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Loreena McKennitt
Visit
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Mixing a variety of styles with a Celtic base, this was McKennitt's breakthrough album and remains one of her most musically interesting. "All Souls Night" begins the album, with dance-like rhythms and McKennitt's wonderfu...  more »

      

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All Artists: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Visit
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Quinlan Road
Original Release Date: 4/14/1992
Release Date: 4/14/1992
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Celtic, North America, Jazz Fusion, Celtic New Age, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992688024

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Mixing a variety of styles with a Celtic base, this was McKennitt's breakthrough album and remains one of her most musically interesting. "All Souls Night" begins the album, with dance-like rhythms and McKennitt's wonderful voice singing about the Celtic New Year. Other features include a musical setting of Tennyson's "Lady of Shalott", which, while not as sophisticated as Noyes' "The Highwayman" on The Book of Secrets, is an enchanting listen. There's also an interesting rendition of "Greensleeves" and the Spanish-flavored "Tango to Evora", as well as the haunting "Courtyard Lullaby" and the wistful "The Old Ways". A setting of words from Shakespeare's Cymbeline closes the album, which focuses thematically on life, death, and the borders between them. --Genevieve Williams

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Julie T. (gardencrazy) from BENBROOK, TX
Reviewed on 8/2/2013...
Didn't like it as much as the other McKennitt CD's that I have, but she is a very talented singer-songwriter. Maybe it was just the choice of songs and my individual taste.
Kerrilee M. (Riley) from PLAINFIELD, IL
Reviewed on 10/17/2009...
If you like Loreena's other albums, you will love "The Visit." I particularly love "All Soul's Night."

If you haven't listened to Loreena's music- start with "The Book of Shadows" and then get "The Visit."

Still a great album, but not as balanced as her others.
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