Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov
Good Times Will Come 7:53
Total time 69:07
© 2013 Cantaloupe Music
Produced by Anton Batagov
Executive Producers: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Kenny Savelson and Julia Wolfe
Release date: June 25, 2013
A long journey of sounds, travels and prayers led to this musical experiment coming to fruition, and I am so thankful to all who have participated in making it happen. When I was a child in Tibet, my mother taught me how the Medicine Buddha’s Prayer could be a vehicle for making all sentient beings healthy inside and out, and the song we have recorded with that title draws upon this timeless theme.
Please play this whole album without interruption, because it's a trip that has its special trajectory. In a way, it’s like a modern vocal cycle—a continuation of the old traditions: Schubert, Mahler, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev.
A wanderer from Schubert's Winterreise sings about loneliness, death and illusory hope. We are the 21st-century wanderers. The world is much crazier today than it was 200 years ago. No matter where we were born, what language we speak, what words we use for prayers, we make our way through this crazy world, and we are still hoping that good times will come.