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It has been an extraordinary journey for the Afro Celt Sound System - one of the most innovative music collectives of its time. In that period there have been many lesser imitators and the global beat movement they pioneered has entered the mainstream.

When Simon Emmerson began to piece together the Afro Celt Sound System in 1992 he had no idea where the journey would take him. But ... Read more in Amazon's Afro Celt Sound System Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Realworld
  • ASIN: B000AMUUIU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,922 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. When I Still Needed You 8:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. My Secret Bliss 7:04£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mojave10:35£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sené (Working The Land) 5:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Beautiful Rain 4:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Anatomic 5:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mother 6:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dhol Dogs 6:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Drake 6:04£0.89  Buy MP3 

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Their debut album broke down many tediously outdated barriers. Now the Afro-Celts are back with another genre-bursting, non-preachy, multi-culti soundscape. There has never been anything bland or generic about the ensemble's output as their concept of one-world music is less color-blind than color-appreciative; in other words, they don't ignore our differences but celebrate them. Anatomic continues an ongoing pilgrimage of respectful collaboration, wherein Western studio mastery abuts Irish flutes and percussion, harp-like West African koras, keening bagpipes, and gutty Greek bouzoukis, all presented over a resonant, crunchy bottom with beats and electronica for days. Iarla Ó Lionáird sings in English and Gaelic, sitting in with Sevara Nazarkhan from Uzbekistan (who is lovely if disembodied on "My Secret Bliss") and Dorothee Munyaneza, a genocide survivor whose soulful pipes made such a strong impression on the soundtrack to Hotel Rwanda. As always, Simon Emmerson's guitar fulfills dual roles as a melodic vector and tireless rhythmic powerhouse. --Christina Roden

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By morgan1098 on 6 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ok, before reviewing this CD, let me just say that as of this writing (6th October 2005) the sound clips on this site are still WRONG. (Wake up amazon!) If you're considering buying this CD and want to hear what the Afro Celt Sound System sounds like, you might want to check out some other online music retailers. At the very least, look up one of the band's five other albums on this site and listen to those sound clips, which will give you an idea of what the band is like.
Now that the ranting is over, let's talk about the music. ACSS released their first album ten years ago to wild critical and commercial acclaim. That recording, VOLUME 1: SOUND MAGIC, was a world fusion masterpiece. Their subsequent releases have all built on that foundation, from the club-friendly beats of VOLUME 2: RELEASE and the global power of VOLUME 3: FURTHER IN TIME (which featured guests such as Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, and Altan) to the more organic and ethereal sounds of 2003's SEED and the dramatic reinterpretations of last year's POD (a remix project that was more creative and fulfilling than anything else in its class).
ANATOMIC is proof positive that the Afro Celt Sound System has honed its craft to perfection. The opening track, "When I Still Needed You" is a heart-wrenching epic that marries accordian, bouzouki, bodhran and other percussion, and superb programming with the impassioned vocals of Dorothee Munyaneza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide who first collaborated with the band on the HOTEL RWANDA soundtrack. Next up is "My Secret Bliss," a funky duet between Iarla O'Lionaird and guest vocalist Sevara Nazarkhan.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Colm Buckley on 9 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
There are no superlatives to adequately describe this CD. You just have to buy it to experience it for yourself. The band has gone way beyond the descriptions of World Music or Fusion, and has created a whole new sound, with production levels that are second to none. With each playing of the album you hear new levels in the music, subtleties that you missed on previous listenings. Plug in a good set of headphones, stretch out on the sofa and let the music do wonderful things to you. By the way, it took me 4 attempts before I could listen to the album without have to go back & repeat the track Mojave (track 3), which is by far the best piece the lads have ever written and one of the finest pieces of modern instrumental music I've ever heard!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 9 Dec 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Five albums on – six if you include the their excellent “POD” remixes from last year – and the Afro Celts just get better & better. Totally in command of the complexities of seamlessly fusing African & Celtic melodies with western club beats they now radiate complete confidence in using the unique, multi-layered sound they’ve developed to make highly original music that switches effortlessly from the beautifully reflective to the genuinely exciting. Brilliantly produced, perfectly executed and much richer & broader than any simple categorisations such as “world”, “fusion” or “club” imply, “Anatomic” is the stunning result of a 10 year journey of exploration… a record in which every track’s unforgettably good and several are quite exceptional.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jan Winterson on 6 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
....after seeing other comments this is going to seem so simple but I just had to add something about this totally brilliant group of musicians I discovered purely by accident when I bought their first album. I thought they were amazing then, saw them in concert at what I think was a World Music festival in London and then went on to buy their other albums, the latest buy being Anatomic. Words (almost) fail me. Their style is so exciting I could hardly contain myself when I was listening to this CD, particularly the totally stunning Mojave. I have yet to listen to this particular track on headphones, savouring the anticipation!! If you haven't got this disc - buy it now - you won't be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tealady2000 VINE VOICE on 2 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD
I came across this album completely by chance while browsing a music download site and after sampling some of the tracks I decided to buy the CD. I've never really considered myself a world music fan but this is really excellent and even though the sound is a completely unique fusion of different instruments and voices it somehow seems very natural, like coming home. Sorry if that sounds like new age mumbo jumbo but that's the phrase that came to me. Honest, I'm not a mumbo jumbo kind of person, just a humble tealady.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arpan Dalal on 17 Oct 2008
Format: Audio CD
I happen to crash into Afro Celt recently (Shame on me I never came across them before!) while browsing for world music on Amazon and was initially driven by the "Anatomic (2005)" title and cover art. Then was convinced to buy a copy after reading so many superb reviews. The most interesting part being that I bought this along with Enigma's latest "Seven Lives Many Faces (2008)".
I dont want to undermine any artist since everyone puts in their best, but I just had to listen to both just once only to know that this 3 year old thing will just blow my head out!!! To be honest, I have not been able to listen to anything else for a month.
All world music enthusiasts should look no further and those starting to take interest also are looking at the right one. You will experience an invigorating intensity and seamless joy in this extraordinary composition. The third track "Mojave" is beyond any explaination. You got to let it rip through your headphones to know.
Hats off to Afro Celt and no doubt I am buying all 5 volumes!
Thanks Amazon.
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