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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Manhattan Records
  • EAN: 5099969801723
  • Catalog Number: 98017
  • Sales rank: 99,566

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Melody of Life (3:52)
  2. 2 Swimming in the Barrow (3:12)
  3. 3 Erin Beo (4:04)
  4. 4 Sunset of Gold - Don Mescall (5:20)
  5. 5 Carolina Rua (2:52)
  6. 6 Annie Watches (2:52)
  7. 7 What Makes the Sunset? (2:30)
  8. 8 Take Me with You (3:36)
  9. 9 Shona Mara (4:18)
  10. 10 Slán le Maigh (3:15)
  11. 11 Road to Glory (4:40)
  12. 12 Angel Doves (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lynn Hilary Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
John Fitzgerald Background Vocals
Bobby Valentino Violin
John McGlynn Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals
Bobby Terry Acoustic Guitar
Bill Shanley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Zoë Conway Violin
Don Mescall Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
John Fitzgerald Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Instrumentation
John McGlynn Vocal Arrangements
Michael Manning Engineer
Zoë Conway String Arrangements
Gerry Kelly Engineer
Traditional Composer
Lynn Hilary Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Don Mescall Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Richard Dowling Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Take Me With You will have you asking for that very thing

    I did not quite know what to expect when I picked up a copy of Lynn's CD during the Celtic Woman spring tour in 2008. I had seen her now in person at a few of the concerts from close up. I knew that I loved her rendition of Dulaman, and the duet with Chloe in Last Rose Of Summer (as well as Mairead's stirring instrumental of it that followed). It is now one of my favorites. This lovely creation is the product of many but mostly Lynn Hilary and Don Mescall. There is lovely instrumentation throughout, most notably piano, guitar, and fiddle. Here is the order of play and some general impressions:

    1) Melody of Life- What a beautiful soft song that produces so many nice visualizations. Nice fiddle break. I'm all about fiddle! Do you remember when you were young and carefree? If you don't this pretty song will remind you of it. I love to sing with this one.
    2) Swimming In The Barrow- Very fast and upbeat piece that's lots of fun. It is clearly a summer song and you can just see the kids playing. I like the guitar in this song, but it is not high on my list on this CD.
    3) Erin Beo- A sad song about the time of the famine. Yet it is a song that is filled with hope and strength. Easy to get a bit teary eyed with this one. Many Irish home and abroad will be touched by this. Some of us not so Irish as well.
    4) Sunset Of Gold- Sounds a lot like some of the things I write. This is light and whimsical. Don sings parts of this song as well. Why not, he wrote it! There is some nice piano and guitar here and it touches on what many of us have felt in life. How many times have you wanted to just run off with the one you love and head for a remote island? It is a common dream very well put in this song.
    5) Carolina Rua- Very fun and upbeat piece about a school girl that seems to have enchanted a few folks. This has a bit of a Spanish feel to it. A real toe tapper and fun to sing with. She now performs this on the new Celtic Woman Isle Of Hope Tour.
    6) Annie Watches- A gentle love song with Lynn playing the guitar. She's very good at that too.
    7) What Makes The Sunset- Sort of a piano bar/jazz/blues sound. I'll put a few bucks in the glass for you Lynn.
    8) Take Me With You- Title track and this one just sweeps me away. I have so many images in my head with this one. There is some lovely fiddle work by Zoe Conway, and that, along with the words, puts a certain fiddler in my head. "Pale blue butterfly, dancing in the summer breeze". Yep.
    9) Shona Mara- Another tear jerker about the time of the famine. Two lovers are parted yet will meet again, but not in life. Gets me every time. So sad.
    10) Slan Le Maigh- A lovely song sung a cappela in Irish. Haunting and gentle. This really showcases her voice well.
    11) Road To Glory- A strong, upbeat song about life on the road for people like Lynn who give their gifts to us by performing. I love to sing with this one as you can really crank it up and belt it out. Don't worry, Lynn. There's somebody there.
    12) Angel Doves- Sort of a lullaby. Sweet and gentle. Lovely way to end.
    The CD booklet comes with all of the lyrics but there are a couple of typos in it. If you don't have this CD you're missing a huge boat. This will give you hours of great pleasure and take you from tearful sorrow to happy highs. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Do your friends and family a favor and get them one too.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Celtic Woman Lynn Hilary's Take Me with You: You'll be glad if you do!

    Celtic Woman Lynn Hilary's Take Me with You: You'll be glad if you do!, April 26, 2009
    By John W. Mann (Lexington, KY USA) - See all my reviews


    The majority of listeners may know soprano Lynn Hilary as one of the lovely soloists from the Angel-voiced Irish phenomena Celtic Woman, presently touring the country in a new production called Isle of Hope. They had been brought to the attention of the American public through the plentiful airing of their music and sponsorship of their US tours by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS). As such, they have come into our living rooms and the hearts of viewers throughout the nation. Their music and their tours have become and remain a national sensation and are a growing force on the world music scene.

    Interest in Celtic Woman as a group naturally leads to interest in the individual talents of the beautiful young women who comprise its soloists. As such, they have released individual CDs through which the public may get to know and enjoy them as individual artists. And such is the case with the most recent of these individual releases, Lynn Hilary's Take Me with You. Co-production of the CD is attributed to Lynn Hilary and Don Mescall. The two have collaborated on not just the performances, but in the writing of much of the best material on the album.

    This is not an album of traditional Celtic Music, but of beautiful music, much of it with an Irish theme. Erin Beo, a Hilary/Mescall composition, evokes memories of the loss and anguish experienced during the mass emigrations of the potato famines by those left behind. It's inclusion in the present Isle of Hope Tour would have been a propos, but instead included is the delightful Carolina Rua.

    Certainly one of the more popular numbers on the album, Carolina Rua is one which you may have the delight in seeing Lyn perform live with Celtic Woman, albeit in a different arrangement which takes advantage of the talents of the Celtic Woman percussionists Ray Fean and Nick Bailey in adding a Caribbean flavor to the song. On the album, it is the fine guitar work of Don Mescall which is its distinctive feature, concluding with the delightfully accredited "giggles" of Eve Mescall. I would recommend that these be incorporated in the new show arrangement, courtesy of fellow Celtic Woman soloist Chloe Agnew, the most notably-accomplished and delightful giggler of the bunch!

    Another number which has proved to be a favorite is Swimming in the Barrow by John McGlynn. A playful, lighthearted number, nimbly performed by Lynn at breakneck speed, will leave you amazed, delighted and amused with this ode to the Irish summers of youth. The album is full of wonderful, original numbers covering aspects of the human heart--love, loss, despair-- but not leaving out faith and hope! There really are no weak songs on this album.

    There is much original material presented here, much of it poignant and romantic--made more so by the beautiful voice of such a lovely and graceful young woman whom the world is coming to know through Celtic Woman, but who through this release shows us clearly that she is a talent of her own to be reckoned with and one from whom, hopefully, the world will see and hear much more over the years. It will be to your gain if you make it yours now!

    John Mann\Starman

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