Parallel Dreams

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Parallel Dreams
Album Cover-Parallel Dreams.jpg
Studio album by
Released1989
GenreFolk
Length43:12
LabelQuinlan Road
Loreena McKennitt chronology
To Drive the Cold Winter Away
(1987)
Parallel Dreams
(1989)
The Visit
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Parallel Dreams, released in 1989, is Loreena McKennitt's third album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Loreena McKennitt except as noted.[2]

  1. "Samain Night" – 4:27
  2. "Moon Cradle" (Padraic Colum, McKennitt) – 4:29
  3. "Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance" – 4:20
  4. "Annachie Gordon" (traditional, arr. McKennitt) – 8:22
  5. "Standing Stones" (lyrics: traditional, music by McKennitt) – 6:56
  6. "Dickens' Dublin (The Palace)" – 4:40
  7. "Breaking the Silence" – 6:23
  8. "Ancient Pines" – 3:35

Song information[edit]

  • "Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance" takes its inspiration, in part, from Huron festivities and the Gaelic Beltane celebrations.
  • "Breaking the Silence" was written as a tribute to Amnesty International.
  • "Ancient Pines" was composed for use in the documentary film Goddess Remembered

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] N/A 93,000[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CD liner notes
  3. ^ "World's greatest". Billboard. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Loreena M – parallel dreams". Music Canada.