STYLE: Celtic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49152-14764 LABEL: Fierce! FIERCD43 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-09-15
This product is currently not available from Cross Rhythms Direct
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
When I first heard this was a live recording Moya had made with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra I feared the worst. Too often in the past when pop talents had got to the prestigious heights of recording with symphonians the end result has been a mish mash of styles with florid string arrangements drowning out much of the pop rock appeal. But here the orchestra is kept firmly in place (and on several tracks is inaudible). Instead it's the wonderful band assembled by Moya, with Eamonn Galldubh (uilleann pipes, flute, whistle), Sinead Madden (fiddle) and Paul Byrne (drums, bodhran), who carry the haunting accompaniments to Moya's goose-bump-inducing voice. The sound is splendid though it has to be said the audience can hardly be heard. What does stand out are fine, at times beautiful vocals from Moya taking in material from her Christian projects and going back as far as her days with Clannad when "Harry's Game" and "I Will Find You" from The Last Of The Mohicans first thrilled us. A thrilling performance which truly touches the heart strings.
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out
This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary
according to release region or product version. You should not assume that products
purchased through Cross Rhythms Direct will necessarily have identical track listings
to those shown.