Best of Altan: The Songs

Best of Altan: The Songs

by Altan
     
 

Altan has reached a point in its career where the band could conceivably exist off of the endless repackaging of its collected works. After nine solid albums of Celtic wizardry, they show no signs of slowing down, and seem the likely candidate to usurp the throne currently occupied by the Chieftains. See more details below

Overview

Altan has reached a point in its career where the band could conceivably exist off of the endless repackaging of its collected works. After nine solid albums of Celtic wizardry, they show no signs of slowing down, and seem the likely candidate to usurp the throne currently occupied by the Chieftains. The Best of Altan: The Songs is an anthology of their non-instrumental work from their four records on the Virgin label. Each track features the heavenly voice of fiddler Maighread Ní Mhaonaigh and the lush instrumentation that has won the band international acclaim. Highlights include the rousing "Beidh Aonach Amárach" and the Robert Burns classic "Green Grow the Rushes." Though true fans will miss the inclusion of material from their five Green Linnet releases, The Best of Altan: The Songs is a moving anthology from one of Celtic music's most groundbreaking groups.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2003
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0724359302720
catalogNumber:
93027
Rank:
87106

Tracks

  1. Girl from the North Country  -  Altan
  2. Beidh Aonach Amárach (There's a Fair Tomorrow)  -  Altan
  3. Green Grow the Rushes  -  Altan
  4. Súil Ghorm  -  Altan
  5. Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair  -  Altan
  6. Molly Na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin  -  Altan
  7. I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose  -  Altan
  8. Cuach Mo Lon Dubh Buí  -  Altan
  9. The Pretty Young Girl  -  Altan
  10. Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Báine  -  Altan
  11. Eoghainín Ó Ragadáin  -  Altan
  12. Ten Thousand Miles  -  Altan
  13. 'Stor, A Stór, A Ghrá  -  Altan
  14. A Moment in Time  -  Altan

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Altan   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guest Appearance
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki,Guest Appearance
Paul Brady   Background Vocals
Richie Buckley   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass,Guest Appearance
Fiachra Trench   Guest Appearance
Anna Ní Mhaonaigh   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Alan Smale   String Quartet,Guest Appearance
Gillian Williams   String Quartet,Guest Appearance
Stephan Conney   Bass,Guest Appearance
Jimmy Higgins   Bodhran,Guest Appearance
Bill Butt   String Quartet,Guest Appearance
Niamh Nelson   String Quartet,Guest Appearance
Mike Kinsella   Harmonica,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Arranger
Bob Dylan   Composer
Daíthí Sproule   Arranger
Ciarán Curran   Arranger
Rich Denhart   Executive Producer
Mark Kelly   Composer
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh   Arranger,Composer
Trevor Sadler   Mastering
Ciarán Tourish   Arranger
Fiachra Trench   String Arrangements
Chris Verespej   Art Direction
Kelly   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Byrne   Arranger
Francis Mooney   translation

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