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50 Great Songs [Box set, CD+DVD, Limited Edition, PAL]

Runrig Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Nov 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, CD+DVD, Limited Edition, PAL
  • Label: Ridge Records
  • ASIN: B0042ZH85E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Wall of China
2. This Day
3. Clash of the Ash
4. Life Is
5. And the Accordions Played
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Year of the Flood (Remix)
2. The Old Boys
3. Empty Glens
4. Gabriel's Sword
5. Road Trip
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Abhainn an T-slaugh
2. Oran
3. Sona
4. An Dealachadh
5. Sabhal Aig Neill
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Siol Ghorraidh
2. Hearts of Olden Glory
3. Intro
4. Beat the Drum
5. Proterra
See all 11 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 great songs , how did they choose 4 Nov 2010
By ARFUR
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
a terrific album of selected songs with a bonus dvd a great value buy even if you are a long time fan you will be surprised by one or two new versions of old favourites,heres to the follow up maybe a volume two. thank you runrig for many years of pleasure.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Whilst I'm sure most fans of Runrig would have preferred a new studio album in 2010, the release of "50 Great Songs" is a great way to plug the gap between 2007's "Everything You See" and the next album. It also provides a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to RUNRIG, who after 36 years are still one of Europe's best live bands.

What makes this compilation unique to previous ones is the inclusion of some covers of RUNRIG songs by other artists. The veteran Scottish singer D1ck Gaughan provides a stirring and emotional stripped-down version of the live classic "Dance Called America" whilst Cathie-Ann MacPhee's treatment of "Chi M'in Geamradh" is stunning and it's hard to believe it's the same song that was originally included in RUNRIG's 1978 "Play Gaelic" album.

Other highlights include a recent live rendition of "In Search of Angels" performed by Brian Hurren backed by the Craigie Choir and a new Paul Mounsey-arranged version of 1987's anthem Alba, featuring Rory MacDonald on lead vocals.

The DVD includes recent live performances from the band's sell-out 30th Anniversary concert at Stirling Castle in 2003, the RUNRIG Beat the Drum festival in 2007, Edinburgh Castle in 2008 and Scone Palace in 2009. Excellent value for money and a very worthwhile purchase, both for fans and newcomers alike.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great starter for runrig 21 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
ive followed runrig for years but if your new to the group this is a great introduction ,theres a good spread of songs from most albums and for us hardened riggies theres some new versions of old classics,i particularly love the new versions of alba and dance called america.the gaelic cd long overdue as a compilation and the dvd brings back alot of happy concert memories
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Surprise 17 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had been a Runrig fan since the mid 1980's, but after the Amazing Things and Mara albums. I decided to give them up at the same time as Donnie Munro did in 1995. However I saw this excellently priced compilation album and decided to buy it. What a good decision that turned out to be. Almost all the tracks are from the new singer's era, either studio or live, and there are some real gems here. I have barely listened to anything else since I received it 10 days ago, and I haven't even watched the bonus dvd yet! If like me you thought Runrig had run out of steam when Donnie left, then think again. I am now checking out their gigs, as I must see them live again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest songs 28 Feb 2013
By malmac
Format:Audio CD
All the best from a great group at their best including Donnie Munro singing the best front man they ever had
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More like 30 great songs 7 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The 3rd CD in Gaalic is the best. The other two CD's some songs more like Radio 2, occasional greatness though. Who chooses these greatest songs? I've heard better Runrig that weren't on the CD's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 9 Jan 2013
By Skeet
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great product , great price , great service , would use this vendor again and they are really good to do business with
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Runrig 30 May 2011
By Perci
Format:Audio CD
I have just recently discovered Runrig, Last August to be exact while on holiday in Scotland. They inspired & entertained me so much that when I discovered they were performing in Sheffield I bought a ticket to go & see them. They were fantastic!! I enjoyed this album because it took me back to Scotland & a land beyond.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it was for my wife
Published 2 months ago by me
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 3 months ago by Sally
5.0 out of 5 stars best of the best
The title says it all, if you love RUNRIG this is the cd for you,excellent song choices, spans the years.
Published 6 months ago by callev
5.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong
Anyone who thought Runrig were finished when Donnie left should certainly invest in this and they'll soon change their opinion. 50 Great Songs really does what it says on the tin!!
Published 9 months ago by Scot in Oz
4.0 out of 5 stars my opinion
I choosed that for a gift to a friend who follows this Scotish band, and is a great pack, 3 CDs with the best songs and a DVD
Published 10 months ago by Enrique Arbiol
3.0 out of 5 stars Evocative
Only my second album by this band and definitely not as good as the my first and earlier one - different lead singer who did not have what the original one did in my view.
Published 12 months ago by Sarah Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Good collection of songs
This 3 cd set contains a good selection of songs. The dvd is good quality and makes this set worth buying.A varied selection of Runrig songs, good for new and old fans alike.
Published 14 months ago by C. Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Runrig
What a band, have followed them since seeing them preform at Cardiff Uni, saw them in Manchester last November, even though I have most tracks on other CDs and DVDs they are the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Merry
4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs. (indeed)
As the title of the CD's says "Great Songs". If you are a Runrig fan or someone who is just getting to know them, worth listing to.
Published 19 months ago by Leonard Gibbins
5.0 out of 5 stars Much appreciated Birthday gift.
Bought this as a birthday gift for my father and he loves it. Great quality CD's and DVD with a good selection of Runrigs music and all at a great price.
Published 19 months ago by EJ
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