Genre: World
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Loreena McKennitt The Journey So Far The Best of Loreena McKennitt Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Loreena McKennitt

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Numbered, Limited Edition 180g Vinyl!
The Journey So Far - The Best of Loreena McKennitt Spotlights Juno Award Winner and 2X Grammy Nominee's Three-Decade Career!

With 14 million albums sold, a pair of Juno Awards and two GRAMMY® nominations, Loreena McKennitt has established a singular career with her groundbreaking blend of Celtic sounds and World Beat. This career is now documented on Universal Music Enterprises’ The Journey So Far—The Best of Loreena McKennitt.

A successful self-managed maverick since her early days busking on the streets of Toronto, McKennitt established her own Quinlan Road label and publishing company, releasing nine studio albums and five live recordings. She garnered double-platinum honors for 1997’s The Book of Secrets and its Top 20 radio hit, “The Mummers’ Dance,” and has produced albums in various locales—including a barn in Southern Ontario, a Benedictine monastery in Ireland and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio in England, where she recorded four of her releases. Her extensive traveling has helped form McKennitt’s distinctive eclectic Celtic sound, which incorporates the influences of Moorish and Middle Eastern music into her own lyrics and those by great poets like Shakespeare, W.B. Yeats and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

The Journey So Far—The Best of Loreena McKennitt features a selection of 12 fan favorites curated by McKennitt herself, including “The Mummers’ Dance” and “Bonny Portmore,” a traditional Irish folk song included on the soundtrack to Highlander III—The Sorcerer, as well as “Dante’s Prayer,” which led to her citation in Dan Brown’s best-selling Inferno. The set also includes “The Mystic’s Dream,” which was used extensively in The Mists of Avalon, a critically acclaimed mini-series starring Anjelica Huston.

“One of the motivating factors in putting out a best-so-far album was to introduce the music to parts of the world that for one reason or another have not had ready access to my catalogue over the years. The album was created foremost with those people in mind," says Loreena.

This journey has taken McKennitt around the world, where she has performed for dignitaries including HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in honor of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. She recently performed at the fantastical wedding of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas in Big Sur, California.

• 180g Vinyl LP
• Numbered, Limited Edition of 10,000

Side One:

1. The Mystic's Dream (album edit)
2. Bonny Portmore
3. The Bonny Swans (album edit)
4. The Mummers' Dance (single remix)
5. Down By the Sally Gardens
6. Stolen Child
Side Two:
1. The Lady of Shalott (album edit)
2. Marco Polo
3. Penelope's Song
4. Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance
5. The Old Ways
6. Dante's Prayer

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