Elika Mahony | Fire and Gold

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Fire and Gold

by Elika Mahony

Gems of wisdom that inspire our souls in times of tests and difficulties. Heavenly melodies and enchanting harmonies blended with the sounds of diverse instruments from around the world.
Genre: New Age: New Age
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1. This Earthly Plane
3:37 album only
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2. The Origin of All Things
3:18 album only
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3. Neglect Not My Commandments
3:55 album only
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4. This Is Faith
3:48 album only
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5. The Hallowed Beauty
3:24 album only
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6. Prayer for Forgiveness
4:38 album only
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7. Should Prosperity Befall Thee
4:12 album only
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8. The Bird Which Soareth
6:06 album only
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9. Fire and Gold
4:22 album only
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10. Remover of Every Anguish
3:30 album only
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11. The Power of Thy Name
5:16 album only
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12. Prayer for the Departed
2:57 album only
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13. My Haven in My Distress
3:44 album only
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14. The Prison of Tihran
6:05 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Elika’s love of music began when she was a child growing up in Africa. Her music beautifully expresses the diverse cultures that have been a part of her upbringing. Elika considers herself a world citizen; her parents are from Iran, she was born in the US, raised in Kenya, and now lives in China. In between she has lived in Israel and Hong Kong. Her music blends and reflects the influences of this varied background, drawing upon classical Western structures but incorporating instrumentation from Iran to Ireland and China to Spain.

She studied classical piano from the age of five, and its influence can be heard in the stunning instrumental pieces that she began composing when she was in college. It was at the same time that Elika began singing and setting the Baha’i Writings to music. The enchanting “Melodies of the Nightingale” was produced at this time by Elika and two close friends, Michelle Brown and Fiona Doomun-Rouhani. This first CD was followed a few years later by a solo follow-up titled “Melodies of the Nightingale for the Family” produced by Paul Meredith. These two CDs have been sold in more than 25 countries and their stirring melodies and soaring harmonies have inspired people all over the world.

Elika's most recent CD, 'Fire and Gold' blends eastern and western musical styles and features a number of languages including English, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. The theme is the tests and difficulties of life, and the title comes from the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah: "Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire we test the gold and with gold we test our servants". The music is diverse and reflects influences from around the world.

In addition to Elika's piano performances, the songs also include a number of outstanding musicians on Celtic harp, Persian nay flute and santour, Spanish guitar,Chinese erhu, flute and cello.

The result is a sophisticated, yet catchy fusion of progressive ideas with ancient, classic overtones layered with gorgeous melodies that has literally brought tears to many listeners. It truly eases the soul from the burdens of this earthly life and uplifts it with divine illuminations.

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JEAN CAMPBELL

Fire and Gold
It feeds my soul each time I listen. Thank you
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Tanja Sargent

feeding and soothing the soul
Elika's beautiful new CD feeds and soothes the soul as did her earlier CDs. Such an important addition to my collection of the Baha'i Writings set to music.
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LM Ortuno

Really Love This
I loved this CD from the first listen. While it sometimes takes a few times to warm up to some new music, that was no so here. What a beautiful blend of tones and voices. I listen to this often-- alone or I play it for my little daughter who is 1.5 years old, and we listen together while she plays. I really love this CD. It makes an outstanding addition to my Baha'i music collection.
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Keli Rutan-Jorgensen

Deeply inspirational
It is difficult to completely express just how deeply this music touched my heart. The passages for this album, selected from the Writings of the Baha'i Faith, are soul-stirring, and Elika intones with such richly sweet melodies that it will make your heart sing.
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Kurt Hein

uplifting and powerful
Each time I listen, I am taken to new places --
with joy and gratitude!
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Bill Kneller

A Real World Citizen
I own a couple of Elika Mahony's amazing CDs and I can't wait to receive her latest one, Fire and Gold! Her work is inspiring and moving, spiritually. Very “age-appropriate” for the spiritual development of children. I look forward to using her new CD in my Montessori preschool.
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Amy Stephen

Stunningly beautiful
Wow this CD is stunningly beautiful. Gorgeous vocals, inspiring melodies and arrangements that so suit the depth of the Baha'i Writings. These songs play over and over again without getting tired, they just take you deeper into the beauty.
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sasha garay


Just loved the cd, specially her beautiful and charming voice. Everytime I hear it I feel in touch with God and my soul! Its tremendously beautiful and enchanting.
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Betty


It is a soul touching CD with Elika's penetrating voice... I crazily fell in love with this CD when I first heard Fire and Gold about few months ago ever since then I saved her blog link to my internet explorer so whenever I open my internet explorer I can automatically hear her sensational music to start my day at office. One day my coworkers were curious about what I’ve been listening every morning, of course I was delighted to share this phenomenal CD with them. They all loved it and one of my coworkers even asked me if he can borrow the CD so he can play it on his wedding in June, 2008. Thank you Elika for creating this awesome music to please and feed our souls!!!
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Jaleh

Fire and Gold
This CD sustains my very soul. I turn to it in times of reflection, solace, meditation, upliftment. It is true healing for the mind, heart , spirit, and soul. Thank you thank you thank you our dearest love Elika!
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