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The Planxty Collection

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000000E69
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Jolly Beggar
  2. Merrily Kissed The Quaker
  3. Lakes Of Ponchartrain
  4. Blacksmith
  5. Hare In The Corn/Frost Is All Over
  6. Gander In The Pratie Hole
  7. Cliffs Of Dooneen
  8. Cunla
  9. Pat Reilly
  10. Bean Phaidin
  11. Raggle Taggle Gyspy/Tabhair Dom Do Lamh
  12. Denis Murphy's Polka/The 42 Pound Cheque
  13. John Ryan's Polka
  14. As I Roved Out

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Planxty are perhaps the most influential band of the 70s Irish folk scene, both in terms of music and personnel. Placed next to the latter-day work of Donal Lunny, Christy Moore et al, these tracks (collected from all three Planxty albums) sound young, fresh and raw and are all the better for it. There's none of the studio polish that bigger budgets would bring, just a vibrant set of tunes and songs. Liam Flynn's piping is constantly fantastic, his playing on "Merrily Kissed The Quaker" and "Cliffs Of Dooneen" giving Planxty a vital link to the folk purists. At the other end of the spectrum, Lunny's bouzouki playing comes straight out of rock & roll rhythm, giving the band a real urgency and energy. Christy Moore meets the two somewhere in the middle, sprinting through "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy" one moment, breathtakingly beautiful on "As I Ro!ved Out" the next. More than just a snapshot of a crucial period in the nation's musical history, The Planxty Collection provides a recognisable blueprint for what was to follow over the following 30 years. --Phil Udell

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By A Customer on 29 Aug. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is an examplary "best of". It's amazing how much zing and energy comes out without drums and bass. I particularly like the way they play a song or tune and segue/zip into something else. I think this is one of the best folk records around and a superb introduction to the band. Anyone who likes Irish music will be impressed.
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By A Customer on 23 Sept. 2004
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My daughter (hip hop, trance) used to ask me to play this on my CD when I took her home from School. I lost it for a couple of months because her mate (bass guitar in a heavy metal band) borrowed it and didn't want to give it back. And apart from some nifty bodhran in the background there isn't a drum or amplifier in sight. Yet this Irish folk music rocks so much in places that by the end I'm more wound up than listening to Led Zep and I punch the air as though Man Utd have just scored their seventh goal against Arsenal. Typically the music builds up with the uillean pipes pitching in to create a climax. The tunes are exciting and played with such gusto that I really have to bounce along. The percussive feeling is maintained by the strings - mandolin, bouzouki, guitar. Whistle trills excitably over the top of the whole thing. The singing isn't brilliant so I tend to give the couple of slow ballads a miss. I think this is a perfect crossover CD. It is authentic Irish folk music but will be enjoyed by a much wider audience (such as my daughter and her mates)
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What a stunning collection of tracks from one of the most celebrated exponents of Irish music. Each track is a gem but for me the two exceptional stand out tracks are: ' The Lakes of Pontchartrain' and the achingly beautiful ' As I Roved Out'. If your into folk music then this disc has to be part of your collection until you are able to buy each individual CD. Some of Irish folk music's finest moments without doubt.
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I bought this album as an LP many moons ago but have been unable to play it for ages as I no longer have a turntable. Whilst rummaging through my old LPs I came across the album and decided to see if it was available on CD. I've now received the CD and have played it non-stop several times. This is Irish folk music by some of its greatest exponents, all in their prime. It sounds as fresh and energetic as when I first heard it. My particular favourites are Raggle Taggle Gypsy, As I Roved Out and Cliffs of Dooneen - but they're all great. In the words of the girl who stood weeping in the foyer of the Shaftesbury Theatre, realising that this was Planxty's final tour, "We'll never see their like again".
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An amazing collection of tunes. The Hare in the corn is wonderful. Listen to this music.
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Present for the wife who had the LP when we were courting 37 years ago. As good as ever although without the snogging that used to occur when the LP was played.
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So loved this great sound .....
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