Any plans for LOREENA MCKENNITT on DVD...?

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  1. Mark_TS

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    While id known about her from the VH1 video THE MUMMERS DANCE,
    I had never investigated further.
    Then I heard MARAKESH NIGHT MARKET and fell absolutely in love.
    Her music is written, played and arranged with such earnestness, caring and skill- that hearing the yearing in her voice sends chills up my spine....
    Her voice has a lovely, sad, piercing quality to it.
    Her compostitions are not the typical AOR fluff-fodder, usually based on Literature, Mythology, or her travels-and usually longer than 3 minutes per song...and you can clearly feel that she loves singing of the subject at hand...
    I would describe the music as folk/rock/Celtic/Middle Eastern/Medeval with a dab of Classical-serious writings to be sure, but no overtones of pompousness...
    She operates her own label, Quinlan Road Ltd, out of Toronto...
    (thru Warner Bros)
    Ive heard rumors of a DVD of her last live concert but nothing concrete...anyone know more?
    Inappropriately, her music is filed under the 'new age' section in some stores...
    most others, in rock or folk...
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  2. Brian OK

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    Mark,
    Boy, nice to hear that someone else truly appreciates this fine artist. She really brings an aura to her music.
    Book of Secrets is pretty much my reference CD when I'm messing with room treatment and speaker placement.
    I would be one of the first to buy any DVD (dts preferred, of course) she released.
    I hope any possible rumors of a DVD release are true.
    BOK
    typo edit
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  3. Martin Fontaine

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    Humm, I've almost forgotten about her... I too loved her CD Books of Secrets... Maybe I should bring it out again and listen to it again (I think I didn't even try it on my HT setup... - Maybe next month when I get DPL2 and Circle Surround!)
    In the meantime, I'm getting my Workstation upgraded at work soon so they'll be plenty of space for MP3s... (HD Going from 4GB to 20GB - The boss didn't like it when I told him I was gonna convert all those CDs to MP3s and fill it up - but 15 GB Free or 10 GB Free + 5 GBs of MP3s is the same as far as he needs to know!) I bought her CD primairly for At-Work Listening so that would be great to have the space for it...
    Her music would surely sound amazing in 5.1 on DVD-Audio...
    But a concert DVD I would get for sure...
     
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    I'd like to see a Loreena McKennitt concert dvd. Throw on a few extras as well - I'd like to see her discuss the genesis of her music.
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    She sings a song in THE SANTA CLAUSE.
     
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    I had the joy of seeing Loreen McKennitt live a few years ago and I was totally mesmerized by her and her music. One of the very few artists that can vocally match her recorded music when singing live.
    You should check out her earlier CD's like "The Visit" and "The Mask and the Mirror". Just amazing.
    She reminds me somewhat of a cross between Stevie Nicks - (on a good day) and Enya.
     
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    I wonder if they did any video taping of the double live ablum she released last year from Paris and Toronto? IMO its stellar material and very well recorded.
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    (pulls Book of Secrets CD out, puts into CD player [​IMG] )
    I discovered Loreena MckEnnitt when dance version The Mummers' Dance was on the radio. I bought the CD, and was very impressed. A multi-channel DVD version of her music would be very nice.
    Now I've got to play Book of Secrets in DPLII when I get home.
     
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    The Mask in the Mirror - Track 4 - probably my favorite song from her (sorry I dont keep the CD Cases in my car so I forget the name of the track).
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    Oh yeah if you like Loreena Mckennet check out Lisa Gerrard. I actually like Lisa's voice a little better.
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    I was at the Toronto show they recorded for the live CD, and there were no cameras. It's insane that they haven't done an elaborate concert for a DVD yet. I'm sure they'll release the special she did for PBS at some point. Hopefully we'll see some stuff soon. Actually, she's due for a new album...
    EDIT: Just checked her web site. It was last updated in August, so no action on that front. There's a VHS copy of "No Journey's End" available. That's the PBS special I mentioned. Sadly, it's only 30 minutes and no DVD. WE NEED MORE LOREENA!
    http://www.quinlanroad.com
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    Loreena McKinnett appears on the DVD documentary entitled Celtic Tides. She is seen performing the song Lady of Shalott, although I don't think the entire song is played. There is also a brief interview with her intercut in this.
    I agree that the live CD would make for a nice DVD. Hear's hoping someone will take notice of this.
     
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    Loreena hasn't put out anything since "Book of Secrets" and it appears to be because of the drowning death of her fiance, his brother, and a friend. She hasn't done any work in the studio either. While not a prolific artist this dry spell is somewhat alarming to her fans. It's been four years already and short of a few pieces for documentaries she hasn't shown any signs of creating album-oriented work.
    I would love a good DTS DVD of her music complete with some videos but I doubt it will happen. It would be a pity considering just how well-recorded her CDs are.
    My $.02 cents.
    Jason
     

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