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Voice Of Ages

23 April 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Release Date: 23 April 2012
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Blackrock Records LLC. Under exclusive license to StarCon, LLC dba Hear Music ?
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  • Total Length: 1:04:03
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  • ASIN: B007AX3V9M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,991 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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It appears that the Chieftains have the ability to pick up the phone and almost expect of right some of the best talent to say "yes" to working with these inveterate collaborators. In 1995 they released "The long black veil" and dutifully artists like Mick Jagger, Sting, Sinead O'Connor, Mark Knoplfer and Tom Jones headed to the studio to join them. Their stellar collaboration with Van Morrison on "Irish Heartbeat" in 1999 was easily one of the best albums of that year. Now on "Voice of Ages" they celebrate 50 years of playing simply magnificent music in a magnificent fashion by pulling together an "A List" of new musicians with Americana allegiances to revisit some classics and have a rattling good time in the process.

True there are a couple of questionable tracks here and it doesn't all work. The ability of Paolo Nutini for one to irritate and annoy by adopting some kind of Irish accent and a bad impression of Christy Moore on "Hard Times" is an incentive for all of us to chip into the fund to construct border controls around the town of Paisley and never let him out. That said there is plenty here to charm, enjoy and positively bounce to. The take of the Carolina Chocolate Drops on "Pretty little girl" positively fizzes energy and Paddy Moloney and his fellow old reprobates are clearly having a whale of a time. Things slow for a lovely rendition by Lisa Hannigan of the standard "My Lagan Love". Yes it does follow the Van Morrison template set in Irish Heartbeat but it is hugely atmospheric and beautifully executed. Equally the brilliant Civil Wars are naturals to perform a gorgeous version of "Lilly love" which you should download post haste.
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I first bought a Chieftains Album at Chieftains III and this one still has the same fresh and adventurous spirit.
The mix of the Chieftains and younger artists is sometimes mixed, some are just a bit too twee for me but there are real stand out items, not least the reunion with older members like Michael Tubridy and Sean Potts, the Galician piece and the Decembrists take on a Bob Dylan song.
Well worth the money, especially with the accompanying DVD.Just let the music flow over you.
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Having followed The Chieftains for nearly 40 years it is exciting that they can still produce material that sounds as fresh as this - the only other artist that immediately comes to mind for matching this ability to re-invent themselves over a similar timespan is Neil Young - admittedly the freshness on this album is partly a product of the collaborations but that is no bad thing especially if it brings the band to the attention of a younger audience. The standout track is Lily Love with The Civil Wars (and I will be buying their album now!) but most of the upbeat tracks are terrific especially the The Frost is All Over with the Punch Brothers and Lundu with Carlos Nunez and his band. The Chieftains Re-union with amongst many others Noel Eccles of Moving Hearts is also great fun. Only the slower tracks cost this a fifth star - My Lagan Love with Lisa Hannigan does little to improve on earlier versions by the likes of Sinead O'Connor or Kate Bush and the Bon Iver track is also unexpectedly insipid although it may well grow over time. Overall though a very good album.
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Paddy achieved a further resounding success with this, his latest project.
What never ceases to amaze me is how he can gather together artists from
such diverse backgrounds to produce an entity ideally in line with The Chieftains'
overall sound and aim. As a follower of Bluegrass and American Old Time music,
the music of these individual performers would'nt normally enter my collection,
but when they sing and play so attractively as here, they're a treat! Chieftains
fans - purchase!
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I don't take my Chiefains music as seriously as some of the rather petty criticisms of this Cd and I've been enjoying them since they started back in the 60's or so; OK yeah one or two tracks aren't brilliant but the "Lagan Love" track alone is worth the money IMO; lighten up and enjoy the craic!
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I always thought the charm of folk was it was always last century! There are two types of music, bad and good, we always have our own taste, the Chieftains like many musicians who have worked at their craft over many years, hit a vintage time, not to all's likening; play on gents - play on.
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Very good first hear preview on jools holand and had to have a copy, only trouble is I downloaded it so no list of singers. Pablo N is from the west of scotland I think so his acsent is real ( maybe mid-atlantic for the rest of his stuff)
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I am a great fan of the Chieftains and have been for nearly 50 years so when I saw this on the tele I just had to have it. For the most part it really is excellent but there are one or two disappointing tracks in it that I think do drag it down a bit - for me at least. Unlike other reviewers I actually really like Paolo Nutini's contribution - its one of my favourites in fact - but there were one or two other tracks I found rather dismal - Down in the Willow Garden by Bon Iver for one. However, the excellent tracks by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Secret Sisters and The Low Anthem go a long way towards making up for the odd dismal dirge that creeps in. I am glad that I bought it and thankful for the fast forward button to take me swiftly over the less attractive tracks.
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