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5.0 out of 5 stars Danger, prodigious talent at work..., 21 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Transatlantic Sessions - Series 2 (complete) feat. John Martyn, Nanci Griffith, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Brady, Ronan Browne, Rosanne Cash, Radney Foster, James Grant, Boo Hewerdine, Fiona Kennedy, John Leventhal, Ishbel Macaskill, Iain Macdonald... [DVD] (DVD)
Having previously been slightly disappointed by an audio-only CD (series forgotten), and then dazzled by parts of Series 5 that someone kindly put on YouTube (it includes the extraordinary Alison Krauss, so that promptly went on order), I thought I'd try this. I'm glad I did. It's marvellous. The amount of talent on display here is extraordinary, all playing and fitting in together and clearly having a good time. It's nicely (and atmospherically) filmed and the audio is excellent - and most importantly the music is great. Naturally there are items that to my ears don't work so well as others, but the overall level is high and the best items are truly dazzling. Jerry Douglas's "Tribute to Peadar O'Donnell" is well known from his solo Union Station performances, but here he gets just about the best backing band in the business. And I still don't believe what Breda Smyth does with a tin whistle in one episode.

As a result, I shall be revisiting the abovementioned CD in its video version. The visual element certainly does add to the pleasure of the whole thing.
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