Essential: a masterpiece of progressive folk music
"Reflets" represented a teaser of STIVELL's mid to late 70s recordings with its blend of mournful (and occasionally spry) vocals with harp and other folk accompaniments and a little rock thrown in. It alluded to his indefatigable drive, now 4 decades old, to keep the tradition alive by holding its feet to the fire.
Another must from Alan Stivell, is this album "Reflets".
It turns out that this LP "Alan Stivell - Le Disque D'Or" is in reality a gold record…
This album by Alan Stivell "E Langonned" shows his musical versatility in their first jobs…
After that major work called "Renaissance de la harpe celtique" Stivell continues its foray folk-rock of Celtic roots….
Breton harpist Alan Stivell brought the Breton harp out of the pages of history and into reality. He's also been a groundbreaker, with his innovative interpretations of traditional Celtic music. (…) Zoom is quintessential Stivell. A must-have album. The only drawback to the album is that the liner notes are in French.
Highly recommended is this work of Stivell "A l'Olympia",….
One of the best works of breton harpist Alan Stivell "Renaissance de la harpe celtique'…
Few musical artists are as closely associated with their instruments as Alan Stivell is to the Breton-Celtic harp. For more than three decades, he has been at the forefront of a cultural and musical revival that honors the centuries-old Celtic traditions of the French province of Brittany, called Breizh by its native inhabitants, while mesmerizing audiences around the globe with his spirited virtuosity and vast repertoire in which the recognizable meets the unexpected.