by Rare AirRare Air


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The entertaining thing about this album is that you can shove it into any number of niches -- Celtic, modern Irish, folk, jazz, new age, soft rock, you name it. There's no drum kit to be found, that's for sure, but there's any number of other percussion instruments -- on the other hand, percussionist Trevor Ferrier is also the lead vocalist. On yet another hand, they don't actually have lyrics -- it's vocalese, using the voice as an instrument. The Celtic and jazz influences predominate, to the point that they cover Roland Kirk's "Volunteer Slavery" with bagpipes playing the sax lines -- the insane thing is that this works somehow. From the opening "Fourth World Reel" to the closing "Dreaming of the Other Side," this is an unusual, entertaining, and friendly album that throws a lot of elements into a listenable stew of influences. It's a good guess that they had a good time playing it; you'll had a good time listening.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2000
Label: Green Linnet
UPC: 0048248110426
catalogNumber: 481104
Rank: 128163


  1. Fourth World Reel
  2. Jungle
  3. Volunteer Salvery
  4. New Swing Reel
  5. O'Grady's Little Italy
  6. Chicago Shopping Mall
  7. Behind the Garage
  8. Hipbone
  9. Highland Life
  10. Dreaming of the Other Side

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rare Air   Primary Artist
Paul Cram   Saxophone
Grier Coppins   Bagpipes,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
Trevor Ferrier   Percussion,Vocals,Bells,Snare Drums,Shaker,Shakere,Ashiko Drum,Roto Toms
Dick Murai   Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Patrick O'Gorman   Bagpipes,Vocals,Wood Flute
Andrew St. George   Percussion
Dave Hillier   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jeff Lynne   Composer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Composer
Rare Air   Arranger,Composer
Grier Coppins   Contributor
Trevor Ferrier   Arranger
Dick Murai   Arranger
Andrew St. George   Producer,Engineer
Dave Hillier   Producer,Engineer
Michael Foster   Cover Photo
Andrew Vale   Paintings,Cover Painting

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