REVIEWS: IN THE HEART OF ALL

"Your album is spectacular! I love the harmony parts which you added - and the arrangements are all super beautiful. Congratulations! I love your new version of LET THERE BE PEACE. The songs all came together - and you should be proud of this accomplishment."

--Dan Paulos, NM--

 

"I wanted to thank you for the beautiful CD, I have been listening to it for weeks and it is so lovely. 

--Crystal Stromer-Digman-- 

 

"For centuries, yogis have understood and taught the importance of breath work.  Today, science has shown us exactly how we can use breath work to switch over from a highly aroused "fight or flight" state to a harmonious "rest and digest" state. This new art and science of neuroregulation is now being taught widely throughout our schools, hospitals, and communities.   And it is my sincere prayer that Buddy Comfort's superb CD "In the Heart of All" will be the soundtrack to our collective healing. As a yoga teacher, I have never come across a more useful—or stunningly beautiful—song to encourage deep and slow breathing as the title track of "In the Heart of All."  With its inviting lyrics of "breathing in and breathing out" the listener is led into that magical relaxed sense of wellbeing we are all striving for.  Taking the time to listen to the entire CD is like taking a spiritual retreat. Each song harmoniously blends into the next all with rich but gentle musical accompaniment—featuring the cello, violin, flugelhorn, mandolin, and more.  The CD ends in an exquisite piano solo that will have you floating on a love cloud.  I highly recommend this CD!"  

--Elsa Weber--

REVIEWS: BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON

Grace Notes:  On his newest release, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Buddy Comfort plumbs the depths of his heart to touch ours. In the true troubadour tradition he tells a tale. This is not a tale of mundane events or sentimental romance, but a story of the yearning of a soul seeking to consciously know itself. This is an ode to the spirit of St. Francis, to simplicity of lifestyle, compassion for humanity, and union with nature. The inclusion of three seldom heard songs composed by Donovan for Franco Zeffirelli’s transcendent film is cause for celebration in itself, but the great gift is that these gems are impeccably set and matched by stunning original jewels, creating a total work of art expressing the theme of unconditional love. This album takes you beyond concerns of the moment and into the infinite quietude, alone with the beloved.” - Will Noffke

— Shared Visions - New Dimensions Radio

I am enjoying Brother Sun Sister Moon a great deal and on many levels. There is a quality of being very present and yet an out of time feeling about it. What a wonderful talent you have and we are fortunate you share it. ” - Rev. June Radicchi
We carry your BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON cd at our gift shop and we are all in awe of its beauty. We play it daily. In fact, I have to reorder! We sold out the first day we started playing the disk. It is a remarkably inspiring work of art. Again, I wish to thank you for sharing your gifts with the world. You beautify our planet through your great talents. I salute you for being courageous. It is not easy to be a religious artist. Your bravery will be blessed in the other world!!! Blessings with respect, Dan Paulos Director St. Bernadette Institute of Sacred Art 11509 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque NM 87112-3163” - Dan Paulos

The Shrine Gift Shop

Dedicated to the vision and reverence for all life inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON is a collection of positive, life-affirming songs, some prayer-like in quality, led by Buddy Comfort's warm, gentle baritone in mostly classic folk style, accompanied on keyboard (Warren Dennis Kahn), violin (Alasdair Fraser), cello (David Darling), Celtic harp (Margie Butler), soprano sax (Marcia Miget), and English hand bells (Kathie Fink). Opening songs composed by Donovan Leitch, are accessible, and uplifting. ˜St. Francis and the Eagle", one of several original compositions, is one of a number of jewels on this album, with beautiful heartfelt words and music, beautifully set. ˜Love is the Night", is one of the most tender love songs you will ever hear. It gave me chills! A Tibetan monk chant-like setting of a Shaker hymn "What Wondrous Love is This" is absolutely entrancing. A talented songwriter, I look forward to hearing more from this artist. Mark Maxwell Abushady is an actor, singer, designer and photographer in New York City” - Mark Maxwell Abushady

Creations Magazine december/january 2010

Actually discovered and downloaded your wonderful recording of "Brother Sun" after I read that Donovan has released his own 2005 version. Saw both on I-Tunes and between you and me, I prefer your versions :) I'm truly touched by your music and it's been very helpfull getting me through some rough time. Thanks!” - Charles - Montreal, Canada
Love it! Buddy's rich and pleasing baritone voice is a tremendous boost to the admittedly schmaltzy Donovan songs from the film. "What Wondrous Love..." I find this version haunting, contemplative, and appropriately somber. This was a "blind buy" that was well worth the risk. Fan of Francis? Buy this CD!” - Reviewer: Brent Richards

— CD Baby

Beautiful, touching songs I've been seeking out for ages! I saw the movie "Brother Sun Sister Moon" when I was much younger and while I vaguely remembered the film; the music haunted me for ages after. But it was to no avail that I could find it until cdbaby! These songs are fantastic; transending the categories of New Age or folk or soft vocals or even Spiritual music. There is a purity to these songs that just makes you feel calm and better about being alive. I am utterly thrilled to find this music again and can only say it would be a mistake you'll ever regret if you don't get a copy of this!” - Reviewer: Jackie from DE

— CD Baby

One of the best new age vocal albums released, both in intent and performance. Guitarist/vocalist Comfort is committed to the use of song as a vehicle for world peace. His soothing voice and simple arrangements encourage participation, particularly on the three instantly recognizable (and still appealing) Donovan songs from the unforgettably beautiful Zefferelli film of the same name. Comfort's original compositions are just as memorable; their gentle spirituality and reverent warmth have universal appeal.” - By P J Birosek

— Yoga Journal 1992

I just finished listening to the CD (Brother Sun Sister Moon) and I really like it. I have been so hungry for music that says something worth saying and that is beautiful to listen to at the same time, and this CD really does and is. I especially liked “I Love My Life”, and will play it the next time my chronic illness group meets, plus a couple of dozen times before then – at least.” - Meg C., Santa Rosa, CA
I was thrilled to find this music on CD! I love your versions of Donovan's songs, and I love your songs just as much. I can feel the healing in your music. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart this way. Wonderful to find treasures like this in the world today.” - Russell H., San Antonio, TX