Another Day

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Solas have a vision that extends past the lexicon of traditional Celtic music. They've covered musical ground that similar groups often overlook, mining the rich catalogues of past and present songwriters like Tom Waits, Nick Drake, and Peggy Seeger, as well as composing their own songs. On their sixth record, Another Day, they take the latter approach, opting for only two covers, a sweet rendition of Dan Fogelberg's "Scarecrow's Dream," and an almost Baroque pop version of Dougie MacLean's "This Love Will Carry." Virtuoso fiddler Winifred Horan's contribution, the elegant "Highlands of Holland," swings and twists, showing off her classically trained chops ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Solas have a vision that extends past the lexicon of traditional Celtic music. They've covered musical ground that similar groups often overlook, mining the rich catalogues of past and present songwriters like Tom Waits, Nick Drake, and Peggy Seeger, as well as composing their own songs. On their sixth record, Another Day, they take the latter approach, opting for only two covers, a sweet rendition of Dan Fogelberg's "Scarecrow's Dream," and an almost Baroque pop version of Dougie MacLean's "This Love Will Carry." Virtuoso fiddler Winifred Horan's contribution, the elegant "Highlands of Holland," swings and twists, showing off her classically trained chops without being indulgent, and segues flawlessly into Kieran Goss' beautiful ballad, "All That You Ask Me." Accordion player Mick McAuley whose fine solo record Ocean's Breadth featured alms from the majority of the group and founding member, guitarist, and producer Seamus Egan are the glue that hold this ship together. Their work on the reels and breakdowns is impeccable, and offers further proof of the band's otherworldly abilities in a live setting. The powerful group vocals that fuel the two Gaelic numbers, "Seoladh Na Naamhna" and "Maire Mhilis Bhrea," remind one of Altan in their prime and illuminate how indispensable each member has become. Another Day doesn't suffer from the over-produced, electronic gadgetry -- even though it sneaks into a few tracks -- that makes contemporaries like Capercaillie sound so chilly. It works because the arrangements are forward-thinking, bursting with energy, and human to the core.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351785626
  • Catalog Number: 78056
  • Sales rank: 159,187

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Solas Primary Artist
Seamus Egan Banjo, Flute, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Bodhran, Low Whistle, Guitar (Nylon String), Group Member
Béla Fleck Banjo
Ben Wittman Percussion, Drums
Winifred Horan Fiddle, Background Vocals, Group Member
Chico Huff Bass
Mick McAuley Concertina, Background Vocals, Piano-Accordion, Button Accordion, Group Member
Eamon McElholm Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Group Member
Deirdre Scanlan Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Seamus Egan Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Dougie MacLean Composer
Dan Fogelberg Composer
John Anthony Engineer, Mastering
Kieran Goss Composer
John McCusker Composer
Winifred Horan Arranger, Composer
Solas Arranger
Mick McAuley Arranger, Composer
Traditional Composer
Eamon McElholm Arranger, Composer
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