Another Day

Another Day

by Solas

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Overview

Another Day

Solas have a vision that extends past the lexicon of traditional Celtic music. They've covered musical ground that similar groups often overlook, mining the rich catalogues of past and present songwriters like Tom Waits, Nick Drake, and Peggy Seeger, as well as composing their own songs. On their sixth record, Another Day, they take the latter approach, opting for only two covers, a sweet rendition of Dan Fogelberg's "Scarecrow's Dream," and an almost Baroque pop version of Dougie MacLean's "This Love Will Carry." Virtuoso fiddler Winifred Horan's contribution, the elegant "Highlands of Holland," swings and twists, showing off her classically trained chops without being indulgent, and segues flawlessly into Kieran Goss' beautiful ballad, "All That You Ask Me." Accordion player Mick McAuley (whose fine solo record Ocean's Breadth featured alms from the majority of the group) and founding member, guitarist, and producer Seamus Egan are the glue that hold this ship together. Their work on the reels and breakdowns is impeccable, and offers further proof of the band's otherworldly abilities in a live setting. The powerful group vocals that fuel the two Gaelic numbers, "Seoladh Na Naamhna" and "Maire Mhilis Bhrea," remind one of Altan in their prime and illuminate how indispensable each member has become. Another Day doesn't suffer from the over-produced, electronic gadgetry -- even though it sneaks into a few tracks -- that makes contemporaries like Capercaillie sound so chilly. It works because the arrangements are forward-thinking, bursting with energy, and human to the core.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351785626
catalogNumber: 78056
Rank: 187336

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solas   Primary Artist
Seamus Egan   Banjo,Flute,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Bodhran,Low Whistle,Guitar (Nylon String),Group Member
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Ben Wittman   Percussion,Drums
Winifred Horan   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Group Member
Chico Huff   Bass
Mick McAuley   Concertina,Background Vocals,Piano-Accordion,Button Accordion,Group Member
Eamon McElholm   Acoustic Guitar,Cello,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Deirdre Scanlan   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Seamus Egan   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Dougie MacLean   Composer
Dan Fogelberg   Composer
John Anthony   Engineer
Kieran Goss   Composer
John McCusker   Composer
Winifred Horan   Arranger,Composer
Solas   Arranger
Mick McAuley   Arranger,Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eamon McElholm   Arranger,Composer

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