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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips/Special Imports (Ger)
  • ASIN: 5555369441
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doomey on 20 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ronan Hardiman would be better known for his music in the
Stage Show LORD OF THE DANCE.
However do not let that put you off, if you like easy listening music, chill out, ambient, this one is for you.
In fact everyone I have introduced this album to, has fallen in love with it! I feel confident that you will too.
It opens with love Song, which has got to be the most infectious ambient song since Enigma's Return to Innocence. From there you are delivered more melodies that will capture you, and believe me after that there will be no escape!
The best tracks.... (In my humble opinion)
1. Love Song (listen to the sample above on Amazon)
3. Dreaming (again sample above)
4. Heaven
8. Far Away
10. Secret World
The likeliness of you knowing some of these tracks already is immense, after all holiday TV programs have been using them for years (as their back ground music)
If you are into Enigma, Enya, Air, Moby, ambient, chill out, this one is for you!
Buy it now, you know you want to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcin De on 22 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The more I listen to this album, the more it grows on me!

Hardiman created a sellection of celtic moods, all in similar atmosphere, with the delicate, Enya-like vocals of Leslie Dowdall. Her haunting voice fits perfectly into Hardiman's synthesized soundscapes.

While some of the tracks sometimes sound too sugary-sweet, the resemblance to Enya's and Clannad's music makes this piece of work worthwile and fascinating music experience. Best moments? Far Away, Take me with You, Angel and Communication, although the rest is also very good.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denis Cuddihy on 4 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
If your looking for easy listening it dosent come any better than this , a haunting blend of celtic fused with modern contemporary easy listening sounds . Its not like anythine else that could draw a close comparison but if you like enya secret garden and that kind of music this is something you will enjoy for years to come . Im into all kinds of music from AC DC to Britney and this is one of my favourite albums to return to time and time again , amazing first album and the follow up is just as good . cant recommend this enough .
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By Vic Johnson on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Simply Amazing!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
..::A must addition for any NewAge/Jazz collector::.. 2 Feb. 2000
By J. McDougald - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Solas is wonderful and smooth, all of the tracks are as good as the next. Ronan Hardiman takes on a feel good trip and dose not stop. I could really feel his power in all of the tunes as you will also. The hard beats with soft whispery vocals is a awesome sensation. If I had to compare (witch is hard, because Hardiman has a style of his own) I would say this CD is a cross between Robert Miles, Enigma, and Enya. Track No. 7 - "Angel" placed me in a zone I never felt before and I must say it was great. I collect mostly Contemporary Jazz music and a NewAge CD every once in awhile, but I'm not disappointed with Solas and very pleased to have it part of my collection. I highly recommend you add Solas to your collection.

If you do decide to buy "Solas" and you like it, then I would also recommend you listen to "The Best Of Cusco" by Cusco.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
What a discovery! 22 Aug. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Iam a native of Zambia in Central Africa. I have a great bias towards contemporary jazz but lately I have found myself sampling some Higher Octave and New Age Music which I find enjoyable. My new age inclination has been influenced by legends such as Andreas Vollenweider and Hillary Stagg. The other day I went into a used CD store and accidentally picked Solas by Ronan Hardiman. Believe me I have no regrets. I play it when Iam driving to work and I never leave it in my car but carry it to my office to play it on my computer the whole day. Song # 4 in particular just sends me to my own world. I wish to emphasize to all New Age fans that this is a must for your music collection. We cant wait for the next cd for this artist.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Solace 8 Mar. 2005
By Sharad Yadav - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've had this CD for almost 6 years now and it just keeps getting better and better. All the tracks are perfect and seamlessly merge into one another. The female vocals are ethereal and the music heavenly.

This music will evoke soft emotions, induce a warm feeling, paint a surreal soundscape and make everything beautiful.

Track#3: Dreaming is awesome.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Awseome CD! 9 Feb. 2003
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Great to fall asleep to, pleasant, serene and placid music. Helps the mind, body, and soul heal, relax, or be helped. You will enjoy if you like Enya.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Breath-taking 11 May 2000
By Riina Emily Raskinen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD stole my heart away. From the opening strains of "Love Song", the multi-tracked Enya-esque vocals take me on a journey to lands unknown. From hard beats that actually make me want to get up and dance, to softer ones that lull me into a trance, this CD combines the best of new-age pop with Celtic music and uses Enya's technique of multi-tracking her own voice hundereds of times over to create a masterpiece of stunning beauty. Recommended for any true music fan.
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