by Clannad



With the release of Anam in 1992, the Irish family act, with more than a dozen albums and 20 years behind them, had been pared to a quartet. Saxophonist Mel Collins spices things up on the jaunty "In Fortune's Hand," but most of Anam is slower and softer, mixing keyboard-based ballads with more folk-inflected tracks. Maire Brennan's voice is a thing of beauty, wispy and crystal clear, making the lyrics almost inconsequential (which they will be to most listeners, anyhow, as several tracks are sung in Gaelic). Her duet with Bono on "In a Lifetime" had already appeared years earlier, but its inclusion is one of the set's highlights, as is "Harry's Game" (recognizable from its commercial use). It's all the perfect fit for folk fans wanting something more pop-oriented and new age fans wanting something not so sterile.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/1992
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678240928
catalogNumber: 82409

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Performance Credits

Clannad   Primary Artist
Bono   Track Performer
Ciaran Brennan   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Electric Bass,Vocals,Double Bass
Anton Drennan   Dobro,Electric Guitar
Noel Duggan   Guitar
Pat Duggan   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin
Paul Moran   Percussion,Drums
Ian Parker   Keyboards
Bridin Brennan   Vocal Harmony
Moya Brennan   Harp,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ciaran Brennan   Arranger,Producer
Richard Dodd   Producer
Pearse Dunne   Engineer
Steve Nye   Producer
Paul Ridout   Programming,Producer
Padraig Duggan   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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