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Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance [Soundtrack]

Ronan Hardiman , Michael Flatley Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Performer: Michael Flatley
  • Composer: Ronan Hardiman
  • Audio CD (March 4, 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B000001EPB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,089 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Part showtunes, part classical, and part folk music, Ronan Hardiman's score to Lord of the Dance, the musical starring dancer Michael Flatley, successfully avoids all the inherent pitfalls of such an enterprise. Hardiman has emerged as Ireland's finest interpreter of traditional music for films, TV, and the theater, and under his guidance the 19 lush orchestral tunes, augmented with many traditional instruments, are rife with the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Two of the tracks feature the taps of Flatley and Co, while the rest highlight the score as composed by Hardiman with all its subtle textures intact and not masked by the live sound of tap dancing. Lord of the Dance is a perfect and very listenable fusion of Broadway and the indigenous heritage of Irish music making. --Derek Rath

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Ronan Hardiman's score takes a dancing trip through the Emerald Isle! The two bonus tracks feature the taps of Michael Flatley with the Lord of the Dance troupe. Includes Cry of the Celts; Sula Ruin; Gypsy; Lord of the Dance; Spirit in the New World; Siamsa; Our Wedding Day; Nightmare , and more. 17 tracks.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, heavenly music to listen to! January 24, 2005
By Paris
Format:Audio CD
I am 15 years old and I remember the first time I heard this music only a year from now. When I heard Cry of the Celts for the first time, I knew I had to get the CD. No regrets at all, because this music is just wonderful, and a year later, I still listen to it with fresh ears.

Here's my opinion of each song:
1. CRY OF THE CELTS: This was the first song I heard from this CD at a neighbor's house, and I fell in love wiht it instantly. It's one of my favorites on the CD, and even if it starts off with a strange beginning, it gets better as the song progresses. Love the flute part of the song.
2. SULA RUIN: A Celtic vocal, with lovely lyrics
3. CELTIC DREAM: To be honest with you, when I first heard this song, I was completely annoyed and tired of this repetitive, slow, tiring music. But, now, I love it, a lot, and the music is beautiful. It really calms you down, and I could play this at night, it sounds like a heavenly lullaby. Beautiful music, but takes patience to listen to completely.
4. WARRIORS: This was one of the best on the CD, my third favorite in fact. Each part was wonderful and special, but the last part of the song will have to be my favorite. I could dance to this song over and over!
5. GYPSY: This song is definitely my favorite song out of the entire CD and I could play it over and over, without ever getting tired of its breathtaking music. It sounds so sensuous, so beautiful. The only problem I have with this one, is that it's too short, and I wish they could have added a little more to this song.
6. BREAKOUT: One of the best in the CD. I didn't like how it started,but it gets MUCH better as the song progresses. I watched the Lord of the Dance video, and my opinion: This would sound much better, with the taps.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey, I like this music even without all the dancing April 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well, I saw "Riverdance" this week and without comparing the dancing in the two shows (since I could never do any of it), I really like Ronan Hardiman's music for "Lord of the Dance" a lot better. From the opening track "Cry of the Celts" you get the feel of listening to an Irish band cooking in a pub someplace. Hardiman offers up a rich diversity of tunes, from the ephemeral "Celtic Dream" (that reminds me of the Nutcracker for some reason) to the pounding rhythms of "Warriors." I wish "Gypsy" were longer, because that is probably my favorite track. Hardiman himself provides the keyboard/programming for this wonderful mix of ancient sounds with modern technology. After all, who thinks of Irish music with a saxophone like you have on "Fiery Nights?" It is usually Uilleann Pipes and serious fiddle playing, both of which abound on this album. The two bonus tracks featuring the solo taps of Michael Flatley with the Lord of the Dance troupe are enough for the CD; you can always put on the video to hear more of the same, but I would think that after a while you can really just hear the tapping in your mind all the time anyway. Yes, you will enjoy this music more having seen the show, but I actually enjoyed listening to this CD for months before I bothered to check out the tape.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, but incomplete July 22, 2004
Format:Audio CD
My daughter is an Irish step dancer, and we've seen the traveling LOTD show. Her school performs to many of the songs. We also own the LOTD dvd. I just bought this disc for her for her birthday, and it is AWESOME...listening to it gives me goosebumps.

