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5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to the Chieftains
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
Published on 12 Oct 2010 by Michael Gahan

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3.0 out of 5 stars No it's not
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...
Published on 25 Oct 2010 by Peter Reeve


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No it's not, 25 Oct 2010
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Peter Reeve (Thousand Oaks, CA USA) - See all my reviews
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to the Chieftains, 12 Oct 2010
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best, 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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3.0 out of 5 stars not the best of, 15 July 2014
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 6 July 2014
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first time I heard the chieftains great Irish music must get more spoiled for choice
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5.0 out of 5 stars good selection., 12 May 2014
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a good selection of Chieftains music, a lively, foot tapping introduction to this band. Arrived promptly & in good condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chieftains review, 21 Oct 2013
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars The rumbunctious best of the Chieftains, 18 Oct 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars jwatkins, 14 Oct 2013
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Chieftains always brilliant, this album is what it claims, among their best tracks. A must for all fans of Irish folk music
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