Originally posted by Vinylsearch:
I must have played this album 5 or 6 times during the course of today, and I'm still left feeling a little dissapointed...I even prefer "the Seven Rejoices of Mary" to "The Star of the County Down"
Vinylsearch, how COULD you? Loreena has done something magnificent with Star of the County Down
...the percussion, the Uillenn Pipes and Tin Whistle...goodness, the arrangement is perfect! I'm in love with the new album. She continues to amaze me everytime she does something new! I'm a sucker for Uilleann Pipes, and there's some AWESOME piping going on in this album Star of the County Down
, As I Roved Out
and Down By the Salley Gardens
being the best examples. As for the title track, there's so much emotion in her vocals that when I sing along, it almost makes me cry...and I don't get emotional over songs like that in a hurry! Loreena's the only one who's ever come close.
In response to those of you who are complaining about the lack of original music, well, if I remember correctly, wasn't there a big "I wish Loreena would do more traditional music" thing going on around here prior to the recording of the album? Make up your mind!
Apart from the songs on A Midwinter Night's Dream
, Sacred Shabbat
has been the only traditional song she's recorded in a studio album since BEFORE she released The Book of Secrets
OVER TEN YEARS AGO! So I have been missing the traditional music, and I was excited to hear what she'd do with all these folk songs...some of which I had never heard before!
Dalton, I completely agree: I would LOVE to hear Loreena create a studio recording of The Three Ravens
imeldagreen, I suppose I agree with you about The Death of Queen Jane
, but The Lady of Shalott
is also very sad, and also has a beutiful melody, does it not?
Yes, Dreaminginmydreams, I want to know where the album booklet is too! VERY disappointed about that!
Elizabeth Tudor, thanks for pointing us toward that review! I completely agree with it!
Sorry for that extemely long post! I hope you're all still awake - I'll shut up now...