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« on: December 20, 2016, 09:58PM »

Pretty straightforward! I'm wondering what everyone's fave VOA songs are! I'm including the Target exclusive tracks but excluding the Christmas songs (mostly cuz everyone loves Christmas music or they should anyway). Everyone gets 3 tracks to choose from.

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 10:05PM »

I picked My Heart Will Go On (cuz I've ALWAYS wanted CW to perform that song  Grin), Mo Ghile Mear (I love Eabha's verse and the climax is good plus I love the orchestration), and Nil Sen LA (I love the pace of it and that they actually told the story of Nil in the verses).
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 11:34PM »

For me:
- Mo Ghile Mear
- Across the World
- O America

It's tough because I love all the songs so much and almost equally. I think I could make a pretty solid case for just about any song on the album being in my top three. But here's some explanation why I picked the ones I did.

O America:
- Sweeping orchestration, bagpipes, touching lyrics, and incredible harmony
- I greatly enjoyed the Songs from the Heart / Isle of Hope version, but I somehow enjoyed this even more
- Meav!!!
- I'm from Canada, but for me, this song is a Thank You from Celtic Woman to their largest fan base, to whom I am also deeply grateful. So this has special meaning to me.

Across the World:
- Earlier this year, before Mairead left, I was a bit worried what would happen to Celtic Woman if Mairead ever did leave the group
- I had read some posts on social media and in some show-reviews to the effect of "if the fiddler ever leaves, Celtic Woman is over."
- Would they ever be able to find someone that could take over for Mairead?
- Would the general fan base accept the new girl? Would long-time fans start to lose interest?
- I loved Tara from the moment we new she was going to join and she's done nothing but impress me since then. She's everything I could have hoped for and more.
- From the first time I heard this song, particularly the back half, I couldn't help but clap and cheer ... not just because it's an extremely fun song, but because I was so relieved that the fan base had accepted her, I couldn't help but cheer for Tara.

Mo Ghile Mear:
- For my other two choices, I really enjoyed the songs, but there was also some special meaning associated with them
- Mo Ghile Mear is just straight up my favourite song on the album
- They took one of my all-time favourite Celtic Woman songs, made it very different, yet succeeded in making it truly exceptional and in some ways even better than the original CW arrangement
- The percussion and orchestration is absolutely epic!
- The fiddler parts are just perfect. They're catchy, advance the pace of the song, and excite the heck out of me!
- If they were going to put a twist on CW classic, I couldn't have asked for them to do a better.
- Yes, the scaled back a bit on the buildup to the finale, but I honestly didn't mind.
- To me, this is one of the most fun and exhilarating arrangements Celtic Woman has ever produced! Given that I've loved pretty much every song they've done over the past 12+ years, that's saying a lot.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 11:19AM »

For me:
- Mo Ghile Mear
- O America
- My Heart Will Go On

For the same reasons as both CWazyTom & Mattycakes !
My original choice for third was Dulaman, Although This My Heart Will Go On
Is my Absolute Favorite now & Is what describes to me that this is the VOA Album!
A Time For Us I wasn't thrilled when it comes to preview although it's the best Mairead C CW solo for Me!! I let it go since MHWGO captures you & Grabs your attention more...for this CD.

Dulaman the orchestration is EPIC BEYOND any escape rendition they've ever took or done with the song. As much as Meav reigns her crown as main Queen of this song, a bit sad of 4 releases in the past that Lynn is on none of them. That's why CaraNua's is unique & fresher! I'm still eagor to get a word out to Alex to release the CW Dulaman she did on tour as more than Newgrange!
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 11:36AM »

I know I'm in the minority here, but I never got into Meav's versions of Dulaman. For me, that'll always be a Lisa Lambe song! Saw Lynn and Alex perform it Lisa's way too! Loved her version!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 08:43AM »

Sweeet !!  This idea came to me mind to mash-up in Alex's CaraNua parts & Lynn's along with this rendition of Dulaman.  Smiley

I know I'm in the minority here, but I never got into Meav's versions of Dulaman. For me, that'll always be a Lisa Lambe song! Saw Lynn and Alex perform it Lisa's way too! Loved her version!
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 05:18PM »

I picked "As She Moved through the Fair," "Mo Ghile Mear," and "O, America." Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 10:38PM »

I picked "As She Moved through the Fair," "Mo Ghile Mear," and "O, America." Smiley

I love it when Susan does that angelic humming in As She Moved Through the Fair.  Cheesy
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