Earthsongs

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Pure and simple this is new age Celtic-flavored pablum. There is little compelling here except for the near-virtuoso violin playing of Fionnula Sherry. There are some vocals placed in here, all of them near a whisper and evoking breathlessly the magic just beyond the night sky, the glen, the next kiss or some such. It's very difficult not to be cynical when music like this is not created seemingly as an end in itself with a very, very small but dedicated market niche in mind.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Pure and simple this is new age Celtic-flavored pablum. There is little compelling here except for the near-virtuoso violin playing of Fionnula Sherry. There are some vocals placed in here, all of them near a whisper and evoking breathlessly the magic just beyond the night sky, the glen, the next kiss or some such. It's very difficult not to be cynical when music like this is not created seemingly as an end in itself with a very, very small but dedicated market niche in mind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602498703397
  • Catalog Number: 000417702
  • Sales rank: 13,000

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Secret Garden Primary Artist
Alf Emil Eik Sampling
Ole Edvard Antonsen Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet
Steve Cooney Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin
Noel Eccles Percussion, Timpani, Bodhran
Manus Lunny Bouzouki
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Fionnuala Sherry Violin
Gospel Choir Choir, Chorus
Michael McGoldrick Flute, Human Whistle, uillean pipes
David Agnew Oboe
Des Moore Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Bjørn Ole Rasch Organ, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocoder
Hans Fredrik Jacobsen Horn, Whistle (Instrument), Kantele
Gerard Keenan Choir Director
Rolf Lovland Flute, Piano, Harp, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Alan Smale Leader
Mairead Nesbitt Violin
Åsa Jinder Key Harp
The Irish Film Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Laoise Kelly Irish Harp
Mick O'Brien Human Whistle, uillean pipes
John Finucane Conductor
David D'Arcy Choir Master
Jan Werner Danielsen Vocals
Rolf Kristensen Electric Guitar
Karl Oluf Wennerberg Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Alf Emil Eik Engineer
Simon Franglen Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Audio Production
Tim Martin Engineer
Alan Meyerson Engineer
Fionnuala Sherry Producer, Audio Production
Fiachra Trench Orchestration
David Downes Orchestration
Björn Engelmann Mastering
Ulf Holand Engineer
Rolf Lovland Producer, Audio Production, Score
Wang Wei Engineer
Brendan Graham Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Peace of Mind through Music

    Earthsongs is the perfect album to come home to after a long hard day of work. Listen to “Lotus” while soaking in the tub with a glass of wine and I guarantee your cares will melt away. It is full of beautiful, rich melodies with arrangements of string instruments, violins, and piano. If you enjoy the music of Enya or Clannad, or if you are just looking for an escape, I definitely recommend this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!

    I have been a fan of Secret Garden since I bought their first cd. There music just seems to get better and better and more beautiful with each new recording. My favorite song from Secret Garden has been "Illumination"; it was always to me a piece of music that tugged at my heartstrings. But now having heard Earthsongs, "Grace" and "Raise Your Voices" might do for me now what "Illumination" did for me then. Just a wonderful cd.

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    Posted February 8, 2010

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