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Emerald (Alan Stivell album)

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Released  October 2009
Explore (2007)  Emerald (2009)
Artist  Alan Stivell
Producer  Alan Stivell
Length  57:55
Emerald (2009)  AMzer Seasons (2015)
Release date  October 2009
Label  Keltia Musique
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Recorded  2009 - Rennes (Brittany)
Genres  Music of Brittany, Celtic rock, Neofolk
Similar  Alan Stivell albums, Other albums

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Emerald is the 23rd album by Breton musician Alan Stivell, released in 2009. The album celebrates Stivell's 40-year career (Emerald wedding) since 1970's Reflets (Reflections), his first album as a singer. It's a return to the roots, a return to the violin and to folk-rock (Chemins de Terre), and both an ever innovative approach, playing on electric harp and bagpipes prototypes and in musical arrangements that are as eclectic as they are original.

Contents

Overview

Stivell chooses to travel across the Celtic nations, worldwide (Africa, India, America) and through the musical styles that influenced him (folk-rock, electropop, traditional). He created a mix of acoustic and electric Celtic harps and bagpipes, folk-rock orchestration (violins, guitars, percussion) navigating in different cultures and languages. In the single Britanny's - Ar Bleizi mor (wolffish, sailors), he pay homage to the sea, which he claims its role as a link between peoples. With his very distinctive vocal and writing styles, he effortlessly blends Breton, French and English (along with Gaelic and Welsh). In addition, Stivell wanted to present songs that were popular in the Brittany of yesteryear as well as in English-speaking and other Celtic countries.

Personnel

  • Alan Stivell : vocals, harps, bagpipes, bombarde, flutes, percussion, synthesizers, piano, arrangements, production and composition.
  • Loumi Seveno : violins, alti, viele, bodhran (1,2,4,5,7,8,9).
  • Christope Peloil : alto (2).
  • Gaetan Grandjean : acoustic and electric guitar.
  • Nicolas Méheust : Hammond organ, melotron, piano and bass.
  • Marcus Camus : percussion, drums.
  • Iwan Ellien du Bagad Gwengamp : Scottish soldier drum (3).
  • Dom Duff : vocals (1,4).
  • Solenn Lefeuvre : vocals (2).
  • Ensemble choral du Bout du Monde directed by Christian Desbordes (11,12).
  • Songs

    1Brittany's5:54
    2Lusk4:08
    3Marionig3:30

    References

    Emerald (Alan Stivell album) Wikipedia


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