It turns out that Celtic Twilight
has sold more than any other Hearts of Space release to date. It's only to be expected, then, that a sequel would eventually arrive -- and here it is. A number of the tracks here were specially commissioned for the album, and salted in between acquisitions from Loreena McKennitt
, Bill Douglas
, Steve McDonald and others. The result is a wonderful anthology of music that's either based on Celtic source material, and newly created on Celtic themes -- even McDonald's rather over-the-top rendition of "Scotland the Brave" fits perfectly with the flow of the album, which is no small achievement on the part of compilation producers Al Evers
and Stephen Hill
. Anyone who bought Celtic Twilight
will not be disappointed with this sequel; those who want to use this collection as a starting place will be well pleased and well guided as a result, at least as far as modern Celtic music goes.