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Hill of Thieves Import

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Mojo - "What may well be the world's most beautiful female voice. " Roots - "Cara Dillon, is without exaggeration, amongst the very finest to be heard today". Charcoal Records. 2009.

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  • Audio CD (January 27, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B001MUK4SK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Colin Spence on January 28, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
This is a review of the CD version of 'Hill of Thieves'.

I don't have Cara Dillon's previous album 'After the Morning', so I can't speak from personal experience; however, the album received a lukewarm reception in some quarters - seemingly, the main criticism was that, with some songs, CD was drifting towards formulaic, easy listening folk-pop. Be that as it may, I have her first two solo albums and, based upon these, I'd say that her music is certainly folk music, but it is not 'hard core' folk music - it retains enough of a 'pop' sensibility to extend its appeal to a fairly wide audience. Anyone who was disappointed with 'After the Morning', should find that 'Hill of Thieves' sees CD returning to her Gaelic roots with this set of 'trad arrs' plus one original. I use the word 'Gaelic' rather than 'Celtic' because, with the exception of one English folk song, the music is of Irish or Scottish origin.

CD has a delicate soprano voice with a light Irish brogue, and she uses vibrato to good effect. I don't listen to traditional Gaelic folk music that often, and the combination of an Irish accent and archaic phrasing caused me to miss out on some of the words occasionally. Fortunately, all lyrics are supplied with the liner notes and, after a few listens, I found I no longer had to rely upon these. Accompaniment is by way of a selection of instruments often associated with traditional Irish folk music - uilleann pipes, whistle, flute, fiddle, Irish bouzouki and bodhran; piano, acoustic guitars and acoustic bass are also played. There are some occasional over-dubbed harmony vocals also. Many songs feature short multi-instrumental bridges - the playing is lively and the sound is rich in texture.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sierra Nevada on September 20, 2009
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HILL OF THIEVES is an amazing album from Meteor Award winning singer Cara Dillon, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves music with a Celtic influence or just great singing. Though I have purchased this U.S. edition, I was fortunate to acquire the UK release during the 2008 fall tour, and I've been playing it over and over since then. Cara Dillon is one of the greatest singers that I've ever heard. The recent years have been great ones for fans of Cara Dillon with extensive touring (that included the U.S.) and the release in 2008 of the REDCASTLE SESSIONS DVD (which I HIGHLY recommend, by the way Redcastle Sessions - a Region 0, PAL DVD, which plays perfectly fine on my U.S. DVD player). On September 15, 2009, HILL OF THIEVES was released in the U.S.

HILL OF THIEVES is a brilliant album right from the opening title track, an original song by Cara Dillon and husband Sam Lakeman with a memorable riff on low whistle. The opening title track somehow manages to fit perfectly with the other songs, all of which are traditional. The magic of this album comes of course from Cara's gorgeous singing, but also from the outstanding supporting musicians and, very importantly, the superb way in which these songs are arranged by Sam Lakeman. Lakeman has a genius for taking a traditional tune and, in his own words, "inventing the harmonic structure around it". These time-honored traditional songs become 'immediate' and 'contemporary' while preserving their timelessness. The very catchy "Spencer the Rover" is a noteworthy example of this, where the harmonies between Dillon and brother-in-law Seth Lakeman are incredible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. N. Quail on April 13, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Although this album was not available for order until January of this year, I was lucky enough to receive a copy last November from a friend who attended one of her concerts, the lucky bloke! Without a doubt it is the finest - and most-played - album I acquired in all of 2008.

I was surprised to discover that the title track, The Hill of Thieves, is actually a contemporary song. With a melody based on the Fred Morrison composition, The Lochaber Badger, it blends seamlessly with such traditional pieces as Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor, Spencer the Rover, and my personal favorite, The Verdant Braes of Skreen. While I do love Cara's previous albums, I sometimes find the mix of traditional and contemporary songs to be a bit distracting. Hill of Thieves, with it's roots planted firmly in tradition, is a solid, cohesive collection with one song blending effortlessly into the next until the album is over and you're left wishing for 11 more tracks.

One stand-out track (though really, they all are!!!) is Spencer the Rover. On this jaunty little piece Cara's crystal-clear soprano is met by Seth Lakeman's flawlessly executed vocals - which neither overpower Cara's delicate voice nor fade blandly into the background - to create a sound that is simply divine. The one fault? That Seth doesn't join Cara on the rest of the album!

While the songs are almost exclusively traditional pieces and traditional, acoustic instruments are used, I'd say that Cara's sweet voice gives this album broad appeal. I think Hill of Thieves would be enjoyed by folk music fans as well as listeners of the adult contemporary genre. You'd need a heart of stone not to be touched by this incredible album that is, by turns, uplifting, haunting, heartbreaking, and so much more.
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