Joined: April 2001
||Posted: April 19 2004, 10:49
I've always loved Voyager,it's a great title for an album too,i have'nt heard the original version of The Song Of The Sun,so i can't compare it,but i really like Mike's version,Celtic Rain is another beautiful recording,lovely bell clear guitar work,ok maybe the track is a bit repetitive,and maybe could have done with being a minute or so shorter,but i still really like it.The Hero,reminds me of Tattoo from TB2,where it slowly builds up,untill about 3:30 when the pipes come in.Woman Of Ireland is another slow one,with not really much going on,i think i prefer the single dance version,but i do like Mikes guitar again on this track,the best bit being the last 30 seconds with Mike playing his trademark bell clear guitar .
The Voyager is nice and Celtic,but really does'nt have much going on,good for a soundtrack though i guess.She Moves Through The Fair,is like the last track,but does have some lovely Mike accoustic guitar,so,it's worth the time to listen.Dark Island is a track i really like,lots of accoustic guitar from Mike,and a nice build up to the whole band/orchestra.Wild Goose Flaps It's Wings is for me a very good track,very atmospheric,the opening chords and guitar work so well,Mike has so much anger in the guitar sound,it may be a slow track,but it needs to be,to get ready for the wonderful rake at about 2:50,which sounds great at high volume.Flowers Of The Forest is on of the better cover versions on the album for me,with Mike playing a TB2 sounding guitar,the track builds nicely to a very loud climax,before going all quiet again.Mont St Michel is the highlight of the album,all 12:18 seconds of it,people often asked what Mike could do with a full orchestral piece,well this track goes somewhere to answering that question,Mike plays lovely classical guitar all the way through,building up to one up Mike's best climaxes around 9:30,going all the way to the end
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