Personnel: Kitaro (synthesizer, Hammond B-3 organ, electric guitar, taiko, gong, beam); David Holtom, International Peace Choir (vocals); Massito (guitar); Annamaria Karacson, Gyongyver Petheo (violin); Daniel Flick (viola); Kevin Johnson (cello); Pamela Eldridge (harp); Kristen Stordahl Kanda (flute); Gary Barlough (Synclavier, keyboards); Keith Heffner (keyboards); Derek Zimmerman (percussion).
Recorded at Mochi House, Ward, Colorado and NRG Studios, Burbank, California.
Personnel: Kitaro (electric guitar, synthesizer, gong); Massito (guitar); Pamela Eldridge (harp); Annamaria Karacson, Gyongyver Petheo (violin); Daniel Flick (viola); Kevin Johnson (cello); Kristin Stordahl Kanda (flute); Gary Barlough (keyboards, Synclavier); Keith Heffner (keyboards); Derek Zimmerman (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Peter R. Kelsey.
Recording information: Mochi House, Ward, CO; NRG Studios, Burbank, CA.
Photographer: Steve Burns.
Arranger: Keith Heffner.
Even though Peace on Earth is Kitaro's first holiday album, it won't offer any surprises to longtime fans of the musician -- it's very similar in style to all of his previous records. That doesn't mean it sounds tired. Kitaro is an inventive musician and he's discovered how to vary his sound, making it fresh most of the time. To some listeners, his style might be a little too restrained and distant for carols, but to those familiar with Kitaro, Peace on Earth will be a satisfying, atmospheric and intriguing holiday record. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine