Special Reserve

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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724359148120
  • Catalog Number: 91481
  • Sales rank: 12,662

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
Jim DeMain Mastering
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Irish Music

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    What a great album to listen to!

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Definitely worth the purchase

    Great CD. A must for anyone looking for good, modern Irish music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gaelic Storm rocks my poodle socks!

    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!

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