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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Believe, the sixth outing from the Celtic Woman, features 17 new tracks that dutifully blur the line between traditional and contemporary pop music. For the most part, the group, which consists of vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly and newcomer Lisa Lambe, violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, and a full orchestra, don't deviate too much from the Riverdance-meets-Celine Dion approach that's made them internationally lauded stars since their formation in 2004. Folk standards like "The Parting Glass," "Water Is Wide," and "Green Grow the Rushes" glisten with new age flourishes, yet retain their distinctive melodies, while grandiose takes on pop hits Simon & Garfunkel's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Believe, the sixth outing from the Celtic Woman, features 17 new tracks that dutifully blur the line between traditional and contemporary pop music. For the most part, the group, which consists of vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly and newcomer Lisa Lambe, violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, and a full orchestra, don't deviate too much from the Riverdance-meets-Celine Dion approach that's made them internationally lauded stars since their formation in 2004. Folk standards like "The Parting Glass," "Water Is Wide," and "Green Grow the Rushes" glisten with new age flourishes, yet retain their distinctive melodies, while grandiose takes on pop hits Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and inspirational anthems "You'll Never Walk Alone" throw subtlety under the bus and drive off into the sunset, resulting in another elegant and accessible set from the ladies that's sure to please longtime fans, while simultaneously reinforcing their detractors' ire.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Believe, the sixth outing from the Celtic Woman, features 15 new tracks that dutifully blur the line between traditional and contemporary pop music. For the most part, the group, which consists of vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly and newcomer Lisa Lambe, violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, and a full orchestra, don't deviate too much from the Riverdance-meets-Celine Dion approach that's made them internationally lauded stars since their formation in 2004. Folk standards like "The Parting Glass," "Water Is Wide," and "Green Grow the Rushes" glisten with new age flourishes, yet retain their distinctive melodies, while grandiose takes on pop hits (Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters") and inspirational anthems ("You'll Never Walk Alone") throw subtlety under the bus and drive off into the sunset, resulting in another elegant and accessible set from the ladies that's sure to please longtime fans, while simultaneously reinforcing their detractors' ire. [Believe was also released with two bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • Label: Manhattan Records
  • EAN: 5099995543123
  • Catalog Number: 55431
  • Sales rank: 3,109

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Celtic Woman Primary Artist
Eoghan O'Neill Bass Guitar
Andy Reilly Percussion, Bodhran
Ray Fean Percussion, Drums, Bodhran
David Downes Percussion, Conductor, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Piano (Grand)
Alan Smale Concert Master
Anthony Byrne Bagpipes, Soloist
Ewan Cowley Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Electric Guitar
Martin Johnston Cello, Soloist
Gerald Peregrine Cello, Soloist
Tommy Martin uillean pipes
Technical Credits
Paul Brady Composer
Chris de Burgh Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Andrew Boland Engineer
Charlie Chaplin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Nick Ingman Orchestration
David Downes Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration, Choir Arrangement, Whistle
Mairead Nesbitt Arranger
Traditional Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Tara Leigh Chiari Marketing
Rosemary Collier Director
D. Downes Arranger, Composer
Downes Composer
Caroline Nesbitt Sleeve Design
Tommy Martin Whistle
Caitríona Ní Dhuill Composer
Rolf Loveland Composer
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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Loved it!

    This album is bar far the best Celtic Woman has done! I love all the songs and the arrangements are amazing! Can't wait to see this concert live!

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Believe

    This was the first time I had ever participated in the production taping of a concert. We were given some minor instruction by the stage manager concerning lead-in applause once set changes had been made. I have never before attended a concert where every single number received a standing ovation--spontaneous and with no stage direction whatsoever. As always, Mairead is fabulous! Chloe's rendition of Ave Maria was simply the best I've ever heard. I already have my tickets to see Celtic Woman on 3/20/2012 in Richmond, VA, along with "meet and greet" passes. Having seen other CW concerts and participating in the taping of this one, I know we will miss Lisa Kelly's powerful voice while she is on maternity leave. No one can replace her, but I look forward to seeing who will return for the concert tour. Blessings for Lisa, Scott and their growing family!

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    The more you listen to it, the more you love it!

    This CD is fantastic. The songs are great and Celtic Woman voices, of course, are wonderful. I really like "A Spaceman Came Traveling" and "A Woman's Heart". I had never heard these songs until listening to this CD.
    This CD is easy to concentrate on other things while listening to so can be good background music.
    I have a few Celtic Woman CDs and this is one of the best!
    Highly recommend.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Angelic

    Completely overwhelming

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