Believe

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • Label: Manhattan Records
  • EAN: 5099967966028
  • Catalog Number: 79660
  • Sales rank: 4,258

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
The Irish Film Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Ewan Cowley Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Electric Guitar
Martin Johnston Cello, Soloist
Gerald Peregrine Cello, Soloist
Tommy Martin uillean pipes
Technical Credits
Paul Simon Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Andrew Boland Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Nick Ingman Orchestration
David Downes Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration, Choir Arrangement, Whistle
Traditional Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Tara Leigh Chiari Marketing
Rosemary Collier Director
Caroline Nesbitt Sleeve Design
Susan O'Connell Personal Assistant
Tommy Martin Whistle
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