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5.0 out of 5 stars
Sinead O'Connor at her best, 5 Nov 2002
For me, this very personal collection of mainly Irish-language songs is the best of Sinéad O'Connor so far. Irish listeners will hear new life in stale songs, such as Oró 'se do bheatha 'bhaile and Baidín Fheillimí, sung as you would never have expected to hear them. If you're not Irish, don't worry about the language barrier: the sleeve notes explain the songs, and the voice needs no translation; the power and grace of Sinéad's voice has never had better expression than here. The songs are new arrangements of traditional songs, and the arrangements are by some of Ireland's leading artists. For me, the best is "My Lagan Love". But the best thing about this CD is that my 3 and 5 year old boys have discovered a liking for these Irish songs, which is completely unexpected.