4 Songs From a Well Lived Life by Miten captures magical moments in a small chapel in Peru where Miten was inspired to pick up his guitar and revisit some songs close to his heart – especially moving as this marks the moment when he felt his voice returning after recovering from open heart surgery only a few months before.

The EP features intimate unplugged solo presentations of classic gems from his earlier albums – Mother Inside, Watching Your Vision, Blown Away– plus Rivers of Babylon, a Rastafarian song he first heard during the music evenings at the Ashram in Pune in the 70s, all given new depth and intensity by the beautiful resonance of the chapel, with nearby parrots and a rushing river in the background.

“We had just waved goodbye to the shamans who’d come down from their homes in the Andes. Together we had shared a mystic journey – a 7-day Sacred Mantra and Shamanic Wisdom programme. Out for a stroll in the late afternoon sun, Rishi and I came upon a beautiful chapel – inside, the space was silent and atmospheric. Rishi had his camera with him, and I was carrying my guitar. Inspired by the sound in the chapel, along with a renewed sense of gratitude after a recent heart operation, I found my voice opening again. Rishi caught the magic. These four songs returned to me, totally spontaneously, like old lovers to be welcomed and embraced. I wanted to share that moment of magic with you, so here it is in all its simplicity, from the chapel in Peru. I hope you enjoy.” – Love, Miten

4 SONGS: FEEDBACK FROM FRIENDS

Marinet: “Love this song dear Miten. (Rivers of Babylon). Love the beautiful way you connect with the soul of the words. Thank you. I just listen in silence.”

kaberle71: “Cannot believe how incredibly beautiful this is Miten. I’m moved so much by this gorgeous song (Mother Inside)- your voice is what made it angelic. Wow – blown away. I’ve listened to your music and meditated with you guys for years, but this song – wow.”

Dietlind: “Pure deep honest love.”

Arnold: “Beautiful songs. All in compassion and love.”

Karen: “Love it – on my playlist (Blown Away) – use it in my Yoga classes – Miten your voice sounds rich and sweet.”

Tarika: “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing the vulnerability… it comes through so delicately in your voice.”

Bodhi Anutosho: “I am blown away”

Pankaja: “Beautiful songs from that little chapel – how lovely Miten, that you are singing more beautifully than ever after your operation…”

Sabine: “Thank you so much for your beautiful and radiant music, Miten! It touches my heart so deeply.. Much love to you!!”

Fae: “Your energy is so beautiful, it comes through in your music and fills up the heart with warmth and love.”

da all: “used to play punk, hardcore, hard rock and blues but now I wanna do this kind of music.”

Sally: “I love this version so much (Rivers of Babylon), can’t stop listening … I love you guys and all your work.”

Rashida: “Soo beautiful heartwarming and healing voice Miten. Thank you so much!”

Stu: “Thank you Miten. Thank you for your gifts, your presence. Enormous blessings to you for the coming year.”

Edvaldo: “JAI MITEN!” 

Anne: “I have loved this song (Rivers of Babylon)—as Scripture, melody, and pop hit—for most of my life. I knew the text from earliest days in church, then discovered Linda Ronstadt’s sung version in college (on “Hasten Down the Wind”), as well as the song’s Rastafarian roots. Later in life, I found Jewish friends using a close variant of the words in their rituals. The music lives  on, and unites us all, if we but let it. Deva Premal and Miten, I am glad you have found this song and the source of the glorious text at just the time u needed them.”