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Clancy Brothers - Greatest Hits
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Clancy Brothers - Greatest Hits
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Clancy Brothers
Title: Clancy Brothers - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015707535427

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The BEST!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is by far the best Clancy Brothers CD I have listened to. Not only is the price right but there are 24 songs on here with a wide range of appeal. Many are upbeat arrangements by the Clancy Brothers but there is also traditional fare here as well. BUY THIS AND YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!"
Good mixture of mostly fun songs...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 10/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Without Tommy Makem, Clancy Brothers' albums lose a bit of their Irishness, both in vocals and in playing, but it is definitely not a fatal blow. Lou Killen is a skilled singer and musician, and this 1973 double-LP has much that is worthily done. In fact, it would be my recommendation as an introduction to the Clancys for anyone who might find their bitter anti--Brit renditions, or mournful (and bitter as well) anti-World War I songs a bit much. This collection strikes a nice balance...the humorous songs are not as silly as some the Brothers have recorded, and the serious tunes are not as grim as others in their repertoire available on other CD's. For the beginner in Clancy lore, this should hook 'em. I've been a fan since 1962 or so. The ones I like best on this disc include "Gallant Forty-twa"; "Whistling Gypsy"; "Roddy McCaulay"; "Irish Rover;" "Old Woman From Wexford" and "Holy Ground." For the price, I don't think there is a better or larger collection available. (Just as an aside, I want to thank the original Kingston Trio for putting out several of these songs on their albums between 1958 and 1962. They led me to not only the Clancy Brothers, but to Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Cisco Houston as well...and probably others, and those artists led me to investigate their own inspirations, role models and favorite writers. Such is the connective power of good music.)"