It's Entertainment

It's Entertainment

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by Celtic Thunder
     
 

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This stylish and high energy trip through some of the greatest songs of the last 30 years is pure showbiz! It is a tribute from Celtic Thunder to the legacy they have inherited from the great entertainers of the past, and a mark of how far they have traveled as performers in a few short years.

It evokes an era of big bands and boulevards, top hats and tails, and

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This stylish and high energy trip through some of the greatest songs of the last 30 years is pure showbiz! It is a tribute from Celtic Thunder to the legacy they have inherited from the great entertainers of the past, and a mark of how far they have traveled as performers in a few short years.

It evokes an era of big bands and boulevards, top hats and tails, and singing and dancin' in the rain! It makes for irresistible listening as the lads salute their musical heroes -- from Fred Astaire to Neil Diamond, from Jim Croce to Chicago, from Michael Buble to The Beach Boys.

The Barnes & Noble edition includes two exclusive bonus tracks!

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2010
Label:
Celtic Thunder Ltd
UPC:
0602527309071
catalogNumber:
001392402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celtic Thunder   Primary Artist
Dave Cooke   Keyboards
Ivan Gilliland   Electric Guitar
Brendan Monaghan   Guitar,Bodhran
Celtic Concert Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Declan O'Donoghue   Percussion,Drums
Conor McCreanor   Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Neil Byrne   Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Wilson   Percussion

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Jim Croce   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Phil Coulter   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Musical Director
Edge   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Peter Cetera   Composer
Dave Cooke   Vocal Arrangements
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Craig Reid   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Brendan Monaghan   Whistle
Enda Walsh   Studio Supervisor
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Kelly   Personnel
Michael Keeney   Arranger,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Paul Byrom   Personnel
Sharon Browne   Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
George Donaldson   Personnel
Damian McGinty   Personnel
Keith Harkin   Personnel
Cetera   Composer
Amy Foster-Gillies   Composer
Noeleen Carslaw   Orchestra Leader
Beltran   Composer
Neil Byrne   Personnel
Gimble   Composer
Ivan Black   Brass Arrangment
Charley Bird   Personnel

