ecodesombras_page.htm

For more information about this incredible label, visit www.luakabop.com


Real World Notes

Since its founding by Peter Gabriel and WOMAD in 1989 - springing from the visionary early WOMAD festivals - Real World Records has provided a forum for remarkable music from around the globe.

Free Show!
If you are in the L.A. area on March 21 be sure to catch the live taping of Afro Celt Sound System performing on the Donnie & Marie show. Visit www.narada.com/whatsnew_page.htm for more details.

New this year from Real World....

Voices of the Real World 48119 2CD SET
"Of all the sounds that we hear, human beings have the broadest range of responses to the voice... Great instrumental players often refer to the voice and talk of 'singing' through their instruments....This collection shows the enormous range of singing styles and remarkable artists that we have been lucky enough to work with in our first ten years." - Peter Gabriel

http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/VoicesRW/voicesrw_page.htm

Walking On 48118 Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal
Meet Ananda Shankar, illustrious cult figure in the secret history of pop culture, pioneer of '60s Indo-funk, the sitarist who jammed with Jimi Hendrix and spent a long career at the forefront of fusion and experimentation until his untimely death in 1999. This album is dedicated to his memory. Shankar's rediscovery by the '90s English club scene, spearheaded by hot London DJ/ impresario/producer Sam Zaman, aka State of Bengal, led to a wildly successful UK tour, and an electrifying collaboration on this final studio recording.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/Walkingon/walkingon_page.htm


On the Horizon

3.14.00 Cuban Nights 48960 (Narada World)
3.14.00 Rain of Blessings: Vajra Chants 48814 Lama Gyurme & Jean- Philippe Rykiel (Real World)
3.14.00 Luaka Bop - 10th Anniversary (2CD) Zero Accidents on the Job 48922 (Luaka Bop)
3.28.00 Gypsy Fire 48989 (Narada World)
3.28.00 The I-10 Chronicles 48991 The I-10 Chronicles (Back Porch)

Visit http://www.narada.com/whatsnew_page.htm for more information.


Tour Dates & Cities For Your Favorite Artists...
Feel free to e-mail us at friends@narada.com if you have questions about any of our artists or titles, or if you would like to request our complete catalog listing. Catalogs are available only in hard copy, so please be sure to include your postal mailing address. Request a catalog online at http://www.narada.com/friends_page.htm.




Other NARADA Sites
Please share any others you find.



|Ancient Future|
Ancient Future.

|with Steele Croswhite|
Paul Cardall.

|Jesse|
Jesse Cook.

|Album|
John Doan.

|Bradley Joseph|
Bradley Joseph.

|Pat Kirtley|
Pat Kirtley.

|Oscar|
Oscar Lopez.

|Billy|
Billy McLaughlin.

|Miriam|
Miriam Stockley.

|Vas|
Vas and their fans.

|Warner||Quiet Heart/Spirit Wind|
Richard Warner.

|Ghosts|
Michael Whalen.

|Scott Wilkie|
Scott Wilkie.


The NARADA Mailing List

|Narada Lotus| Since its founding in 1983, Narada Records has become one of the most recognized and respected new age music recording labels in the world. We are now expanding to the online world with this mailing list and an upcoming Internet site.

We hope this service will be useful as your information source to great new music, artist tours and noteworthy news. Please feel free to send your questions, comments or catalog requests via e-mail to: friends@narada.com.

Thank you for your interest!

|Narada Artist Series|


** Narada News **
Date: 16 Feb 2000
Narada Friends

Narada Friends-
We always welcome your questions, comments and orders by e-mail at friends@narada.com or phone 1-800-966-3699. Outside the toll free calling area 414-961-8350. Be sure to visit us on the Web at: http://www.narada.com

Narada - Your Celtic Music Source.

Now Available! Faire Celts A Woman's Voice 48733
An unparalleled collection from 14 contemporary Celtic divas of vocal treasures immersed in Celtic soul, showing the beauty and strength of a woman's voice. Featuring Sinéad O'Connor, Karen Matheson, Connie Dover, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Mary McLaughlin and more.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/FaireCelts/fairecelts_page.htm

**Order Faire Celts and receive a free Celtic temporary tattoo. Show your Celtic side this St. Patrick's Day!*** Hurry! Supplies are limited.

Another Sky Altan 48838 (Available February 29, 2000)
No Irish band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. With a series of exquisitely produced award-winning recordings (certified gold and platinum in Ireland), and a dynamic range from the most sensitive and touching traditional Irish songs to hard hitting reels and jigs, Altan has moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. In fact, Altan has always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense - its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.

