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Format: CD
Sku: 228591309
UPC: 886919577525
UPC 14: 00886919577525
Release Date: 3/6/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Will Find You ~ Clannad
2. In a Lifetime - (featuring Bono) ~ Clannad
3. You're the One ~ Clannad
4. Something to Believe In ~ Clannad
5. Robin (The Hooded Man) [Theme from Robin of Sherwood] ~ Clannad
6. Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn) ~ Clannad
7. Broken Pieces ~ Clannad
8. Closer to Your Heart ~ Clannad
9. Why Worry? ~ Clannad
10. Mystery Game ~ Clannad
11. Bridge, A (That Carries Us Over) ~ Clannad
12. Hunter, The ~ Clannad
13. White Fool ~ Clannad
14. There for You ~ Clannad
15. Let Me See ~ Clannad
Disc 2
Song Title
1. R¡ Na Cruinne ~ Clannad
2. Theme from Harry's Game ~ Clannad
3. Caislean Oir ~ Clannad
4. Newgrange ~ Clannad
5. Buachaill On irne ~ Clannad
6. Fad¢ ~ Clannad
7. Anam ~ Clannad
8. Coinleach Glas an Fh¢mhair ~ Clannad
9. Na Laethe Bh¡ ~ Clannad
10. Oh This Land ~ Clannad
11. T ' M? Shu¡ ~ Clannad
12. Poison Glen ~ Clannad
13. Uirchill an Chreag in ~ Clannad
14. Bridge of Tears, The ~ Clannad
15. Banba Oir ~ Clannad

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Larry Kirwan.
Muze PNote Recording information: 1982-1997.
Muze PNote Although this two-CD Clannad collection is titled Essential, it's not quite an overview of career highlights. It's more a compilation of their most commercially successful period in the 1980s and '90s, with all of the 30 tracks having been recorded between 1982 and 1997. This means there's nothing from the half-dozen albums preceding 1983's Magical Ring, which had a folkier and usually more traditional nature than the ones they did for RCA and Atlantic. However, if this is the decade-and-a-half of Clannad you prefer, or with which you're most familiar, it does a reasonable job of distilling much of their appeal during this era into two discs. Their big U.K. smash "Theme from Harry's Game" is here, of course, as are their smaller TV theme hit "Robin (The Hooded Man)" and their duet with Bono, "In a Lifetime." A duet with Bruce Hornsby ("Something to Believe In") and a track with a guest vocal by Steve Perry ("White Fool") take care of the other celebrity cameos. Overall the material varies between songs close to the band's folk roots; others whose slicker arrangements can make them sound like fusions between Irish folk and adult contemporary or new age music, and even moments on which they verge on mainstream pop ("Closer to Your Heart" doesn't sound much unlike late-'70s Fleetwood Mac). The constant factors distinguishing them from other mainstream artists are the Irish folk elements, which come through strongest in their haunting lead and backup vocals, as well as some of their instrumentation (particularly the harp). It seems like disc two is less commercially oriented than the first CD, with a higher proportion of Irish-language songs, though the programming is smooth enough that fans of Clannad should enjoy most or all of this release. ~ Richie Unterberger

Producer: Ciaran Brennan; John Donnelly; Denis Woods; Pol Brennan; Greg Ladanyi; Hugh Padgham; Paul Ridout; Richard Dodd; Russ Kunkel; Steve Nye; Tony Clarke; Shane McDonnell (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bono
Muze Guest Artist Bruce Hornsby

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Last Of The Mohicans
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Best Of Thistle & Shamr
Muze Music Compilations Celtic Circle
Muze Music Compilations St. Patrick's Day Festival
Muze Music Compilations Celtic Circle 2
Muze Music Compilations Celtic Woman 3

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/06/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 195775
Music Label Name Label : Legacy Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886919577525

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Clannad
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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