John Tesh

One World

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People love to rake John Tesh over the coals for what they regard as an overly sentimental approach to instrumental music. What these naysayers fail to realize is that millions love his music for a reason. If you're willing to let Tesh usher you into his soft-focus world of dreamy soundscapes and friendly, new age-tinged production, you'll be whisked away into a sonic never-neverland.

ONE WORLD is no exception, as Tesh gets global, working with an international crop of musicians on original compositions that draw on various ethnic traditions. Spanish, Irish and Italian styles are represented here, among others. The common theme of spirituality is further expressed by the guest vocals of James Ingram and Point of Grace on two songs of devotion, both earthly and divine. If you're already anti-Tesh, ONE WORLD won't change your mind, but if you're a fan, dive right in without reticence.

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