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Rogha: Best of
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
People may argue whether or not this 19-track, 65-minute compilation qualifies as the best of Clannad, but few would argue that it showcases the Irish group's striking diversity. No question it includes some of Clannad's b... more »
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People may argue whether or not this 19-track, 65-minute compilation qualifies as the best of Clannad, but few would argue that it showcases the Irish group's striking diversity. No question it includes some of Clannad's best-known selections, including pop-single cameos by Bruce Hornsby ("Something to Believe In") and Bono of U2 ("In a Lifetime"), plus its career-propelling "Theme From Harry's Game." It also touches on the group's beat-heavy forays into pop-rock ("In Search of a Heart," the jam-filled "Second Nature," the Fleetwood Mac-like "Northern Skyline.") The disc's most attractive feature, however, is its sampling of Clannad's varied approach to Celtic styles, performed at times with an ethereal, traditional delicacy ("Newgrange," "Ta Me Mo Shui," the Enya-like "Now Is Here"), and at other times with beguiling hints of contemporary influences (such as the faint country strains floating through "Buachaill on Eirne"). An interesting listen. --Terry Wood
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Joseph M. (RoboticJoe) from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 5/23/2010...
Hey Swapacd, you got the wrong playlist up for Rogha: The Best of Clannad
Mary B. (JavaJuice) from BENTON HARBOR, MI
Reviewed on 12/29/2006...
This is a soothing, beautiful music! I thoroughly enjoyed this cd.
The Best of their early traditional years
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 08/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In case you haven't figured it out, "Rogha" is Celtic for "the best", OK? And it's pronounced "Rowa" in case you want to add that to your vocabulary.Wonderfully balanced CD, and I'll comment only on my favorites. Okay, so twelve of the nineteen are favorites!Newgrange: Tin whistle and all to introduce you to this collection.Seachran Charn Tsiaisl, which translates to "The Tramp of Carn tSail" (He Courts a Beautiful Woman) Ah, I love Maire's voice even when I don't understand a word she's saying.Ancient Forest: Close your eyes and you'll see the forest.Something To Believe In: vocal by Bruce HornsbyIn Search of a Heart: Celtic/pop blend, Buachaill on Eirne which translates to "Boy From Ireland" (Coaxing a Young Girl) and a tender type, wooing type, ballad.Ta 'Me Mo Shui "I'm sitting, thinking" (By the fire, deeply in love) Maire Brennan at her very loveliest, voice wise.Indoor: Curious name, not sure how it relates, but still a stirring piece of music.Thios F'an Chesta: "Down by the Thios" Very traditional.In A Lifetime: Maire and U2's Bono in a great duet, how could it be otherwise?Theme from Harry's Game: This theme from a TV thriller made Clannad famous.This CD will tell you little of Clannad's more recent output, but it does bring you the Celtic/jazz/pop meld that made them the well known group they are."
One of the best Celtics of all time!!!
hewovy | 08/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There music is so chilling. They sing me to sleep at night. "Seachran Charn Tsail" is my favorite along with "Newgrange" and "In a Lifetime." But then again, all of them are my favorites. You need this CD!!!"