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Solas / For Love And Laughter
Album:For Love And Laughter Collection:World
Artist:Solas Added:10/2008
Label:Compass Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-02 Pull Date:2009-01-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:4 Jan21 Dec14 Dec7 Dec30 Nov23 Nov16 Nov9 Nov

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 02 Nov 16:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Tue, 06 Jan 09:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Thu, 11 Feb 16:Shay Z
All Passion No Technique
5.Wed, 31 Dec 08:Decca
Cipher's Crop Circle
3.Wed, 07 Jan 09:Decca
Cipher's Crop Circle
6.Tue, 30 Dec 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-13 
Contemporary Celtic folk from these Irish-American stars. New singer Mairead Phelan adds gorgeous vocals to the expert playing on flute, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, fiddle, accordion, and keyboards. Solid throughout, in English and Gaelic.

*1. Instantly catchy set of two reels. Bright and lively.
*2. Fresh and fiery story song w/good vocals & a toe-tapping bounce.
3. A sweet, dreamy opening becomes a midtempo set of dances.
*4. Fragile vocals in a lush and sweeping ballad. Lovely.
5. Midtempo pop folk w/female vocals & a hint of country.
6. An old-fashioned waltz then a more contemporary mid dance. Nice.
*7. Upbeat w/great strings (very cool banjo) and serious playing.
8. Downtempo Rickie Lee Jones cover. Melodic & sweeping.
9. Midtempo folk rock w/a strong beat and good use of strings.
*10. Mid/uptempo set of dances, stylish and such great musicianship.
11. Downtempo, romantic ballad with sweet vocal harmonies.
12. Slow and sad with a gorgeous melody and lush arrangement.

Track Listing
1.Eoin Bear's Reel/ Tune For Sharon/ The Rossa Reel 7.Vital Mental Medicine/ The Pullet
2.Seven Curses 8.Sailor Song
3.Tilly's Jig/ The Happy Traveler 9.There Is A Time
4.Mollai Na Gcuach Ni Chulleanain 10.John Riordan's Heels/ Hoban's White House/ The Lisnagun Jig
5.Merry Go Round 11.The Gallant Hussar
6.Sunday's Waltz/ Solo Double Oh 12.My Dream Of You