Elemental (Loreena McKennitt album)

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Album Cover-Elemental.jpg
Studio album by Loreena McKennitt
Released 1985
Recorded July 1985
Studio 'A barn southern Ontario'
Genre Folk
Length 36:27
Label Quinlan Road
Loreena McKennitt chronology
To Drive the Cold Winter Away
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Elemental is the debut album by Canadian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt and the vehicle with which she launched the Quinlan Road label. The album was recorded in one week in July 1985 and released later in the year. The studio was in a barn in southern Ontario and situated in a field of sunflowers.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blacksmith" (traditional, McKennitt) – 3:20
  2. "She Moved Through the Fair" (traditional, Padraic Colum, McKennitt) – 4:05
  3. "Stolen Child" (McKennitt, W. B. Yeats) – 5:05
  4. "The Lark in the Clear Air" (traditional, McKennitt) – 2:06
  5. "Carrighfergus" (traditional, McKennitt) – 3:24
  6. "Kellswater" (traditional, McKennitt) – 5:19
  7. "Banks of Claudy" (traditional, McKennitt) – 5:37
  8. "Come by the Hills" (traditional, McKennitt) – 3:05
  9. "Lullaby" (William Blake, McKennitt) – 4:26

Song information[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Quinlan Road Ltd. (2006) [1985], Elemental Liner Notes (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2006, retrieved 2008-09-27