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for my birthday, i asked my sister to buy me sean-nos nua in japan (i wanted to have the release with bonus tracks). it was about double the price. but it was okay because after i heard the 2 bonus tracks (spanish lady & marble halls), i thought that they were well worth the extra money.
i think i better veer away from talking about each track in detail. rather, i would talk about how wonderful the album is, as a whole.
in this album, i noticed that even after more than a decade, sinead hasn't lost her passionate, fiery, and mournful voice. although, there are lots of times that she seems to be just whispering and singing a lullaby to a sleeping baby, you could almost always hear that hint of contained anger (not hatred)--like an beautiful (in a morbid way) scar borne of a terrible wound. and somehow these whispers crush your heart. it's like you just want her scream her lungs out. yes, sometimes, she screams and make you feel "normal" again. but sometimes, she doesn't.
i must admit that the first time i listened to the album, i got a little distracted. well, when sinead sings a song, you tend to forget everything else--who wrote the song, where it came from, etc--she just transport you to a completely different reality where even "drifting leaves" seem significant and filled with passion. so, i forgot that the songs in sean-nos nua are actually traditional celtic songs.Read more ›
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I have not yet had a chance to listen to this CD, but I have always wanted a traditional Irish music CD sung by Sinead. Thanks!!Published 10 months ago by KAthryn Hayes Parady
My favorite Sinéad CD---I have them all, and there are many highlights in her brilliant career, but this for me is her greatest moment. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cosmosplace
Sinead O'Connor was born in Glengeary,County Dublin on December 8,1966.She is an Irish Singer,Songwriter,and plays the guitar,bass,keyboards,percussion and low whistle. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jerry Guild
I greatly admire O'Conner's rendition of old ballads. This cd is an emotional history lesson that never fails to make me wish I was Irish.Published on March 21, 2014 by tonda
Need I say more? Sinead's voice comes through beautiful on this cd. It's one of my favorites. On this cd it has the same haunting quality that I find in much of Joni Mitchell's... Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by Bread Baker
I love Sinead O'Connors ability to bring an edgy, hard-rock sound with such a beautiful voice to such traditional Irish songs. Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by Kathleen Yates