How do you describe the music of Capercaillie? well that's a good question! You might just call it folk and have done with it, but that would only be a small part of it, with its roots embedded in ancient Gaelic culture but with very intelligent & contemporary lyrics (as in 'Gods Alibi' - a song about holy war) and with a slightly poppy edge to it, plus various other influences you might be getting somewhere near!
This album contains Capercaillie's usual diverse mix, from the fast paced 'Claire in Heaven' & ‘The Crooked Mountain' - one of my favourite's, to the beautiful 'Nil si I ngra' and 'The Price of Fire' in which you appreciate just how rich and beautiful Karen Mathesons voice is, and the more traditional sounding 'Rob Roy Reels' (as used on the film.)
It also contains some great instrumentals too 'La Paella Grande' and the "Eastern Reel' are fantastic!
To the moon has to be one of my favourite Capercaillie albums as it captures completely the spirit of their music, for anyone who hasn't yet sampled the delights of Capercaillie then this is the perfect album to start with, if you are a fan, then this is a must have album!