Featuring 34 tracks culled from 14 albums released between 1973 and 1998,
A Magical Gathering: The Clannad Anthology is the first double-disc, multi-label retrospective of the premier Irish family band. With performances in both Gaelic and English, the set traces the evolution of the group from the nucleus of siblings Maire, Ciaran, and Pol (and briefly, sister Eithne, later to be known as Enya) and their uncles Padraig and Noel Duggan through their breakout success backing car adverts and on movie scores. Included are tracks with Bono ("In a Lifetime") and Bruce Hornsby ("Something to Believe In"). The usual Rhino attention to detail is here, with track by track notes and luminous art. This is one-stop shopping for newcomers and Clannad fans alike.