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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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: