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The Well


Download links and information about The Well by Chava Alberstein, The Klezmatics. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 53:20 minutes.

Artist: Chava Alberstein, The Klezmatics
Release date: 1998
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 15
Duration: 53:20
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No. Title Length
1. Di Krenitse (The Well) 4:11
2. Ikh Shtey Unter a Bokserboym (I Stand Beneath a Carob Tree) 3:52
3. Ergets Shtil/Baym Taykh (Softly Somewhere/At the River) 3:44
4. Ver Es Hot (One Has Got) 4:05
5. Ovnt Lid (Crepescule) 3:32
6. A Malekh Veynt (An Angel Weeps) 1:20
7. Bay Nakht (At Night) 2:52
8. Vek Nisht (Don't Waken) 2:42
9. Kh'vel Oyston Di Shikh (I'm Going to Take Off My Shoes) 4:10
10. Mayn Shvester Khaye (My Sister Khaye) 4:00
11. Umetik (Lonesome) 4:18
12. Di Elter (Old Age) 3:07
13. Velkhes Meydl S'nemt a Bokher (Any Girl Who Takes a Boyfriend) 2:57
14. Di Goldene Pave (The Golden Peacock) 4:01
15. Zayt Gezunt (Farewell) 4:29



When Israeli singer Chava Alberstein produced a documentary film on 20th-century Yiddish poets in 1995 (Too Early to Be Quiet, Too Late to Sing), the writers' stories provoked Alberstein to set some of their poems to music. The results are gathered on The Well, with vocals by Alberstein and music performed by the Klezmatics. The compositions reflect Alberstein's wide range of influences, from klezmer and traditional Jewish music to French chanson, German cabaret, American folk, and Middle Eastern styles all popping up.