The Sharon Shannon Collection 1990-2005 [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
One of the most gifted and adventurous musicians of her generation, Ireland's accordionist nonpareil Sharon Shannon is well served by this double-CD overview of her work as a solo artist and accompanist. Stateside roots fans may know her only from her memorable contribution to Steve Earle's "The Galway Girl" (included here), but they'll be hooked on her wide-ranging music, which embraces alt-country, reggae, Latin music, and, of course, her Irish roots. Shannon's solo work (contained on Disc 1) shows her right at home adding a jaunty solo over "Cavan Potholes," which further develops into a loping, jazz-tinged dialogue between the accordion, fiddle, burbling electric ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
One of the most gifted and adventurous musicians of her generation, Ireland's accordionist nonpareil Sharon Shannon is well served by this double-CD overview of her work as a solo artist and accompanist. Stateside roots fans may know her only from her memorable contribution to Steve Earle's "The Galway Girl" (included here), but they'll be hooked on her wide-ranging music, which embraces alt-country, reggae, Latin music, and, of course, her Irish roots. Shannon's solo work (contained on Disc 1) shows her right at home adding a jaunty solo over "Cavan Potholes," which further develops into a loping, jazz-tinged dialogue between the accordion, fiddle, burbling electric keyboards, and robust tenor sax. Irish and Chilean sensibilities intertwine in the decidedly south of the border–style ""El Mercado Testaccio," with Shannon's lively lines sparring with guitar, hammer dulcimer, bouzoki, and bodhran bass. Traditional Irish tunes, a Portuguese dance number, a Finnish folk tale -- there seems to be no ethnic strain Shannon and her mates haven't explored with stirring results. Disc 2 features Shannon accompanying others, including a lovely, lilting take on "Man of Constant Sorrow" by Jackson Browne; a rustic, folk-flavored "Love Love Love," with John Prine and Mary Staunton; a country blues ballad treatment of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," with Declan O'Rourke; and a haunting, noir-ish rendition of Astor PIazzolla's "Libertango," with a sultry vocal by Kirsty MacColl. Riches abound here; this will have you listening to Irish music with new ears.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2006
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397441924
  • Catalog Number: 4419
  • Sales rank: 79,654

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cavan Potholes (4:12)
  2. 2 El Mercado Testaccio (The Statue Market) (3:37)
  3. 3 The Mighty Sparrow (5:58)
  4. 4 The 3 Headed Monster (3:32)
  5. 5 The Burst Mattress (6:08)
  6. 6 Little Bird (4:16)
  7. 7 Coridinio (2:46)
  8. 8 Hogs & Heifers (4:39)
  9. 9 Glentown (4:24)
  10. 10 The Blackbird (4:00)
  11. 11 The Whitestrand Sling (4:35)
  12. 12 Butterflies (3:21)
  13. 13 The Bag of Cats (4:34)
  14. 14 Sandy River Belle (2:09)
  15. 15 Rathlin Island (1:47)
  16. 16 Duncans (2:28)
  17. 17 The Penguin (Retour de Hirondelles & Tune for a Found Harmonium) (4:02)
  18. 18 Maguire & Patterson (2:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Man of Constant Sorrow (3:38)
  2. 2 A Change Is Gonna Come (4:48)
  3. 3 Norwegian Wood (4:16)
  4. 4 Love Love Love (3:21)
  5. 5 Courtin' in the Kitchen - Dessie O'Halloran (4:10)
  6. 6 What You Make It (Da Da Da Da) - Marvel (3:10)
  7. 7 Libertango (4:26)
  8. 8 The Galway Girl (3:00)
  9. 9 Anachie Gordon (6:39)
  10. 10 Never Going Back (3:05)
  11. 11 Say You Love Me - Dessie O'Halloran (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sharon Shannon Primary Artist, Fiddle, Accordion, Background Vocals, Human Whistle, Low Whistle, Melodeon
Dónal Lunny Bouzouki, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Bodhran, Electric Bouzouki
David Hayes Keyboards
Jackson Browne Guitar, Vocals
Steve Earle Vocals
Kirsty MacColl Vocals, Vocal Harmony
John Prine Guitar, Vocals
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill Keyboards, Vocals
Máire Breatnach Fiddle, Violin, Viola
James Blennerhassett Double Bass, Acoustic Bass
Conor Brady Electric Guitar
Noel Bridgeman Percussion, Conga, Drums
Richie Buckley Synthesizer, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Nollaig Casey Fiddle, Viola
Steve Cooney Bass, Guitar
James Delaney Piano, Hammond Organ
Dave Early Drums
Tom Hayes Jew's Harp, Triangle
Graham Henderson Piano, Hammond Organ
Henry Holder Keyboards
Trevor Hutchinson Bass, Double Bass
Sinéad O'Connor Vocals
Liam Ó Maonlaí Piano
Steve Wickham Fiddle
Mary Shannon Banjo, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Ray Fean Drums
Lloyd Byrne Percussion, Drums
Stephen McDonnell Trumpet
Mary Custy Fiddle
Brian Connor Piano
Barry Carroll Hammered Dulcimer
Anthony Thistlewaite Hammond Organ
Donogh Hennessy Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Liz Kane Fiddle, Background Vocals
Yvonne Kane Fiddle, Background Vocals
Ger Kiely Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Nollaig Ni Chathasaigh Fiddle
Jason Duffy Percussion, Drums
Rupert Christie Bass
Karl Ronan Trombone
Damien Dempsey Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tim Edey Bass, Steel Guitar, Keyboards, Guitar (Nylon String)
Declan O'Rourke Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Dessie O'Halloran Fiddle, Vocals
Paul Blake Drums
Maurice Lennon Fiddle
Technical Credits
Dónal Lunny Arranger, Composer, Producer
Billy McComiskey Composer
Jackson Browne Arranger, Song Notes
Lindsey Buckingham Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
John Prine Composer
Tom Skerritt Engineer
Dennis Bovell Producer, Engineer
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill Arranger
Sharon Shannon Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Song Notes
Richie Buckley Arranger
Steve Cooney Arranger, Engineer
Henry Holder Engineer
Trevor Hutchinson Arranger, Composer
Tim Martin Engineer
Sinéad O'Connor Arranger
Ian Stanley Engineer
Steve Wickham Arranger
John Dunford Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Mary Shannon Arranger
Keith McDonnell Producer, Engineer
Lloyd Byrne Arranger
Ciaran Byrne Engineer
Oisin Lunny Composer, Programming, beats
Peter Browne Composer
Dan R. MacDonald Composer
Robert Trognée Composer
Donogh Hennessy Arranger, Composer
Richard Forde Engineer
Traditional Composer
Yvonne Kane Arranger
Ger Kiely Arranger
Robbie Overson Composer
Rupert Christie Composer, Programming, Producer
Damien Dempsey Arranger
Tim Edey Composer, Engineer
Dessie O'Halloran Arranger, Song Notes
Paul Blake Engineer
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