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Loreena McKennitt — Night Ride Across The Caucasus (live)
Album: Live In Paris And Toronto
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Released: 1999
Length: 6:10
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Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

There are visions, there are memories
There are echoes of thundering hooves
There are fires, there is laughter
There's the sound of a thousand doves

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

In the velvet of the darkness
By the silhouette of silent trees
They are watching, they are waiting
They are witnessing life's mysteries

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

Cascading stars on the slumbering hills
They are dancing as far as the sea
Riding o'er the land, you can feel it's gentle hand
Leading on to it's destiny

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

Take me with you on this journey
Where the boundaries of time are now tossed
In cathedrals of the forest
In the words of the tongues now lost

Find the answers, ask the questions
Find the roots of an ancient tree
Take me dancing, take me singing
I'll ride on till the moon meets the sea

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on
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Loreena directly after 'Sodade' from Cesária Évora. Simply beautiful.
 samil191279 wrote:
Gog bless Cerkes. free kavkazz
 
Uh... covfefe?
Gog bless Cerkes. free kavkazz
Loreena is a very decent type of person. Years ago we contacted her about if she was doing any local shows, as my best friend who was dying of ALS would love to see her for a glimmer of joy. A couple weeks later we received a parcel that contained a video of a live performance, and an apology that she wasn't playing in the area in the foreseeable future. A good soul.
Always liked this artist. Have several of her CDs.
 Canadese wrote:

variety is the 'Spice of Life'
 
you're missin' "it" friend
Wow; gorgeous voice to hear again!  + with great music!
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Chillpill} you have yet to visit this realm ? iTuner wrote:
This new age blechh music belongs in the same bin as John Tesh and Yanni.

Please something upbeat next. 

 

 
variety is the 'Spice of Life'
Woke up to this at around 8am this morning, UK time. A stunning start to the day :)
she played in Eugene this year, what a treat!
{#Cowboy}
{#Chillpill} you have yet to visit this realm ? iTuner wrote:
This new age blechh music belongs in the same bin as John Tesh and Yanni.

Please something upbeat next. 

 

 Mari wrote:
Hauntingly beautiful especially if you've riden at night across the Caucasus
 
Never been east of Ankara, but I may have to rethink if this iswhat it sounds like.
2nd thoughts perhaps not just now. 
Love anything Loreena. Such a gifted storyteller. Please play more, Bill!
 cactusjo wrote:
There is something so haunting about this  - personally I love it  .  . .

 

That is exactly what I was going to write so I will simply agree...
Great live, another Canadian treasure. her violinist used to play with Bruce Cockburn way back in the 80s and is superb. The whole band is great actually
Excellent Seque from Leonard Cohen's "Who By Fire"
Beautiful voice and tune. She has an amazing voice. We saw her in concert back in April in London and she was superb.
The Caucasus is a mountain range/region in central Asia, from which the racial category "Caucasian" is derived.
There is something so haunting about this  - personally I love it  .  . .
Blah, I'm indifferent to this genre of music.  Just not a fan of Celtic.  Not uplifting enough.  Sorry!
This new age blechh music belongs in the same bin as John Tesh and Yanni.

Please something upbeat next. 
Just sitting listening to the music with my wife, this came on and has blown me away.

Feel the need to download on to the Ipod.

Great music as always thanks
 felix_the_man wrote:
Nice! Heard her last year in Victoria. The texture in her music is amazing live!!
 
Hear Hear, Felix!!! I had seen her at Radio City Music Hall a few years back. Incredible Show!!! People were so rapt with attention that you could hear a pin drop. Hauntingly. Beautiful. Music.

... and true that it doesn't suit everyone's taste. 

Sweet Loreena Modern ...

This music has a time and a place for me to listen  as well .. i would have to be dead and and i would surely be in in hell.
/ Snark.
 Pieter wrote:
Someone wake me up when it's over please.
Nope. 


 TheFriendlyCat wrote:
Great song. I personally have no problem with McKennitt's voice, for her style of music I think its perfect.
 
Agreed!

