Loreena Mckennitt: The Visit - The Definitive Edit
Label: QUINLAN ROAD
Format: CD+AUDIO BLU-RAY
The Juno Award winning album that launched Loreena McKennitt onto the international stage 30 years ago will be re-released on September 24, 2021 as "The Visit: The Definitive Edition". The original album was recorded in 1991 and achieved sales of over 2 million copies in more than 40 countries and was the turning point in the Canadian singer / songwriter's career. "The Visit: The Definitive Edition": a deluxe hardcover limited edition that includes 4 CDs and an audio Blu-ray, a 32-page illustrated booklet with unreleased content such as the first surround mix of her music. The booklet is a veritable treasure trove of memories: four essays written by Loreena McKennitt, personal recollections of her unconventional rise by Dave Tollington, formerly of Warner Music Canada, and previously unpublished photographs. This is a 'Revisit of The Visit' - a kaleidoscope of the times and venues of that era. In addition to the original remaster recordings, the package includes two archived radio broadcasts from Toronto's Ontario Place and for NPR's World Cafe. Likewise, there's a spoken word disc featuring a 1991 interview and a 2020 roundtable discussion with colleagues from the era. The fourth CD contains the soundboard recordings of six Trio performances, a binaural headphone mix of the original recordings. This binaural mix gives the listener a surround experience when using headphones accordingly. The Blu-ray audio delivers the original recording in Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound in a high-resolution stereo version. Dolby developed this new format, Atmos delivers the sound, which is similar to what you hear in modern movie theaters due to the three-dimensional sound quality. The 5.1 mix is in the older, five-speaker subwoofer surround format that most are familiar with. The High-Res Stereo Mix is uncompressed and allows the listener to enjoy the original stereo mix, which is very close to the original studio master. The Deluxe Limited Edition includes highlights from McKennitt's concert performances such as "Bonny Portmore", "The Lady of Shalot", "The Old Ways", "Greensleeves" and "Tango To Evora" - great songs that have been covered by other artists.