by Loreena McKennitt (0774213991041)

Loreena McKennitt
Release Date: 14 November 2006
Format: CD
ISBN: 0774213991041

Broadening her focus toward a more eclectic range of Celtic-related subjects, and following her attendance at an international exhibition of Celtic artefacts in Venice, Loreena's writing in her fourth album, The Visit, takes on the form of musical historical travel writing.

A multimillion-selling success around the world, this 1991 recording recasts Loreena's early influences in an inventive and contemporary light.

Its nine self-produced tracks range from a haunting version of Greensleeves sung as I imagine Tom Waits might have done it and a stirring instrumental Tango To Evora to the heartrending traditional balladry and proto-environmentalism of Bonny Portmore and, finally, one of Loreena's best-loved creations, a gorgeously melodic setting of Tennyson's epic Arthurian poem he Lady Of Shalott.

The Celts knew, as we are re-learning now, the importance of a deep respect for all the life around them,? Loreena concludes. This recording aspires to be nothing so much as a reflection into the weave of these things.

1. All Souls Night
2. Bonny Portmore
3. Between the Shadows
4. The Lady of Shalott
5. Greensleeves
6. Tango to Evora
7. Courtyard Lullaby
8. The Old Ways
9. Cymbeline

Brian Hughes Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Balalaika | (1-8)
Al Cross Drums | (1-3)
Anne Bourne Cello | (2, 4, 7)
Tom Hazlett | (2, 4, 6-8)
Patrick Hutchinson Uillean Pipes | (2, 8)
Hugh Marsh Fiddle | (3-4, 6, 8)
Rick Lazar | (3, 6)

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