Modernizing traditional Celtic music is a tricky proposition. Its popularity is based at least in part on the traditional nature itself, aside from the inherent musicality. Nonetheless, the boys of Saor Patrol fling themselves into the role of modernizers with gusto. The album opens in a rather standard fashion, pipes blaring a bit. With "The Stomp," though, the band moves into a full ZZ Top-style electric groove – pipes missing, drums and bass ablaze. There's dramatic, pastoral pipe music by the next song, however, bringing the tone back to something more nostalgic under the able piping of Charlie Allan.
Long Way Around - An Anthology: 1991-2001 is the eighth album by singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Whitley. It is his first compilation album and includes hits, album tracks, rarities, and unreleased demos from 1991-2001.