Tree of Life William Coulter and Barry Phillips

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If you love Simple Gifts, you'll be delighted with this companion album. The Shakers believed that music and dance were gifts received from blessed spirits, and celebrated their innermost spiritual revelations with song. Once more, Barry Phillips, William Coulter and company join forces to revive the Shakers' stirring and joyful music.

Here again is an anthology to cherish: a perfectly choreographed sequence of lovely melodies, upbeat dance tunes and heartfelt hymns. Both albums offer informative liner notes on each song, essays on the Shaker movement, and suggest reading to provide listeners with background information and sources on this fascinating material.

Tree of Life Liner Notes, Song List, and Artist Biographies

Sound Clips
Click to hear a clip of The Rolling Deep.
Click to hear a clip of Pleasant Walk.
Click to hear a clip of Love is Little.
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Tree of Life