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Anam

ClannadAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Clannad, the legendary Irish family group responsible for such timeless music as ‘Theme From Harry’s Game’, ‘In A Lifetime’, ‘I Will Find You’ and the soundtrack to the ‘Robin of Sherwood’ TV series, make a welcome return to recording with a new album to be released in September 2013.

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  • Audio CD (July 14, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002ITY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ri Na Cruinne
2. In A Lifetime
3. Anam
4. In Fortune's Hand
5. The Poison Glen
6. Wilderness
7. Harry's Game (from Patriot Games)
8. Why Worry?
9. Uirchill An Chreagain
10. Love And Affection
11. You're The One
12. Dobhar

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The Brennan family and their band Clannad led the new Celtic music revolution for many years, with a string of solid acoustic albums that made them a must to hear. But with the success of Brennan diva Enya, and the popularity the band achieved as their "Harry's Game" made it into TV and movies, they have slowly turned a course toward a more popular sound, awash in layered voices, reverb, and synthesizers. Anam is the center ground between the two careers, with plenty of rootsy folk supplied by fiddle, bouzouki, guitars, and harp. And it's impossible not to like the singing of Marie and Ciaran Brennan. But the album also marks the beginning of that wash of sound that was to make them famous, so this is possibly the last truly "Irish" album they made and the first "new-Celtic" one. --Louis Gibson

