Special Reserve

Special Reserve

by Gaelic StormGaelic Storm


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The collection of previously released material and three new tracks on Gaelic Storm's Special Reserve captures the infectious, somewhat raw energy that has become this band's trademark. An occasional detour into some other corner of the world's music adds softer fragrances, but even "Swimmin' in the Sea," which sounds like a Paul Simon interpolation of a Caribbean groove, bears that whiff of Watney's puddled on oak. Heard for the first time, "Courtin' in the Kitchen" tells a bawdy story over galloping drums and keening pennywhistles, "The Schooner Lake Set" showcases Tom Brown's rugged virtuosity on pipes, and "Nancy Whiskey" opens with an electronic bagpipe line whose retro-synth texture gives way to a cautionary message that seems intended, given the boisterous vocal, to be ignored. Capped inevitably by the medley played during their cameo in Titanic, Special Reserve offers a spirited introduction to the pride of Celtic Santa Monica.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2003
Label: Higher Octave
UPC: 0724359148120
catalogNumber: 91481
Rank: 50184

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gaelic Storm   Primary Artist
Stephen Wehmeyer   Vocals,Didjeridu,Bodhran
Steve Twigger   Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals
Tom Brown   Bagpipes
Bob Banerjee   Fiddle,Mandolin
Ryan Lacey   Percussion,Drums
Patrick Murphy   Harmonica,Accordion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jim Cregan   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Eddie DeLena   Engineer
Kathleen Keane   Arranger,Composer
Shep Lonsdale   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Pat Murphy   Composer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
John Whelan   Producer
Mark Miller   Producer,Engineer
June Murakawa   Engineer
S. Wade Hunt   Arranger,Composer
Robert Fisher   Art Direction
Gina Grimes   Creative Services Director
Stephen Wehmeyer   Arranger,Composer
Steve Twigger   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Cover Photo
T-Brown   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Tom Brown   Composer
Mark Miller   Producer,Engineer
Patrick Murphy   Arranger,Composer

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