Afro Celt Sound System - Capture 1995-2010 (4 stars)

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Afro Celt Sound System - Capture 1995-2010

(Real World Records)

Cherry picked from the collective’s five acclaimed studio albums, these twenty-five songs divide into instrumentals (on a disc titled Chorus) and songs (Verse). Emerging from cross-cultural collaborations at WOMAD involving Irish, Senegalese, Indian and other ‘world’ musicians, the production of this Celtic-rooted sound is impeccable. With Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant and others on board, and uilean pipes, whistles, tablas, kora, keyboards and more, the feel is of a spacious, filmic journey full of intimate detail. For me, while this is 90s music, its spirit harks back to 60s ideals and evokes 70s psychedelia for the global dance generation.

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