The Celtic Book of Days
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||Equos Fair||David Arkenstone||4:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heart of Spring||David Arkenstone||4:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stormcry||David Arkenstone||4:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Road to the Faire||David Arkenstone||5:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Light of the Water||David Arkenstone||4:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In the Ancient Time||David Arkenstone||3:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Festival||David Arkenstone||5:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Yearning Hearts||David Arkenstone||3:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Behind Walls of Stone||David Arkenstone||5:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Boats||David Arkenstone||5:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cailleach's Whisper||David Arkenstone||3:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Children of the Sun||David Arkenstone||3:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Turning of the Year||David Arkenstone||4:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Dragon's Breath||David Arkenstone||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Quest of Culhwch||David Arkenstone||4:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Anyone who loves the Chieftains but is looking for music with more of a beat will likely end up wearing out this jewel of a CD, 66 minutes of some of the most delectably written and produced Celtic-themed instrumental music ever recorded by anybody. "Equos Fair" starts off with a spirited quotation of original and traditional themes (especially one piece that is often quoted by Alan Stivell) on pipes, tin whistle, harp, guitar, and drums, with horns — the effect sort of makes one think of the Chieftains imitating Ennio Morricone. There are some gorgeous choral passages as well, and swelling, airy new age interludes (after all, this is a Windham Hill release), and synthesizer-ornamented sections that may recall Mike Oldfield at his most lyrical. Some tracks, like "Heart of Spring," move a little too close to Celtic-flavored movie music, but even there it's good Celtic-flavored film-style composition. Overall, this is memorable, alternately exciting and soothing, and one of the most worthwhile releases in the Windham Hill catalog.
This album is simply perfect. It's great inspiration. "Stormcry" would have to be favorite track this is the best Celtic album I have found yet. I have been searching for some really great Celtic music...I found it!!!!
I had this when it was on cassette tape. I fell in love with it then and I am so glad I found it on iTunes! I absolutely love the music. It puts me in a great mood no matter how bad my day is.
I just love Celtic music and this is a gem! There is nothing like great Celtic music and this album really delivers!
Born: July 1, 1952 in Chicago, IL
Genre: New Age
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s