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Legendary Irish Tenors [Import]

Various Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Jan 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Compendia
  • ASIN: B000040JEN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 580,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Kerry Dance - John McCormack
2. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Dennis Day
3. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Christopher Lynch
4. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra That's An Irish Lullaby - Phil Regan
5. The Rose Of Tralee - John McCormack
6. The Galway Shawl - Richard Hayward
7. Macushla - James Melton
8. The Gentle Maiden - Joseph McNally
9. A Little Bit Of Heaven - Joseph White 'The Silver-Masked Tenor'
10. The Garden Where The Praties Grow - John McCormack
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Mountains O' Mourne - Seamus O'Doherty
2. The Lark In The Clear Air - Joseph McNally
3. Kathleen Mavourneen - John McCormack
4. The Minstrel Boy - Christopher Lynch
5. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen - Michael O'Duffy
6. She Moved Through The Fair - James Melton
7. The Low-Backed Car - Joseph McNally
8. The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls - John McCormack
9. Where The River Shannon Flows - Morton Downey
10. Mother Machree - Dennis Day
See all 12 tracks on this disc

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Fine Singing 13 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
The sound quality on this CD is a credit to the work of David Lennick. I would respectfully take issue with the title which would suggest that all the artists are "legendary". They certainly are not. The reference by Dr. Lyn Scenbeck to "Joe" Feeney as probably the best known tenor in North America in the 50's and 60's is at best an exaggeration. Actually, the man's name was John (or Jack to his friends)!! And then after all the eulogising, Feeney is not even named on the advertised list of artists - either on Disk 1 or Disk 2!
By contrast, there is no biographical note on Christopher Lynch, who had replaced the great Richard Crooks on the famous Voice of Firestone Concerts. The quality of Lynch's singing deserved greater exposure. The importance given by Dr Shenbeck to Moore's Melodies is well stated but takes up much more space in his introduction than is warranted by the selection- with just three of Moore's out of twelve lyrics. Richard Hayward is far from comfortable with The Galway Shawl which is essentailly a folk song and can only be given justice by a singer of the calibre of Nioclas Toibin. But all things considered "Legendary Irish Tenors" would be welcome addition to any collection of good Irish music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From out of the past..... 29 Aug 2002
By et2jack? - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent collection of old Irish songs sung by the greatest of Irish tenors. I only wish there were more selections by Christopher Lynch as I remember listening to him on the "Voice of Firestone". James Melton's outstanding recording of "Macushla", Dennis Day's "My wild Irish Rose", and selections by John McCormack, Joseph Locke and others make this a must have album.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brings the past back 28 May 2003
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Hoping to make a buck off the recent popularity of the "real" Irish Tenors group, this two disc set contains many favorites from the early days of records and radio.
Sure, you can tell these songs don't have the studio quality behind them that a modern recording can bring. But they are still wonderful tunes sung wonderfully by some of the most famous irish voices.
It made me feel that I was back at the St. Patrick's Day parties of my youth. Buy this and enjoy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Legendary ? 24 Mar 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Apart from John McCormack, Christopher Lynch and Dennis Day, I don't think the singers would claim the Legendary Irish Tenor label. Neverltheless there is fine singing here and David Lennick has done a remarkable job on the audio quality. Richrad Hayward is clearly unconfortable with his rendering of the Galway Shawl which is only done justice by a genuine sean-nos singer.
The inside blurb written by Dr. Schenbeck contains twelve lines extolling the prowess of "Joe Feeney". The man's name was actually John (or Jack) to his friends and despite the the importance of Feeney according to Schenbeck, there is not a single 5rack by the same John Feeney.
2.0 out of 5 stars legendary irish tenors 30 April 2012
By john k - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I can only find one cd in the order received today thi is not as advertised on the net please send cd 2 asadvertised and oblige astonished thank you john kenny
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