Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart

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Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart
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Studio album by Celtic Woman
Released 26 January 2010
Recorded July 2009
Genre Celtic, new-age, adult contemporary, classical, romance
Language English, Irish, Latin, Italian
Label Manhattan
Producer David Downes
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey
(2008)Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey2008
Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart
(2010)
Celtic Woman: Lullaby
(2011)Celtic Woman: Lullaby2011

Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart is the fifth studio album by the group Celtic Woman released on 26 January 2010.

Performers in Songs from the Heart are vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. The German deluxe edition, released in January 2011, also features newer member Lisa Lambe in the CD.

The tracks on the album are taken from the Songs from the Heart concert, which was filmed in HD at the Powerscourt Estate near Enniskerry in County Wicklow, in 2009. The film of this concert was released originally as a TV special for American broadcaster PBS and later released on DVD to coincide with the release of the album. One of the tracks in the album and DVD, "When You Believe," sung by Chloë Agnew, was also released as a single on iTunes at the same time.

The music videos for each of the tracks authorised for showing in the DVD were released on 27 November 2009 on iTunes for purchase.

Songs from the Heart DVD[edit]

Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart was originally filmed as a PBS TV special and DVD release at the Powerscourt House and Gardens near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, in Summer 2009. The concert was filmed by Alex Coletti Productions and Brennus Productions, with all editing being done by Windmill Lane Post Production in Dublin. Celtic Woman CEO Scott Porter mentioned in the 'making of' featurette that Powerscourt was 'one of the most beautiful and challenging locations we've ever performed in.'

The show, like its predecessor Celtic Woman: A New Journey was delayed by rain before the show; it also rained the day before, 'washing out' the rehearsals and forcing the girls to rehearse inside the main hall in the Powerscourt House.[1] The concert was further delayed when the electrical generator powering the lights, cameras, and other electrical equipment failed during the song "Goodnight My Angel," requiring the show to stop while a second generator was sent for. The first generator was later fixed, allowing the show to continue.

The DVD and PBS specials did not reprise the full concert, which composer and director David Downes mentioned was "over two hours long." As Celtic Woman did not have the rights to show all of the tracks performed at Powerscourt on the PBS special and DVD, the actual concert as shown on the DVD was over one hour in length. The DVD also included a 20-minute 'making of' featurette, which showed the leadup to the first show, starting three days before.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Fields of Gold" Lisa Kelly 3:49
2. "Amazing Grace" Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe 4:58
3. "Níl Sé'n Lá" Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Alex Sharpe 3:35
4. "My Lagan Love" Lynn Hilary 2:53
5. "When You Believe" Chloë Agnew 4:31
6. "The New Ground - Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears" Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe 6:41
7. "The Coast of Galiçia" Máiréad Nesbitt 3:38
8. "Non C'è Più" Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Alex Sharpe 4:48
9. "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress" Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt 3:17
10. "You'll Be in My Heart" Alex Sharpe 4:03
11. "Goodnight My Angel" Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew 3:15
12. "Galway Bay" Chloë Agnew 4:17
13. "The Lost Rose Fantasia" Máiréad Nesbitt 2:19
14. "O, America!" Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe 3:47

Bonus Tracks on Deluxe edition[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
15. "The Call" (Live from Powerscourt House and Garden) Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe 5:28
16. "Finale / Mo Ghile Mear" (Live from Powerscourt House And Garden) Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe 3:18

Additional Bonus Tracks on amazon.com digital download edition[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
17. "Carolina Rua" Hilary, Nesbitt 3:27
18. "Danny Boy" (Live from Powerscourt House And Garden) Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Sharpe 3:23

Bonus Tracks on Japanese edition[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
15. "Pie Jesu" (Live from Powerscourt House and Garden) Agnew, Hilary, Nesbitt 5:31
16. "You Raise Me Up" (Live from Powerscourt House And Garden) Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe 4:40

Bonus Tracks on German edition[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
14. "Forever Young" Kelly, Nesbitt 3:57
15. "A Spaceman Came Travelling" Lisa Lambe 3:49
16. "Wenn Du In Meinen Träumen Bei Mir Bist" (Over the Rainbow) Agnew, Kelly, Lambe, Nesbitt 2:41
17. "Symphonie" (omitted from later editions) Agnew, Nesbitt 4:20
18. "O Come All Ye Faithful" (From Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration) Agnew, Órla Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 3:51

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2008)[2] Peak
position
Billboard 200[3] 9
World Albums[4] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ During the 'making of' featurette for Celtic Woman: Believe, David Downes said that it had rained for three days during Songs from the Heart.
  2. ^ The Greatest Journey Essential Collection - Celtic Woman
  3. ^ Celtic Woman Album & Chart History -Billboard
  4. ^ Song From the Heart - Celtic Woman

External links[edit]

Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart: Official trailer on YouTube