Someone wake me up when it's over please.
Mkes me feel ILL.
Suckola.
This music has a time and place for me. When that time and place comes along Ms. McKennitt fits the bill and her band of musicians are all pretty talented. I certainly understand it is not for everyone. Ask my kids what they think when I lock them in a speeding vehicle with this cranked.
Great song. I personally have no problem with McKennitt's voice, for her style of music I think its perfect.
 fluffybum wrote:
brutal...outahere.
 
With ya on that one! -better 4 more years of Bush than 4 mins of this (well, maybe that's a bit extreme...)
brutal...outahere.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Mar 11, 2008 - 06:13 < Reply >

Mari wrote: Hauntingly beautiful especially if you've riden at night across the Caucasus

Yeah, I do that all the time.

Why, I did that just last week!

(He said, paraphrasing George's response during the first U.S. press conference of the Fabs at Idlewild when asked when they're getting their hair cut.)

 nigelr wrote:


No, not even close to the tripe that was Enya!
 
Naw, McKennitt can be pretty tripe-y. She's been boring up the Manitoban folk scene for years with her D&D inspired jibba jabba.


 garthwb wrote:
I love most of the music, however, it's the Enya-type vocals I could never quite get to grips with... Just don't do Enya.
 

No, not even close to the tripe that was Enya!
So beautiful!

