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Legend [Original recording remastered]

Clannad Audio CD
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Clannad, the legendary Irish family group responsible for such timeless music as ‘Theme From Harry’s Game’, ‘In A Lifetime’, ‘I Will Find You’ and the soundtrack to the ‘Robin of Sherwood’ TV series, make a welcome return to recording with a new album to be released in September 2013.

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  • Audio CD (23 Aug 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0000AM6OW
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,148 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Robin (The Hooded Man) (Remastered 2003) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Now Is Here (Remastered 2003) 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Herne (Remastered 2003) 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Together We (Remastered 2003) 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Darkmere (Remastered 2003) 2:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Strange Land (Remastered 2003) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Scarlet Inside (Remastered 2003) 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lady Marian (Remastered 2003) 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Battles (Remastered 2003) 1:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ancient Forest (Remastered 2003) 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Together We (Cantoma Mix) 5:220.99  Buy MP3 

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, but a lost opportunity� 27 July 2004
By P. A. Murphy VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Maybe it's impossible for me to write a balanced review of this album, being as the music on it - and Robin Of Sherwood, the TV series it was written for - played such a important part in shaping my listening tastes as an adolescent way back in 1984/85. In my mind's eye, a gritty medieval world of sorcery, rampaging Normans and heroic derring-do are effortlessly conjured up by any of the tracks on this album.
That said, on the down side, it sounds dated in that way that Eighties studio production techniques did more so than say, those of the Seventies or even earlier. There's an over-reliance on milky washes of synth sound to convey a mystical, lost time when there are perfectly good medieval instruments that could have done the job more effectively - and the crisp, dry production so beloved of the time shows them up to great disadvantage.
However, Clannad were/are never about faithful reproduction of old folk/medieval/irish music. What you do get on this disc are beautiful, catchy tunes that managed to wrap themselves around the TV images to evoke a fanciful vision of Dark Age/Medieval England, with enough Eighties touches to keep a oft-told tale fresh and contemporary. And, like the series, the music has, on balance, held up well. Clannad were also canny enough to write self-contained, full-length pop songs, rather than musical cues and 'stings' for the TV series. This makes what is ostensibly a soundtrack album sound like a properly-rounded album of tunes rather than a series of disjointed, onomatapoeic cues inextricably linked to visual accompaniment. The music exists outside of the show perfectly well.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clannard Legend 27 April 2006
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When the Robin Hood series was launched in the 1980s I was captivated from the start. I particularly remember the haunting melodies which seemed to capture the spirit of adventure and magic so exactly. Now in my late 30s I recently bought this CD and have been enthralled anew. Listening to the tracks again brought the hairs up on the back of my neck and reminded me of the adventure and magic I had ambitions to include in my life back then. Some of you may be concerned about the use of synthesisers, but the feelings which the music evokes are timeless. Enjoy!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Runnin' Through the Forest 26 Jan 2006
By Craobh Rua VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Clannad are a family band made up of three siblings (the Brennans) and their two uncles (the Duggans). They grew up in Gaoth Dobhair, the Gaelteacht area of County Donegal that is also home to Altan. Enya, a sister, is also a former member - she featured on the band's 1982 release, "Fuaim".
"Legend" is the soundtrack to an old television series called "Robin of Sherwood", and it led to a BAFTA for the group. The show, which ran for three seasons, was based on the legends of Robin Hood and was first broadcast in 1984. (The album was forst released that same year). Michael Praed played Robin for the first two seasons, before moving to America to take a role in "Dynasty". (He also appeared on the slbum's original cover). Jason Connery, son of a well-known 007, took over the role for the third season. A fresh-faced Ray Winstone appeared as Will Scarlet, though it was Judi "Maid Marion" Trott that had me tuning in every week....
"Legend" is less traditional than much of Clannad's previous work - there's a greater use of 'modern' instruments and there are definite moves towards a more 'new age' sound. Although there isn't a great deal of singing on the album, this was the band's first release not to feature any vocals in Irish. Including a remix of "Together We", there are eleven tracks on the album. Most of them are around three minutes long - the exceptions being the remix of "Together We" and "Scarlet Inside" (both just over five minutes long) and "Battles" (which just makes it past the minute mark). Despite being so short, "Battles" is - for me - one of the better songs on the album - although the guitar features, the songs' focus is really on the percussion.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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I love this album. I always have, and the likelihood is that I always will. I was born in 1984, and my mother had the original Legend LP. This is the music I was raised on, and believe me, it gets under your skin in a way you cannot imagine. Once heard, never forgotten. The LP disappeared sometime when I was growing up, but the fantastic music from this album lingered on in my psyche for years. Until, in fact, I was able to hear it again when this CD was released.

The tracks are so beautiful. At once both haunting and rousing, they are highly evocative - of what is hard to describe. Of the excellent Robin of Sherwood itself, without question, but of a larger theme as well. Of an age that never was, perhaps. Of half-myth, half-reality (which is why the use of traditional sound and vocals with synthesizers works so amazingly well). Of unity, mystery, long-forgotten pagan gods, of hope, fear and love. I suppose the track titles speak for themselves - Strange land, Ancient Forest, Battles.

As well as being musically brilliant, this (like most of Clannad's superb repertoire) is the sort of album you can devote your full attention to enjoying, or simply play in the background. My favourite tracks are Ancient Forest, Together We and Strange Land, but there isn't a track on the album I dislike.

Buy it if you like Clannad, Robin of Sherwood, or astoundingly beautiful and stirring works of music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!
Have had this album on vinyl for years and this cd version is all I expected and more allowing me to hear all the fine nuances of Clannad's amazing musical talent..
Published 3 months ago by sandra freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hooded Man
Clannad were the perfect choice when it came to scoring the classic "Robin of Sherwood" every piece that was used fitted the moment it was used for, with the magic of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wolf1
5.0 out of 5 stars delicious
Breath-taking music, if you know the RH series it accompanies, you will be able to visualise what's happening with each section of music playing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by louise
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite regained
I had this on tape, back in the 1980s.
Great to get my old favourite on CD, remastered too!
Published 5 months ago by Martyn Aubrey
5.0 out of 5 stars 1980's magic
An old favourite, full of nostalgic memories of mystic forests and lost cause heroes! There are many great film soundtracks out there, but few are more evocative.
Published 6 months ago by vanessa phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - moody memories
Loved this music in the Robin of Sherwood series and it is just as enjoyable to listen to now as it was back then (when Iowned it on vinyl)
Published 10 months ago by PB_UK
5.0 out of 5 stars clannad
a very good cd great music from robin of sherwood the tv series, just love it its great! wow lovley
Published 13 months ago by sandra west
5.0 out of 5 stars Update my worn out LP
I bought this as I'd worn out both my original LP (Michael Paed on the cover) and the cassette tape I'd made for the car. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ondolinde
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Robin Hood Music
I bought this to compliment my audio tape that I've had since the TV series came out. My current car has a CD player and I've missed being able to play the music whilst drving... Read more
Published 18 months ago by K. Whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Roh - bin, the hooded man - dum dum!!
I have this on cassette (from when I was 12), on 2 CDs (the original and the one with extra's) and now on my Kindle - the first album I have bought for it! Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amanda B
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