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The Essential Chieftains


Download links and information about The Essential Chieftains by The Chieftains. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 35 tracks with total duration of 02:24:12 minutes.

Artist: The Chieftains
Release date: 2006
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 35
Duration: 02:24:12
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No. Title Length
1. Lots of Drops of Brandy 3:43
2. O'Sullivan's March 3:58
3. An Poc Ar Buile / The Dingle Set 5:57
4. Carolan's Concerto 3:05
5. The Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Reel With the Beryle 2:49
6. Sea Image 6:10
7. Boil the Breakfast Early 3:54
8. The Women of Ireland (The Love Theme from Barry Lyndon) / The Morning Dew 5:14
9. Full of Joy 2:30
10. The Green Fields of America (featuring Kevin Conneff) 5:38
11. Santiago de Cuba 3:37
12. The Donegal Set 5:45
13. Jabadaw (Dance from Breton Cornwall) 3:06
14. The Bells of Dublin / Christmas Eve 3:04
15. The French March 4:50
16. The Stone 6:21
17. The Munster Cloak / Tabhair Dom Do Lamh (Give Me Your Hand) (featuring James Galway) 4:29
18. Chasing the Fox 3:26
19. I Know My Love (featuring The Corrs) 3:52
20. Shenandoah (featuring Paddy Moloney) 3:52
21. Country Blues 3:11
22. Medley 4:14
23. The Foggy Dew (With Sinead O'Connor) 5:20
24. Red Is the Rose (featuring Nanci Griffith) 3:23
25. The Squid Jiggin' Ground / Larry O'Gaff 3:15
26. Lambs In the Greenfields 3:19
27. Guadalupe (featuring Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt) 2:50
28. Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero) (featuring Sting) 3:20
29. Cotton-Eyed Joe (featuring Ricky Skaggs) 2:41
30. Molly Bán (Bawn) 4:44
31. Long Journey Home (Anthem) (featuring Elvis Costello) 4:16
32. Love Is Teasin' 4:36
33. The Rebel Jesus (featuring Jackson Browne) 3:48
34. Il Est Né / Ca Berger (featuring Anna McGarrigle, Kate McGarrigle) 5:18
35. Jimmy Mó Mhíle Stór (featuring Arty McGlynn, Cookie Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Jimmy Rankin, Heather Rankin, John Morris Rankin) 4:37



RCA Legacy's The Essential Chieftains breaks the legendary Irish collective's career into two sections. The first disc focuses on 18 of the group's finest traditional works like "Boil the Breakfast Early," "The Wind That Shakes the Barley/The Reel with the Beryle," and "Donegal Set," while the second disc relies on 17 of the band's billion or so collaborations, such as "Mo Ghile Mear" with Sting, "Shenandoah" with Van Morrison, and "Foggy Dew" with Sinéad O'Connor. At this point in their long and storied career — 40 albums over 40 years — a truly comprehensive anthology would have required the box set to end all box sets, but this Essential collection is fair enough for purists and accessible enough for casual fans to fill the void until that time comes.