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Clannad Anam US CD album

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A turning point in the career of Clannad March 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Although Anam isn't my favorite album by Clannad, it is certainly a far cry better than the average reviewer has judged it! Let's settle something first..if you want to hear gritty lively Irish hoofin' music...then no...this album is not for you...but then Clannad have never been about dancing really. A lot of their sound is atmospheric but Clannad are also eclectic...this album goes from ethereal to pop to folk to jazz...
Certain tracks stand out:
"Ri na Cruinne" is a beatifully arranged song for the voices of Clannad...it's rhythm meanders around their harmonies amd makes a perfect entry for this albums journey.
"Anam" which means "soul" shows off Maire's celtic harp and the angel end of her vocal range.
"In Fortune's Hand" is a rather fast paced song...showing Clannad is not a one trick pony. Very driven, the song has a mean hook!
"Poison Glen" is just a tale told thru song.
"Why Worry" shows a developing interest in jazz...probobly the best song on here...very unique...before this song Clannad had not really gone this far in a jazz sound yet. An earlier song "The Hunter" seems to have forshadowed this sound.
This album shows an amazing maturity and growth that would fuel later albums like Banba, Lore, and Landmarks. Working in a music store I have recomended this album to many customers who came back for more...so I believe this is a nice intro for a later era Clannad.
As far as my favorite albums by Clannad go...well... it would be Banba, Macalla, Landmarks, Lore, Anam and Dulaman, this is out of the 18 Clannad CDs I own so you see...Anam really ranks high!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaelic "Soul" July 25, 2001
Format:Audio CD
In Irish Gaelic, "Anam" means "soul" or "essence." That spirit certainly comes through on this album by Ireland's Clannad. From the ethereal "Theme From Harry's Game" (originally recorded for an earlier album, "Magical Ring") to "In A Lifetime" (a duet between Maire Brennan and U2's Bono), this album evokes emotion with each track. The first time I heard "Harry's Game," I found myself moved to tears - without even knowing what the words meant. Maire's voice has *that* much power. This is an essential for any Celtic music fan's collection.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisit I tell you. May 20, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Don't listen to the negative reviews on this album. Anam is a beautiful CD with a very jazzy twist but still has that Celtic sound.
Anam is Gaelic for 'Soul' and the album title was perfect because the music touches your soul.
Ri Na Cruinne opens this CD with a bang. It's a very haunting song with haunting vocals, ambient keyboards, and thundering beats. This is a song to play on a trip through the mountains on a cloudy evening. In A Lifetime features a duet with U2 frontman Bono. It's a very jazzy song that will make you feel good. IAL is also available on the 1985 album Macalla. One of my all-time favorite duets. The title track is very much like Ri Na Cruinne only more serene and dreamier. I played this song when walking through the colorful gardens on a cloudy evening and I was in total bliss because this song blossoms with beauty, soul, and magic. We head into much more upbeat territory with the Celtic/jazz fusion of In Fortunes Hand. This song is very upbeat with a bit of a pop/jazz/Celtic sound. The Poison Glen is more laid back with beautiful vocals and acoustic guitars with snares. This song is much more Celtic with an accordian. Wilderness is a pleasant acoustic guitar instrumental. Theme From Harrys Game is a very haunting song with a sort of Medieval twist. This song is beautiful but nothing like the next song. Why Worry made this a CD worth buying multiple times. It's a very warm, jazzy song with awesome keyboards, and beatiful chants. I love how the song becomes dark and misty towards the ending. Uirchill An Chreagin is ambient keyboards and gorgeous vocals to make a song to enjoy on a sunny or cloudy afternoon. Love And Affection is more rock oriented with a more upbeat yet moody sound.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the album makes me cry! July 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I don't know Gaelic at all (actually I am an Asian from HK)
I borrow Banba from a fd of mine, I liked that (read the recommendation of that) and I run out to record store without hestitate, there are only 2 I found in the record store: Anam and The Magical Gathering, then I got both
once I played this, I am really blown away, I am really appreciated how good the sound in "The poison glen" and "Harry's game", they are really good
but the last 4 of the album are.....
You're the one and Dobhar should be consider as one, when I played these first time, I can't help myself...I cried
then I have no word to discribe how good this album be
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clannad has better stuff June 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Because I'm a great fan of Clannad, I'm trying to build the whole discography from them. So I know most of their work. This is not a "bad" record. However, if this is your first buy from Clannad, it will give you a wrong impression of their work. They have much better stuff than this (like Banba, Lore, Landmarks...) with quality proportional to Clannad's fame. Don't misjudge them by this listenning, ok?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Celtic music
Wonderful Celtic music.
Published 2 months ago by Susan Auer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It was great and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so very, very much for the great stuff. Thank you.
Published 8 months ago by D. A. Ridner
5.0 out of 5 stars Surreal!
This is one of my favorite tracks of theirs. So upbeat and gets right to your heart! Just like Enya!
Published 9 months ago by c. l.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clannad Anam
This is probably my favorite of Clannad's works. The variety of songs is enjoyable, and it's wonderful to play just for some nice background music.
Published 19 months ago by V. Dellone
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
Rí Na Cruinn, In a Lifetime, In Fortune's Hand, The Poison Glen, Why Worry?, and Love and Affection are some of my favorite Clannad songs. Read more
Published on April 15, 2011 by Myra Schjelderup
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this!
I walked down the aisle in a rose garden in 1993 to "Wilderness", so my husband and I are partial to this album. Read more
Published on January 4, 2011 by Gene A. Charsha
4.0 out of 5 stars anam
a pleasent chill out cd,not as strong in musical content as there following album banba,worth buying if you appreciate clannads music.
Published on April 26, 2010 by Ann G. Shepherd
1.0 out of 5 stars Go for the older stuff
I'll state this as positively as I can. Anyone disappointed by this CD should not give up on Clannad. I can vouch for Clannad 2, Fuaim and Dulaman. Read more
Published on March 25, 2008 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Stylistic mish-mash, incoherent
The problem with this, as another reviewer hinted at, is Clannad seems here to not know whether they want to be pop ("Love and Affection" and "In a Lifetime"), Celtic ("The Poison... Read more
Published on July 15, 2005 by Greg Brady
3.0 out of 5 stars Sounds dated...but still has a spark.
I'm not new to Celtic or New Age music, but this recording doesn't seem very faithful to either of those genres. Read more
Published on May 13, 2005 by J. Friedman
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