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Thread #21169 Message #488866
Posted By: radriano
21-Jun-01 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: There's the Day (Cathal McConnell)
Subject: RE: 'There's the day' - Cathal McConnell
Based on Brendy's post, I purchased a copy of Clannad's live recording and, I must say, I couldn't have been more disapointed.
First of all the CD had no liner notes whatsoever. The inside of the "J" card had a list of other recordings offered by the same company. There was no mention of what the performers names were, no explanation of any of the songs. And the "signature song" which I bought the album for was nothing more than jumble of solos that featured (I suppose) the bands' foray into semi-jazz riffs. The song was mangled in the process, in my opinion.
Now I have nothing against Brendy. I don't know Brendy. Her tastes are quite different from mine and there's nothing wrong with that. This experience has taught me that I should not run out and buy a recording based on what someone says in a post.
In my opinion, this Clannad recording is nothing more than an attempt to appeal to as many people as possible. I prefer a more traditional approach, one in which the songs and performers are given a bit more respect.