Reviews for the album "Song of the souls"
A celebration of love and faith...
Rose Shafran, Cleveland Ohio
A true pearl...Gideon Efrati is unveiled in all his splendor…
Lise & Tom Fairfield, LA, California
A magical and delightful album that plucks the chords of the listener’s soul…
Ilee Eshhar, Ketura, Israel
...a personal offering and free interpretation...Efrati elegantly transmits dustups of old favorites, coloring them in new, warm hues while preserving their authenticity...a true work of art...
Michal Bakan, Tel-Aviv, Israel
I was captivated by the album’s magic...its fresh composition and execution of the first song–Shir haMa’a lot–in which both Efrati’s power and his tenderness are exposed: the intensity of juxtaposition through his singing...
Doron Ro't, Kibbutz Shaar Hagolan, Israel
In Songs of the Soul Gideon Efrati has created a magnificent synthesis of ancient and modern, earth and heaven, human and divine.
The voice of the individual seeking the spiritual is at the center of Jewish musical creation, in an unending chain that links the Psalms of David with the simple cantor chanting the holiday liturgy. Gideon Efrati has forged a new and brilliant link in that chain.
While the musical production is the work of a master arrangers and musicians (Deddy Tzur & Gideon Efrati), the vocal renditions themselves comes directly from the heart and soul of a remarkable singer and performer.
Bill Slot, Ketura, Israel
Dear Mr. Efrati,
I listened rapt to your solo album, Songs of the Soul, which I found to be utterly impressive as well as exquisitely tasteful. The arrangements and executions of the songs were of the highest artistic level. The meticulous choice of texts and melodies was both rich and heartwarming, resulting in a mosaic reflecting an artistic continuum beginning before Israel’s establishment and continuing on to the artistic renewal period thereafter.
The handsome graphics and liner notes themselves constitute yet another tier of both magic and sacredness, completing the entire experience.
You succeed in bringing to your singing a rich artistic "cargo", profound and mature, containing deep feeling and soul, all coming together to create a spiritually uplifting experience for each individual fortunate enough to hear it.
May you go from strength to strength, and wishing you much luck.
Menachem Perri–Voice of Israel