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A Mediterranean Odyssey

Loreena McKennitt Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Hear the haunting voice live….From Istanbul to Athens, from Byblos to Budapest. The 2-disc commemorative package of live performance highlights from Loreena McKennitt’s 2009 Mediterranean Tour, as well as previously released studio recordings, inspired by the history of The Celts in the Mediterranean. Also includes a 24 page lavishly illustrated booklet featuring on-location photographs captured during the tour.

Disc 1 “The Olive and the Cedar” A Mediterranean-themed collection of 11 studio recordings personally selected by Loreena McKennitt from her back catalogue.

Disc 2 “From Istanbul to Athens” 56 minutes of concert highlights from the 2009 Mediterranean Tour including five songs not featured in previous Loreena McKennitt “in concert” releases.

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A Mediterranean Odyssey comprises a richly designed Limited Edition 2 disc set commemorating Loreena McKennitt's 2009 Mediterranean Tour. Designed to attract not only the legions of devoted Loreena listeners, but to expose and inspire the uninitiated to an exotic, haunting and emotional musical experience they will never forget. A glittering addition to Loreena McKennitt's catalogue - A Mediterranean Odyssey combines NEW live performances of audience favourites from her 2009 Mediterranean Tour with a collection of previously released studio recordings. Inspired by the tones, textures and rich cultural heritage of the Mediterranean, this latest release features virtuosic performances on authentic instruments including oud, lyra, bouzouki, harp and hurdy-gurdy alongside electric guitar, cello and percussion. Experience the continuing journey of the Celts across the Mediterranean and Aegean seas with this evocative 2-disc set. Disc 1 "The Olive and the Cedar" A Mediterranean-inspired collection of 11 studio recordings personally selected by Loreena McKennitt from her back catalogue. Disc 2 "From Istanbul to Athens" Is 56 minutes of concert highlights from the 2009 Mediterranean Tour including five songs not featured in previous Loreena McKennitt "in concert" releases. Includes a 24 page, lavishly illustrated booklet featuring on-location photographs captured during the tour.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Most Unique Sept. 21 2010
By Jessie
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to several of her albums and this is by far the most moving and original of all her works. I mean original for her, the sound is different, it really takes you out into the desert or the middle of a big market place.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Mediterranean Odyssey...not that new... Jan. 9 2012
Format:Audio CD
I liked it. But if you have previous albums, think about it twice because you're already having all the songs. But if you want to have ONE album, so then get it. Nothing new, if you bought something 2 years ago.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting and relaxing Jan. 17 2011
Format:Audio CD
This cd set is a must for any fan of Loreenas' music. The double cd is both enchanting and relaxing taking you to another place in time each time you listen to it. I love that one of the cds comes from live recording from her 2009 tour and the other studio recordings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No new music here Jan. 1 2010
By Shepherdess Extraordinaire TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I gave 5 stars b/c Loreena McKennitt is a 5 star artist. I love all her music. What I didn't realize tho is that this is a compilation of songs from her previous albums plus some live performances, so 1 star for the CD. There's no new music here. It was my fault for not noticing before buying. If you already have all her CDs, this would be a waste of money.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Odyssey June 4 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I wish I had been there in person to experience the person, the music, the atmosphere and the places visited on the tour.
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