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American Tranquility
Phil Coulter
American Tranquility
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
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Phil Coulter began his career as a prolific songwriter for everybody from Them to the Bay City Rollers(!). Indeed, if his output went no further than "Puppet on a String" and the much-covered "The Town I Loved So Well," he...  more »


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All Artists: Phil Coulter
Title: American Tranquility
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 10/18/1994
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Celtic New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351531223, 5390872001126, 669910093856

Phil Coulter began his career as a prolific songwriter for everybody from Them to the Bay City Rollers(!). Indeed, if his output went no further than "Puppet on a String" and the much-covered "The Town I Loved So Well," he would be assured of an honored place in the Celtic pop-rock pantheon. However, during the '90s he made a not-too-sudden turn and produced several nicely arranged easy-listening/New Age projects, most of which still sell incredibly well. After essaying Irish and Scottish themes on the many other Tranquility albums, he and his ensemble are heard here in a songbook of American melodies, including tunes by Stephen Foster. Among the selections are "Shenandoah," "Beautiful Dreamer," "The Streets of Laredo," "The Green Leaves of Summer," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," and "There's No Place Like Home." Fans of country-and-western-style, piano-led instrumentals will love American Tranquility. --Christina Roden

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Richard F. Gagnon | North Fort Myers, Florida USA | 02/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I started collecting Phil Coulter's CDs just prior to obtaining a CD player about 12 years ago. So, my first Phil Coulter purchase was the cassette tape of Peace & Tranquility. 1 Year later I got my first CD player and I immediately went out and bought the same tape as "my first CD." I have since purchased every CD that Phil has made which I believe is about 12 or 13. And to tell you the truth, I can't pick a favorite. American Tranquility rates as one of my favorites along with Scottish Tranquility and Forgotten Dreams. Not only do I have all his CDs, my wife and I saw him twice in concert in Manchester, CT, the last time was two days before we moved to Florida. Mr Coulter is German born but, raised in Northern Ireland. Last August, my wife and I went to Ireland and that has to be the finest trip we have ever been on. We had a great tour director/driver and the bus had an incredible sound system. And as we drove through the tiny villages and along the country side, what do you think the music was that the driver was playing? It was our old friend Phil Coulter's music. Absolute heaven! If you love beautiful music, I recommend each and every Phil Coulter CD to you."
American music that captures the American experience...
Charles W. Adams | Adel, Iowa USA | 03/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I especially enjoy music by American composers and compositions that traditionally appear in hymnals and/or are performed at school concerts, etc. If you enjoy beautiful American music/songs this CD is for you. A dear friend introduced my wife and I to Phil Coulter by playing a tape of "American Tranquility" several years ago. We were so impressed that we immediately purchased the CD and played it repeatedly while driving pass the lush green fields in the "Great State of Iowa."It's perfect music for "motoring" across the countryside, or as background music for work areas or classrooms.The arrangements of these traditional favorites are original and vary from song-to-song, track-to-track.I'm waiting, somewhat impatiently, for "American Tranquility II.""
Phil Coulter's American Tranquility CD Review
Bankdude1 | Florida - USA | 07/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this CD while listening to the "Sounds of the Season" music channel on DirecTV, during the 4th of July holiday. Over the next few hours as I listened to the music being played in the background on this channel, I kept running to the television screen every so often when they played a song I liked. I noticed a lot of the songs were by Mr. Coulter on the CD you are considering purchasing today. It is a wonderful 4th of July type - bring back old fond memories of a simpler time CD to play! Trust me, buy it, you will be glad you did!"