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Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Irish acoustic instrumental group Lunasa; Tales of an average man from Simple Kid; Drift off with Mystic Chords of Memory; Japan's Haco with Sakamoto Hiromichi; Swedish pop collective The Concretes. Featured Artist: Donovan.

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Donovan, The Concretes, Mystic Chords of Memory

Lover O Lover

Donovan released a children's album in 2002, but this is first new collection of music for adults since the 1996 LP Sutras.

Stolen Purse

The Irish Times calls Lúnasa the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet, with whistles, various stringed instruments and Uilleann pipes -- similar to traditional bag pipes but even harder to play.

The Average Man

Simple Kid is otherwise known as Ciaran McFeeley, an Irish singer/songwriter who wrote, performed and recorded his new album by himself.

Golden Dome

Drawing their name from an Abraham Lincoln speech, the Mystic Chords of Memory make sleepy sounds that seem at times to drift from a strange and mysterious world.

Ash in the Rainbow

Japanese multi-instrumentalist Hiromichi Sakamoto on this track performs cello, musical saw and some electronics with the vocalist simply known as Haco.

You Can't Hurry Love

This eight-piece band formed in Stockholm in 1995, but struggled through several label changes before releasing this self-titled CD, their first full length album.