Parallel Dreams

Parallel Dreams

by Loreena McKennitt
     
 

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Parallel Dreams, the Canadian harpist/songwriter's quietly moving sophomore release, finds the mystical red-haired siren in true balladeer form. By far McKennitt's most romantic venture -- the liner notes describe the project's central theme as a "yearning toward love, liberty and integration" -- Dreams is more ambitious than

Overview

Parallel Dreams, the Canadian harpist/songwriter's quietly moving sophomore release, finds the mystical red-haired siren in true balladeer form. By far McKennitt's most romantic venture -- the liner notes describe the project's central theme as a "yearning toward love, liberty and integration" -- Dreams is more ambitious than her sparse, impeccably recorded debut, Elemental, tripling the amount of players and laying the groundwork for the immense scope she would go on to attain on future recordings. The heartbreaking trio of "Standing Stones," "Annachnie Gordon," and "Dickens' Dublin" -- the latter features an effective radio-show sample of an unnamed Irish school child detailing the birth of Christ -- stand among the artist's finest works, and the range and clarity of her voice is undeniably powerful. Parallel Dreams was an emotional and career-turning point for McKennitt, as her next recording would be the major-label spectacle The Visit.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Quinlan Road Import
UPC:
0774213910325
catalogNumber:
103
Rank:
78984

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Loreena McKennitt   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Harp,Keyboards,Ukulele,Vocals,Human Whistle,Bodhran,Ambience
Brian Hughes   Synthesizer,Guitar,Electric Bass,Ambience
Shelly Berger   Bass,Pzud
Cross   Percussion
Patrick Hutchinson   uillean pipes
George Koller   Bass,Cello,Tamboura
Rick Lazar   Conga,Udu
Oliver Schroer   Fiddle,Violin
Dave Woodhead   Mandolin,Accordion
Ritesh Das   Tabla,Turntables

Technical Credits

Brian Hughes   Sound Effects,Producer
Loreena McKennitt   Arranger,Sound Effects,Producer,Liner Notes
John Whynot   Engineer
Elisabeth Feryn   Cover Photo
One Eyed-Jack   Engineer

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