On these pages you will find the listings
of variety of oud CDs from different cultures
and also some helpful information on how
to obtain them. The CDs that we have chosen
showcase the oud in a variety of context
from solo performances to large ensembles.
Many of them are available through larger
on-line distributors such as CDnow, Amazon.com,
Borders, Barnes&Noble and Tower Records,
etc. At the bottom of this page, you will
see links to some of these distributors.
These services can be extremely helpful
since it is difficult to find most of these
titles at your local record store. To help
you find some of the rare CDs, we have added
links in the form of URL into the reviews,
clicking on these links will take you to
the record label's or the distributor's
home page for that recording. These pages
are constantly under construction since
there are always new CD releases, and there
will always be CDs we have not found yet!
We had a hard time deciding how to categorize
these CDs, and for now decided to categorize
by country. We might add another category
with artist names if needed. When you click
on a country link above, you will go to
the list of CDs that we reviewed from that
country. Then when you click on a CD, you
will go to the review of that CD and information
on how to obtain it. The CDs are not presented
in any specific order. In the future, you
will also see sound samples and our personal
reviews of some of the CDs. If you find
a CD that is not listed here, please let
us know via our "Feedback"
page. Thanks a lot.