Celtic Twilight, Vol. 1

Celtic Twilight, Vol. 1

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Bill Douglas is the major contributor to this, Vol. 1 of the Hearts of Space label's Celtic Twilight series. The series builds from Hearts of Space's affection for swirling, soothing new age, layering instruments like fiddle and dulcimer into the sound. The result is better understood as new age with Celtic overtones. Douglas, See more details below

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Bill Douglas is the major contributor to this, Vol. 1 of the Hearts of Space label's Celtic Twilight series. The series builds from Hearts of Space's affection for swirling, soothing new age, layering instruments like fiddle and dulcimer into the sound. The result is better understood as new age with Celtic overtones. Douglas, Mychael Danna, and John Boswell lead the charge for Hearts of Space, and they're joined by kindred spirits like Steven McDonald ("Eastlander") and Irish whistle player Joanie Madden. Loreena McKennit contributes the haunting "Ancient Pines," taken from her 1989 release, Parallel Dreams -- the track gets at the moody majesty Hearts of Space seems most interested in with its Celtic Twilight series. They largely get it right, this groove, even if traditional instrumentation could have played more of a role. Twilight should play well with fans of the label's sound, as well as Celtic fusionists.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/1994
Label:
Hearts Of Space
UPC:
0025041110426
catalogNumber:
11104
Rank:
61918

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Darling   Cello
John Doan   Synthesizer,Track Performer,Harp Guitar
Bill Douglas   Track Performer
Brian Keane   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Radhika Miller   Flute,Track Performer
Jeff Johnson   Keyboards,Track Performer
Alasdair Fraser   Fiddle,Viola,Track Performer
John Boswell   Piano,Track Performer
Steve McDonald   Track Performer
Dean Peer   Electric Bass
Mychael Danna   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Sampling,Synclavier,Track Performer
Gabriel Donohue   Acoustic Guitar
Brian Dunning   Flute,Track Performer
Geoff Johns   Percussion,Frame Drum
George Koller   Cello
Ron Korb   Flute
Ross Landau   Bass
Paul Machlis   Synthesizer,Piano
Joanie Madden   Track Performer
Loreena McKennitt   Vocals,Track Performer
Ted Moore   Percussion
Patrick O'Gorman   Bagpipes
Billy Oskay   Violin,Viola
Dorothy Papadakos   Organ,Piano
Anne Stackpole   Flute
Larry Thompson   Snare Drums
Alexa Zirbel   Oboe
Kim Atkinson   Triangle
John Galm   Percussion

Technical Credits

Brian Keane   Arranger,Producer
Jon Mark   Producer
Jeff Johnson   Producer
Alasdair Fraser   Arranger
Stephen Hill   Producer
Ron Bach   Engineer
Mychael Danna   Producer
Evers   Producer
Leyla Rael Hill   Executive Producer
Loreena McKennitt   Arranger,Producer
Patrick O'Hearn   Composer
Billy Oskay   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Shuey   Producer
Hilary Davis   Photo Illustration

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Celtic Twilight, Vol. 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CJEngland More than 1 year ago
I would describe this album as Celtic influenced New Age and pure Hearts of Space. It is mostly instrumental and, although some of the tracks are livelier than others, it all fits together seamlessly. A good pick for relaxation, the only reason I give it a four rather than a five is that my taste runs more towards the traditional.
Bookie613 More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD as a birthday gift for a friend. We are both Irish and we both enjoy Celtic music. He has borrowed many of my Celtic music CDs to listen to while driving. He works long hours and often drives between several locations for his work. He likes the relaxing quality of Celtic instrumental music. Most of the CDs that I have loaned my friend were purchased in Ireland during my visits there. I was thinking that I would have to go online to buy CDs directly from Ireland. I decided to visit my local B&N to see if they had Celtic music in stock. I was pleased to see that they had a quality collection, although small. My friend loves this CD! I hope B&N expands their collection of Celtic music.