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Ceremony

by Cofield Mundi

Cofield`s achingly heartfelt vocals sung over a wonderfully acoustic melange of guitar, violin and harmonies touch the soul.
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1. Leave the Bones
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2. River
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3. Count Me Out
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4. Blueboy
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5. Trust Yourself
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6. Days
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7. Back to This
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8. Give It Up
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9. Shine
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10. Got To
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11. I Feel
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Ceremony by Cofield Mundi

Imported by Listening-Post Music.


Cofield Mundi, a name and voice fast becoming as distinct in respected music circles as that of Sarah Mclachlan, Natalie Merchant or Sharleen Spiteri.
American Joe Massot, director of Pilaar, the now late creator of "Wonderwall", noticed her. "He told me I reminded him of Eva Cassidy and wanted me to sing a rendition of "Autumn Leaves" as well as two of my own songs for the soundtrack of his son's forthcoming movie. A few days later we were in Studio Two at Abbey Road," Mundi recalls.

They recorded three songs for the film that day and before Cofield left, she was offered the opportunity to record an entire album's worth of material. Äashish Kahn and ironically George Harrison were all set to play on the record but Cofield wasn't entirely happy with the arrangement offered to her. "A week later I was back home in SA and declined Joe`s offer over the phone. Call me crazy, but I did what my heart told me to."

Benjy Mudie, founder and MD of Fresh Music, SA is the one to whom Cofield has finally entrusted her vision.

"Ceremony" is a debut album that most artists spend a lifetime trying to achieve. From the opening starkness of "Leave the bones" it's clear to the listener that they are in for something special. Cofield`s achingly heartfelt vocals sung over a wonderfully acoustic melange of guitar, violin and harmonies touch the soul. The album's first radio single "River" is a slice of jangly pop heaven with a catchy chorus that sticks in your head. The perfect musical soundtrack is without doubt "Count me out". A trippy spare backbeat that echoes Massive Attack, suspended grand piano topped with Co`s poignant vocal, a tale of innocence lost that is earmarked as the album's second single. And Cofield can rock too as evidenced by the searing guitar crash of "Give it up" and the Delta slide acoustic countryesque blues of "Forgive me ". The dark horse however is "Trust yourself" that convincingly marries pop and dance.

Cofield Mundi`s "Ceremony" is an intoxicating album filled with stunning songs that have universal appeal and is a testament to an artist whose time has thankfully come.

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Thea Khama

'Real' songwriting, 'real' music, 'real ' vocal talent
Ceremony is a fresh approach to emotive songwriting. The songs themselves expose true feelings and emotions through the lyrics but the upbeat music, rhythm and melodic vocals of Cofield never have you feeling the angst. The world is craving such 'real' songwriters, real music and real vocal talent as revealed in this cd and less of the techno jungle that is hiding or disguising the voices on the market today. Give us more Cofield!

Lenina Rassool

Definately the best thing for a wind down after a hard day!!
Ceremony is a deep soulful compilation of songs, and the one thing that struck me the most was that it was so full of feeling-so real. This is the CD that you relax on after a hard days work, or cry to when your heart gets broken, or sing to when you fall in love. Truly a wonderful contribution to the world.

Rock of Ages

Achingly beautiful acoustic pop music
In this age of false pop idolism and by-the-numbers wannabees it`s an absolute pleasure to discover a gem like "Ceremony".Cofield Mundi`s honest, and achingly beautiful songs of life and love touch the soul in the same way as Joni Mitchell,Carole King,Laura Nyro and other classic singer-songwriters.I find myself humming "River" nonstop and "Leave the bones" really hits the spot.The killer cut for me is "Count me out" which is the most telling song of love lost that i`v e heard for years...dont miss this album !

nosebleed

a great listen whatever your mood
Cofield gets under your skin and tugs at the heart strings. She's got the voice, the songs and that rare thing called substance. You must check this one out.

Betty Ford

Meaningful medicine 4 the soul
Incredible... relaxing, laid back album...each track releases a different emotion or trigger's a different memory from your past... stunning South African artist!

Tony De Buys

Ceremony is red wine, cozy fire and good company listening
Cofield Mundi`s Ceremony, is an excellent light pop rock/folk CD. This pretty diva in the making`s 12 track debut CD is red wine, cozy fire and good company listening.

Cofield started out very young when she sang for SA Indie band `The Aeroplanes` at the age of 16. She then moved on to front `My My My` in Boston Massachusetts. After some solo work, getting the attention of several large recording labels, she decided that she should move back to South Africa.

The simple melody of `Leave The Bones` compliments Cofield`s voice, `River` (which has been playlisted on several radio stations) is a catchy tune and definately a memorable song. `Count me out` is a song which captures a feeling which most of us have experienced in our lives: `If this is what love is and if this is what trust is count me out`. `Count me out` is slow rhythmical song with a soft, yet clear vocals. `Blueboy` is a solid bluesy type song tells a tale of someone feeling as though the world is against them. `Trust yourself` raises the tempo to a great dance track, while not breaking the total sound and ambience of the CD. `Days` slows down the pace again and is a warm, moody track with excellent piano/guitar work. `Back to this` is a lyrically full song and yet it`s not over done. Cofield then cranks up the guitars a little with a nice riff and adds a nice melody to create `Give it up`. `Shine` is a laid-back, smooth song. `Got to` has an electronic arrangement and, although I`d not skip it, it`s my least favourite song. `I feel` changes that switching to a nice melody behind the vocals (especially the chorus). The CD closes off with a smooth track called `Forgive me`. It`s a good choice to end of the CD, but leaves you wanting more.

There is not one track that I`d skip on this CD. Although the lyrics often contain a sad, deep dark feeling the CD`s not depressing, it`s light, smooth and easy listening. Ceremony is a CD that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

Sunflower Fund South Africa

Must Have
Absolutely breathtaking - so good for the soul - appeals to so many different people - a definate "must have" to add to your music collection.

Lulu Blue

Listenable, singable, understandable, loveable....substantial
This is a CD that you can always listen to. What I love about it is that you can sing along and the words and meaning are clear.I feel lots of love and warmth when I listen to Cofield. Substantial music at its best. There's a story, a rhythm, a melody and a clever arrangements as well as a beautiful voice behind every song.

Marilyn Gallant

Easy Listening
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD - I think a definite for my collection. Easy and gentle - beautful voice. -

lizelle harper

this is soulfood
wonderful. music that is straight from the heart and soul of artist. dedications are apt.this music takes me places where I want to be always, it is about reaching dreams and goals.Stunning
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