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Tree of Life (CD)

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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.

1. I Will Walk With My Children / Welcome Gospel Kindred 4:12 2. The Rolling Deep / Faithful Soldiers Travel On 3:15 3. Mother Has Come With Her Beautiful Song / Love Oh Love 4:30 4. I Want To Gather Down / The Earthquake 3:59 5. Voyage to Canaan / Bow Down O Zion 4:28 6. Living Souls / Good Believers' Life 4:49 7. Tree of Life 3:44 8. Holy Order Tune / How Beautiful, O Zion / Shaker March 4:47 9. The Humble Heart / I'm On My Way To Zion 5:31 10. Pleasant Walk / F.M.'s March / Star of Purity 3:24 11. Love Is Little 4:08 12. Welcome Gospel Kindred / I Will Walk With My Children (Reprise) 4:51