The Celtic Circle

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The term "Celtic" covers a broad sweep of music, from the traditional to new age, and this compilation seems intended to offer selections from all areas -- though with a slight emphasis on the new age end rather than music with a deep history. To that end, there are plenty of sweeping synthesizer chords, aching vocals, and rich, ethereal harmonies, and material from Clannad -- which, after all, helped pioneer that end of the genre. But, to be fair, there's also Alan Stivell, the Chieftains with Sinéad O'Connor, and Anuna to hold up the other end, which they do very well. But nothing can really explain the inclusion of Vangelis or Sarah McLachlan, or "The Fellowship of the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The term "Celtic" covers a broad sweep of music, from the traditional to new age, and this compilation seems intended to offer selections from all areas -- though with a slight emphasis on the new age end rather than music with a deep history. To that end, there are plenty of sweeping synthesizer chords, aching vocals, and rich, ethereal harmonies, and material from Clannad -- which, after all, helped pioneer that end of the genre. But, to be fair, there's also Alan Stivell, the Chieftains with Sinéad O'Connor, and Anuna to hold up the other end, which they do very well. But nothing can really explain the inclusion of Vangelis or Sarah McLachlan, or "The Fellowship of the Ring Suite" and "Hedwig's Theme" -- at least "Braveheart Trilogy" makes sense under the circumstances. And one can only assume the producers couldn't license Enya's original of "May It Be," settling for a cover version instead. However, it's impossible to condemn this set since, just as you are about to despair, something more rooted to tradition arrives to redeem it. So it could be worse -- but it could be better, too. A mixed bag, trying to be all things Celtic to all people. Unfortunately, that can never work completely -- and here it definitely doesn't.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828765488822
  • Catalog Number: 54888
  • Sales rank: 24,708

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Mystic's Dream (7:41)
  2. 2 Runaway (3:47)
  3. 3 Factory Girl - Sinéad O'Connor (4:23)
  4. 4 I Will Find You (Theme from The Last of the Mohicans) (5:17)
  5. 5 Éirigh Suas a Stóirín (Rise Up My Love) - Moya Brennan (4:02)
  6. 6 The Fellowship of the Ring Suite - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (5:52)
  7. 7 The Shores of the Swilly - Sinéad O'Connor (4:12)
  8. 8 Angel (4:31)
  9. 9 The Rose of Tralee (3:19)
  10. 10 Cùchilainn's Last Battle - Brian Dunning (2:54)
  11. 11 Our Farewell (5:19)
  12. 12 Evangeline (2:26)
  13. 13 She Moved Through the Fair - Anúna (3:07)
  14. 14 Keening of the Three Marys (5:55)
  15. 15 The Dragon's Breath (3:28)
  16. 16 12 O'Clock (5:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 May It Be - Ryan O'Donnell (3:18)
  2. 2 Skellig (6:08)
  3. 3 Theme from Harry's Game (2:28)
  4. 4 Braveheart Trilogy (5:41)
  5. 5 Ailein Duinn (3:33)
  6. 6 Who Wants to Live Forever - Dune (3:56)
  7. 7 Elysium - Elysia (4:22)
  8. 8 Circle of Joy (4:45)
  9. 9 Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen (Lament of the Sea) (5:05)
  10. 10 Turn of the Century - Steve Howe (6:29)
  11. 11 Sleeping Sun (4:04)
  12. 12 Ar Galon Digorr - Annie Ebrel (4:30)
  13. 13 In a Lifetime - Bono (3:05)
  14. 14 Brian Boru (5:30)
  15. 15 Hedwig's Theme - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nic Raine Conductor
Technical Credits
Alan Stivell Composer
David Arkenstone Composer
Jon Anderson Composer
Enya Composer
Steve Howe Composer
Del Shannon Composer
Brian May Composer
Sarah McLachlan Composer
Alan White Composer
Phil Coulter Composer
Jeff Johnson Composer
Roma Ryan Composer
Ciaran Brennan Composer
Paul Brennan Composer
Brian Dunning Composer
Loreena McKennitt Composer
Vangelis Composer
Nic Raine Arranger
Howard Shore Composer
Lisa Lynne Composer
Traditional Composer
Tuomas Holopainen Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Mix of Old and New music

    This is a great CD. The music is very calming and mysterious. It can bring your back to a world that is almost lost in our modern world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    You get a mix of both insturmental and vocal songs as you buy this excellent CD! If I knew that Celtic music was so great, I would've bought it years ago! The only bad thing is the the 2 CD thing. The best songs are the vocal ones.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fabulous collection

    I disagree with the criticism that this collection fails because it's a "mixed bag" of old and new music. I find that's what makes it so exceptional. The contrast of the various selections make it anything but monotonous. Just as you might be tiring of a certain theme, you find something entirely different. There's only one selection on this 31-track CD I don't particularly care for, which is remarkable in itself. It's wonderful mood music under any circumstances, but if you have a good sound system, this collection will absolutely blow you away.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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