Lament

Various Artists, 1992

A collection of beautiful and haunting Irish laments. All pieces are solo performances, recorded especially for this album, including Christy Moore (voice and bodhran), Davy Spillane (low whistle), Mícheál ÓSúilleabháin (piano), and Derek Bell (harp). A powerful statement, where artists were asked to record their saddest air as a memory for the loss of innocent life in the Troubles.

Reviews

  • The anguish of these stark solo performances is balanced... ...only by their grave dignity. CMJ (USA)
  • This fine Real World compilation by Nigel Rolfe enlists both the old and new guard in solo vocals and instrumentals... The most effective pieces are typically the rawest...they embrace both barbarian and post-punk sentiments.' Metro Times (USA)
  • A stunning piece of work... Each track is a call to the spirits of life in the face of devastation. CMJ (USA)