Milestones

Milestones

by The Dubliners
     
 
The origins of the 20 songs on this CD are deliberately obscured by the too-small typesetting and obtuse information. That, along with the image of the Dubliners circa the mid-'90s, should be a dead giveaway that these are modern re-recordings. And that wouldn't be bad -- in fact, it isn't bad most of the time, especially on "Rocky Road

Overview

The origins of the 20 songs on this CD are deliberately obscured by the too-small typesetting and obtuse information. That, along with the image of the Dubliners circa the mid-'90s, should be a dead giveaway that these are modern re-recordings. And that wouldn't be bad -- in fact, it isn't bad most of the time, especially on "Rocky Road to Dublin" and "Raglan Road," which are done as beautifully as they ever would (or will) be. The difficulty is when they try to apply what amounts to a high-energy, drum-laden rock approach to numbers such as "Whiskey in the Jar," which, despite its title, is a song of outlawry rather than a drinking song. There are also uncredited live performances intermingled with the studio work here, which makes for an uneven anthology, too full of surprises even when the concert numbers (such as "Leaving of Liverpool") happen to work. The entire CD ends up being as confusing as some of those unannotated multi-disc sets issued on this group from EMI, though perhaps a little more unified and rewarding than some of those -- apart from some of those reinterpretations.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Sbme Castle Us
UPC:
0060768121621
catalogNumber:
81216

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dubliners   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lynch   Arranger
Dubliners   Arranger
Paddy Reilly   Contributor
Eamonn Campbell   Arranger
Shane MacGowan   Arranger,Liner Notes
Jim McCann   Contributor
Barney McKenna   Arranger
Ciarán Bourke   Arranger
Ronnie Drew   Arranger
Cannon   Arranger
Seán Cannon   Arranger
Luke Kelly   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Bobby Lynch   Arranger
Bourke   Arranger
McKenna   Arranger
Woods   Arranger
John Sheahan   Arranger,Composer
Hunt   Arranger

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