℗ 2021 Quinlan Road Music; A Quinlan Road Music Release
Released 2013
Duration 52m 36s
Record Label Loreena McKennitt
Genre Pop
 

The Mask And Mirror

Loreena McKennitt

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1.1
The Mystic's Dream
Loreena McKennitt
7:40
1.2
The Bonny Swans
Loreena McKennitt
7:18
1.3
Dark Night Of The Soul
Loreena McKennitt
6:44
1.4
Marrakesh Night Market
Loreena McKennitt
6:30
1.5
Full Circle
Loreena McKennitt
5:57
1.6
Santiago
Loreena McKennitt
5:58
1.7
Ce He Mise Le Ulaingt? / The Two Trees
Loreena McKennitt
9:06
1.8
Prospero's Speech
Loreena McKennitt
3:23
Spanning Spanish, Celtic and Moroccan influences, Loreena’s fifth album follows paths of inspiration from Ireland to Santiago de Compostella to the Middle East. Self-produced and boasting an exotic palette of instrumentation from cello and uillean pipes to dumbeg, tabla and oud, The Mask And Mirror was released in 1994 and has since sold several million copies worldwide. Spanning Spanish, Celtic and Moroccan influences, it follows paths of inspiration from Ireland to Santiago de Compostella to the Middle East. Accompanying musical settings of poems by St. John Of The Cross and Shakespeare are eclectic, richly-textured originals including a seductively dramatic “The Mystic’s Dream” and “Marrakesh Night Market”. In its journeys, it examines, says Loreena, the questions that echo down the centuries: “Who was God? What is religion, what spirituality? What was revealed and what was concealed … and what was the mask and what the mirror?” “I have come to use the pan-Celtic history, which spans from 500 BC to the present, as a creative springboard. The music I am creating is a result of travelling down that road and picking up all manner of themes and influences, which may or may not be overtly Celtic in nature. With The Mask And Mirror I began my journey in Galicia, the Celtic corner of Spain, and I moved on from there as I continued on my own historical and musical pilgrimage. I looked back and forth through the window of 15th century Spain, through the hues of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, and was drawn into a fascinating world: history, religion, cross-cultural fertilization.” - Loreena McKennitt
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Loreena McKennitt Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.20
-1.20 to -1.20
-17.16
-18.61 to -16.46
-14.45
-15.40 to -14.10
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9 to 11
1
The Mystic's Dream
-1.20-16.80-14.19
2
The Bonny Swans
-1.20-16.74-14.210
3
Dark Night Of The Soul
-1.20-17.08-14.410
4
Marrakesh Night Market
-1.20-17.04-14.310
5
Full Circle
-1.20-17.19-14.89
6
Santiago
-1.20-16.46-14.110
7
Ce He Mise Le Ulaingt? / The Two Trees
-1.20-17.32-14.39
8
Prospero's Speech
-1.20-18.61-15.411

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