Loreena McKennitt - The journey so far
Excerpt from the official Quinlan Road WWW-site:
The Journey So Far - The Best of Loreena McKennitt is a commemorative recording to celebrate 30 years as a performing and recording artist. This captivating retrospective, follows along an exotic sonic road of career highlights reflecting the scope and diversity of her catalogue and travels.
"When I look back on the road from where I have come, the people I've met, the places and experiences which have informed the music, or even where we created or recorded, I marvel at how rich my journey has been." says Loreena.
It's available as a standard CD, deluxe 2 disc set, digital download, as well as in a limited edition, 180-gram, numbered vinyl format.
The deluxe 2 disc set includes A Midsummer Night's Tour Highlights [tour page], which features nine tracks recorded during her live performance at the Zitadelle fortress in Mainz, Germany in July 2012.
CD one = The Journey So Far, The best of LM
CD two = A Midsummer Night's Tour Highlights
Loreena's comments on the inside of the album cover:
Note to the traveller
Of the many journeys we can take, the ones into the unknown can sometimes be the most compelling. Not only did music choose me (rather than me, it), so did the road of the Celts beckon, at first to Ireland, and then far beyond to Spain, Morocco, Turkey, China, Mongolia, Greece and other distant points.
The retrospective, The Journey So Far, is simplty that -- musical snapshots of a journey yet to complete itself ... and perhaps never will. And like many snapshots, these songs reflect the numerous exotic and culturally rich places to which I have travelled, and the many generous, talented and adventurous poeple by whom I have enriched along the way.
All of us being pilgrims of sorts, coming from different points of the compass, sharing the road together for a while and on one so rich -- we can only wonder where it will lead us from here.
I hope this inspires many of you on your journeys and reflections to who knows where. Thank you for sharing my road.
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