Nights from the Alhambra [2 CD/1 DVD]

Nights from the Alhambra [2 CD/1 DVD]

by Loreena McKennitt
     
 

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Nights from the Alhambra chronicles ethereal Canadian Celtic/folk/worldbeat artist Loreena McKennitt's 2006 tour in support of her Ancient Muse album. Recorded in September in the Palace of Charles V at the Alhambra, a southern Spanish fortress on the eastern border of the city of Granada built by the Moors, McKennitt employed a 12-piece band that…  See more details below

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Nights from the Alhambra chronicles ethereal Canadian Celtic/folk/worldbeat artist Loreena McKennitt's 2006 tour in support of her Ancient Muse album. Recorded in September in the Palace of Charles V at the Alhambra, a southern Spanish fortress on the eastern border of the city of Granada built by the Moors, McKennitt employed a 12-piece band that included hurdy-gurdy, oud, uilleann pipes, kanoun, strings, and multiple percussion players. Though there is an emphasis on works from her most recent release, the singer/composer/harpist covers a wide breadth of material from 1985's Elemental ("She Moved Through the Fair") to 1991's acclaimed Visit ("All Souls Night," "Lady of Shalott") and beyond. As with all of her studio recordings, the sound quality is exquisite, making this -- her third live collection -- the best yet. [A two-CD/one-DVD version featuring 37 tracks was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2011
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602527498324
catalogNumber:
001478600
Rank:
7153

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Mystic's Dream
  2. She Moved Through the Fair
  3. Stolen Child
  4. The Mummers' Dance
  5. Penelope's Song
  6. Marco Polo
  7. The Bonny Swans
  8. Dante's Prayer
  9. Caravanserai
  10. [CD-ROM Track]

Disc 2

  1. Bonny Portmore
  2. Santiago
  3. Raglan Road
  4. All Souls Night
  5. The Lady of Shalott
  6. The Old Ways
  7. Never-Ending Road
  8. Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance
  9. Cymbeline

Disc 3

  1. The Mystic's Dream
  2. She Moved Through the Fair
  3. Stolen Child
  4. The Mummers' Dance
  5. Penelope's Song
  6. Marco Polo
  7. The Bonny Swans
  8. Dante's Prayer
  9. Caravanserai
  10. Bonny Portmore
  11. Santiago
  12. Raglan Road
  13. All Souls Night
  14. The Lady of Shalott
  15. The Old Ways
  16. Never-Ending Road
  17. Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance
  18. Cymbeline

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Loreena McKennitt   Primary Artist,Piano,Accordion,Harp,Vocals
Brian Hughes   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Electric Guitar,Oud,Bandleader
Hugh Marsh   Violin
Donald Quan   Keyboards,Tabla,Viola
Tal Bergman   Percussion,Drums
Nigel Eaton   Hurdy-Gurdy
Steafan Hannigan   Percussion,Bodhran,uillean pipes
Caroline LaVelle   Cello
Tim Landers   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Rick Lazar   Percussion
Socratis Sinopoulos   Lyra
Haig Yazdijan   Oud

Technical Credits

Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Loreena McKennitt   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Thomas Ryan   Authoring
Tim Summerhayes   Engineer
Jeff Wolpert   Engineer
Padraic Colum   Arranger
Brian K. Lee   Authoring
Hollis King   Art Direction
William Shakespeare   Composer
Alfred Lord Tennyson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Rosen   Producer
William Butler Yeats   Composer
Patrick Kavanagh   Composer
Roger Searle   Tour Manager
Su Hutchinson   Producer

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