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4.24 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Music From The Angel And The Soldier Boy (25:28) :
- A Dream In The Night (Theme From 'The Angel And The Soldier Boy')
- The Pirates
- The Soldier Boy
- The Angel
- The Flies
- The Spider
- The Cat
- The Jolly Roger
- Into The Picture
- Pirates Merrymaking
- Finding The Key
- Pirates On The Island
- Sea And Storm
- The Love Theme
- The Chase
- The Toys
- The Rescue
- Back To The Book
- A Dream In The Night (Instrumental)
2. The Angel And The Soldier Boy (Story Narrated By Tom Conti) (26:00)

Total Time 51:58

Line-up / Musicians

- Máire Brennan / lead vocals, harp
- Noel Duggan / guitar, vocals
- Pádraig Duggan / mandolin, guitar, vocals
- Pól Brennan / flute, guitar, percussion, vocals
- Ciarán Brennan / double bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, arranger & co-producer

- Tom Conti / narration (2)

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Soundtrack from the 1989 animated film "The Angel And The Soldier Boy" by Alison De Vere plus the story narrated by Tom Conti

Artwork: The Leisure Process

LP RCA ‎- PL 74328 (1989, UK)

CD RCA ‎- PD 74328 (1989, UK)

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CLANNAD The Angel And The Soldier Boy ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
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CLANNAD The Angel And The Soldier Boy reviews

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Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
4 stars At the end of the 80s, a movie production company, Grasshopper productions, launched a serie of short animation movies. They also released the soundtracks on vynil and cd, all containing two tracks: the instrumental version and the one with a narrator. One of them was the excellent "Thumbelina", composed and played by Mark Isham with the voice of Kelly Mc Gillis released in 1994, but the best output was in my opinion this "The Angel And The Soldier Boy". Even if compacted into a single track, the various parts of the soundtrack are tied together in a 25 minutes suite, not totally instrumental, as there are parts sung by Maire Brennan.

The music is soft and melancholic as it has to fit with a fairytale for children, but the main theme is at the level of the best Clannad songs. The celtic element is obviously present but the music lends toward the progressive and the newage as many of the Clannad soundtracks of the period, full of keyboards and lacking of celtic harps..

The lineup is the "historical" one, with thee three Brennans and their two Duggan cousins, with the addition of Tony Conti as narrator on the second track.

The progheads shoudln't find too unusual listening to a fairytale while enjoying the music, so also the second track, which I admit I often skip, can be enjoyed if one finds the right moment and attitude.

If you don't want the fairytale, consider it as it was an EP with a 25 minutes suite. I've seen used copies sold by Amazon for about two US dollars, so I'm not worried about the risk of making somebody waste his bucks and rate The Angel and the Soldier Boy with 4 stars.

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5 stars Another movie (this time animated) with music by Clannad that I never watched. Tried to find Alison De Vere's 'The Angel And The Soldier Boy' in DVD stores and even on pirate file exchange sites but failed. What a pity. There's obviously much to see there if the film is at least 50% worthy of it ... (read more)

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