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Celtic Circle Import

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  • Audio CD (10 July 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B0000CAQ40
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,199 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Mystic's Dream (From 'The Mists Of Avalon') - Loreena McKennitt
2. Runaway - The Corrs
3. Factory Girl - The Chieftains
4. I Will Find You (Them From 'The Last Of The Mohicans') - Clannad
5. Eirigh Suas A Stoirin - Maire Brennan
6. The Fellowship (From 'The Lord Of The Rings') - Howard Shore
7. The Shores Of The Swilly - Phil Coulter
8. Angel (From The Movie 'City Of Angels') - Sarah McLachlan
9. The Rose Of Tralee - Nightnoise
10. CuChulainn's Last Battle - Brian Dunning
11. Our Farewell - Within Temptation
12. Evangeline - Karen Matheson
13. She Moved Through The Fair - Anuna
14. Keening Of The Three Marys - William Coulter
15. The Dragon's Breath - David Arkenstone
16. 12 O'Clock - Vangelis

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 25 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Kitchen sink "Celtic" packaged to get your bucks, June 25, 2005
Reviewer: Deborah MacGillivray (Britain & US) - See all my reviews

This is a gathering of great artist with great music under the highly commercial "Celtic" banner. Up front, this is not really Celtic music for the most part. It's super music, but they tossed in everything and the kitchen sink under a misleading Celtic music banner. I guess the producer of the album likely is one of those who think Ireland and Scotland are the same!
Prime example - we have Harry Potter theme by John Williams, Howard Shores (beautiful) Lord of the Rings work - the Corrs a brilliant Contemp/soft rock/trad Irish group doing Runaway. Celtic?
Then some of the choices they made...sigh...Clannad is such a super group, but guess what people - they did something OTHER than The Last of the Mohican's, Harry's Game (Patriot Games theme) and geesh, yet AGAIN, Clannad and Bono doing In My Life. I cannot begin to list HOW MANY albums of Clannad that has all three songs on them. I must have a dozen copies of those songs, so enough! They have some of the most beautiful music going, but these three songs are not the limit of their library!
It's an eclectic mix with no cohesive theme other than the loose "Celtic" label slapped on them. Good music, poorly packaged with overused selections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stella Carrier on 3 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
"The Celtic Circle" is a very unique and uplifting cd that has a wide range of Celtic music artists. This is a two cd set that is best listened to when you are trying to increase you sense of peacefulness and calm because both cds contain many songs that are relaxing to the soul. The music does sound very mystical and healing because you are treated to such good musical tracks such as "Elysium" by Elysia and May It Be by Ryan & Rachel O'Donnel (although I also enjoy the version of "May It Be" sung by Enya as well). My personal musical tracks on this cd are:

"The Mytic's Dream" by Loreena McKennitt
"Runaway: by The Corrs
"Circle of Joy" by Lisa Lynne
"In a Lifetime" by Clannad & Bono of U2

