David Fitzgerald - Columcille

Tuesday 1st August 1995
David Fitzgerald - Columcille
David Fitzgerald - Columcille

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Steve Norman

David Fitzgerald, ex-founder member of lona, takes us on a musical journey from the 6th to 20th centuries in his own unmistakable style. A mixture of Celtic influence through to the excellent soul number "Were You There" sung by the very talented Vanessa Freeman. An album which will maybe take a few plays to be fully appreciated but once you let yourself drift off with the fabulous flute and sensational sax then I defy you to take it out of your deck! The opening gambit, "Veni Creator" - a hymn to the Holy Spirit - is sung in its original Latin by H M Queens own counter-tenor Tim Brown and the closing offering is the most beautiful rendition of "When I Survey" which really does send a shiver down your spine. A great collection. To get the best out of this one you need a quiet room (if you can find one), close your eyes and allow yourself to be wooed by this musical virtuoso on a journey through time.

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Product Description
This album is no longer available as a standalone product, but is contained within the In Paradisum box set.

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