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Songs From The Heart
Celtic Woman
Songs From The Heart
Genre: World Music
 
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The international Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, is renowned for singing inspirational melodies and heartwarming songs that stir fans of all ages and cultures. The 5 member Irish female ensemble (vocalists Chloe, L...  more »

     
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All Artists: Celtic Woman
Title: Songs From The Heart
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Manhattan Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 1/26/2010
Genre: World Music
Style: Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5099945836022

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The international Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, is renowned for singing inspirational melodies and heartwarming songs that stir fans of all ages and cultures. The 5 member Irish female ensemble (vocalists Chloe, Lisa, Alex, Lynn and Celtic Violinist Mairead) under the musical direction of David Downes, categorically defined a distinct genre by putting a modern twist on the Celtic sound. In just four short years, the group has played nine US tours, released 4 CDs, 4 DVDs and performed for close to 1 million concert-goers. The group's albums have held the #1 position on the World Music Chart while their four PBS TV specials have dominated the broadcast circuit. As a testament to the group's ability to cross musical and cultural boundaries, 2009 saw Celtic Woman perform on ABC's Dancing With The Stars singing for 23 million viewers and at the White House for The National Christmas Tree Lighting before President Obama and his family. A true celebration of Ireland, Celtic Woman's unforgettable signature style can be enjoyed by all on their brand-new PBS TV special, concert tour, CD and DVD- Songs from the Heart.

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CD Reviews

Typical CW Performance
Anonymous | DC | 01/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Those expecting another CW album shouldn't be disappointed with this one. As usual, this CD offers the same vocal styling one comes to expect from these fine ladies. Only "complaint" is that some of these songs don't sound the same as they do in the broadcast version. Also, some of the instrumentals (specifically the Isle of Hope track) don't match what most saw in their performance. Not a huge thing but something I did notice when listening to some of these tracks."
Departure from other albums
M. Prince | 03/16/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"We love Celtic woman's other albums and bought this just because it was another one from them. We were disappointed with this album. It sounds more like pop music than the other albums. They departed from the pure vocal sound of their other albums, both in song choice and vocal style. There are two or three good songs on it."
A treat for new fans and old.
A. Grace | Michigan | 01/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In this lovely new recording, Celtic Woman offers a mix of contemporary covers and traditional folk tunes. Though the group has somewhat mainstreamed its Celtic roots, the satin voices soar as effortlessly as ever; and the lilting fiddles are a delight, as always. Album standouts include the stirring bagpipes and harmonies of "Amazing Grace," the gently weeping fiddle of "The Lost Rose Fantasia," the carefree but driving tempo of "Nil Se'n La" (though "full throttle" seems an anachronistic phrase that pulls me out of the song every time I hear it), and the poignant vocal solo of "Fields of Gold."

"When You Believe" is, for me, the weak link in this offering. The vocal is technically flawless yet doesn't fully connect emotionally (all but flatlines in the bridge), especially when compared to the passion of Whitney and Mariah's original version. Also, I'd have liked a bit more energy from the CD overall; "Nil Se'n La" and the instrumental "The Coast of Galicia" stand out as the only really lively tracks. Overall, though, there's plenty here to love. This beautiful, accessible CD is sure to create many new fans of a unique and talented group of vocalists and musicians."