Loreena McKennitt - The Best Of Loreena McKennitt  [FLAC]
FLAC (Tracks)+CUE | Celtic, World, New Age | 1997 | 422 MB
Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian singer, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is known for her refined, warbling soprano vocals. She has sold more than 13 million records worldwide.
McKennitt's music has generally been classified as World / Celtic music even though it contains aspects and characteristics of music from around the globe and is sometimes classified as Folk music in record stores.
McKennitt is compared to Enya, but McKennitt's music is more grounded in traditional and classical invocations, using literary works as sources of lyrics and springboards for interpretation such as "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Tennyson, "Prospero's Speech" (the final soliloquy in William Shakespeare's The Tempest), "Snow" by Archibald Lampman, "Dark Night of the Soul" by St. John of the Cross, Dante's Prayer, William Blake's "Lullaby", Yeats' "The Stolen Child", "It was an English Ladye Bright" by Sir Walter Scott and "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.
01. Coventry Carol [00:02:20]
02. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen [00:06:46]
03. All Souls Night [00:13:34]
04. Tango to Evora [00:10:15]
05. Santiago [00:08:19]
06. Snow [00:11:55]
07. God King Venceslas [00:11:10]
08. The Mystic's Dream [00:06:34]
09. Balulalow [00:03:10]
10. Blaksmith [00:06:21]
11. Lullaby [00:06:41]
12. Dickens' Dublin (The Place) [00:08:51]
13. Ancient Pines [00:09:20]
14. Full Circle [00:07:07]
15. Prospero's Speech [00:11:52]
16. Carrighfergus [00:06:45]