Alan Stivell ‎– Chemins De Terre

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Tracklist

Susy Mac Guire
Ian Morrison Reel
She Moved Through The Fair
Cân Y Melinydd
Oidhche Mhaith
An Dro Nevez (Nouvel An Dro)
Maro Ma Mestrez (La Mort De Ma Bien-Aimée)
Brezhoneg' Raok
Ah Hani A Garan
Metig
Kimiad

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6325 304 Alan Stivell Chemins De Terre(LP, Album) Fontana 6325 304 France 1973 Sell This Version
6325 251 Alan Stivell Celtic Rock(LP, Album) Vertigo 6325 251 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6325 251 Alan Stivell Celtic Rock(LP, Album) Vertigo 6325 251 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6444 134 Alan Stivell Attention!(LP, Album, RE) Fontana 6444 134 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
2424 085 Alan Stivell Chemins De Terre(LP, Album) Polydor 2424 085 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
6325 304 Alan Stivell Chemins De Terre(LP, Album, Promo) Fontana 6325 304 France 1973 Sell This Version
7103 042 Alan Stivell From Celtic Roots...(Cass, Album) Fontana 7103 042 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6325 304 Alan Stivell From Celtic Roots...(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana 6325 304 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6325 304 Alan Stivell From Celtic Roots...(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana 6325 304 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6325 304 Alan Stivell From Celtic Roots/Chemins De Terre(LP, Album) Fontana 6325 304 Ireland 1973 Sell This Version
6325 304 A Stivell* Chemins De Terre(LP, Album) Fontana 6325 304 A Italy 1974 Sell This Version
FDM 36202-2 Alan Stivell Chemins De Terre(CD, RE) Disques Dreyfus FDM 36202-2 France 1994 Sell This Version
818 086-1 Alan Stivell Celtic Rock(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo 818 086-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7259 038 Alan Stivell Chemins De Terre(Cass, Album, RE) Fontana 7259 038 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
9279 038 Alan Stivell Chemins De Terre(LP, Album, RE) Fontana 9279 038 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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schoenburger

schoenburger

May 27, 2016
referencing Chemins De Terre, LP, Album, 6325 304

This is a superb album. Along with his live album at the Olympia and "E Langonned", this is the high point of Alan Stivell's discography. The balance between folk and rock is perfect on this record, as is the mix of songs and folk tunes. The highlight for me is "Ian Morrison Reel" (which is actually a performance of the reel "John Morrison of Assynt House", composed by Peter MacLeod), played at breakneck speed by Stivell on the Great Highland Pipes with a rock band backing him. I don't know how Stivell came ot know it by the title he gives it here, but he plays it like a demigod. I remember getting this album on cassette back in 2007, and playing it to death in the car on a family holiday to the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. Breton music is something very dear to my heart, but this album is more than that. It is a fantastic embodiment of that "interceltic" spirit, with songs from various different Celtic nations, performed in more than a few languages. Stivell's first five or six albums are all gems.

The variety on this album is what makes it so joyous. You can dance to it, and then, like me, sing along aimlessly to the next song, with its infectious tune sung in an unknown language. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
marcelrecords

marcelrecords

November 10, 2008
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Celtic Rock, LP, Album, 6325 251
Folk raged in Germany in the early seventies, so this release seems logical enough. Previous Stivell LP's were only available as an import in Germany. Undoubtedly this is one of his best and this serves as a record that makes it clear why Stivell almost singlehandedly succeeded in carving an international niche for folk (rock) from Brittany. Apart from the almost pugnacious rock track Brezohoneg' rock, a convincing incentive to speak the native language of Brittany, it is traditional material almost throughout, but presented in a unique and strictly personal manner. Stivell's main instrument is the celtic harp and he uses this in itself quiet instrument with great elasticity and verve. The elegant guitars of Dan Ar Bras dominate the finely honed arrangements. The Breton material is powerful and full of uncommon twists, a far cry from the diluted versions for tourists in places like Vannes and Lorient. All tracks are filled with a combination of down-to-earth and even gritty directness with celestial widths and etherical visions, a combination that made Stivell a national hero after an exhausting career. The importance of Stivell for Breton culture cannot easily be overestimated.