Another Sky features traditional reels and Gaelic songs brought to life by dynamic twin fiddles, accordion, bouzouki, and Maihread Ní Mhaonaigh's transfixing voice. Available from Narada in the U.S. only.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/anothersky/anothersky_page.htm

Altan on tour now!! For tour dates check out http://www.narada.com/concerts_page.htm

Pre-Order Special Opportunity
Pre-order Altan's upcoming release Another Sky by clicking on the link below, or by copying and pasting the link into your web browser and completing the online registration form, and we will give you free shipping (U.S. only) on your pre-order. Another Sky will be available for shipment on February 29, 2000.
http://www.narada.com/images/order/altanpreorder_page.htm

Narada Presents...
The Emerald Isle Series

Celtic Song 48856 (Available February 29, 2000)
This collection will capture your heart. Some of the most beautiful Celtic vocals in the world. Featuring Altan, Kim Robertson, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Tannas and more. (Specially priced)
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/CelticSong/celticsong_page.htm

Celtic Dance 48858 (Available February 29, 2000)
A fun-filled, whirlwind of the best in Celtic dance music. Lively, jigs, reels and waltzes. Featuring Blair Douglas, John Whelan, Alasdair Fraser, Paul Machlis, Dordan and more. Erin go bragh! (Specially priced)
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/CelticDance/celticdance_page.htm

Celtic Soul 48857 (Available February 29, 2000)
Rich and diverse this exquisite collection is innovative and contemporary Celtic music at its best. Featuring Kim Robertson, John Whelan, William Coulter and more. (Specially priced)
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/CelticSoul/celticsoul_page.htm

Coming Soon
2.29.00 Urban Knights III Urban Knights (Narada Jazz)
2.29.00 Eco de Sombras Susana Baca (Luaka Bop)
2.29.00 Voices of the Real World Various (Real World)
2.29.00 Walking On Ananda Shankar Experience & State of Bengal (Real World)

Visit http://www.narada.com/whatsnew_page.htm for more information


Tour Dates & Cities For Your Favorite Artists...
Feel free to e-mail us at friends@narada.com if you have questions about any of our artists or titles, or if you would like to request our complete catalog listing. Catalogs are available only in hard copy, so please be sure to include your postal mailing address. Request a catalog online at http://www.narada.com/friends_page.htm.


** Narada News **
Date: 4 Feb 2000
Narada Friends

Special E-Mail Offer
Order any of the new releases mentioned in this e-mail direct from Narada before February 15, 2000 and receive free shipping (U.S. only). Just mention this e-mail when ordering to receive free shipping.

We always welcome your questions, comments and orders by e-mail at friends@narada.com or phone 1-800-966-3699. Outside the toll free calling area 414-961-8350.

Be sure to visit us on the Web at: http://www.narada.com

New Releases Available Now!

From Narada Jazz...

Alex Bugnon...As Promised 48725
Urban, jazz and R&B funk. Keyboardist Alex Bugnon's wide ranging influences, coupled with his love of funk, urban and traditional jazz plus R&B result in a musical hybrid jazz sound that is all Alex Bugnon; as promised. This highly anticipated album includes special guests Gerald Albright, Christopher Williams, and many more.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/AsPromised/aspromised_page.htm

Narada is pleased to offer you a special opportunity...
Order Alex Bugnon...As Promised (48725) through e-mail request and we will send you a personally autographed Alex Bugnon CD booklet. Hurry, supplies are limited to the first 25 requests! (CD booklet will be mailed separately from initial order and should arrive 2-4 weeks later).

From Narada...

Letters from Joubee Artie Traum 48788 Honored as the #1 Adult Alternative Instrumental album of 1993 - legendary guitarist Artie Traum's Letters from Joubee showcases a collage of acoustic, jazz and folk influences. Now digitally re-mastered. New cover graphics.
http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/Letters/letters_page.htm

Quiet Sheila Chandra 48621
A spellbinding fusion of Sheila Chandra's beguiling wordless vocals and instrumentation in ten richly textured ambient soundscapes. Quiet is the first album of this early pioneer of the British Indipop music scene. A re-issue from the legendary, groundbreaking Indipop label proudly presented by Narada World. http://www.narada.com/images/AlbumPage/Quiet/quiet_page.htm

Coming Soon
Visit http://www.narada.com/whatsnew_page.htm for more information


Presenting...
Shakti - a new label devoted to ambient trance, dance, world and electronica music.

