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Moving Hearts-The Storm
on 10 August 2004
Although there are some wonderful moments on this album, I actually find it slightly frustrating.Just when you're really getting into a captivating Irish tune accompanied in some really innovative ways (e.g. the rock, pop and jazz sounds) some disastrous 80's synthesiser will take over and spoil a magnificent track with a pointless, boring and unpleasant solo (examples: "The Storm" and "Tribute To Peadar O'Donnell").If they stayed in the background this would be the masterpiece it is rated as.
Although i think the album is slightly overrated you can't alter the fact that this is many of the world's finest musicians and Davy Spillane and Keith Donald in particular shine through.The opening track "The Lark" is magnificent, some great tunes and an awesome sax solo that sounds anything but out of place. "The Storm" and "Tribute To Peadar O'Donnell" are also magnificent...except for that pesky synthesiser!