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The Mask and Mirror

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tremendous! Compelling and original!

    Loreena McKennitt sings her captivating, poetic lyrics with multilayered accompaniments of acoustic strings and winds, synthesizers and exotic percussion. As composer and arranger, she is ever pushing her boundaries, looking for inspiration from the far corners of the world and blending it into her developing style. And best of all, she doesn¿t just craft a simple theme and repeat it over and over. Her music travels, evolves and has wonderful structure, offering just enough of one interesting sound before moving on to embellish on it or contrast it with something else. It was in overhearing this CD in a music store that I first comprehended what ¿world music¿ or ¿fusion music¿ was, and more importantly, what it could be. From that moment on, I was hooked, both on McKennitt¿s work, and on the concept of artful combinations of the acoustic with the electronic, and of east with west. If you enjoy this music, other great sources are ¿Star of the Sea¿ by Stellamara, ¿The Isle of Dreaming¿ by Kate Price, and the recent work of Angels of Venice, in their self-titled Narada debut as well as ¿Awake Inside a Dream¿.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Mask and The Mirror

    What can I say about Loreena McKennit that hasn't been printed already. I loved hearing her earlier version of The Bonny Swans. Most of these songs were new to me and beautiful. I love how she goes out to different countries and does research before she writes her songs. It adds depth to her songs. These are not average songs in rhyming pentameter. They are a story and you can visit other countries and centuries by listening to all her cd's. Not only does she have a beautiful voice and can play various instruments she is so intelligent and it shows in her writing.
    I loved The Mask and The Mirror.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Real Gem

    If you like music that paints a lush soundscape, you will love this CD. Unlike Enya, Loreena McKennitt is also a very good story teller. This is my favorite release of her's. The first 4 tracks are all magnificent. The last 4 aren't quite as good, however, by then it is much too late to walk away from this gem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listening To This Will Give You a Muse

    I am a writer & was in a bad place, so I could not find my muse for inspiration. Whenever you need a muse, need to contemplate, need an inspiration, or just need to relax & unwind, this CD will do it - it sends you to another world...it is quite a spiritual experience...it awakens the inner voice...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Musical Perfection

    Loreena McKennitt is the best of the best. This is one of my favorite albums. Her voice is consistently energizingly, brilliantly ethereal and can never falter, and the music is always gorgeous and multi-faceted. She is one of those rare musicians with whom a person can never go wrong - she can never have a "bad" album! I encourage everyone to listen to her more than any other "world" musician I can possibly think of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Indescribably beautiful!

    I love music of all kinds, but there's a certain feel to this album that's different- really mystical and soothing. I first heard Loreena's music after class hanging around my Literature room. Someone put the song Bonnie Swans on, and I could barely tear myself away from that music when I had to leave. I love the way it catches your ear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loreena McKennitt is beautiful!

    Ever since I was introducted to Loreena about 2 years ago I have been obsessed and have bought every one of her albums. I love how she mixes old songs with new tempos and rhythm. She also has a beautiful voice...anyone with a taste for good, quality music will like Loreena. p.s. If you are going to buy an album, buy The Mask and Mirror first; it is by far her best album yet.

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