Approaching Silence David Sylvian 48177
Celebrated musical innovator, David Sylvian, presents Approaching Silence - three highly evocative and beautifully crafted electronic pieces that will both calm and challenge. This incredible recording from former lyricist, composer and vocalist of the group Japan is required listening for fans of Brian Eno's ambient works.
http://www.narada.com/images/albumpage/approaching/approaching_page.htm


New Label...
Backporch - Roots * Rock * Americana

Good Dog Bad Dog Over The Rhine 48787
Still waters run deep. Quiet music should be played loud. The songwriting team of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler provides unparalleled expression through Karin's soulful voice and haunting, yet spirited melodies reminiscent of 10,000 Maniacs and the Cowboy Junkies. Not familiar with Over The Rhine? Visit www.overtherhine.com or http://www.narada.com/images/albumpage/gooddog/gooddog_page.htm for more information.


Tour Dates & Cities For Your Favorite Artists...
Feel free to e-mail us at friends@narada.com if you have questions about any of our artists or titles, or if you would like to request our complete catalog listing. Catalogs are available only in hard copy, so please be sure to include your postal mailing address. Request a catalog online at http://www.narada.com/friends_page.htm.



Miscellaneous Info From Past News

Hear Music Samples Free!
877-4-NARADA or 877-462-7232
24 Hours! Available only in the U.S.

Our toll free number allows you to hear Narada music samples anytime! This service includes, but does not require, easy-to-use 24-hour automated ordering (credit cards only).
Here's How:
1. Use the five-digit product number.
2. Important: Please allow the automated system to complete each segment before advancing.
3. Sample up to three albums.
4. After sampling, feel free to e-mail us your order to friends@narada.com

To Order Direct from Narada or to Request a Catalog
800-966-3699
9a.m. to 5p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.
e-mail: friends@narada.com
fax: 414.961.8351

Narada Around the World
For several years, Narada has been expanding its international network. The response from consumers is overwhelming! Thanks for your support and interest in the artists and music of Narada. With your help, we have established some excellent worldwide distribution channels.

We are proud to announce that Virgin Records America has acquired Narada in 1997. With Virgin, we will continue to expand the availability of our music and, as always, provide our listeners with innovative, high quality music. Throughout 1998, with our current wide-reaching distributor network and with the addition of Virgin companies and their partners, Narada releases will become available virtually worldwide wherever fine music is sold.

We encourage you to continue to support the local businesses. Please refer to the following list to locate the distribution company in your territory. Feel free to ask them any inquiries about where to find Narada. If a specific release is not immediately available, please contact your local company to place a special order.

ARGENTINA
EMI Odeon S.A.I.C.
Avenida San Martin 3590
(1602) Florida
PCIA De Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
Phone  +54 1 760 0081
                
AUSTRALIA
Virgin Records America
98-100 Glover Street
P.O. Box 311
Cremorne, NSW 2090 
AUSTRALIA
Phone  +61 2 9908 0602

AUSTRIA
Virgin Austria
Mariahilferstr. 109.Top 20
A-1060 Wien
Vienna, Austria
Phone  +43 1 597 27 10/0

BALTIC STATES
Microphone Records
Muitas Iela 1
Riga, LV-1010  Latvia
Phone  +371 702 7407

BELGIUM
Virgin Belgium NV/SA
BD G Wahislaan 41
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Phone  +32 2 705 71 93

BOLIVIA
Discos Heriba LTDA
Calle Abdon Saavedra No. 2190
Casilla Postal 3120
La Paz, Bolivia 
Phone  +591 2 410 744   

BRAZIL
EMI Odeon LTDA Brazil
Rua Mena Barreto, 151
Caixa Posta 2752
22271.100 Rio De Janeiro, RJ
BRAZIL
Phone  +55 21 528 1212

CANADA
Virgin Canada
Rundle House
514 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2H6
CANADA
Phone  416 961 8863

CENTRAL AMERICA
Discos De Centroamerica SA
19 Avenida 15-62, Zona 10
P.O. Box 50-F
Guatemala City 01901
Central America
Phone  +502 3 329 343/47

CHILE
EMI Odeon Chilena S.A.
Carlos Antunez 1959
Providencia
Santiago, Chile
Phone  +562 341 13 13
        
COLOMBIA
EMI Colombia
Carrera 11A No 93A-80
Santa Fe De Bogota DC
Colombia
Phone  +57 1 623 6225

