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  • Audio CD (November 14, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000J233TO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Samain Night
2. Moon Cradle
3. Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance
4. Annachie Gordon
5. Standing Stones
6. Dickens' Dublin (The Palace)
7. Breaking The Silence
8. Ancient Pines

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As all the other CD's of Loreena McKennitt's, the music and her voice is inspiring and beautiful.
Lady of the Red Dragons
I enjoy music with a "Celtic" flavour and if you are into that sort of thing, then this album is a must for your collection.
"lgb2000"
While perhaps not as well-known as her later releases, "Parralel Dreams" is still my favorite Loreena McKennitt CD.
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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
While perhaps not as well-known as her later releases, "Parralel Dreams" is still my favorite Loreena McKennitt CD. True, the production values are not as lush and exotic as her "The Mask and Mirror" and "The Book of Secrets" albums but in these songs her voice and harp are highlighted to hauntingly beautiful effect. While tackling such bleak themes as lost love, murder, homelessness, and torture, each song is sung with an emotional radiance that can send shivers down your spine and warmth into your heart. As Loreena says in her liner notes, "If there is a recurrent thread that runs through these dreams [songs], it is one of yearning toward love, liberty and integration." Now that the CD has been remastered for better sound quality AND includes a free DVD as well, no true Loreena McKennitt fan should be without this album. The DVD consists of a 30-minute short in which Loreena discusses her music and inspiration, 2 music videos, and selected musical samples from her albums. This DVD satisfies my (parallel?) dreams of both hearing and seeing LM doing what she does best. I've upgraded to this new edition; get yours while you still can!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By C. B Collins Jr. on October 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Lorenna McKennitt is the Celtic Queen of the 21st Century. She links us to the romantic, sad, and tragic Celtic tradition with a contemporary flair. She rearranges traditional Irish folk songs and also writes contemporary works that hark back to that age.

In "Samain Night" and "Moon Cradle" she displays her considerable musical talent with her hauntingly beautiful voice and superb pacing of lyrics. Like the great Jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, or the super-star Joni Mitchell, Loreeena's control and pacing is fantastic causing the listener to hold their breath with each pause.

In "Huron Beltane Fire Dance" we are treated to a contemporary tune with Irish undertones.

In "Annachie Gordon" this traditional work is not rushed but is fully developed over 8 minutes, as Lorrena weaves a tale of love for a handsome young poor man, Annachie, by Jeannie. Jeannie's father insists she must marry a rich man rather than the pretty poverty stuck Annachie. Jeannie argues with her parents but they insist she marry. After the marriage she refuses to sleep with the Gentelman she marries and she warns her family that she will die if she can not love Annachie. As her brides maids undress her for the bridal chamber, she falls dead from a broken heart. When the maids tell Annachie he rushes to her body, kisses her cold lips, and then also dies of love. Wow! These folks knew how to love didn't they? At least Romeo and Juliett had poisons and swords. McKennitt's treatment of this song is very straight and traditional without irony but rather as a soft tale of love's power.

"Standing Stones" is actually a ghost story as young lovers part in the night and as the male lover returns home a dark figure jumps him and stabs him in the heart.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Barron Laycock HALL OF FAME on November 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
First, by way of a disclaimer, I would like to be able to claim that I have in fact been a fan of Loreena McKennitt right from the beginning of her long and illustrious career, but alas! The sad truth is that I only discovered her a few short years ago thanks to a friend who had her "The Visit" CD playing in his SUV when he picked me up for lunch. Needless to say, I was blown away by what I heard as we tooled down the snowy streets of Cambridge past the ivied halls of Harvard on our way to a local spaghetti place. Having already become a confirmed fan of Celtic music with Irish artists like Van Morrison and Clannad, I quickly bought all of her CDs, and as a result have come to admire her work a great deal. Needless to say, this particular album, "Parallel Dreams", is a personal favorite.
Her voice is hard to describe, other than to say it has a haunting, ethereal quality that is the perfect vehicle for her wide-ranging compositions and arrangements. It is hard to classify her work, because it does encompass quite arrange of different genres. It is safe to say that she draws from an amazingly rich store of different kinds of traditional music, and seems to breathe her won unifying force in delivering them in a manner that is at once both traditional and innovative. Thus, from the opening strains of "Samain Night" through the mystical treatment of "Standing Stones" to the ending sounds of "Ancient Pines", the work seems to thread itself together seamlessly, even though the sources for the individual songs is often quite different. The only way to properly appreciate her wondrous abilities is to experience them. Otherwise, I feel like the guy trying to convince his lady friend to take her first roller-coaster ride. You have to explode down all the way from the top of the edifice to understand the rush. So it is with our lady Loreena. Buy it and get ready for the rush!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 1999
Format: Audio CD
While aimlessly wandering through the c.d. store, I suddenly found myself standing awkwardly in front of the "New Age" section. "This is new territory," I whispered to no one in particular, since the store was mysteriously empty on a Saturday afternoon. "Why not?" I asked myself... I had the money to make such an impulse buy. I needn't feel guilty. I glanced over the selections available, the words "Parallel Dreams" catching my eye. This is the c.d. I had to purchase!!! Having no idea what I was getting in to, I grabbed the plastic case and glided to the register. "Will this be all?" I heard through a new bewildering fog of excitement. "Yes, thank you," I replied quietly. The beginning of a new me. Returning home to my protected shelter, I popped the disk into my stereo, cranked the volume to a level unusually high for my standards, and sat back in my most comfortable chair to listen to result of my adventure in the music store. What beautiful, elegant melodies I heard!!! Unlike anything... It felt almost sinful this enchanting lullaby of sweet chords and discords! I felt a new sense of freedom and individuality springing from the inner depths of my body. After listening to this album, I have to say that Loreena McKennit is a master of the New Age music. Her intricate pieces represent a quality unlike any other. Intriguing and tempting, I would suggest this c.d., "Parallel Dreams," to anyone even vaguely interested in New Age music.
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