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Sharon Shannon and Friends: Libertango album

2 versions: Bonus disc version

1The Whitestrand Sling4:36
2Libertango (feat. Kristy MacColl)4:25
3Duncans5:02
4An Phailistin (feat. Roisin Elsafty)4:08
5Albatross3:24
6Hogs and Heifers4:40
7The Seven Rejoices of Mary (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)4:59
Sinéad O'Connor
8All the Ways You Wander (feat. Pauline Scanlon)3:51
9The Burst Mattress6:13
10Spacy Party6:08
11Anachie Gordon (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)6:38
12The Wishing Well4:36
13What You Make It (Da Da Da Da)3:07

Catalog Information

Release DateCatalog InfoBuy It
2003.09.15IE CD
digipack
2004.09.14US CD

Compass COM 4392

Compass Records
digipack
CD front, US
CD booklet front, US
CD booklet back, US
CD back, US
CD disc, US

Bonus disc version

1The Whitestrand Sling4:36
2Libertango (feat. Kristy MacColl)4:25
3Duncans5:02
4An Phailistin (feat. Roisin Elsafty)4:08
5Albatross3:24
6Hogs and Heifers4:40
7The Seven Rejoices of Mary (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)4:59
Sinéad O'Connor
8All the Ways You Wander (feat. Pauline Scanlon)3:51
9The Burst Mattress6:13
10Spacy Party6:08
11Anachie Gordon (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)6:38
12The Wishing Well4:36
13What You Make It (Da Da Da Da)3:07

1Duncans4:46
2The Bungee Jumpers4:13
3All the Ways You Wander3:51
4Micho Russells5:14
5Rathlin Island2:04
6Valentine3:26
7The Burst Mattress5:54
8A Case of You5:18
9Aires de Pontevedra1:49
10Jims Jigs3:50
11Jota do Porto do Cabo3:49

Catalog Information

Release DateCatalog InfoBuy It
2004.?IE 2xCD
digipack

Quotes

(Source: John Reynolds)

Virtuoso accordionist, fiddler, and bandleader Sharon Shannon has walked a brave and personal path through traditional Irish music, inventively fusing it with reggae rhythms, rock backbeats, and the aching twang of American country and bluegrass. Previous collaborators have included dub pioneer Dennis Bovell, members of U2, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, the Waterboys, and classical maverick Nigel Kennedy.

She continues to defy and redefine musical boundaries with this album, the stunningly diverse Libertango. A year’s worth of touring and recording with Sinead O’Connor led Shannon to rediscover the role of female vocalists in her own music, resulting in several stirring encounters here. O’Connor guests on two traditional songs, while the much-missed Kirsty MacColl delivers the title track, a tango by the great Argentine composer Astor Piazolla. New Sharon Shannon Band vocalist Pauline Scanlon shines on "All the Ways You Wander".

Instrumentally, Shannon draws from an ambitious and intriguing range of influences. While staying firmly grounded in the agile beauty of her traditional Irish and Scottish roots, Shannon embraces blues (on a haunting cover of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless "Albatross"), Arabian, jazz, and Latin sources. Encompassing instrumental and vocal features, traditional and eclectic styles, and a wide range of virtuoso accompanists, Libertango is the definitive album from one of Irish music’s most renowned performers.

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