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Loreena McKennitt - Parallel dreams

 

[CD-cover] Loreena McKennitt - Parallel Dreams

This "record is one of the most successful independent releases ever in McKennitt's native Canada. Her first to feature original compositions ... with its fusion of Celtic and North American native rythms."

Loreena writes in the CD booklet:

Beyond the transportation into fantasy, dreams served as a vehicle through which we have integrated our conscious and subconscious, the real and the surreal, the powerful and the intangible.
The dreams found in this recording span a wide range from the contemporary to the historical as in the Romeo and Juliet story of Jeannie and her lover in Annachie Gordon; the singular as in the little Dublin street girl who dreams of having a home; to the plural in those who dream of freedom as reflected in Breaking the silence; or the earth's yearning for release from the oppression of the human hand in Ancient pines. In the Huron Beltane fire dance I have tried to recall the reverence for dreams of the North American first peoples and the early Celts. If there is a recurrent thread which runs through these dreans it is one of yearning toward love, liberty and integration. Of all the variations of dreams we may have, these surely are or parallel dreams.

Contents

  1. SAMAIN NIGHT
    Music and Lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
  2. MOON CRADLE
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
    Lyrics by Padraic Colum, arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  3. HURON 'BELTANE' FIRE DANCE
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
  4. ANNACHIE GORDON
    Traditional, arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  5. STANDING STONES
    Music by Loreena McKennitt Lyrics traditional, arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  6. DICKENS' DUBLIN (THE PALACE)
    Music and lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
  7. BREAKING THE SILENCE
    Music and lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
  8. ANCIENT PINES
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
Note: numbers 3 and 8 are instrumental

 
Parallel dreams - Quinlan Road, 1989 (QRCD 105 / QR 105)
Cited text from a leaflet released by Quinlan Road.

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[CD: Elemental] [CD: To drive the cold winter away] [CD: Parallel dreams] [CD: The visit] [CD: The mask and mirror] [CD: The book of secrets] [CD: An ancient muse] [CD: The wind that shakes the barley]
[CD: A winter garden] [CD: A midwinter night's dream] [CD: Live in San Francisco] [CD: Live in Paris and Toronto] [CD: A Mediterranean Odyssey] [CD: Troubadours on the Rhine] [CD: The journey so far] [video: No journey's end] [video: Nights from the Alhambra] [video: A moveable musical feast]

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