YOU CAN EARN QUALITY RELAXATION TIME OR ROMANCE SOMEONE YOU LOVE BY WITH SONGS OF THE MUSE
In just three years, the Brobdingnagian Bards rose from anonymity to international fame, largely due to the success of this CD. Songs of the Muse is an instrumental album filled with nearly sixty minutes of beautiful melodies. The songs are mostly original Celtic and Renaissance styled songs. But the Bards' success can best be attributed to one song, “Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)”.
“Tolkien” was the first song released on MP3.com. It topped the charts in 2000. It held the #1 slot for over nine straight weeks in 2001. Its success was accidentally, well-timed with the release of Peter Jackson's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The Brobdingnagian Bards quickly capitalized on the song's success. Along with numerous other great traditional and original Celtic songs, the Bards became the #1 World/Folk band on MP3.com with over 2,000,000 downloads. And “Tolkien's” success sparked the release of a tribute CD called Memories of Middle Earth.
But “Tolkien” wasn't the only hit from Songs of the Muse. The Bards adapation of “Greensleeves” held the #1 slot on MP3.com's Renaissance charts for sixteen straight weeks in 2000. Turlough O'Carolan's masterpieces, “Eleanor Plunkett” and “Carolan's Concerto” likewise topped the charts. But the most popular songs on the album are the original songs, like “Shepherd's Serenade”, “Valeria”, and “Maids in the Meadow”.
The music is beautiful and inviting, and no doubt one of the most romantic albums you will hear this year. If you enjoy romantic instrumental Celtic or Renaissance music, you will fall in love with this album again and again.
1. Hole in the Wall
2. Some Say the Devil's Dead
3. Parade of the Victorious Knights
4. Shepherd's Serenade
5. O'er the Way
6. Maids in the Meadow
7. Carolan's Concerto
9. Brobdingnagian Love Song
11. Harvest Home
12. Lady Faery
14. Morning Song
15. Eleanor Plunkett
16. Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)