Silver Wave
New Age, Solo Instrumental, Ethnic Fusion, Contemporary Instrumental, Meditation/Relaxation

Album Review

In 1993, the Discovery Channel aired a six-hour miniseries documenting the experience of the Native Americans during America's westward expansion. Peter Kater created a three-hour score for How the West Was Lost. He captured 65 minutes of his favorites for the CD. His friend R. Carlos Nakai co-wrote many of the pieces and is one of the featured musicians. This is deep, soulful, and mournful music. Kater and Nakai celebrate nothing. They lament the loss of culture and heritage. This is a unique perspective on a topic that is often glamorized. There have been at least two similar documentaries with equally mournful soundtracks. The West and 500 Nations are comparable CDs.
Jim Brenholts, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. How the West Was Lost
  2. Dull Knife and Little Wolf
  3. The West
  4. Crazy Horse Prayer
  5. Last of the Buffalo
  6. Three Theme Medley
  7. Stating Intention
  8. Sand Creek Memories
  9. Black Kettle Theme Variations
  10. Nez Perce Flight Song
  11. Navajo Land Blessing
  12. Black Hills Warrior
  13. Lakota Flute Song
  14. Surrender
  15. Flight Song
  16. The Death of Dull Knife
  17. A Good Day to Die
  18. Geronimo's Surrender
  19. He Came from the Black Hills
  20. South West Warrior
  21. Becoming Human
  22. I Will Fight No More
  23. The West
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