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Cloudy Day Navigation


Download links and information about Cloudy Day Navigation by Grada. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 56:04 minutes.

Artist: Grada
Release date: 2007
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 56:04
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No. Title Length
1. Cooler At the Edge 4:47
2. Twenty-One Foot Man 3:39
3. Fifty-Ninth Street 5:41
4. Red Civic 4:24
5. Carousel of Life 4:03
6. The Queen and the Soldier 5:36
7. Maria Letizia's 5:04
8. River 4:48
9. Lazy Sunday Morning 4:38
10. The Eighteenth of June 4:36
11. The Gammel Dansk 4:10
12. Steerer John Begg 4:38



Very much an Irish folk band but hardly a traditional one, Grada is equally comfortable performing original neo-folk compositions, covers of songs by Suzanne Vega and Sonny Condell, and tunes from Britney alongside the traditional Celtic tunes (and traditional-sounding original tunes) which one might expect of them. In fact, the majority of the tunes presented on Cloudy Day Navigation are originals, and most are excellent — though the "Maria Letizia's" reel set bogs down a bit at the beginning and then truly unravels on the second tune, and "Red Civic" plods along a bit ponderously, everything else is exceptionally lovely. The group's swinging rendition of the Susan McKeown song "River" is one of the album's high points, as is the lovely "Twenty-One Foot Man," a beautiful reel that showcases some spectacular paired (or overdubbed) low whistles. The quiet and pensive "Natural Progression," a modern composition by Declan Folan, is another treat. Producer Trevor Hutchinson (of Lúnasa) gives the band a warm but clear sonic environment in which to work, and the accompanying DVD shows Grada playing brilliantly at the Temple Bar Music Center in Dublin. Highly recommended.