Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ronan Hardiman & Michael Flatley|
Feet of Flames
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Soundtracks
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Shell out a few more buck for the DVD - Blows this away
Robert Pomon | San Francisco, CA United States | 12/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has ever attended Lord of the Dance or Feet of Flames knows two things...1) The most amazing part of the show and music is the incredible speeds at which they can tap and....2) Feet of Flames is a revamped version of Lord of the Dance with a few more explosions and a few new acts. Most of the music on both Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames CD's omits the sounds of the dancers tap shoes, even more so in Feet of Flames. Is that not the point behind this type of dance? My suggestions...
1) Purchase the Feet Of Flames DVD or the Lord of the Dance DVD from Amazon. You may not be able to listen to it in the car but you can play it for the music or plop yourself down and experience it again and again.
2)If you are still going to by the CD, pick up Lord of the Dance and skip Feet of Flames. There are only a few new items added and the Lord of the Dance CD contains a better selection of music.
3) Purchase the Feet of Flames DVD and instantly you will take note of how few songs are actually on the audio CD. I truly believe it should have been a two CD set to allow for all of the music from the show and separate versions with tap and without."
Perfect addiction to any Flately fan's collection!
Amanda | Dallas, Texas | 07/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a beautiful CD, but yet, if you had to choose between this and Lord of the Dance, go with Lord of the Dance! But still, this CD is an excellent addition to any fan of Celtic music, especially the perefet marriage of Ronan Hardiman and Michael Flately. The main flaw is the fact that it is only 46 minutes and a handful of seconds long, while most of the songs are repeats or near repeats of the music on Lord of the Dance. But, if you can't get enough of Hardiman's Lord of the Dance music, then this should give you something to chew on!
Here's a breakdown by song:
High Priests: A short, and somewhat strangely likeable villain song that consists of a chanting chorus of men in a different language, helps to set the tone for the CD, but an odd way to begin the soundtrack!
Dance of Love:A beautful piece that features Mr. oh-I-think-I'm-so-hot-and-the-best-Irish-dancers-on-the-planet-so-just-bow-down-and-worship-me! Flately on flute. The fact that the breaths the flutists takes are so obvious is a bit annoying when you first hear it, but it becomes just a part of the music after the first few hearings!
Carrickfergus: Where was this song on the orignial soundtrack?! It has gorgeuous music, fantastic lyrics, and a perfect voice to sing it! Why couldn't she have sounded this good on the Lord of the Dance soundtrack? The only problem I find with this track is the akward title...
Dueling Violins: This an excillent use of Celtic Violin, and a perfect song for fans of this musical genre, but it tends, once again, to be too short!
Whispering Wind: A fair song, and one of the CD's weaker tracks that once again features Flately on flute. I sometimes think this one was only included because Mr. Flately wanted another flute solo...
Dance Above the Rainbow: My personal favorite on the CD, it begins with some heavenly Violin, then ends on the last minute with a mix of techno-y sounding celtic, and it's a perfect compliment to the rest of the song! A bit short, once again, but still the perfect song!
Dawning: Basically put, Celtic Dream meets Lord of the Dance meets Cry of the Celts. This begins with a song that is quiet similiar to Celtic Dream from the orignal CD, then goes into the man chorus of Lord of the Dance, then plays through the entire Cry of the Celts track from the first soundtrack, all in all, a waste of space!
Spirit's Lament: As the title suggests, a sad song, but yet how many sad irish songs include the word "Lament"? A nice addition, but in itself a yawner.
I Dreamt I Dwelt: again, another perfect vocal preformance that was missing on the Lord of the Dance CD, with cute lyrics and fair music, but a little ill placed in the sequence of tracks on the CD
Strings of Fire: Very similiar to Dueling Violins, and is heavy on Celtic Violin, a beautiful song, but would have been better only if it was a bit more unique
Hell's Kitchen: A bad guy's song, and throw-back of high priests, this could almost pass as a redone version of High priests with more music and less chanting. A perfect villian theme, and a strangely likeable song.
Celtic Fire [Live]: Now, why they decided to take this live I really don't know, for a CD listeners has to put up with screaming crowds, and occassinal speech by the performers, the song in itself is a satisfing way to end the CD, and once again gives Michael Flately an ego trip for his flute.
Overall very enjoyable, just a bit short, repetative, and almost too much like the original Lord of the Dance CD."
Once again great music! And I finally hear Strings of Fire!
Paris | Louisiana | 08/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest with you, if I had to choose which was the better CD with the better music, I'd choose Lord of the Dance. But still, Feet of Flames is still a great CD with once again, great music by Ronan Hardiman and Micheal Flatley. If you like Celtic music with a modern twist, you'll enjoy this CD.
About each song:
HIGH PRIESTS: This begins this CD with "monks" chanting in a language I don't know. Very strange, yet I like it. I think the fact that it's strange and a little mysterious is the reason why I like it.
DANCE OF LOVE: One of my favorites on here. It's Micheal Flatley on flute! Yes, the breaths the flutist takes are pretty obvious and it's not hard to miss it, but you get used to it. I love the violin part too. Very pleasant and light.
CARRIKFERGUS: (Nice title for a song!) This song isn't what I expected, and it doesn't seem to fit in. The music, the voice--don't get me wrong, it's nice, but it's too rockish for me.
DUELLING VIOLINS: Reminds me of Strings of Fire a little bit. One of the best on the CD, very beautiful violin music and almost perfect.
WHISPERING WIND: Another beautiful song with Micheal Flatley on flute. This song is so sweet and sad and light all at once. It's the kind of song that fills you up with emotion.
DANCE ABOVE THE RAINBOW: This song reminds me of the song Siamsa from the Lord of the Dance CD. I like it, but then don't like it. The first half of the song consist of lovely violin music. But the second half of the song is this techno-sounding stuff and I don't care for that.
DAWNING: Yes! This is exactly how the Lord of the Dance show begins. I've always wanted the music from the beginning of the show to be included with Cry of the Celts and here it is. I love it much better with it.
SPIRIT'S LAMENT: Another song they forgot to place on the Lord of the Dance CD, which was in the show. It's good, but not as memorable as the other songs on here.
I DREAMT I DWELT: A nice vocal from the show Feet of Flames. The music is nice, the voice is at it's best, and the lyrics are sweet. This is probably my favorite song after "She Moved Through the Fair" from Lord of the Dance. It seems that voice gets better through each song.
STRINGS OF FIRE: Yes! I finally get this song on CD! WHY, did they not include this song on the Lord of the Dance CD? This song, which is mainly violin music is very beautiful, with a lot of energy to it. I'd say it's perfect in every way.
HELL'S KITCHEN: The chanting "monks" are back! This is just High Priests with more music. Somewhat creepy and just as strange, but I like this one better and the music is good. I just wish I could understand what they're saying. But at least I now know how to say "1,2,3,4" in Gaelic!
CELTIC FIRE (LIVE): It's another personal favorite with Micheal Flatley on flute once again! Another perfect, pretty cute song with a lot of energy to it! And I like the fact that it's live. I don't think I would ever be able to enjoy this song without having the screaming fans, and a shouting Flatley in the background. Perfect way to end this CD and it's altogether wonderful.
If you're a fan of Celtic music, Micheal Flatley and just all-around great music, then I'm positive you won't regret buying this CD nor coming across any big disappointments. All I can tell you is enjoy."