unknown song comments

Date Added: 3/5/2005
Added By: Angie
Identified: Not Yet!

From Angie, 3/5/2005 7:57:54 PM:

This is a real challenge because I don't remember any lyrics. All I remember is that it came out late 80's / early 90's and was sung by a female, languge was not English, possible Gaelic, and I think it was a combined effort between 2 acts. It wasn't "Visions of You" by Jah Wobble, but was ethereal in the same way that song is, but was faster. It's been driving me nuts for all these years becasue it did not receive a lot of air play and I never ever heard who the artist was. Any clues would be greatly appreciated.


From audiofool, 3/5/2005 10:54:03 PM:

At first I though that you might be thinking of "In A Lifetime" by Clannad with Bono guesting
It had a kind of Enya-ish sound ( I know she did some work with Clannad although she was not formally a member)
But given the later timeframe and the faster pace than Visions of You, maybe something by Afro-celt Sound System ?


From Angie, 3/6/2005 10:35:01 AM:

Thanks audiofool, you have considerable knowledge about this period in music! I've been searching under Afro Celt sound system, and I think I'm getting closer to finding it, they have the right sound, but it seems that their Cd's came out later. I'm referencing the years according to my memory of returning from university on a Fri. night and getting ready to hit the town while listening to CFNY and hearing that song. It has to be early 90's. I do remember some more info: only some of the lyrics were Gaelic, most of the song was in English. It definitely wasn't Clannad, and I'm 99% sure the female voice did not belong to Sinead.


From 5440, 3/6/2005 11:27:07 AM:

Could be something by Dead Can Dance or the Cocteau Twins?




From audiofool, 3/8/2005 7:48:10 AM:

Angie - Thank you. That's very nice of you to say that.


From audiofool, 3/8/2005 7:54:17 AM:

Also, it might be Natasha Atlas ? (I think she did team up with another artist or group at one point, but I'll be chuffed if I can remember whom (or who, as the case may be).


From 5440, 3/8/2005 1:27:06 PM:

Afro-celt Sound System had a song called relese with Sinead and a male singer, but that was about 7 years ago.

Could it be something by Enigma or Deep Forest ?

Maybe "While the Earth sleeps" by Deep Forest and Peter Gabriel from the Strange days soundtrack ?


From 5440, 3/8/2005 1:28:39 PM:

Afro-celt Sound System had a song called "release"


From audiofool, 3/9/2005 6:29:06 PM:

I think that might be the song I had thought of when I first read Angies' post.


From Angie, 3/9/2005 8:58:20 PM:

Hi Audiofool and 5440
I'm starting to think I'm nuts and that I never actually heard this song! Thanks for all the suggestions, unfortunately, still no luck in identifying it. I've checked out all the leads you've provided and I thank you for introducing me to some artists I had not heard before (Natasha Altas, Deep Forest). Do you guys ( I don't know why I'm assuming you are male-) know if there is any way of getting old Fri. night playlists? I hadn't thought of this song in 2 years, but now that I've got this whole team working on it, I'm becoming obsessed with it!


From audiofool, 3/9/2005 9:56:58 PM:

Still grasping at straws, but might it be Enigma, or perhaps even Ofra Haza (not celtic, mind you but quite wonderful..... she had some releases in this time period that you mention, sadly she passed away at 41 in 2000) ?

We're not done yet !.... I've got a feeling that I know this one, but I can't put my finger on it just yet.


From usahole, 3/9/2005 10:29:12 PM:

i believe natasha atlas sang with renegade soundwave, but that whole vibe wasn't very fast... the dance exist label put out alot of "ethnic" sounding dance tracks in the early 90's.


From audiofool, 3/9/2005 10:54:15 PM:

Another possibility that just came to mind (although it wasn't released until 1994, is The Sun Does Shine, by Jah Wobble and Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) from the Take Me To God cd.

I doubt that any play lists were kept but from what I can see on the web, Scot Turner (now at Jack-FM, I believe) was on-air here until June 1992 (some of it spent doing the evening shift.... no email addy is shown for him at the Jack site tho'.


From Angie, 3/12/2005 3:29:35 PM:

All good suggestions...but still haven't found it. I did not know that ofra Haza died. I will check out Scot Turner, was he on Fri. nights then? I remember the Mars bar... and who else? Deadley Hedley? I think he was on in the wee hours... I have another stumper I will post as a seperate entry.


From audiofool, 4/11/2005 8:46:55 PM:

maybe Danielle Dax ?


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