Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a rebadged "Lead the Knave"!, 12 May 2011
This review is from: Traditional Irish Jigs, Reels And Airs (Audio CD)
The previous reviewer says more or less this is a hotchpotch of music, gathered from a variety of sources.

Actually, it is exactly the same track listing as the album by the two named musicians called "Lead the Knave", originally released in 1989. Far from being a farrago from hither and thither, it is an eclectic collection of tunes as originally released together. To my mind, it is an outstanding album, suggesting Artie McGlynn's wide-ranging interests but respect for the best of Irish and international traditional musics (without anything cloying or incense-laden - the most pensive track on the album is the genuinely beautiful and unfulsomely yearning "Cape Clear"). Nollaig may be a musical pivot that brings the music back to Ireland, but she plays with spirit and lift as well as consistency.

For this reason, I wouldn't agree that the cover image - or title - of this rebadged album represents the contents well. Rather, both title and image suggest an ill-advised attempt by whoever released this album to cash in on the American faux-romatic mystical-nostalgic market.

The original album has a phot of the two players, track listing with musicainas credited, and a sleevenote by Paul Brady.

I cannot comment on the reproduction quality of this rebadged product. But the original "Lead the Knave" is good quality - some tracks at higher volume quality than others, but otherwise true.

Buy the more faithful and honest original, you will enjoy it!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.7 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: London, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 424,958