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Best of the Chieftains
Chieftains
Best of the Chieftains
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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This set was culled from the Chieftains' seventh, eighth and ninth outings on the Irish Claddagh label, recordings that were released in America on Columbia. The Chieftains were still devoted primarily to Irish and some Sc...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Chieftains
Title: Best of the Chieftains
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/28/1992
Release Date: 1/28/1992
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644869323

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This set was culled from the Chieftains' seventh, eighth and ninth outings on the Irish Claddagh label, recordings that were released in America on Columbia. The Chieftains were still devoted primarily to Irish and some Scottish Gaelic material on this valuable selection of tunes. The CD provides an excellent overview of their style during that period (mid- to late '70s), a style that was a touch more academic and severe than it is now. As most of their seminal earlier recordings are now out of print in the United States, this is the only available compilation that traces the Chieftain's history and trajectory before they embarked on their bestselling intercultural expeditions and superstar collaborations. --Christina Roden

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The Originals
Jason | Baltimore, MD | 09/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After having heard the Chieftain produced "Fire In the Kitchen" album, this CD was like taking a step back in time. It was the first true taste of traditional Irish music that I ever heard. No fancy computers to "beef up" the sound, just true Irish music played from the heart. The CD is well paced with a good mix of toe-tapping jigs and reels, and slower marches, but the emotion is always there. This CD is traditional, and it reminds us of the origins of the music that has made its impact on mainstream america, origins that should never be forgotten."
Not as I expected
J. Ruggles | Landers, CA USA | 09/18/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The Chieftains are known for their rowdy, spirited Celtic music. Most of the music on this CD was quieting, dirge-like and disappointing to the expectation of the "spirited" music I could pound my knees and legs, get up and dance with.....Too many other artists to enjoy just the Chieftains. I'm wondering who puts these 'favorites' together."