CROATIA
Dallas D.O.O.
Zagorska 55
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone  +385 1 484 6053

CZECH REPUBLIC
Monitor Records LTD
Kovarova 39
155 00 Praha 5
Stodulky, Czeck Rep.
Phone  +42 02 57 115 111

DENMARK
Virgin Records Denmark APS
NY Vestergade 7
DK-1471 Copenhagen NV
Denmark
Phone  +45 33 13 26 66

EQUADOR
Odeon Music S.A.
Av. Republica 3001 Y America 
2nd Piso - Plaza Mayor
Quito, Ecuador
Phone  +59 32 258 653   

FINLAND
Oy EMI Finland AB
Tallberginkatu 2 A
00180 Helsinki, Finland
Phone  +358 9 348 426

FRANCE
Virgin Records SA
11 Places Des Vosges
75004 Paris, France
Phone  +33 1 44 54 64 74

GERMANY
Virgin Schallplatten GMBH
Herzogstrasse 64
80803 Munchen, Germany
Phone  +49 89 38 19 50

GREECE
Virgin LLC Greece
557 Messogion Street
153 44 Stavros
Athens, Greece
Phone  +30 1 63 99 734

HOLLAND
Virgin Benelux BV
Melkpad 29
1217 KA Hilversum, Holland
Phone  +35 6212 451

HUNGARY
EMI-Quint Records
City Gate
Koztelek U6, 2nd Floor
Budapest 1092, Hungary
Phone  +36 1 216 9620

ICELAND
Skifan H/F
Skeifan 17
P.O. Box 8120
IS-128 Reykjavik  Iceland
Phone  +354 525 5000

IRELAND
Virgin Records Ireland
EMI Records Ireland LTD
1 Ailesbury Road
Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone  +353 1 269 33 44

ISRAEL
Helicon Records LTD
7 HaÕMerkava Street
Industrial Zone B
Holon 58851, Israel
Phone  +972 3 556 2212

ITALY
Nuova Carisch S.p.A.
Via Campania
12-20098 San Giuliano Milanese
Milano, Italy
Phone  +02 98221 245

JAPAN
JVC Victor Musical Trading, Inc.
Nakayama Bldg. 6F
3-17-14 Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107 Japan
Phone  +81 3 5770 521

KOREA
EMI Music Korea
2nd Floor, Hanyan Town Building
2F 665- 1/2, Shinsa Dong, 
Kangnam-Gu
Seoul 135-080 
South Korea
Phone  +82 2 34499400

LEBANON
EMI Lebanon
Gedio Centeri
Hurch Tabet
Sin El Fil, Lebanon
Phone  +9611 601 791

MEXICO
Judy S.A.
Blvd. Puerto Aereo 87
Col. Federal C.P. 15700
Mexico D.F. Mexico
Phone  +525 786 0216

NEW ZEALAND
Virgin Records New Zealand
15B Floor, Babbage House
15B Hopetoun Street
Auckland
New Zealand
Phone  +64 9 356 1580   

NORWAY
Virgin Records AS
Karl Johans GT.12J
Postboks 338 Sentrum
0101 Oslo, Norway
Phone  +47 2 205 2750

PAKISTAN
Ciscum Music PVT LTD
4th Floor, Al-Manzoor Building
Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road
Karachi, Pakistan
Phone  +92 21 263 6410

PERU
EMI Music Peru
Jiron Torres Paz 1101
Lima, Peru
Phone  +51 1 470 4550

POLAND
Pomaton Music Co.
UL.Czarnomorska 13
02-758 Warszawa, Poland
Phone  +48 22 42 76 48

PORTUGAL
EMI-Valentim De Carvalho Musica LDA
c/o Gabriela Carrilho
Av. Helen Keller, 15-C
1400 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone  +351 1 360 3000

SLOVENIA
Dallas D.O.O.
TRG MDB 1
100 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone  +386 61 126 47 26/7

SOUTH AFRICA
EMI Music South Africa 
(PTY) LTD
32 Steele Street
Steeldale 2197
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Phone  +271 1 406 4000

SOUTHEAST ASIA
(Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand)      
Chiang Huat Co. Pte. Ltd.
Block #20, Outram Park #01-195
Singapore 0316, Republic of Singapore
Phone  +65 220 3444

SPAIN
Virgin Espana SA
Hortaleza. 104-1 dcha
28004 Madrid, Spain
Phone  +34 1 308 3056