I love most of the music, however, it's the Enya-type vocals I could never quite get to grips with... Just don't do Enya.
A voice from the heavens . . .
Nice! Heard her last year in Victoria. The texture in her music is amazing live!!
Mari wrote:
Hauntingly beautiful :boohoo: especially if you've riden at night across the Caucasus
Yeah, I do that all the time.
It's rare when I like a live version better than the studio one. However, the nuances of this performance are lovely.
Mari wrote:
Hauntingly beautiful :boohoo: especially if you've riden at night across the Caucasus
the canajun!
jadewahoo wrote:
I can put a Loreena CD on eternal repeat and never be bored with the richness of the tapestry she brings forth.
Agree! She creates amazing stuff... :hearteyes:
Upgraded to 9. Gorgeous.
Hauntingly beautiful :boohoo: especially if you've riden at night across the Caucasus
wake me when it's over :sleep:
Beatiful... Simply put... I only hope i spelt it right...
jadewahoo wrote:
I can put a Loreena CD on eternal repeat and never be bored with the richness of the tapestry she brings forth.
ditto :cheers:
I can put a Loreena CD on eternal repeat and never be bored with the richness of the tapestry she brings forth.
passsion8 wrote:
What more can you share about this unfortunate revelation?
Found this in her AMG entry: "Sadly, her world crumbled that July <1998> when her fiancé, Ronald Rees, died while on a sailing trip with his brother and a family friend in Georgian Bay."
Zweiblumen wrote:
I can't decide if this(she) is good and nifty, or overwrought and lame. I think I like the sound, but I can never tell....
If you enjoy something then you enjoy it. No need to be overcritical on art all the time.
jah_blessed wrote:
Good for listening to occassionally. (i.e. once a year)
Exacto.
Good song for PA at small shops in college towns.
I can't decide if this(she) is good and nifty, or overwrought and lame. I think I like the sound, but I can never tell....
artmarcia wrote:
Beautiful, mellow song.
Mellow!
Seeing this lady live is a wonderful and magical experience. :notworthy:
Beautiful, mellow song.
:yawn:
ladybinnath wrote:
Ahh Loreena...a voice that just takes me places. I understand and respect her decision to stay away from the music business for a few years after her fiance passed, but I've missed her. Fortunately, I am now hearing that a new album is in the works! :jump:
What more can you share about this unfortunate revelation?
OH, Love this lady!! I could listen all day. :cheesygrin:
Enjoyed hearing this song late at night working on the computer- great mood piece! :good-vibes: :good-vibes: :good-vibes: :good-vibes:
MCKY wrote:
nice song to hear in a mix or rotation-can't sit through an entire album at once.
:yes: I agree.
nice song to hear in a mix or rotation-can't sit through an entire album at once.
Relajante sonido y melodiosa voz :meditate:
Ahh Loreena...a voice that just takes me places. I understand and respect her decision to stay away from the music business for a few years after her fiance passed, but I've missed her. Fortunately, I am now hearing that a new album is in the works! :jump:
tedious dreck.
StuBotNYC wrote:
more crap
must suck to be u
maudlin pseudo irish tosh
smooth... :roflol:
such a voice........ :sunny:
:ass: :ass: :ass: :frustrated: :frustrated: :puke: :puke: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Good for listening to occassionally. (i.e. once a year)
She's very capable of quickly bringing out that powerful tremulous voice to emphasize a note and then quickly returning to that dreamy voice. Truly a great singer. I have one of her albums, but I find she's easy to get tired of after just 3 or 4 songs. They don't have much variation.
Found this tune to soothe me. Thank you for the drip into such a powerful live performance. Now you have got me hooked with this artist, as well. RP has meant lots of funds diverted into music CDs. Love the learning process, though.
Oh...oh...this is heavenly... :daisy.gif:
Shesdifferent wrote:
Couldn't get the picture for you but go to this website, and click on English and you will see her. She is as traditional a beauty as her beautiful songs. She has enchanted me indeed!https://www.quinlanroad.com/
Loreena's always been one of my faves, ever since her early days. Excellent tune.
a lil' Ren. Faire precious for my taste....huzzah folkes.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Couldn't get the picture for you but go to this website, and click on English and you will see her. She is as traditional a beauty as her beautiful songs. She has enchanted me indeed!https://www.quinlanroad.com/
Think of gothic and ethereal with sparkles
radiojunkie wrote:
Apparently, people either love this or hate it (wow, there's a novelty for RP!)... I think there's something incredibly sensuous about it. I have no idea when Loreena looks like, but frankly, I'd rather not know. Listening to her voice is enough of a fantasy launcher...one of the reasons music videos should never have been invented! :wink:
Couldn't get the picture for you but go to this website, and click on English and you will see her. She is as traditional a beauty as her beautiful songs. She has enchanted me indeed!https://www.quinlanroad.com/
kevbo77 wrote:
There are some things that you should keep to yourself...
Only if I cared about what pixels on a screen felt about my musical taste. :lol:
Absolutely beautiful!
radiojunkie wrote:
Apparently, people either love this or hate it (wow, there's a novelty for RP!)... I think there's something incredibly sensuous about it. I have no idea when Loreena looks like, but frankly, I'd rather not know. Listening to her voice is enough of a fantasy launcher...one of the reasons music videos should never have been invented! :wink:
Loreena is the best!! This is one of my favorite songs on RP... check out quinlan road (her record label) if you want to see how she looks :)
kevbo77 wrote:
There are some things that you should keep to yourself...
:lol:
Luthien wrote:
I like her stuff. Always have. I own all of her albums. :)
There are some things that you should keep to yourself...
Step off the edge into the deep dark sea. Float, drift, shimmer and slide into shade filled soul realms, surrender pride, embrace the moment of experience... This is how one might come to thoroughly enjoy Loreena McKennitt. Try it sometime.