My only negative comment is that the disc does not include all the songs from the show. In particular, the fiddle duet "Strings of Fire" is not there, which is one of my favorite parts of the show.

Otherwise, I highly recommend it. I dare you to sit still while listening!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Wonderful music--I love every track! (Except "Spirit in the New World"--what's it even doing on here? In a word, ugh.) For those who un-expertly enjoy Celtic music (I can't speak for the experts because I'm not one), buy this CD today--you'll be glad you did! However, does anybody realize that this is actualy the re-telling of an Irish legend? And am I the only one who cares about that? I thought the folklore and the conflict between Don Dorcha (the Dark Lord) and the Lord of the Dance added to the awesomeness of the music and the tapping, but maybe I'm the only one who really saw the STORY behind the show... And to those who say that this is nothing more than a "Michael Flatley Show"--isn't it supposed to be? Look, the guy may be arrogant and the guy may drive you crazy, but no one can doubt that he can dance. At first his apparent conceit really bothered me, too, but I decided that I wouldn't let it keep me from completely enjoying The Lord of the Dance. He is, after all! Besides, I'd say at least a small part of that "arrogance" is what would be better called "stage presence." It makes watching so much more enjoyable when the performer obviously loves what he does! And remember, all the greats have their era. Let him enjoy his to the fullest extent. HE IS AWESOME!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful modern celtic energy! March 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I am an avid LotD fan, and have seen it live numerous times. If you can't see it in person, this is the next best thing. The music on this soundtrack takes you from fast-paced, energetic, upbeat tempos that make you want to dance till you drop, to slow, melodic, relaxing songs that make you ponder the world around you. There is someting on this CD for everyone - I have given this CD as a gift to 12 people, ranging in ages from 9 to 86, and every single one finds a song that touches them. The music is unlike any other celtic music to date, and is a must buy for everyone. You will not be sorry!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought back part of my childhood
I loved this as a kid. Listening to the music really reminds me of good times and it is great fun

Also Warrior is on my workout mix, it just makes those squats easier.
Published 1 month ago by William Brice
5.0 out of 5 stars About time to look at it again
Love it. We enjoy getting together to watch it. He is a very good showman, puts lots of work and money into sh0w.
Published 3 months ago by Linda Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Excited Musical to see Live
This was the most excited and beautiful set play I have ever seen. You leave the theater dancing and your heart beating. I had to have the music to it.
Published 3 months ago by Janet C Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Ballet!
Great for ballet music! If you like moving music, this CD is perfect for you. I am a ballet dancer, but I love music with a lot of build instead of traditional classic!
Published 5 months ago by Shelbakinz
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Michael Tapping and Music
This music gets you wanting to tap dance. I listen to this alot in my car and I enjoy it. I bought this cd to replace my old one because it got scratched up...
Published 7 months ago by CARRIE
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This is a very special CD to me and to my relatives. Fantastic music. I love Irish music and the dance is great too.
Published 8 months ago by sundancer
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fabulous
I enjoy all of Michaels music, dances. I never get tired of watching them. He is such a gifted man.
Published 8 months ago by judith ann lambert
4.0 out of 5 stars a one of a kind
Michael Flatley shouldn't have been on top of the dancing world yet his persistence and drive made a small boy into a world class dancer. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Chris Dalton
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Words
Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance is truly one fantastic piece of artwork in the musical world. Truly an inspirational piece of music and dance.
Published 13 months ago by woofy7
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!
I can't believe I never thought to buy this before now. It's so fabulous. Makes me happy and wanna dance every time I listen to it!!
Published 14 months ago by M. B. Cundall
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