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  • Audio CD (3 Jun. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mànran Records
  • ASIN: B00CSQMAS4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Tamhasg 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dheanainn Sugradh 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. 10k Tattie 4:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Maria 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Test 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Jigs 6:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Tillidh Mi 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Fishing Boat 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Overtime 6:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

One of the most often talked about challenges for any band is that of the second album. When the second album's predecessor has scooped a host of awards (including Album of the Year at 2011's Scots' Trad. Music Awards) and has heralded the band's explosion onto the Scottish music scene, the challenge becomes all the more formidable. This was the very challenge Mànran found themselves facing when the time came for the six-piece Scottish outfit to create a follow up to 2011's critically acclaimed eponymous debut album. After two years touring Scotland and establishing themselves in continental Europe, it has been a test the band has relished. With the natural evolution of the band's trademark "grown-up folk-rock" sound - through continual experimentation and performances on some of Europe's biggest festival stages - comes the challenge to try and recreate this edgier, grittier live-performance sound on the recording. This has been achieved with stunning effect by once more pulling together the "dream team" of engineer Stuart Hamilton and producer Phil Cunningham and fully exploring the more expansive, exciting reaches of Mànran's live performances and translating these raw, vigorous elements onto record. On top of this were the continual tests of combining the band's six distinct creative voices and maintaining a natural balance between traditional and contemporary materia l, all the while keeping the sound exciting, vital and unmistakably Mànran. This new album - aptly titled "The Test" - is the culmination of two years of meeting these challenges head-on and now, with an album that offers listeners the sensation of Mànran's electrifying live performances, fresh challenges and tests await.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Runrig on 10 July 2013
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This is really brilliant music - not a poor track on the album. `The Test' is full of energy, atmosphere and strong melodies. Easily 5 stars, Manran just get better and better!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Andrews on 28 Jun. 2013
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Great CD, its on all the time! Great fathers day gift too. Its a great show of how good Gaelic and English speaking music can be. Beautiful voices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elan on 18 Oct. 2013
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Really great balance of tracks with beautiful ballads e.g. The fishing boat and Maria. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in folk music.
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By shona cameron on 2 Jan. 2015
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Nothing beats Scottish music along with Gaelic songs, very chilling.
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