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Voice Of Ages [Deluxe Edition] [CD+DVD]

The Chieftains, Bon IverAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 21, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: HEAR MUSIC
  • ASIN: B006CC0XP2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Carolina Rua [Imelda May]
2. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies [Pistol Annies]
3. Pretty Little Girl [Carolina Chocolate Drops]
4. Down in the Willow Garden [Bon Iver]
5. Lily Love [The Civil Wars]
6. The Lark in the Clear Air / Olam Punch [Punch Brothers]
7. My Lagan Love [Lisa Hannigan]
8. When the Ship Comes In [The Decemberists]
9. School Days Over [The Low Anthem]
10. The Frost is All Over [Punch Brothers]
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Making Of 'Voice of Ages'
2. School Days Over [The Low Anthem] music video

Editorial Reviews

Deluxe edition includes bonus DVD that contains the video for 'School Days Over' plus a documentary on the making of the album. 2012 release from the Irish Folk legends, an imaginative collaboration featuring a dazzling collection of like-minded musical visionaries and kindred spirits, Voice of Ages, produced by Paddy Moloney and T Bone Burnett, features The Chieftains teaming with stars from the worlds of indie-rock (Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem), country and Americana (The Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers), Irish and Scottish folk (Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Paolo Nutini) and more.

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191 of 196 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars who collaborated on which track February 21, 2012
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The song titles don't say who collaborated on which track. Here they are, in case anyone's curious:

1.) Carolina Rua Reel/The Ladies Pantalettes - w/ Imelda May
2.) Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies - w/ Pistol Annies
3.) Pretty Little Girl - w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
4.) Down In The Willow Garden - w/ Bon Iver
5.) Lily Love - w/ The Civil Wars
6.) The Lark In The Clear Air / Olam Punch - w/ Punch Brothers
7.) My Lagan Love - w/ Lisa Hannigan
8.) When The Ship Comes In - w/ The Decemberists
9.) School Days Over - w/ The Low Anthem
10.) The Frost Is All Over - w/ Punch Brothers
11.) Peggy Gordon - w/ The Secret Sisters
12.) Hard Times Come Again No More - w/ Paolo Nutini
13.) The Chieftains Reunion
14.) The Chieftains In Orbit - w/ NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman
15.) Lundu - w/ Carlos Núñez
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEAR MUSIC APPRECIATORS February 22, 2012
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Dear Music Appreciators,

VOICE OF AGES is a joyful 50th anniversary celebration and a gift from The Chieftains to their fans and lovers of traditional Irish music around the world. The album is not purely traditional Irish music, but every song has some special quality to link it to the spirit of The Chieftains and what they've been about for the last fifty years. As a collaborative album this is a chance to expose world music fans to some of the finest musical artists working outside of the top forty today, and to expose fans of those artists to The Chieftains.

The album includes seventeen songs across fifteen tracks, eleven of which are considered traditional, and those that are not are wrapped in traditional sounding arrangements.

Dylan fans will be interested (happily or sadly - you know how those Dylanphiles can be) to hear independent lit rockers The Decemberists perform "When the Ship Comes In," backed by The Chieftains. It has been nearly fifty years since Dylan and Joan Baez performed that song at The March on Washington.

Fans of recent Grammy-winning act The Civil Wars will relish the Americana duo's original song contribution to this album.

Of course the Bon Iver track will draw deserved attention. He's a popular and a busy boy these days...

19th century American music purists will be dismayed to see Stephen Foster's name left out of the credits on "Hard Times Come Again No More."

Take notice of all the names on the album cover. They are all worth knowing.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chieftains still have it after 50 years February 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I was worried that since the retirement of Martin Fay and the death of Derek Bell back in 2002 that any future albums would be a disappointment. Was I ever wrong.

Although no one can ever replace Martin and Derek, the guest musicians have filled out the ranks nicely and managed to keep the feel and style that have made the Chieftains what they are for so long. And Triona Marshall is an excellent harpist, adding that air of elegance that Derek used to provide.