The Celtic Circle: Legendary Music from a Mystic World is also going to be most likely enjoyed by many people who like to listen to music by Enya, Celtic Woman, New Age,the Pure Moods cd collections, and/or music with European influences.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Erika Borsos on 31 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This 2 CD set compilation conjures up mystic Celtic landscapes of lush green hillsides & valleys as far as the eye can see and sharp ledged cliffs ... where the ocean purrs and roars against the stoney and sandy beach. Imagine the lone cry of a seagull or a flock of birds flying in a V-formation overhead ...The music on this CD washes over you in waves ... sometimes soft vocals, other times high energy fast paced passionate music. It resembles sitting by the ocean listening to the tide wash in and out. It leaves you peaceful and satisfied after having had a busy, fulfilling day. Kick up your feet and relax, let the energy take you where it will ...
Track #1 by Loreena McKennitt sets the mood, her beautiful haunting voice fills a void with heart-felt and soul-searching vocalizations. [It is included on her CD "Book of Secrets" which is a jewel.] Amazingly, the music on this CD is from recent films (of which I only saw one) however, the lineup of musicians and singers is among the finest & best in the Celtic genre. Among these are: the Chieftains, Clannad, Maire Brennan, music by Phil Coulter with vocals by Sinead O'Connor, David Arkenstone (well known for New Age inspired American Indian & Celtic styles), Capercaille and the phenomenal Vangelis.
My absolute favorites are the Gaelic songs which create an other-worldy spiritual feeling in the listener ... CD 1, Maire Brennan singing "Eirigh Suas A Stoirin" and CD 2, Mary mcLaughlin in her rendition of "Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen (LAment to the Sea). Braveheart Trilogy by James Horner and "I Will Find You" by Clannad from Last of the Mohicans is very inspiring. "The Keening of the Three Marys" by William Coulter is highly spiritual and touches the heart. Overall, if Celtic music is a favorite, or you liked the music in these films, this CD will not disappoint the buyer. Erika Borsos (bakonyvilla)
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
There is no such thing as 'Celtic music', which is just a US advertising gimic, not used in Ireland, and should be scrapped. The Irish are a mixture of pre-Celts, Celts, Normans, Vikings and Saxons. The Scots have Picts, fewer Normans and more English.
There are some good tracks on this record - Davy Spillane is a great Irish piper - but some of it is the kind of 'New Age' rubbish for which the term 'Celtic music' was invented.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Music from a Mystic World 22 Dec. 2005
By Treigh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There are 31 tracks on the 2 CD set. I will not even begin to review all of them. As a compilation, this works very well. It certainly matches the theme of the subtitle well. Like another reviewer, I am puzzled by the harsh critics. While I have never actually resorted to saying negative things about other reviewers, in this instance, I feel I must. Their reviews are influenced by their ignorance.

Apparently, some think that only the Irish are Celts and only Irish music is Celtic. This is very inaccurate. Scotland is named for the Scots who came for IRELAND!!! The original inhabitants of Scotland were the Picts, who by the way were also Celts as are the Welsh and the Bretons of Brittany in France. Broadly, Celtic music can originate in Ireland, Scotland, Wales or Brittany. The problem seems to be that some folks wanted traditional Irish music, but the category of Celtic seems to be broadening in much the same way that Country Music has become broader than it was 40 years ago. I couldn't stand the old Country whiney music and still can't, but the newer country music is much more appealing. Stars like Garth Brooks stretched the narrow boundaries and appealed to much wider groups.

Enya has done the same with Celtic music. It is not traditional Irish reels, jigs, and the like, but it isn't simply New Age, either. She has successfully blended the two, leaving her music with a Celtic heart. This album stretches the boundaries, but it stays to the theme of a mystic world. It does not stray far from Celtic roots. I do not believe that is in any way misrepresented.

Concerning the reviewer that complained that they already had many of these tracks. That is not a problem with this 2 CD set. It is YOUR problem. You should have looked at the tracks before buying! I only have one duplication of the 31 tracks and that is because I also have the LOTR soundtrack. I do not mind having the repeated track as when I play this set, I get a very different mix than when the track is played in the context of the soundtrack. The change of context does affect the way in which the piece is heard. It works well in this compilation of mystic inspired tunes. So does "Hedwig's Theme." While Hedwig's nationality is not known, the entire premise of Harry Potter seems more Druidic Celtic than Anglo-Saxon. The reviewer that made the wry crack about including "Hedwig's Theme" apparently did not read the subtitle to the album. That explains the inclusion of this great piece of music by Williams. Oh, by the way, Williams is a common Welsh (CELTIC) name.

