Feels Like Home

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The Celtic crossover scene doesn't exactly have the most esteemed of reputations, largely due to the fact that most of its output is a watered-down version of authentic Irish music designed to appeal to the most mainstream audience possible. With their non-threatening good looks and inoffensive, easy listening tones, the Celtic Tenors may have originally fallen under that category, but recently they've become one of the sound's most interesting exponents. Following 2009's Americana-themed Hard Times, their sixth studio album, Feels Like Home, largely ignores the usual clichéd standards in favor of an eclectic range of reworkings plucked from the back catalogs of the likes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The Celtic crossover scene doesn't exactly have the most esteemed of reputations, largely due to the fact that most of its output is a watered-down version of authentic Irish music designed to appeal to the most mainstream audience possible. With their non-threatening good looks and inoffensive, easy listening tones, the Celtic Tenors may have originally fallen under that category, but recently they've become one of the sound's most interesting exponents. Following 2009's Americana-themed Hard Times, their sixth studio album, Feels Like Home, largely ignores the usual clichéd standards in favor of an eclectic range of reworkings plucked from the back catalogs of the likes of Cat Stevens ("Silent Sunlight," which was suggested by Yusuf Islam himself), Richard Thompson ("Dimming of the Day"), and Mary Black ("No Frontiers"). The easy listening arrangements throw up fewer surprises, drenching the likes of Mary Fahl's "Going Home," and the Josh Groban-esque "I Know That You Care" (the sole new composition) in layers of strings, gentle piano hooks, and the occasional flourishes of pipes and flutes. But the trio themselves have never sounded better, whether showcasing their three-part harmonies on the a cappella renditions of "She Moved Through the Fair" and th 19th century Welsh lullaby "Suo Gan," or individually taking the spotlight on solo reworkings of Eddi Reader's "The Wild Mountainside" (James), Tom Baxter's "Better" (Daryl), and Declan O'Rourke's "Galileo" (Matthew). A change of pace wouldn't have gone amiss, with only the rousing Celtic jig of "Red Haired Mary" providing anything approaching uptempo. But while Feels Like Home doesn't quite live up to the claims that the Celtic Tenors are doing for Irish tenor singing what Riverdance did for Irish dancing just yet, it's another encouraging effort which suggests they've got the potential to do so in the future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 888072329829
  • Catalog Number: 32982
  • Sales rank: 16,949

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going Home (4:01)
  2. 2 Red-Haired Mary (2:57)
  3. 3 No Frontiers (4:16)
  4. 4 Galileo (3:11)
  5. 5 Silent Sunlight (3:05)
  6. 6 Feels Like Home (4:10)
  7. 7 Better (3:51)
  8. 8 She Moved Through the Fair (3:05)
  9. 9 The Wild Mountainside (4:15)
  10. 10 I Know That You Care (3:49)
  11. 11 Dimming of the Day (4:04)
  12. 12 Suo Gan (3:25)
  13. 13 Westering Home (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Celtic Tenors Primary Artist
Michael Owens Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
David Agnew Oboe
Colm Henry Piano
Liam Wylie Bass
Martin Quinn Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Upright Bass
Gavin Scott Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Ian Forbes Bassoon
Eoin Daly Trumpet
Karl Ronan Trombone
Sunniva Fitzpatrick Violin
Pamela Forde Violin
Shaun Hooke Trumpet
Elizabeth Leonard Violin
Ruth Murphy Violin
Hillary ODonovan Cello
Carol Quigley Violin
Andrew Quinn Percussion, Drums
Matthew Gilsenan Group Member
James Nelson Group Member
Christopher Nery Bass Trombone
Amy Moore Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Mia Cooper Violin, Leader
Cormac Ó Haodáin French Horn
Séamus Doyle Bass
Daryl Simpson Group Member
Sara McGrenaghan Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Christine Sloan Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Brendan Haughey Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Larissa O'Grady Violin
Gavin Murphy Piano, Conductor
Peter Healy Oboe
Deirdre Brady Flute
Eamonn Nolan Trumpet
Catherine Barnecutt Viola
Lauren Davidson Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Geraldine O'Doherty Harp
Barry McDaid Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Arthur McIver Violin
Aoife Dowdall Violin
Ann Phelan Violin
Andrew Masterson Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Alice Nolan Flute
Catherine Neill Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Bronagh Broderick Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Beth Bradley Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Ben Knox Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Essie May Sharkey Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Eolann Duffy Bass (Vocal), Choir, Chorus
Eileen Corner Violin
Edward Byrne Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Declan McCarthy French Horn
Daniel Bertschi Timpani
Jean Duncan Clarinet
Grainne McNabb Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Gillian McElroy Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Fearghal Ó Ceallacháin French Horn
Michael Murphy Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Seaver Clarinet
Margaret Doris Double Cello
Lucy Garrity Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Louise McNamee Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Liz O'Neill Viola
Lisa Dowdall Viola
Kathryn McElhatton Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
John Leonard Bassoon
Steven Mathieson Trombone
Siúbhán Ní Ghríofa Violin
Sebastien Petiet Violin
Rosa Bradley Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Rachel Andrews Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Philip Hutcheson Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Pauric Colton Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Nora Krupp Violin
Nicole Fischer Viola
Nicola Scanlon Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Niamh O'Donnell Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Niamh Meyler Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Yue Tang Cello
Technical Credits
Randy Newman Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
Jimmy MacCarthy Composer
Mary Fahl Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens) Composer
Dervish Arranger
Ciaran Byrne Engineer
Colm Henry String Arrangements
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Glenn Patscha Composer
Traditional Composer
Martin Quinn Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Byron Isaacs Composer
Celtic Tenors Arranger, Executive Producer
Searon McGrattan grooming
Tom Baxter Composer
Matthew Gilsenan Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
James Nelson Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Declan O'Rourke Composer
Sam Semple Composer
Daryl Simpson Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, Musical Director
Gavin Murphy Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements, Music Direction
John O'Brien Whistle
Seamus Cotter Composer
Oliver Cole Composer
Hugh S. Robertson Composer
John Douglas Composer
Tara Walsh Assistant Hair Stylist
Seán McCarthy Composer, Lyricist
Paul Canning Photo Assistance
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