The Old Man & The Sea

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
The Old Man and the Sea apparently is meant to fall into the same purported genre as Enya, Clannad and Loreena McKennitt -- sort of syntho-Celt with massed voices stuffed through large reverb units. The producers and artists involved have worked hard at fostering this impression, with the result that they've put out a very likable album with some nice material. Alas, the result is less Celtic/Gaelic than ABBA meets Mike Oldfield -- something Oldfield accomplished himself nearly fifteen years ago when he recorded ABBA's "Arrival." In other words, expect something pleasant and unaffecting, but don't expect the future sound of Celtic ...
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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
The Old Man and the Sea apparently is meant to fall into the same purported genre as Enya, Clannad and Loreena McKennitt -- sort of syntho-Celt with massed voices stuffed through large reverb units. The producers and artists involved have worked hard at fostering this impression, with the result that they've put out a very likable album with some nice material. Alas, the result is less Celtic/Gaelic than ABBA meets Mike Oldfield -- something Oldfield accomplished himself nearly fifteen years ago when he recorded ABBA's "Arrival." In other words, expect something pleasant and unaffecting, but don't expect the future sound of Celtic music -- or even the past.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/1995
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679254726
  • Catalog Number: 92547

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Grace (5:29)
  2. 2 Rigmarole (4:54)
  3. 3 Rain Parade (2:52)
  4. 4 An Emotional Fish (5:36)
  5. 5 Changed Days (3:03)
  6. 6 Into My Own (4:42)
  7. 7 Always with Me (4:04)
  8. 8 Days on End (3:39)
  9. 9 Sun Fire Majestic (4:45)
  10. 10 The Old Man and the Sea (1:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Colour of Memory Primary Artist
Iain MacDonald Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals
Allison MacLeod Electric Guitar
Calum Malcolm Piano, Kalimba
Dougie Pincock Bagpipes, Pipe, Whistle (Instrument)
Julia Dow Vocals, Background Vocals
Alan Emslie Conga, Cymbals, Drums, Maracas, Tambourine, Berimbau, Djembe
Alasdair Joss Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Lynsey Joss Fiddle, Clarsach
Rhona MacKay Clarsach
Alyth McCormack Vocals, Background Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Robert Purse Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Timbales, Triangle, Bells, taiko, Bell-tree
Ali MacLeod Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Calum Malcolm Producer, Engineer
Julia Dow Arranger
Alasdair Joss Arranger
Rhona MacKay Contributor
Alyth McCormack Arranger
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