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Storybook Journey

June 26, 2012

$8.99
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Cariad
3:06
2
Scarborough Fair
2:53
3
The Rose
3:17
4
A Ei Di'r Deryn Du
2:47
5
Walking in the Air
4:07
6
Fields of St Etienne
2:49
7
Llangollen Market
2:31
8
Siúil a Rún
2:37
9
Bring Him Home
3:15
10
Black Is the Colour
3:23
11
Nearer My God to Thee
4:28
12
Dream a Dream
3:11
13
Caledonia
4:10
14
Calon Lân
2:51
15
Prayer
4:51
16
Sora Wo Aruku
4:08
17
Storybook Journey
3:39

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  • Original Release Date: June 26, 2012
  • Label: Siobhan Owen
  • Copyright: 2012 Siobhan Owen
  • Total Length: 58:03
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  • ASIN: B008DI6WZ8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,254 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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I love her voice, and absolutely love the harp accompaniment.
Mark
Storybook Journey is a journey on many levels....a journey through the faces of love and a journey through different lands and languages.
Ron Gamache
Whether it's Celtic music that you are looking for or not, this album will sooth your soul.
Dale E. Adkins

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ronjdavis on July 6, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
A CD full of great songs all performed to perfection by Siobhan, consisting of a fine mixture of classic, folk and celtic songs and ballads. There are so many gems it is difficult to pick a favourite, so I mention a few. The Rose is a great song in itself and Siobhans' beautiful presentation matches the greatness of the song. Siobhan performs Walking In The Air twice on the album, initially the classic version in English and later in the album in Japanese, a delightful combination. Bring Him Home is absolutely gorgeous, with her sweet, pure voice and charming harp playing it has to be one of the album highlights. Nearer My God To Thee is is amazing, the best version I have heard in this year of remembering the Titanic. Siobhans' voice sounds more powerful than we get used to, and produces a moving version of this hymn. Caledonia is one of my favourite folk songs anyway, and Siobhans' version is just beautiful. Prayer, Calon Lan, Dream A Dream, Scarborough Fair, Cariad, and more, all wonderful songs on this wonderful album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicola Jarvis on September 20, 2012
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Siobhan Owen released her first album, Purely Celtic, in 2008 at the age of fourteen. As the title suggests, Owen had a keen interest in Celtic music and it has run through all of her albums since then. Storybook Journey is her fourth album; conceived, recorded and released at the turn of adulthood. Now eighteen, Owen has not abandoned her passion for Celtic music, but she has broadened her repertoire by integrating her first love with classical crossover, marrying the two genres more cohesively and intimately than any artist has ever done before.

Based on the concept of taking the listener on a narrative journey, each song tells a tale of the traditional kind encompassing "love, war, loss, prayers and dreams". The track list consists of traditional songs of Celtic origin (many unusual) but also holds some surprises in a Japanese version of 'Walking in the Air' (Sora Wo Aruku) and a cover of Secret Garden's 'Prayer'. Highlights include the highly emotive 'Nearer My God To Thee' (recorded in respect of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic), the uplifting 'Caledonia' and the quirky 'Fields of St Etienne'. Highlights aside, all the songs have something to offer, mainly due to the pure and ever-growing versatility of Owen's vocals.

The album's opener, 'Cariad', wastes no time in introducing Owen's clarity and precision. She has always given a Celtic flavour in her vocal delivery, but this time round, she has mixed it with a more classical technique, calling Westenra to mind. Combining the two, she has created her own vocal style, further setting her apart from her contemporaries and freshening up her material.

As well as her vocals, Owen has also taken a slight departure from the arrangements of her previous albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dan Teter on July 8, 2012
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I don't believe that I have ever purchased an album where I fell in love with almost every cut after just one listening. That is until now. Siobhan, through her voice and use of lyrics, has transported me back in time to a place where I have never been. Celtic music has always appealed to me but I wasn't hooked on it until I heard Siobhan newest album. Listening to this album I feel as if Siobhan, taking harp in hand, is leading me down a path to those special places she holds dear in her heart. If you would like to take this journey with her, I highly recommend that you get this album, grab a cool drink, find any easy chair put the album on and get prepared for the trip of your lifetime. You won't be disappointed. (You might want to pack a light jacket).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dale E. Adkins on July 9, 2012
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This latest collection of carefully chosen music for Storybook Journey is masterful. Each track stands on it's own with her crystal clear voice shining through. Whether it's Celtic music that you are looking for or not, this album will sooth your soul.
It is beautifully arranged along with her own lovely harp mastery.
Without question this album is a must-have for a complete music library. Bravo Siobhan!
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By P. Elosser on October 28, 2013
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With a beautiful voice blended with excellent arrangements of classic and well known tuned, Siobhan Owen will both entertain and move you emotionally with her performances.
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There are 2 kinds of music that move me more than any other: Celtic music and Jewish music. Both genres seem to reach deep into my spirit. I love the mournful sound of the penny whistle, all the while I can envision the hills of Ireland and the people of old singing ancient songs. Today I finally got around to downloading Siobhan Owen's lovely Storybook Journey CD. My husband and I have been listening to it on repeat for the past hour. Although this CD is not limited to Celtic influenced songs, it is those tracks that most touch my heart. Siobhan's voice is well suited to the material this CD offers, with a voice that is all at once, pure, unforgettable, innocent and wise.

Her clear, crystal Soprano tone can be joyful or aching as she expresses the lyrics and melodies of each song. Her straight tones and vibrato are beautifully understated and delicate, and her range is extensive.

There are some truly standout arrangements on this CD, but Siobhan's voice shimmers when the accompaniment is subtle, with her own harp and gentle strings, distant pipes, flutes, or a warm cello providing the background. I love the special effects sounds that were used on some tracks. They give certain songs a haunting quality that lingers in your ear after the CD has played through.

Standout tracks for me are "Black Is The Color"...a song I am familiar with but one that became brand new as performed by Siobhan.

"Dream a Dream" is another favorite track, with a melody that many of us have heard before, yet when magically voiced by Siobhan over a unique arrangement, this song is special.

"Prayer" tops my list of favorite tracks on the CD. Another song I have heard from other artists, but this version is truly goosebump inducing. Choir, guitar, harp, and haunting distant piano notes make me feel like I'm floating with Siobhan's voice. This is my absolute favorite track on Storybook Journey.
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