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August 25, 2003

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Clannad started out like many traditional folk bands of Ireland; its early material for Gael-Linn Records could be considered traditional Irish folk, and most of the lyrics were in Irish. However, the band's signing to RCA Records and its 1982 hit "Theme From Harry's Game" catapulted it to the top of the UK pop charts. Most importantly, Clannad was one of the first Irish bands to truly delve into ambient music, an idiom that may be the modern counterpart to the traditional slow air.

This 1984 release finds Clannad at the height of its career. LEGEND is essentially the soundtrack to the television show, ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, and opens with the theme music, "Robin (The Hooded Man)." Other songs such as "Herne" and "Now is Here" retain the ambient (soaking wet with reverb) sound, though the theme for "Lady Marian" harks back to more traditional harp music. While the '80s synths are dated-sounding, most of the music here represents Irish pop at its finest.

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Key Value
Catalogue number 82876545022
Barcode 0828765450225
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Primary Artist Clannad
Imported No
Current Distributor Sony Music Entertainment
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Robin 02:48
2. Now Is Here 03:31
3. Herne 05:08
4. Together We 03:28
5. Darkmere 02:00
6. Strange Land 03:11
7. Scarlet Inside 05:08
8. Lady Marian 03:20
9. Battles 01:01
10. Ancient Forest 02:58