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BAND/AUTHOR:

LOREENA MC KENNITT

(CANADA)

TITLE:
LOST SOULS
RELEASE DATE:
2018
LABEL:
AUTRE LABEL
GENRE:
ATMOSPHERIC ROCK
""Lost Souls" is a beautiful case containing precious and delicate musical nuggets, skilfully carved and interpreted by an artist who is becoming too rare"
TONYB - 07.06.2019 -
Patience... this is the word that Loreena Mc Kennitt's enamoured fan is now learning to conjugate, as the Canadian's record publications with a golden voice are so rare. Eight years after her last studio album, Loreena Mc Kennitt is releasing "Lost Souls" in 2018, a collection of songs that have remained in the drawers throughout her already long career, which began in 1985 with "Elemental".

Far from being a simple compilation of B-sides, this new album is to be received as a travelling companion to the artist's different periods, taking its roots in the early 80s ('Manx Ayre') to take us back to a very recent era ('Breaking of the Sword'). And the enlightened amateur can have fun trying to bring each track closer to a studio album written at the same time.
Throughout the 48 minutes of "Lost Souls", we will discover all the facets of Loreena Mc Kennitt's music, once again accompanied by the faithful Caroline Lavelle (cello), Hugh Marsh (violin) and Brian Hughes (the three who founded the excellent Secret Sky), to whom a very long list of guests is added. Originally inspired by Celtic music, the musician's universe has gradually opened up to other horizons through her travels and encounters.
From the beginning of the album,'Spanish Guitars and Night Plazas' sets the tone: after a low-tempo first part where guitar, violin and languid cello interact with the artist's still enchanting voice, a tonic chorus mixed with flamenco guitar and castanets takes the title into another dimension.
The same analysis fits perfectly with'Sun, Moon and Stars', a Celtic folk instrumental supported by Arabic percussions, carried by a violin that passes without complex from a traditional melody to oriental harmonies.
Between these travels to the country of a world-music without borders, Loreena Mc Kennit invites us to more intimate moments, especially when she pays tribute to the Canadian soldiers who died in France during the Second World War ('Breaking of the Sword'), a moving moment of solemnity sublimated by the accompaniment of an ever more incredible voice by the orchestra and choirs of the Canadian Air Force.
"Lost Souls" then comes to a very beautiful conclusion with a very original cake, far from feeling the enclosed drawers in which the various drafts of titles were kept.

While the instrumentation is generally less abundant than on the nuggets such as "The Book of Secrets" or "Ancient Muse", "Lost Souls" is nevertheless a beautiful case containing precious and delicate musical nuggets, skilfully carved and interpreted by an artist who is becoming too rare. To listen without moderation.


More informations on http://www.quinlanroad.com/

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TRACK LISTING

01. Spanish Guitars And Night Plazas
02. A Hundred Wishes
03. Ages Past
04. S Hence
05. The Ballad Of The Fox Hunter
06. Manx Ayre
07. Le Belle Dame Sans Merci
08. Sun Moon And Stars
09. Breaking Of The Sword
10. Lost Souls


LINEUP

Loreena Mc Kennitt: Chant / Claviers / Harpe, Accordeon, Piano
Tal Bergman: Batterie / Invité
Ana Alcaide: Invité / Nyckelharpa
Brian Hughes: Guitares / Claviers / Invité / Bouzouki
Caroline Lavelle: Invité / Violoncelle, Concertina, Flûte À Bec
Daniel Casares: Invité / Guitare Flamenco
Dudley Phillips: Basse / Invité
Graham Hargrove: Invité / Caisse Claire, Grosse Caisse, Crotales
Haig Yazdjian : Invité / Oud
Hossam Ramzy : Invité / Percussions
Hugh Marsh: Invité / Violon
Ian Harper: Invité / Cornemuse
Michael White: Invité / Trompette
Nigel Eaton : Invité / Vielle À Roue
Panos Dimitrakopoulos : Invité / Kanoun
Rick Lazar : Invité / Percussions
Robert Brian: Batterie / Invité
Sokratis Sinopoulos : Invité / Lyre


TAGS:
Easy Listening / FM, Acoustic, Celtic, Folk, Intimist, Female voice
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