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My Dearest Dear

Lumiere Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IRL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,784 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. My Dearest Dear 4:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bó na Leathadhairce 3:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Wind That Shakes The Barley 5:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó 4:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Silver Tassie 3:08£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ( With Sinéad O' Connor) 4:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Ye Jacobites 3:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Samhradh 2:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Queen and The Soldier 4:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Streets of Derry 4:44£0.69  Buy MP3 

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Lumiere formed four years ago, when two distinctive, acclaimed, award-winning and hugely talented solo artists from the Irish folk scene, Éilís Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon, found common root in their hometown of Dingle Co Kerry, its culture and its song, and a common mission in voice. "We're singing songs that our families have passed on to us, that we ourselves have picked up along the way. The only other pre-requisite is that the songs speak to us emotionally." Releasing their self-titled debut three years ago, Lumiere's artistry immediately struck a chord in their homeland and further afield, where their offer of something more holistic and true caught the economic zeitgeist over the regular industry output of songs of excess and materialism. With their debut charting in Ireland, and for the last three years consistently seen and heard all across Irish press, radio and tv, Lumiere's message has spread across Europe to the US and Australasia. This spread culminated in autumn 2012, when the duo completed a triumphant six week Celtic Divas tour, playing many of Australia and New Zealand's most prestigious venues. Proof that you can take something that is sacred and age-old and re-imagine it simply and beautifully, and reclaim beauty, truth and trust for the modern age. Here, then, is Lumiere's second full-length album. Once again produced by John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, Andrea Corr, U2, Damien Dempsey), My Dearest Dear is another collection of songs traditional and modern, afforded the joyous Lumiere makeover, one highlight of many being a new version of Who Knows Where The Time Goes, perhaps most famously interpreted by Sandy Denny, now re-imagined with guest vocalist Sinead O'Connor.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been great 1 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
After such a sublime first album it was always going to be a difficult second. They have nearly equalled the beauty of the first album save one monumental mistake. It is hard to imagine anyone singing 'Who knows where the time goes' as wonderfully as it's author, Sandy Denny, although Mary Black did a pretty good job. The mistake here is the histrionics of Sinead O'Connor. This is a melancholic song not one of high emotion. O'Connor is a great singer but this is wholly off beam. I suppose she was railing about the passage of time but Denny's original is wistful and regretful and for this listener that's how the song should be sung. Having said this though, the rest of the album is beautiful; all the Irish language songs are wonderful, the 'Wind that Shakes the Barley' the highlight and there's an excellent reading of Suzanne Vega's strange 'Queen and the Soldier'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 3 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Loved the album, playing it almost every day in my home,,,,
Harmonies are amazing almost mystical
Production is ....WOW!
Found out about this album through Radio1.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 6 Oct 2013
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Absolutely beautiful sound. Can't stop playing it. I need to hear more from these ladies. Would recommend to to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 24 July 2013
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The harmony between these ladies is simply stunning.
Great music, beautifully delivered.
A must if this is your music genre,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic second album 14 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
Indeed not an easy task to come out with an equally fantastic album as their first one.
But the beauty and harmony of the two voices is amazing.
My favourite tracks are My Dearest Dear and Who knows where the time goes.
The irish songs are beautiful too.
A must listen to from these ladies from Dingle.
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