Special Reserve

Special Reserve

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by Gaelic Storm
     
 
The collection of previously released material and three new tracks on Gaelic Storm's Special Reserve captures the infectious, somewhat raw energy that has become this band's trademark. An occasional detour into some other corner of the world's music adds softer fragrances, but even "Swimmin' in the Sea," which sounds like a

Overview

The collection of previously released material and three new tracks on Gaelic Storm's Special Reserve captures the infectious, somewhat raw energy that has become this band's trademark. An occasional detour into some other corner of the world's music adds softer fragrances, but even "Swimmin' in the Sea," which sounds like a Paul Simon interpolation of a Caribbean groove, bears that whiff of Watney's puddled on oak. Heard for the first time, "Courtin' in the Kitchen" tells a bawdy story over galloping drums and keening pennywhistles, "The Schooner Lake Set" showcases Tom Brown's rugged virtuosity on pipes, and "Nancy Whiskey" opens with an electronic bagpipe line whose retro-synth texture gives way to a cautionary message that seems intended, given the boisterous vocal, to be ignored. Capped inevitably by the medley played during their cameo in Titanic, Special Reserve offers a spirited introduction to the pride of Celtic Santa Monica.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
Label:
Higher Octave
UPC:
0724359148120
catalogNumber:
91481
Rank:
43479

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gaelic Storm   Primary Artist
Stephen Wehmeyer   Vocals,Didjeridu,Bodhran
Steve Twigger   Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals
Tom Brown   Bagpipes
Bob Banerjee   Fiddle,Mandolin
Ryan Lacey   Percussion,Drums
Patrick Murphy   Harmonica,Accordion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jim Cregan   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Eddie DeLena   Engineer
Kathleen Keane   Arranger,Composer
Shep Lonsdale   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Pat Murphy   Composer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
John Whelan   Producer
Mark Miller   Producer,Engineer
June Murakawa   Engineer
S. Wade Hunt   Arranger,Composer
Robert Fisher   Art Direction
Gina Grimes   Creative Services Director
Stephen Wehmeyer   Arranger,Composer
Steve Twigger   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Cover Photo
T-Brown   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Tom Brown   Composer
Mark Miller   Producer,Engineer
Patrick Murphy   Arranger,Composer

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This album was purchased to entertain diaabled teenagers for Saint Patrick's Day. It served it purpose by getting them dancing and singing. The adults present enjoyed the music also by dancing, singing and getting into the spirit of the holiday. This album was very lively making it easy for young people to relate to the music.
MontyGeorge More than 1 year ago
Great CD. A must for anyone looking for good, modern Irish music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome! All of Gaelic Storm's cds are the best. If you enjoy traditional Irish music with a touch of youth, you'll love Gaelic Storm! Nancy Whiskey is my personal favorite and I can't wait for their new cd "How are we getting Home" to come out on August 3rd!
retired-traveler More than 1 year ago
Both my husband and I have different favorites to listen to on this album. We like to listen to it on our long drives up and down Route 95.