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West Coast Ireland to West Coast USA?
on 29 September 2003
This re-released remastered version of Sirius has comprehensive sleeve notes, which clearly indicate the direction this recording was meant to take - aiming to break the American market, the recording was produced by Greg Ladanyi. The songwriting is good, the production is good but has an obvious USA West Coast feel. Do the two work together? I don't think so. The feel of Clannad is there, the lush layers of vocals, lyrics that visit Irish lore (Skellig) and green politics (Sirius) - guest musicians abound Bruce Horsnby, Mel Collins and J D Souther of the Eagles fame to name but three, but it sometimes gets covered with too much rock.