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The Best Of The Chieftains CD

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Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, are now recognised for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.

The Chieftains were formed in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, from the ranks of the top ... Read more in Amazon's The Chieftains Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (11 Mar. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B0000633NQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Toss The Feathers
2. Ballinasloe Fair
3. Cailleach An Airgid
4. Cuil Aodha Slide
5. The Pretty Girl
6. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
7. The Reel With The Beryle
8. Up Against The Buachalawns
9. Boil The Breakfast Early
10. Friel's Kitchen
11. No. 6 The Coombe
12. O'Sullivan's March
13. Sea Image
14. An Speic Seoigheach
15. The Dogs Among The Bushes
16. The Job Of Journeywork
17. Oh! The Breeches Full Of Stitches
18. Chase Around The Windmil
19. The Wind That Shakes The Barley/The Reel With The Beryle

Product Description

Medium 1
  1. Up Against The Buachalawns
  2. Boil The Breakfast Early
  3. Friel's Kitchen
  4. No.6 The Coombe
  5. O'Sullivan's March
  6. Sea Image
  7. An Speic Seoigheach
  8. The Dogs Among The Bushes
  9. The Job Of Journeywork
  10. Oh! The Breeches Full Of Stitches
  11. Chase Around The Windmill (medley): Toss
  12. The Feathers/Ballinasloe Fair/Cailleach An
  13. Airgid/Cuil Aodha Slide/The Pretty Girl
  14. The Wind That Shakes The Barley/The Reel
  15. With The Beryle

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Peter Reeve VINE VOICE on 25 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
The Chieftains have been around for nearly 50 years and have released around 40 albums. During that time they have had many changes of lineup and engaged in many collaborations and crossovers. To select tracks from just 3 albums from a 3-year period and call it 'The Best of' is misleading, to say the least. It would make a good 'Best of Vol 2', if a selection from the pre-Columbia years had been the 'Best of Vol 1'. The liner notes struggle to rationalize the selection by calling it 'an overview of a dramatic phase' in the band's history. Maybe so. The notes end by saying 'this is only a chapter in an epic tale'. Quite so.

That said, there's some first rate Irish music here, perfect for your St Patrick's Day party. This is the sort of thing that, if you like this sort of thing, you'll like this. Just don't be misled into thinking you are getting 'the best of'. You are getting 'some fine examples of'.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gahan on 12 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
At £2.99 this is a ggod price for an introduction to the Chieftains, with a wide range of their style of music. A personal favourite would be the track " O'Sullivans March" which is a high quality recording and sounds great on a hi-fi. Not sure if all the tracks have been remastered, some of them have a faint hiss in the background
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark on 4 Nov. 2012
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No pint of Guinness is complete without this... The best of the very irish... And worth every penny... Seriously does not get better than this... Go onto Santiago next
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RogerDWMccutcheon on 28 Jan. 2012
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I think have collected all the available Chieftains recordings, but I think "The Best of.." should include "Carrickfergus". and I wish they would have recorded "Planxty Irwin" somewhere.
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Yes this is the Chieftains at their foot-tapping knee jigging best, and throughout is very enjoyablle, though if you were buying this as an introduction, you could come to the conclusion that their music is all very "samey", which isn't true. So a 4 rather than 5 stars because it is missing some of their more thoughtful and reflective songs which would add a bit more variety into the mix.

Nonetheles, for £3.49 including auto-rip, this is cracking value- so go on and buy it!
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I like the Chieftains and their album with Van Morrison is an all time favourite . This is not a best of . This is a greedy record company lazily hurling together a compilation . There has been no thought about the sequencing of tracks and their compatibility . It's a bit like your best girl promising you a special treat and then placing before you a plate of chips covered with stewed rhubarb . Sorry , lads , you are a great band and deserve better than this .
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I heard the Chieftains on record at a friend's house when I was a teenager many years ago nad the experience left an impression on me. This compilation offers a sense of the band's music, though not comprehensive, it still manages to conjure up images of the wild landscape of Ireland.
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By M. Colesteer on 16 Aug. 2012
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I love Ireland and irish music this was good value and lovely music. Will be buying more of the chieftans. Delivery excellent too.
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