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Chieftains ~ The Best Of The Chieftains

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No collection of Irish music would be complete without the Chieftains, who perform traditional songs without any annoying pop-music inflections or sappiness. A collection of their work for Columbia Records, The Best of the Chieftains is an excellent place to begin delving into their sizable catalog. From rousing foot-tappers like "Up Against the Buachalawns" and "Oh! The Breeches Full of Stitches" to wistful airs such as "No. 6 The Coombe" and "Chase Around the Windmill," it's all highly enjoyable music, performed by the finest musicians Ireland has to offer. I first heard this CD on someone's portable stereo in the Colorado mountains, but your living room should be sufficient if no mountains are available. --Genevieve Williams

1. Up Against The Buachalawns
2. Boil The Breakfast Early
3. Friel's Kitchen
4. No. 6 The Coombe
5. O'Sullivan's March
6. Sea Image
7. An Speic Seoigheach
8. The Dogs Among The Bushes
9. The Job Of Journeywork
10. Oh! The Breeches Full Of Stitches
11. Chase Around The Windmill, Toss The Feathers...
12. The Wind That Shakes The Barley, The Reel With...

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 28, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: January 28, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia Legacy/Sony
  • ASIN: B00000284K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,270 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Was looking for an intro to Irish folk and it appears I picked the right group and CD with which to start!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason on September 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
After having heard the Chieftain produced "Fire In the Kitchen" album, this CD was like taking a step back in time. It was the first true taste of traditional Irish music that I ever heard. No fancy computers to "beef up" the sound, just true Irish music played from the heart. The CD is well paced with a good mix of toe-tapping jigs and reels, and slower marches, but the emotion is always there. This CD is traditional, and it reminds us of the origins of the music that has made its impact on mainstream america, origins that should never be forgotten.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I love bagpipes ("gaitas" in Galicia, Spain) I first heard The Chieftains play with Carlos Nunez, and I was hooked.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 1998
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the chieftains are truly great musicians. I recently saw them in concert and was amazed! I bought this cd after the concert. it's my first chieftains cd, but it won't be my last. I'm not a country and western fan, but if you are, this album is a must-have. the chieftain's music really illustrates how traditional irish music influenced country and western music in the U.S. if you're not a country fan, but like traditional sounds like violins/winds, you'll love this stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 1998
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This is one of their best on par with chieftains 7, there is a good varity. Their pipe and drum beat put them above others. I keep this one and Chieftains 7 in my truck for those long comutes. I have seen them twice in concert and are as impressive in person.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 1999
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I'm not generally a fan of this type of music, but after seeing and hearing the Chieftains on a popular soap opera, I fell in love with their music. This album is a wonderful collection of up-beat and entertaining music!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Ruggles on September 17, 2005
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The Chieftains are known for their rowdy, spirited Celtic music. Most of the music on this CD was quieting, dirge-like and disappointing to the expectation of the "spirited" music I could pound my knees and legs, get up and dance with.....Too many other artists to enjoy just the Chieftains. I'm wondering who puts these 'favorites' together.
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