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Different Shore

NightnoiseAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 9, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Windham Hill/Sbme
  • ASIN: B000000NKT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,934 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Call Of The Child
2. For Eamonn
3. Falling Apples
4. The Busker On The Bridge
5. Morning In Madrid
6. Another Wee Niece
7. A Different Shore
8. Mind The Dresser
9. Clouds Go By
10. Shuan

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, mystical, timeless May 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Nightnoise is without question an extraordinarily talented group of musicians! Their album A Different Shore is one of their very best, full of haunting instrumentation, lush composition and an overall excellent collection of memorable yet timeless tunes.
Their opening track, "Call of the Child" is one of my favorites for its beautiful, full sound and extremely memorable melody--instantly evocative of a crisp Irish morning or afternoon. Stunning.
Next up is "For Eamonn", a dirgelike but happy little piece that moves into a quiet introspective led by guitars and flutes. Not my favorite by any means, but a contemplative, subtly beautiful piece.
"Falling Apples" is the only song on here I just honestly don't like. Her voice is painfully shrill, and maybe it's just me but it seems to go on for far too long. Moving on...
"The Busker on the Bridge" is another fabulous song, one which makes me think of a pier or small village in the springtime. It's hard to describe just why this song is so good, but it has an exciting, evocative quality that is almost unmatched on the album.
"Morning in Madrid" is absolutely worth the price of the album. Starting with a beautiful piano line and moving into a Renaissance-era violin/guitar ensemble, it is one of the most gorgeous melodies I have ever heard, particularly if you are fond of Celtic music. This song is exceptional, and probably my favorite on the album.
"Another Wee Niece" - takes a while to grow on you, as it's slow and somehow isn't as powerful as the rest, but it's quite a good song as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lyrical Journey December 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have followed Nightnoise for many years, and have never missed an opportunity to see them in concert. Their debut album, AT THE END OF THE EVENING, wove a masterful tapestry of vocal and instrumental elements that set a standard of virtuosity that raised my expectations with each album release. Another reviewer lamented the relative absence of Triona Domnhaille's voice. While it is true she does not sing as much on this album as previously, her vocal efforts are even more appreciated.
At my first hearing I found myself drawn up into the music and carried along from piece to piece, as on a journey. When Triona adds her voice, it is with purpose and intention, as if the album was more than just a collection of songs, but the sum of its parts. Nightnoise may have taken us on a journey to a different shore, but hearing Triona's voice toward the end of the album assured me I had not traveled alone. A Different Shore is an exquisite lyrical journey.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nightnoise provides an hour of light listening. June 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
A DIFFERENT SHORE is one of Nightnoise's most listenable albums and never before has their production so well reflected their fusion of Celtic, jazz, and chamber music elements.
The album's opening track, "Call of the Child," is a relatively simple guitar-heavy song, but it is with "For Eammon" that the mood is set. "For Eammon" is lush and haunting, and the album's closer, "Shuan," is very similar.
In fact, most of the tracks here are mood pieces, with only "The Call of the Child" and "The Busker on the Bridge" refraining from an airy, ethereal sound. Plus, there's "Falling Apples," the only track with lyrics, provided by Triona Ni Dhomnaill. In some ways, it is the low point of the album, as the sudden voice breaks the continuity.
While not an incredible important release, A DIFFERENT SHORE beats most of the new-agey music out there with its musical excellence, genuine compositional talents, and bold realization.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome August 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
if there is music which brings me back to a less complex and memorable time of my life, it is A Different Shore...the music is enchanting and peaceful...the performances are heartfelt (good music doesn't have to be virtuosic-as another critic seems to think)...and the overall album is a true gem...also, i am not a fan of triona d's voice in the slightest-it's just not a pleasant voice-so it is good she only sings once one this abum, and is not too bad this time...i would also recommend Shadow of Time...just as good as A Different Shore
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all-time favorites. August 23, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
Although there is lots of "Celtic" music out there, this is the real thing that all the others are imitating. These people are gifted musicians, magicians with harmony, instruments and style. I have everything they have recorded, and this is the best of the best. This music sends me somewhere new every time I listen to it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From a ticket in my pocket to a different shore. January 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Years ago I went to a Windham Hill Concert around Christmas time. I was especially taken with Night Noise and after recently rooting through my pockets before going to Goodwill I found the ticket stub to this concert, I kept the ticket and forwarded the sport coat to a good cause. I found my Different Shore CD and was impressed on how well it stood up to the test of time. I printed the cover of the CD and hung it on my fridge so as not to forget this band and the memories it evokes, not only of the music but my trip to Eire. Great music for all time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I have had this CD for nearly ten years. I still listen to it regularly. I can't think of a better endorsement than that. Read more
Published on March 19, 2006 by C. Johansen
5.0 out of 5 stars want more
I picked up this CD at the library last week. Have listed to it about 15 times. Yes, I like it. I'm new to this type of music so I can't speak in specifics. Read more
Published on November 3, 2005 by B. A. ROUSH
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Shore? Try Dimension.
How on earth do they do it? These gifted folk, clearly not of this world, have managed to create a hybrid of chamber music and Celtic jazz that mesmerizes and transports the... Read more
Published on April 15, 2004 by Caron E. Ward
4.0 out of 5 stars Celtic New Age From Oregon
Different Shore has a solid 38 minutes of great Celtic instrumental music. Nightnoise members are from Ireland, but recorded in the state of Oregon. Read more
Published on August 1, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lyrical Journey
I have followed Nightnoise for many years, and have never missed an opportunity to see them in concert. Read more
Published on December 5, 2000 by Mark A. Smith
The Domnhailles, brother and sister, have been around a long time. The sister, Triona, has a wonderful voice that is a true treasure. Read more
Published on July 28, 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
Individually the tracks strike on a wide range of emotions,in some ways even recalling several of the seasons of the year. Even so, all fit perfectly together. Read more
Published on June 2, 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, Great
this cd is now a foundation of my new love for the artists of windham hill. i found one of my favorite songs of all time the third time i listened to it and havnt stopped listening... Read more
Published on April 3, 1999
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