Parallel Dreams [Bonus DVD]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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. [In 2004, Parallel Dreams was remastered and re-released with new liner notes and a bonus DVD that featured videos for "The Bonny Swans" and "The Mummers' Dance," as well as a 26-minute documentary exploring the artist's myriad influences.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • Label: Quinlan Road
  • UPC: 081227656225
  • Catalog Number: 76562

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Samain Night (4:32)
  2. 2 Moon Cradle (4:30)
  3. 3 Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance (4:22)
  4. 4 Annachie Gordon (8:25)
  5. 5 Standing Stones (6:59)
  6. 6 Dickens' Dublin (The Palace) (4:43)
  7. 7 Breaking the Silence (6:26)
  8. 8 Ancient Pines (6:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 No Journey's End
  2. 2 The Bonny Swans
  3. 3 The Mummers' Dance
  4. 4 Explore the Music of Loreena McKennitt
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Loreena McKennitt Primary Artist, Harp, Keyboards, Ukulele, Vocals, Human Whistle, Bodhran, Ambience
Brian Hughes Guitar, Electric Bass, Ambience
Shelly Berger Bass, Pzud
Al 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 Turntables
Technical Credits
Brian Hughes Producer, Audio Master
Steve Hall Mastering
Loreena McKennitt Arranger, Composer, Producer
Thomas Ryan Authoring
John Whynot Engineer
Jeff Wolpert Audio Master
Brian K. Lee Authoring
Holly Warburton Director
Philip King Director, Producer
Elisabeth Feryn Cover Photo
Traditional Composer
George Seara Digital Editing
Jannie McInnes Producer
Mark Hesselink Director
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