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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000000E71
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Queen Of The Rushes/Paddy Fays Jig
  2. Thousands Are Sailing
  3. Taimse Im' Chodladh
  4. Lord Baker
  5. Accidentals/Aragon Mill
  6. Aconry Lasses/OLd Wheels Of The World/Spike Island Lass es
  7. I Pity The Poor Immigrant
  8. Irish Marche

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Format: Audio CD
I had this album on vinyl. It's difficult to get hold of.Worth buying for the track "Thousands are sailing" which combines brilliant singing,musicianship and sadness about Irish C19th experience.Arguably the best single track by Planxty. Which is saying a lot.The rest of the album is very high standard too.
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The esteemed Irish Band, Planxty's albums are all so superb it is hard to set one above the other but this one, recorded in December 1982 must rank among the best.
It includes some peerlessly played tune sets and instrumentals, one of which is an `aisling' or vision poem, "Taimse Im Chodladh", one of the most beautiful of slow airs. Uilleann piper, Liam O'Flynn gives it true feeling and emotion, while Donal Lunny (who also produced the record) brings his creative genius to it on the synthesiser.. On the singing side, Andy Irvine and Christy Moore demonstrate their talents at the expressive and narrative demands of ballad vocals.
Others reviewing this disc have praised the Irish emigration ballad "Thousands Are Sailing", written by Cathal McConnell and Robin Morton and I can do no more than add my plaudits. It is impossible not to sympathise with the émigrés about to leave their beloved Ireland.
Planxty, themselves so creative in their treatment of music and song, pay tribute to another creative genius with their rendition of Bob Dylan's "Pity the Poor Immigrant" and do it so beautifully I'm sure Dylan will have been moved by their version.
This completely captivating record ends with an English composition from the 16th century, "The Irish Marche", is part of a suite written by William Byrd.
Planxty conclude this classic album with their exhilarating and stirring rendition of this piece and certainly left me wanting more!
Paul Metsers.
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It's worth noting that the Planxty line-up that recorded Words & Music was substantially different from that which recorded their five excellent previous albums. The original quartet were joined by two more musicians including keyboardist Bill Whelan who exerted a great deal of influence over the musical direction the band were taking. And that direction was decidedly for the worse: most of the tracks on this album are replete with Whelan's keyboard in the background and the result sounds more like the sort of poor new-age ripoffs of Irish music you sometimes hear in health food shops than the wild, robust, thrilling and emotional sound that Planxty managed as a four piece. There are some good tracks here, and the occasional track in which the keyboard helps rather than destroys, especially the opener but this one is for completists only.
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