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Long Journey Home [RCA]

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All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
Long Journey Home is the soundtrack for the PBS/Disney production of the story and celebration of the Irish in America. It is produced by Paddy Moloney, which immediately sets it apart. Among others contributing to this dazzling aural painting are the Chieftains, Vince Gill, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and the Irish Film Orchestra. This is a strongly consistent work, but if forced to pick out highlights, one might run from the haunting version of "Shenandoah" by Van Morrison and the Chieftains through the controlled power of Sinéad O'Connor's version of "Skibbereen" and the beautiful work of Sissel to the finale of "Long Journey Home Anthem," composed by Costello and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
Long Journey Home is the soundtrack for the PBS/Disney production of the story and celebration of the Irish in America. It is produced by Paddy Moloney, which immediately sets it apart. Among others contributing to this dazzling aural painting are the Chieftains, Vince Gill, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and the Irish Film Orchestra. This is a strongly consistent work, but if forced to pick out highlights, one might run from the haunting version of "Shenandoah" by Van Morrison and the Chieftains through the controlled power of Sinéad O'Connor's version of "Skibbereen" and the beautiful work of Sissel to the finale of "Long Journey Home Anthem," composed by Costello and Moloney and sung by Costello. This is a seamless blend of traditional and original Irish music that stands on its own as an outstanding piece of work, and at the same time not only complements, but also enhances, the documentary it goes with.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266896349
  • Catalog Number: 68963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shenandoah - Van Morrison (3:52)
  2. 2 Main Theme - The Irish Film Orchestra (4:25)
  3. 3 Paddy's Lamentation/Ships Are Sailing - Mary Black (4:47)
  4. 4 Emigration Theme - The Irish Film Orchestra (5:08)
  5. 5 The Bard of Armagh/The Streets of Laredo - Vince Gill (5:03)
  6. 6 Skibbereen - Sinéad O'Connor (4:15)
  7. 7 The Night That Larry Was Stretched - Friends (2:27)
  8. 8 White Potatoes - Liam Ó Maonlaí (3:31)
  9. 9 Famine Theme - The Irish Film Orchestra (3:37)
  10. 10 Muldoon, the Solid Man/Grandfather's Tune - Mick Moloney (3:42)
  11. 11 An Raibh Tú Ag an Gcarraig (Were You at the Rock?) - Sissel Kyrkjebø (5:30)
  12. 12 O'Carolan's Farewell to Music - The Irish Film Orchestra (2:30)
  13. 13 Bean Phaidin - Kevin Conneff (1:44)
  14. 14 O'Donnell's Lament/Reel with the Beryle - Eileen Ivers (2:45)
  15. 15 American Theme - The Irish Film Orchestra (2:57)
  16. 16 Long Journey Home (Anthem) - Anúna (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Derek Bell Harp, Track Performer
The Chieftains Track Performer
Seamus Egan Banjo
Matt Molloy Flute
Mick Moloney Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Mary Black Vocals, Track Performer
Elvis Costello Vocals, Track Performer
Seán Keane Fiddle
Eileen Ivers Fiddle, Track Performer
James Blennerhassett Double Bass, Upright Bass
Liam Bradley Drums
Eamonn Campbell Guitar, Mandolin
Robbie Casserly Drums
Kevin Conneff Vocals, Track Performer, Bodhran
Johnny Cunningham Fiddle
Stuart Duncan Mandolin
Martin Fay Fiddle
Lawrence Feldman Recorder
Vince Gill Vocals, Track Performer
Paddy Glackin Fiddle
Per Hillestad Percussion
John Jarvis Piano
Paul Leim Drums
Joanie Madden Whistle (Instrument)
Paddy Moloney Track Performer, uillean pipes, tin whistle
Zan McLeod Bouzouki, Guitar
Arty McGlynn Guitar
Van Morrison Vocals, Track Performer
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Sinéad O'Connor Vocals, Track Performer
Liam Ó Maonlaí Vocals, Track Performer
Jerry O'Sullivan Pipe
Kim Plainfield Drums
Michael Rhodes Bass
Fiachra Trench Organ, Piano, Conductor, Hammond Organ
John Whelan Accordion
Anúna Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
Annbjørg Lien Fiddle
Sissel Kyrkjebø Vocals
Michael McGlynn Choir Master
James Higgins Percussion, Bodhran
Sharon Riley Choir, Chorus
Martin Matrustry Timpani
The Irish Film Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Gearoid Grant Conductor
James J. Higgins Percussion, Bodhran
Dave Flemming Double Bass, Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Brian Keane Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Kevin Doyle Engineer
Vince Gill Contributor
Jeffrey Lesser Engineer
Paddy Moloney Producer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Fiachra Trench Orchestration
Ryan Art Direction
James OMara Art Direction
Matt Knobel Engineer
Bjørn Ole Rasch Contributor
Michael McGlynn Arranger
The Irish Film Orchestra Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For the Wedding Aisle (& After)

    The documentary is outstanding, but it is the music that is astounding. Which seems entirely appropriate given the obvious importance of music in the Irish culture - something that the documentary reveals. At the time this came out, Irish music was enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in movies (Titanic), popular culture (Riverdance), and break out artists (The Corrs, etc). But this survives as the definitive piece. So much so, that the Main Theme was the song that my wife walked down the aisle to at our wedding. Many people commented on many aspects of our wedding, but the music garnered the most favourable comments. And it endures.

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