Lore

Lore

by Clannad
     
 

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On its first album in three years, Clannad turns in another set that combines the group's Irish traditional background with elements of Western pop and world music. Five of the eleven songs contain at least some English lyrics, but the most contemporary sounding track is "Seanchas," which, though its lyrics are in Gaelic, could pass for a

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On its first album in three years, Clannad turns in another set that combines the group's Irish traditional background with elements of Western pop and world music. Five of the eleven songs contain at least some English lyrics, but the most contemporary sounding track is "Seanchas," which, though its lyrics are in Gaelic, could pass for a Peter Gabriel track. Clannad's sound features many high-pitched sounds, from saxophone to tin whistle and Uilleann pipes, with lots of synthesized equivalents, all supporting the lush choral parts that surround singer Máire Brennan. Brennan's breathy soprano is a cross between Judy Collins and Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA, and she suggests the latter especially when she is singing in English in a plaintive, but slightly distanced way, phrasing oddly as if she had learned the words phonetically. Lore doesn't contain any individual tracks as memorable as "Harry's Game" or "In a Lifetime" (which is what the group would need to consolidate its success in the U.S.), but it is more of the same from musicians who have established an identifiable sound as their own.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/1996
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678275326
catalogNumber:
82753

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clannad   Primary Artist
Ciaran Brennan   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Mel Collins   Saxophone
Anto Drennan   Guitar
Noel Duggan   Acoustic Guitar
Pat Duggan   Acoustic Guitar
Heitor T.P.   Guitar
Vinnie Kilduff   Whistle (Instrument),tin whistle
Declan Masterson   Pipe,Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes,Low Whistle
Ian Parker   Keyboards
Nigel Thomas   Percussion
Bridin Brennan   Background Vocals
Denis Woods   Keyboards
Moya Brennan   Harp,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ciaran Brennan   Producer
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Denis Woods   Producer
Alister MacMillan   Engineer
Frank McNamara   String Arrangements

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