Stark Raven | Committed

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Cherish the Ladies Mary Black Solas

Album Links
Stark Raven Nexhit Tradebit PayPlay Apple iTunes Emusic GroupieTunes

More Artists From
United States - Ohio

Other Genres You Will Love
World: Celtic Folk: Traditional Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Committed

by Stark Raven

The smash second release from Celtic band, Stark Raven, featuring the band's fresh arrangements of traditional songs such as "John of Hazelgreen" and "The Dunn Song", along with new original material.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Reginald's Escape
0:54 $0.99
clip
2. My Darlin' Pat
3:46 $0.99
clip
3. The Weeds In My Garden
4:58 $0.99
clip
4. John of Hazelgreen
5:25 $0.99
clip
5. Nancy Pride of the West
8:09 $0.99
clip
6. The Gal Set
6:38 $0.99
clip
7. Redtail Rising
4:27 $0.99
clip
8. The Blacksmith
4:07 $0.99
clip
9. The Dunn Song
2:56 $0.99
clip
10. Veena's Waltz
5:59 $0.99
clip
11. I Know My Love
4:27 $0.99
clip
12. Martinmass Wind
4:05 $0.99
clip
13. Eight Years Old
7:03 $0.99
clip
14. Slippery Slope Set
2:54 $0.99
clip
15. Reginald's Reluctant Return
0:29 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ohio based Stark Raven's second album goes under the title of "Committed", a double entendre if ever there was one, with the band's quirky sense of humor on one side and their underlying commitment to Celtic music on the other. All five members are draped in white jackets on the album sleeve and brief trackettes with titles like Reginald's Escape and Reginald's Reluctant Return complete with appropriate sound effects are sandwiched in between more obviously straightforward arrangements of traditional songs and tunes. While the concept may appear zany and off the wall, the music and arrangements are watertight and well in touch with matters of a traditional roots nature. My Darlin' Pat kicks into action fuelled by Sue Mogan Mattison's enthusiastic vocals and a sprightly arrangement while John of Hazelgreen and Nancy the Pride of the West show an attachments to song material off the beaten tracks. Musically the emphasis is on creating a natural sounding flow with wind and reed instruments upfront and a style somewhere between The House Band and Patrick Street. This lightness of touch makes Stark Raven's sound sometimes more airy than many US Celtic outfits with Becky Boger's flute and David Reddick's guitars adding strong jazz inflections. Multi instrumentalists Craig Markley and Sid Omasta add accordion, fiddle, keyboards, and pipes while Sue Mogan Mattison contributes unobtrusive keyboards, whistle, and guitar occasionally complimenting her assured crystalline vocals. Presenting a full rich five part vocal harmony sound as well as musical dexterity, Stark Raven goes much further than most US Celtic outfits in assimilating their various backgrounds into a recognizable original sound. Committed shows an accomplished and imaginative band hitting new creative heights. - John O'Regan/Folk Roots/UK

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review