A true Chieftains collaboration album worth a listen. And a reminder that this band is still vital and worth listening to even after 50 years.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Chieftains with a modern twist February 21, 2012
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I downloaded this album on release date for the amazing price of $3.99. I would not hesitate to download this at full price however. To me this is the perfect melding of the talents of THE greatest Irish band with many of today's most interesting "alt folk" artists. If you are a Chieftains fan, you will be thrilled with this release. If you are a fan of any of the guests on this record, you should be very pleased also - welcome to the world of the Chieftains - use this opportunity to explore this group further!!

I strongly recommend this record. Beautifully recorded and produced - and the band is STILL in top form after 50 years. Quite possibly the Chieftain's finest "duets" effort; this will be the best folk and/or international release of the year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better with age. April 28, 2012
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Great collabrative effort. One of my favorite world music CD's. I hope The Chieftains continue making music and showing the world how unigue Irish music is.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed May 6, 2012
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I love the Chieftains and was so looking forward to this new CD/DVD edition. There are only about 3 or 4 songs on the whole thing that I really like. The music is good but the voices (especially the female singers) are really not to my liking. The first song on the track, I can't really understand what the singer is saying and what I do understand just seems silly to me and the tempo is (and I have no other word for it) irritating. The songs done by the Chieftains themselves are wonderful and I could listen to them over and over; however, I am disappointed that I spent around $15 (which normally would be a great price for both a CD and DVD) for something that really only has 3 or 4 songs that I will listen to out of about 15 tracks. It is really not up to their usually standard of the past. I guess you just can't hit a home run every time out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Introduction To the Chieftains August 4, 2013
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This is certainly one of the most fun introductions to Celtic Music especially if you are already a fan of alternative or progressive folk music. Even after a 3rd and 4th listen through, I still found myself tapping my foot along to the beat of The Punch Brothers rendition of "The Frost is All Over" or The Decembrists version of "When the Ship Comes In". Since the "Voice of Ages" comprises multiple artists, it would be helpful to get the liner notes if downloading the mp3 album, however most of the artists in the compilation have such distinctive styles it is very hard to confuse them. Purists might object to the fact that, in many ways, The Chieftains unique approach to Irish traditional music is over-shadowed by the very distinctive personalities of the bands covering the songs. In this sense the album might not be an ideal tribute album. But even with this caveat, it still remains an utterly accessible album with tunes that will have you humming along to Celtic tunes well after the last track has finished.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not great
The Chieftains have been around forever. They always have guest singers on their cds. I thought i'd have been more impressed with this one, however. They've done better work.
Published 2 months ago by "Ali"
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a fan...
Anyone who already owns several of The Chieftans CDs knows that this combination of CD and the DVD are just the "Pint at Paddy's"!! Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. B. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift
While visiting my friends in Texas, they always have the best music playing. We are fans of the Chieftains and they didn't have a copy of this. Now, they do! Great album.
Published 5 months ago by Teresa Merriman
5.0 out of 5 stars voice of ages
This was a Christmas present and she loved it very much. The Chieftains are a outstanding Band and we are pleased with the product
Published 8 months ago by William B Hines
5.0 out of 5 stars nice disc
I am a long time fan of the chieftains and wanted this for my collection. Nice selection of artist on album
Published 10 months ago by Danny McAmis
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but not the Chieftains
Voice of Ages is similar to Fire in the Kitchen. it is an excellent presentation of Celtic songs by young artists. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andee
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic collection of collaborations
Once again the Chieftains show the universality of their works & talents. Lily Love is one of my all-time favs.
Published 12 months ago by edwardwhite
5.0 out of 5 stars Irish
The Chieftains continue to put out a mix of traditional Irish Music with duets from around the world. Nicely done.
Published 12 months ago by Denver B. Cornett
5.0 out of 5 stars have always enjoyed the chieftains music
The music is very well done and chosen for the groups that are participating in this album. I had only heard one of the groups before this album this gives me other groups to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Harold W. Crosley Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Voice of Ages by the Chieftains
Any music that the Chieftains come out with is always the best ever. Their choice of artists to sing on their projects is first rate!
Published 17 months ago by Jeanne Walters
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