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It's Entertainment! 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
hobbitAT More than 1 year ago
have been anticipating this CD for months. When it became available for download on Tuesday morning I know I was one of the first to get up and take advantage of that option so that I could begin to enjoy the new music Sharon Browne has brought to us through Celtic Thunder. It is just amazing. The songs span the ages from old tune which Damian McGinty sings (Standing on the Corner) to more recent music like Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah, as sung by Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Keith Harkin. Just hearing Amazing Grace is worth the price of the CD. The song is absolutely gorgeous. This song is the most sumptuous and sinful version I have ever heard in my life, which is such an interesting dichotomy considering the song's religious intent. I want to go to mass when they sing this and living in the south I see the revival tents going up all over the and women being saved in droves by the angelic voices singing this song, it displays their talents well, especially with the addition of Neil's voice. So many of the other songs remind of my younger days in High School and college, I can listen to them and kind of paint a collage of pictures in my mind of things I did with those songs and it is fun. They are all happy songs for me. Hard to Say I'm Sorry, is such a lovely love song sung by Keith and reminds me of my younger days. Everything I Do, you just want to be the one who Ryan is singing to he makes such a soulful plea and finally Hello Again from George, you really want to be at the end of the telephone when he calls you to say hello. There are so many good songs on this CD Gems that have been resurrected, who can forget Bad Bad Leroy Brown which Ryan has brought to life again? Not to mention Keith's energetic rendition of the Surfer Medley, which fits him to a tee, and the addition of Neil's solo When you wish upon a star? Gorgeous songs all of them. This CD is a hit and another Chart Topper for Phil Coulter and Sharon Browne.
Sharon820 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful compilation of nostalgic music beautifully arranged by Phil Coulter and Sharon Browne and performed by five of the most talented, sexiest men on the planet! A wonderful addition to the Celtic Thunder collection! Can't wait for them to be back on tour in the States this Fall!
JViers More than 1 year ago
I think that the guys keep on getting better and better. I didn't think they could repeat the quality of the first CD. Their second one was unbelievable; each of their personalities shone through. It's Entertainment is exceptional; the tribute they present of so many artists is fantastic. I think Neil provides an excellent 6th lead. I've had my eyes on him since the first; he adds a lot of spark to the ensemble. Hallelujah, Sway, Hard to Say I'm Sorry, Doo Wacka Doo,and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For are my top choices but I love the whole CD.
FireSurfGirl More than 1 year ago
Celtic Thunder has done it AGAIN!!! "It's Entertainment" is sure to be another HIT CD!! Sharon Browne (Producer) and Phil Coulter (Director, and writer of much of the music and lyrics, Irish music legend) knew exactly what they were doing back in 2007 when they brought this amazing and fantastic group of 5 individual artists (4 from Ireland and 1 from Scotland) together for both solo and group songs. "It's Entertainment" is a tribute to the music they love and the artists they admire. I am a huge Celtic Thunder fan, and had the incredible privilege of seeing this concert LIVE when it was recorded for DVD in Toronto, Canada on 1 & 2 October 2009. My whole family LOVES the music of CELTIC THUNDER, from the youngest at just under age 2, and our dear Granny at almost 90. We have enjoyed each and every one of CELTIC THUNDER's CD's and DVD's, and have been so blessed to attend many of their concerts...its NOT something to miss!! I encourage everyone to check out all of their music!! It's family friendly, moving, uplifting, patriotic, and tells a great story of the Celtic Man's journey in life. There is music for even the pickiest listener! Can't wait to see what they have planned for this summer and fall concert tour and new CD's in the near future!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this CD it is Celtic Thunders best CD ever.
Auggie More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan since the beginning. I have been to numerous concerts and enjoy this group. This is a great CD and the DVD is great too. They are not a traditional Celtic band. It is great to have a CD out there that the whole family cn enjoy.
Fiwen More than 1 year ago
For anyone thinking about buying this but wondering if it's worth it let me tell you it is definitely worth it.I've been a fan of Celtic Thunder since the first cd came out. They are different from most of today's artists in the way that they are a group but yet they can stand on their own. They all have different music backgrounds and yet they sound amazing together. I've seen them twice out of the three tours they've done and they sound as fantastic live as they do on cd. They constantly push the boundaries of what they can do and come out on top. Sixteen tracks of pure talent. What can go wrong?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This album is their best, so far. It has songs from several different music genres that just about everyone will love. It makes you laugh and want to sing along. The songs as a group are incredible but the individual songs are just amazing. The fact that they have added some new voices into the mix surprises and delights. This album is a must have for any Celtic Thunder fan, new or old.
becksb More than 1 year ago
This CD is a delightful collection of music, and the group's best release since its first album. As usual, the singers have solos well suited to their voices and personalities: Damian, the teenage member of Celtic Thunder, sings "Standing On the Corner" - "watching all the girls go by"; Keith sings a "Surfer Medley" about one of his real-life hobbies. Two favorites are Paul's "Sway" and George's "500 Miles" which is reprised as an exclusive Barnes and Noble Bonus Track. The ensemble pieces on this CD are especially strong. Guitarist and background singer Neil joins Keith and Ryan on a great rendition of "Hallelujah": the three tenor voices blend especially well together. All six singers do an a cappella arrangement of "Amazing Grace" with fresh and different harmony. And it's hard not to move to the beat of the finale, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." Celtic Thunder's energy on this CD pretty much demands singing, dancing - and "smiling" - along. It truly is entertainment.
catstedi More than 1 year ago
Love 'em keep up the good work!!!! Glad to see Neil getting to sing solo's I really want to get to their concert in Sept.
Vi44 More than 1 year ago
My husband and I have all the Celtic Thunder CDs and all the DVDs.. We watch and listen to them all the time. We first saw them on PBS-- Can't wait for the next performance to come out..... We like to see them on stage, but we live in Florida and I can't find them anywhere performing in Estero, Florida..When will they be coming down here somewhere ?
anniepkraus More than 1 year ago
I saw the PBS special that this CD is from, and I liked it so much that I had to have the CD. It is a great mix of traditional Irish folk music and modern music. The fiddle player is amazing. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We saw this group when they appeared in Detroit last year. This is the second CD we have by Celtic Thunder. Take Me Home is the other title, also terrific.
love_celtic More than 1 year ago
This CD is by far one of the best I have ever purchased. There is truly something for everyone on this CD..no matter what your age. You can't listen to this CD and not want to dance and sing along. I bought it for my 10 year old granddaughter and she loves it. We listen to it together! It would be difficult to pick a favorite song or member of the Celtic Thunder group. I hope they continue to tour and produce more CD's for a long time to come. The only thing better is the DVD...top entertainment...hands down winner of all time in my opinion. Can't wait to see what's next. Buy this one (and any other Celtic Thunder CD and DVD). You will be glad you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good cd with very good music
MariaF More than 1 year ago
I quite enjoyed this album. All their albums are enjoyable to listen to but I still prefer their earlier albums which contain more celtic music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great CD. It is some of the best music I have listen to.
anne-vicki More than 1 year ago
i love any thing these guys do. i was looking for more celtic music, but this was a nice change.im looking forward to the next cd, dvd any thing they want to put out.seen them in concert last year, the show was awesome. my daughter and i are also going to see them again this year. keep up the good work guys (they are also real smooth on the eyes.)
Pinkaria More than 1 year ago
What a memorable musical tribute, by this fine singing group. Their heritage and their talent so well displayed here. It doesn't stop, all throughout... each member of CT will amaze you with their renditions of numerous "hits" from days gone by. Songs made famous by "legends" that they also admire. It is truly an uplifting spirited recording yet leaves one feeling refreshed and relaxed by its end. Not a bad mix, in my opinion, a great one!
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