Songs of Peace is two unreleased live performances, both from 1973, carefully transferred, mixed and mastered by Sojourn Records, the only exclusively licensed label permitted by his Estate to release unreleased or undiscovered recordings. Songs of Peace speaks for itself - two intimate recordings that capture the amazing spirit and beauty of Shlomo Carlebach's gift. It is a beautiful display of his musical genius, spirituality and humanity.
Released 1959 Original Text from 1959 Album. Shlomo Carlebach, whose voice and original music are heard on this record, is a young ordained rabbi. He has started and remains in the center of an electrifying movement among the young people in the American Jewish communities. His songs are an unusual expression of feelings reflecting varying as well as blended moods of Jewish religious life. The deep but yet beautifully simple joy of the Chassidic mystic moods in combination with the overwhelming love for the study of the Torah as lived in the world of the Yeshivot, permeate all of his music.
Released in 2004. Released originally in 1961. From Shlomo Carlebach:
This, my second record, is dedicated to the people who sing my songs; to the people I have met through my music, with a glance, with a handshake, with a sigh, with a smile, with a wish, with a song: to the people I have never met...and long to meet. To you, young people, boys and girls who are so near to me. Your striving is my striving. Your struggle is my struggle. Together let us find the way to the Ribbono Shel Olam, our Father in Heaven, to study His Torah, to keep his commandments and above all, to be his friends. As for me, let it be my privilege to sing His Praise. Borchi Nafshi es Hashem. Sing My Heart.
When Shlomo originally recorded Days are Coming, he spoke of a vision where G-d would be part of our daily lives one day, and that we would be unable to live without His holy Presence. Shlomo hungered for a world that was filled with joy and love. He prayed for a time when we would see the beauty and goodness of our fellow man, not his weaknesses and failures. He longed for peace that was not based on hollow words, but was the true peace that could only come fro G-d. The peace we could receive only if we truly open our hearts. He gave each person he met a t a glimpse of his dream - of the Great Day that is coming. We hope the new remastered Days are Coming lifts your spirits and brings you peace.
A moving and soul stirring remastered CD of a Live show the Legendary Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach sang in Israel in 1962. If you close your eyes, you can almost feel you are there... Released 2002.
From Shlomo Carlebach: This record is dedicated to our children, our Little Shabbos candles, that have been lit since the days of our mother's Eve and Sarah, and will be lit till the great day comes - the great Shabbos. It is also very specially dedicated to all those beautiful Shabbos candles that at one time or another stopped shining, and to all the Shabbos candles waiting to be lit. The stories on this record are dedicated to my own precious children, my pride and the core of my heart, Neshama - little soul and Nedara - little promise. May their light guide the way for the Mashiach.