Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey is the music recommendation for the week. This selection is slightly off the genre path I frequently recommend so I suggest you listen to sample cuts to see if this music is to your taste. The two CDs I have are The Irish and The Greatest Journey, but there are others to choose from.
Here is one Amazon review that matches my reaction to this music. Several cuts are recommended in the following review. One of my favorites is “You Raise Me Up.”
“Celtic Woman fans and music lovers alike will enjoy this release! If you are new to CW, I would recommend this CD. It is what it says it is: the essential collection. Compiled in this CD are many of the most loved songs that the group has released over the span of the past few years. For those who are not familiar with them, it is a good way to have a look at what they are all about.
In addition, there are two NEW songs that CW fans will go nuts for: “The Call” (lyrics by Brendan Graham) and “Pie Jesu,” which is a duet between Chloe and Lynn. It is lovely to hear Lynn on these two songs, as she has a fantastic voice and is such a perfect addition to the group! “The Call” is an absolutely beautiful song. It’s very powerful, very uplifting and has an almost haunting quality to it. In my opinion, it may end up being one of their best songs yet, and certainly one to look forward to hearing on the upcoming tour!
Also, for those of you who love CW’s Christmas DVD, you’ll notice that “Green The Whole Year Round” is on this CD! It has never before been put on one of their CD’s (it wasn’t on the Christmas CD, just the DVD), so that’s very exciting! It’s a lovely song, one of Lisa’s best, so I was elated to see it on this album!
To me, this is the perfect “essential collection” or “greatest hits album,” if you will. Most of the favorites are on it, and two new (AMAZING) songs are included.
The only negative I see is that I feel it is missing a few of their most amazing songs, most notably “Sing Out!” which is a favorite of mine. At the end of the day, however, it is difficult in deciding which songs to put on an album like this, especially because they have had so many lovely songs.
To sum up, Celtic Woman fans will love this release and will more than likely want to have it ASAP, even those of you who are more anxious for something completely new. Folks who may be curious about the group and interested in hearing their music should definitely get this as well.”