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Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

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Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Irish acoustic instrumental group Lunasa; Tales of an average man from Simple Kid; Drift off with Mystic Chords of Memory; Japan's Haco with Sakamoto Hiromichi; Swedish pop collective The Concretes. Featured Artist: Donovan.

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Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Beat Café

Lover O Lover

  • from Beat Café
  • by Donovan

Donovan released a children's album in 2002, but this is first new collection of music for adults since the 1996 LP Sutras.

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The Kinnitty Sessions

Stolen Purse

  • from The Kinnitty Sessions
  • by Lúnasa

The Irish Times calls Lúnasa the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet, with whistles, various stringed instruments and Uilleann pipes -- similar to traditional bag pipes but even harder to play.

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The Average Man

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  • by Simple Kid

Simple Kid is otherwise known as Ciaran McFeeley, an Irish singer/songwriter who wrote, performed and recorded his new album by himself.

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Mystic Chords of Memory

Golden Dome

  • from Mystic Chords of Memory
  • by Mystic Chords of Memory

Drawing their name from an Abraham Lincoln speech, the Mystic Chords of Memory make sleepy sounds that seem at times to drift from a strange and mysterious world.

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Ash in the Rainbow

Ash in the Rainbow

  • from Ash in the Rainbow
  • by Haco & Hiromichi Sakamoto

Japanese multi-instrumentalist Hiromichi Sakamoto on this track performs cello, musical saw and some electronics with the vocalist simply known as Haco.

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The Concretes

You Can't Hurry Love

  • from The Concretes
  • by The Concretes

This eight-piece band formed in Stockholm in 1995, but struggled through several label changes before releasing this self-titled CD, their first full length album.

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