SWEDEN
Virgin Records Sweden
Box 1291 
S-171 25 Solna
Sweden
Phone  +46 8 629 55 30

SWITZERLAND
EMI Records (Switzerland) AG
Buckhauserstrasse 24
8048 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone  +41 1 405 1515

TURKEY
Kent Elektronik
Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
I.M.C., 6 Block 6302
Unkampani 34470
Instanbul, Turkiye
Phone  +90 21 2 514 1621

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
EMI Music Arabia
PO Box 61003
Jebel Ali
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone  +971 4 818 225

UNITED KINGDOM
Virgin Records LTD
Kensal House
553/579 Harrow Road
London W10 4RH
United Kingdom
Phone  +44 0181 964 6000

URAGUAY
EMI Music De Uraguay
Pedro Berro 1310
CP 11300
Montevideo, Uraguay
Phone  +5982 793 752    

VENEZUELA
EMI Venezuela Rodven SA
Centro Comercial Concrese
Piso 2, OFC. 418
Prados Del Este
Caracas, Venezuela
Phone  +58 2 979 7175 

ZIMBABWE
Gramma Records
UA 450 Union Avenue
Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone  +263 4 486 950

Sacred Road Songbook (90012SB)
David Lanz
This 96-page songbook features 14 original songs plus the long-awaited transcriptions of David's popular arrangements of A Whiter Shade of Pale, Nights in White Satin and Pachelbel's Canon. Appropriate for pianists of intermediate skill. You may reserve your copy now by calling 1(800)966-3699.

* On the Net *
We are pleased to announce that you may now sample sound clips for Tempest by Jesse Cook and for Sacred Road by David Lanz on the following Internet sites:

Los Angeles Times - www.latimes.com
Chicago Sun Times - www.suntimes.com
Charlotte Observer - www.charlotte.com
Ottawa Citizen - www.ottawacitizen.com
Music Previews Home Site - www.mpmusic.com

Simply choose a site to visit, select the New Age catagory, and you'll be there!

These sound samples are also available via local phone call in over 40 cities. If you are interested in locating the number for your area, please inquire by e-mail at custserv@narada.com or call our Customer Service Department at 1(800) 966-3699.

Chart News!
-David Lanz's new release (and only one week old), Sacred Road, debuted on Billboard Magazine's New Age Chart at #6!
-Narada's new Various Artists release, Flamenco Fire & Grace, has also debuted on Billboard's World Music chart at #15!

Narada has committed to using the technique of 20-Bit mastering on each and every new release.

If you're wondering, just what is 20-Bit mastering and why is so much better, then you may want to refer to our handy 20-Bit Question and Answer information. Additional information is available by e-mail or calling 1(800)966-3699.

20-Bit Mastering

Q: What is a bit?
A: A bit is one piece of digital information. When a number of bits are strung together (like 16 or 20 of them), they form a digital word, which describes the music at that particular point in time. On a CD, there are 44,100 of these words that make up one second of music.

Q: Do I need special equipment to play these new CDs and will I have to replace all my current CDs?
A: No, since 20-bit CDs require no special playback equipment, listeners can still enjoy their current CD collections. Any home stereo system will be able to take advantage of the improved sound quality.

Q: What does this improved recording technology mean to composers and musicians?
A: "As a composer, what strikes me most about the new process is the greater clarity and transparency it provides. Now the listener will get more of the details I hear when I compose and perform. It comes closer to my original intent and helps to remove some of the barriers between me and the audience".
David Arkenstone, Narada Recording Artist

A: "There is a finite amount of information that can be stored in 16-Bit audio. The move to 20-Bit is a huge leap forward that will give the composers the ability to more fully express themselves with complex harmonies and intricate textures. As a result, the listener will have a heightened awareness of the nuances that make each composer's work unique".
Randy Roos, Narada Recording Artist

Q: Why is Narada using 20-Bit?
A: We have always prided ourselves on the exceptional quality of our recordings as well as the artistry and craftsmanship of the music. It's only natural that Narada should be the first new age label to commit to the use of 20-Bit mastering for all future recordings.

Q: Will the new CDs cost more?
A: Not for Narada CDs. As part of its commitment to providing added value both in terms of the music, the sound quality and the packaging, Narada is proud to be able to offer this advanced technology at no additional cost to our consumers.

If you are interested in ordering any Narada titles, please call 1(800)966-3699. If you would like to sample the music, call 1(900)370-4500. Use the 4-digit iten # to hear excerpts from four albums per call. ($2.50 charge will be credited if an order is placed during the call).