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Sirius

23 Aug. 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Release Date: 23 Aug. 2003
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 50:39
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  • ASIN: B004NH9EDA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,422 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Suvi on 20 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have always thought that Clannad is at it's best when engaging in haunting, ethereal celtic-based music and, on the other hand, some new ways of testing the narrow "box-mold" of songs. "Turning Tide", "Skellig" and "White Fool" on this album are among the finest in that tradition. Some of the more popular-styled songs, like "Second Nature", never really grip me the same way. Still, all in all, a good album: definitely worth having!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Robinson on 20 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
I bought the original CD, and contrary to what some reviews say, the production is excellent (can't vouch for the remastered version, but I can't imagine it's worse). The sound is beautifully crisp, not a hint of auto tuning in sight (since it hadn't been invented, and Clannad can actually sing).

The problem that most reviewers have is that "it's just not Clannad". However, if you listen to it for what it is, which is basically Clannad with some soft celtic folk rock thrown in, it's great. There are some standout tracks that are more Clannad-like, such as "Skellig" and "White Fool", but the rest of the album is pretty good too. I have 6 Clannad albums, and this and Macalla are the two I listen to most often.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fen Tiger on 5 Aug. 2013
Format: MP3 Download
I discovered Clannad "by accident" as a 15 year-old (now 40 year old) with Macalla and that is still my favourite album. But I then went on to Sirius and I loved it too. Though I also love the traditional folk songs of the early albums, I was more disappointed by the soupy New Age sound of later ones. For me Sirius had and still has more energy without dreariness and allowed Maire's strong voice to come stongly through, not whisper and wander about... it will all depend on your personality and the mood you're in when you listen - but don't discount this album!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Welsh on 8 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have been a fan of Clannad's music for two decades now and would rate most of their albums at 5 stars, even the early Gaelic records. But Angel and the Soldier Boy and this CD, Sirius, although good, are just not as good as much of their other work. Their major charm is the ethereal styling, haunting vocals and abilitly to combine English, Gaelic, Traditional AND synths into one track and make it a stunning song or soundscape. This CD is just TOO American (Sorry USA Fans) and lacks all that most Clannad fans love. There are some bright spots, the title track is well meant as praise for Greenpeace and has some of the usual Clannad trademarks, Stepping Stone and Second Nature are favourite of mine, but the stand out track is White Fool, the only one to feature any Gaelic and the nearest to the Clannad sound. Mixed in L.A. and produced by Americans Russ Kunkel and Greg Ladanyi and featuring American "Guest musicians", it's easy to see why the sound is so jazzy and rocky. I feel they were trying a new sound, which didn't quite work and they were soon back to their familiar ground. A brave attempt, but it doesn't quite gel.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Terry Smith on 29 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This re-released remastered version of Sirius has comprehensive sleeve notes, which clearly indicate the direction this recording was meant to take - aiming to break the American market, the recording was produced by Greg Ladanyi. The songwriting is good, the production is good but has an obvious USA West Coast feel. Do the two work together? I don't think so. The feel of Clannad is there, the lush layers of vocals, lyrics that visit Irish lore (Skellig) and green politics (Sirius) - guest musicians abound Bruce Horsnby, Mel Collins and J D Souther of the Eagles fame to name but three, but it sometimes gets covered with too much rock.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this originally on vinyl when it came out. It's very much of its time, lots of gloss and unlike the previous albums. The songs more rocky, less ethereal. It's one I've always wanted to revisit but never did...... Until now! Got this on CD and it's great! Love it, it's got so much energy and they're crisp and clear. The songs are all good, not a clunker among them. They are as vibrant as the day they were released.
I have 'Macalla' 'Banba' and 'Anam', 'Sirius' is the best!
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