Apparently, people either love this or hate it (wow, there's a novelty for RP!)... I think there's something incredibly sensuous about it. I have no idea when Loreena looks like, but frankly, I'd rather not know. Listening to her voice is enough of a fantasy launcher...one of the reasons music videos should never have been invented! :wink:
more crap
Ahhhhh what relief after that dirge from Talvin Singh - like banging your head on the wall, feels so good when you stop. I supose that is why it is required to have some really annoying music now and then !
Her voice is so sublime.
This is soooooooo mellow...... :-)
downbylaw wrote:
and isn't she from canada, land of the hosers?
What part of "Mc" in her name did you not understand? :stupid:
This is cool.
I like her stuff. Always have. I own all of her albums. :)
She sounds so Celtic and european, but actually is from Morden Manitoba, about an hour away from me. Love her stuff
this is good. very good. Can we also have some more Mary Black. I found only one song of her in the playlist.
Nice.
I've always loved this song. Thanks RP, I haven't heard it in too long! :meditate.gif:
Hmm... This has an interesting feel to it. A nice rythym. I like it. - Petaris petaris.deviantart.com
I still like "The Highwayman" more...
Before I knew the title of this track, or even really listened to the lyrics properly, my minds eye was already visualising the "night ride" of the title. People seem to either like or loathe her voice and style, having bought her album and listened to it for some time I can definitely say I'm in the "like" group ;)
Originally Posted by mcwrench2: i'm a 41 y/o metalhead, decades of Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Zeppelin, Floyd, Metallica, etc...heard this song for the first time in the movie 'Soldier'...never heard music so beautiful, so clear, so moving, so etheral...incredible strings, incredible voice...ordered the CD on Amazon today!!! Listened to sound bites of 'the Highwayman' also...makes me freakin' cry...gotta go break out the acoustic guitar and figure out those chords! :cry:
right on :clap:
i\'m a 41 y/o metalhead, decades of Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Zeppelin, Floyd, Metallica, etc...heard this song for the first time in the movie \'Soldier\'...never heard music so beautiful, so clear, so moving, so etheral...incredible strings, incredible voice...ordered the CD on Amazon today!!! Listened to sound bites of \'the Highwayman\' also...makes me freakin\' cry...gotta go break out the acoustic guitar and figure out those chords! :cry:
To quote myself, different tune Loreena\'s music is currently the focus of something I call \"The Radio Paradise Mind Training... an antidote to self centered whining\" Here\'s how it works: by an act of will and concentration I focus on the present moment and pretend I have never heard the music before, that it is totally fresh, that there is nothing about it that I have gotten tired of. Sometimes it works. :roll: :lol:
Originally Posted by downbylaw: i just don't understand this celtic stuff. is it some riverdance thing or something? and isn't she from canada, land of the hosers?
so what about it, eh?
I believe that RP has something for everyone and even though I generally tell folks who don\'t like certain songs played here to change the station, I wish this one was played A LOT less..... :roll:
i just don\'t understand this celtic stuff. is it some riverdance thing or something? and isn\'t she from canada, land of the hosers?
Once there was a time when I enjoyed this, which is very much one of my kinds of music, but now when it comes on I\'m somewhat impatient for it to be over. Same goes for \"Mummers Dance\". Point very well taken regarding the need for other celtic women musicians in the RP playlist. Or more celtic music in general, but Loreena, and only a handful of her tunes at that, seems to have something of a lock on Bill\'s affection in this regard (Afrocelt being a welcome exception, but they are really in a genre all their own)
Originally Posted by ajudd: I enjoy this, but there are much better Celtic women out there.. and this song does tend to just get sleepy and drag on..Putamayo Records put out a collection "Women of the Celtic World" or something like that.. one of the best celtic collections I own... with some greats (like Maire Brennan and Mary Black).. I would much prefer some of those instead of this.. :bounce:
Hear, hear! Please play Mary Black!
What a beautiful voice. :hug:
Originally Posted by KevDog: I really dig the Ramones' remake of this. :D
Wow! Really? What CD is it on? Man, that sounds cool! No, I get it. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I enjoy this, but there are much better Celtic women out there.. and this song does tend to just get sleepy and drag on.. Putamayo Records put out a collection \"Women of the Celtic World\" or something like that.. one of the best celtic collections I own... with some greats (like Maire Brennan and Mary Black).. I would much prefer some of those instead of this.. :bounce:
She does sound great. I am enjoying all the music in the last few hours. I almost hate to leave work! :clap:
Love her voice. Her Celtic music is great. The middle eastern sounding stuff though... well you could send it to Saddam. :bounce:
Originally Posted by chipaudette: For some reason, every Loreena McKennitt song I've heard on RP sets off an dialog within my brain that goes something like this... Beavis: Aaa!!! Change it, butthead, change it! Butthead: Uh...huh-huh...I hate things that suck... While I can't say that I'm proud of this reaction, I have it none-the-less. Maybe I just really hate this Loreena McKennitt stuff. Chip
Beavis: You suck. ;)
Haunting and gorgeous, like most of her songs. :cool:
I first heard Loreena Mc Kennitt when I was traveling in Australia. I was attracted to the wonderful celtic sounds of this lady. Since then I have bought several of her CDs. Please play any of her works again soon. :clap:
pretty good. is this what is referred to as "new age" music?
I really dig the Ramones\' remake of this. :D
For some reason, every Loreena McKennitt song I\'ve heard on RP sets off an dialog within my brain that goes something like this... Beavis: Aaa!!! Change it, butthead, change it! Butthead: Uh...huh-huh...I hate things that suck... While I can\'t say that I\'m proud of this reaction, I have it none-the-less. Maybe I just really hate this Loreena McKennitt stuff. Chip