If you are looking for traditional Irish music, than this album may disappoint. If you are looking for mystical music with a Celtic soul, then this album should delight. To be sure, listen to some of the tracks first, but don't let the negative reviews of some dissuade you from purchasing without listening first. I thoroughly enjoy this set and feel that I got exactly what I expected when I bought it. I would also highly recomment it to others.
28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Mystic Celtic Landscapes with Traditional & Modern Sounds 21 Jan. 2004
By Erika Borsos - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This 2 CD set compilation conjures up mystic Celtic landscapes of lush green hillsides & valleys as far as the eye can see and sharp ledged cliffs ... where the ocean purrs and roars against the stoney and sandy beach. Imagine the lone cry of a seagull or a flock of birds flying in a V-formation overhead ...The music on this CD washes over you in waves ... sometimes soft vocals, other times high energy fast paced passionate music. It resembles sitting by the ocean listening to the tide wash in and out. It leaves you peaceful and satisfied after having had a busy, fulfilling day. Kick up your feet and relax, let the energy take you where it will ...
Track #1 by Loreena McKennitt sets the mood, her beautiful haunting voice fills a void with heart-felt and soul-searching vocalizations. [It is included on her CD "Book of Secrets" which is a jewel.] Amazingly, the music on this CD is from recent films (of which I only saw one) however, the lineup of musicians and singers is among the finest & best in the Celtic genre. Among these are: the Chieftains, Clannad, Maire Brennan, music by Phil Coulter with vocals by Sinead O'Connor, David Arkenstone (well known for New Age inspired American Indian & Celtic styles), Capercaille and the phenomenal Vangelis.
My absolute favorites are the Gaelic songs which create an other-worldy spiritual feeling in the listener ... CD 1, Maire Brennan singing "Eirigh Suas A Stoirin" and CD 2, Mary mcLaughlin in her rendition of "Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen (LAment to the Sea). Braveheart Trilogy by James Horner and "I Will Find You" by Clannad from Last of the Mohicans is very inspiring. "The Keening of the Three Marys" by William Coulter is highly spiritual and touches the heart. Overall, if Celtic music is a favorite, or you liked the music in these films, this CD will not disappoint the buyer. Erika Borsos (erikab93)
29 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Kitchen sink "Celtic" packaged to get your bucks 25 Jun. 2005
By Deborah MacGillivray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a gathering of great artist with great music under the highly commercial "Celtic" banner. Up front, this is not really Celtic music for the most part. It's super music, but they tossed in everything and the kitchen sink under a misleading Celtic music banner. I guess the producer of the album likely is one of those who think Ireland and Scotland are the same!

Prime example - we have Harry Potter theme by John Williams, Howard Shores (beautiful) Lord of the Rings work - the Corrs a brilliant Contemp/soft rock/trad Irish group doing Runaway. Celtic?

Then some of the choices they made...sigh...Clannad is such a super group, but guess what people - they did something OTHER than The Last of the Mohican's, Harry's Game (Patriot Games theme) and geesh, yet AGAIN, Clannad and Bono doing In My Life. I cannot begin to list HOW MANY albums of Clannad that has all three songs on them. I must have a dozen copies of those songs, so enough! They have some of the most beautiful music going, but these three songs are not the limit of their library!

It's an eclectic mix with no cohesive theme other than the loose "Celtic" label slapped on them. Good music, poorly packaged with overused selections.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Worth it to celtic music fans 10 Nov. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm not sure I understand the harshness of the editorial for this CD. I was pleased to have stumbled across it and find most all of the tracks pleasing. CD #1 is the best arrangement and it is better than filling your CD player with celtic and hitting random. For anyone new to celtic many of the arrangements are slow and with only a hint of celtic undertones but overall a nice cold weather, hot tea type of CD. This is worth the money if you want a relaxing celtic sound that you can put on.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It Isn't All Celtic 31 May 2004
By MaddalenaC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD for one track on the #2 disc, Lisa Lynne's sprightly harp tune, "Circle of Joy" which I happened to hear playing on a recent visit to Borders. I hate to buy an album for one track, but sometimes that's the only way to get it, and I was so taken with this one. I did find two more tracks that I liked: on disc #1 cu`Chulainn's Last Battle" by Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning, and on disc #2 Alan Stivell's "Brian Boru". I own several Loreena McKennitt CDs, but the selections on this album are not among my favorites. I never did care for Sarah McLachlin. Most of the vocal selections, in fact, I could have done without. I don't see how some of the selections on this album even merit the designation "Celtic". Nevertheless, I am happy with it because I can listen to "Circle of Joy" whenever I want to.
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