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The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration


Download links and information about The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration by The Chieftains. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:11:22 minutes.

Artist: The Chieftains
Release date: 2002
Genre: Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:11:22
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No. Title Length
1. Medley 4:25
2. The Foggy Dew 5:01
3. I Know My Love (featuring The Corrs) 3:27
4. Cotton-Eyed Joe (featuring Ricky Skaggs) 2:45
5. The Magdalene Laundries (featuring Joni Mitchell) 4:57
6. Live from Matt Molloy's Pub 2:21
7. Shenandoah (featuring Paddy Moloney) 3:52
8. Medley 6:12
9. Morning Has Broken (featuring Art Garfunkel) 2:55
10. Morning Dew / Music from the Film "Barry Lyndon" 2:57
11. Mo Ghile Mear ("Our Hero") (featuring Sting) 3:20
12. Carolan's Concerto 3:02
13. Medley (featuring Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt, Kepa Junkera) 3:31
14. Full of Joy 3:24
15. Here's a Health to the Company (featuring Kevin Conneff) 3:03
16. Chasing the Fox 4:11
17. Long Journey Home (Anthem) (featuring Elvis Costello) 3:20
18. The Rocky Road to Dublin (featuring Rolling Stones) 4:17
19. Redemption Song (feat. Ziggy Marley) (featuring Ziggy Marley) 4:22



In the Chieftains' four decades of recording, they've changed labels a handful of times, and each label has seen fit to record at least one or two collections of the band's output under their tenure. At this point they have so many best-ofs and greatest-hits compilations, it's tough for the listener to know the best of what they're actually hearing. New millennium — new collection: the band's longtime label, RCA Victor, has done the Celtic community a favor by releasing a collection that deals more with the band's journey through their different phases as opposed to trying to reassemble a hits package. The end result is almost like listening to a radio station that only plays Chieftains songs. There are some live tracks, their countrified romp through "Cotton-Eyed Joe"; Van Morrison's adult-contemporary "Shenandoah"; an unusual introduction of the bandmembers in Chinese; appearances from Sting, Diana Krall, and Art Garfunkel; and a couple of new recordings. The breezy cover of "Morning Has Broken" fares better than the hybridized "Redemption Song" (in fact, it's a challenge to think of any instances of a successful Celtic/reggae alloy). The album will be enjoyed by Chieftains fans as a fun collection of songs they have never heard back-to-back before, and those looking for a greatest-hits collection will have plenty of other places to look.