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Waking Ned Devine: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Shaun Davey
Waking Ned Devine: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Soundtracks
 
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Traditional Irish instrumentation mixes with classical orchestration on the soundtrack to Waking Ned Devine, and the results are impressive, to say the least. On "Red Herrings," a traditional fiddle-and-whistle lineup gets...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Shaun Davey
Title: Waking Ned Devine: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Decca
Original Release Date: 11/3/1998
Release Date: 11/3/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Soundtracks
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028946093924

Synopsis

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Traditional Irish instrumentation mixes with classical orchestration on the soundtrack to Waking Ned Devine, and the results are impressive, to say the least. On "Red Herrings," a traditional fiddle-and-whistle lineup gets truly funky, and other tracks brim with the playful innocence of a tiny Irish hamlet. The Waterboys' single "Fisherman's Blues" is, of course, included as well. But the score that Irish composer Shaun Davey has created is magnificent--a delightful mix of old and new with some truly great playing. --James Hendrickson

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Uplifting, inspiring and completely satisfying
04/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After watching this movie I knew I had to get the soundtrack. It is a tribute to the cinematographer as well as Shaun Davey. When I listen to the CD, the magnificent Irish landscape comes back alive in my mind every time I play it, which is almost daily. The CD ranges from traditional upbeat Irish folk to more mellow meditative music. Note: this is mostly an acoustic album, but if you liked the music and want to remember the mood you felt when you left the theatre ( If you are a fan of this movie, you know what I mean ) then short of popping the DVD into a large screen surround sound home theatre, this is the next best thing."
The soul of Ireland
Ellen Sue Blakey | Thermopolis, Wyoming | 04/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You don't have to have seen the movie to appreciate this incredible music -- although if you haven't, it is a personal loss, for the movie itself is a great fable -- a tale of friendship, with twists of irony and dancing (at arm's length) with the devil; it's one of those tiny jewels that oftentimes gets lost in the shuffle of big budget extravaganzas. And unlike so many films where music is inappropriate or overrides the story, Davey's score is a tale in itself -- fresh, vital -- ranging from the lone sounds of ancient rhythms and pipes to combinations that bring the old into the new century. It is the soul of Ireland, one foot in the past, one in the present, with all the beauty and sadness that entails. If you have any feeling for Celtic music, this is an album that will mesmerize -- even haunt you -- and uplift you -- with a rich heritage of sound lurking in incredible thematic variations -- one of those pieces where the music becomes part of your own head and heart. It's a winner."
The best.
A. Knupsky | Meadville, PA | 07/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best movie soundtrack, period. I have collected quite a few and there are always a few songs that I could do without. Not here. From the beginning to the end, you may not be able to fight the urge to dance a jig or sing out loud. If you loved the movie, there is no question that you can't do without this CD!"