This is it – release day in Canada and the United States for The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt. The album is now available through the Quinlan Road Shop in a variety of formats, including an iTunes digital download. A complete list of release dates for other countries is also posted on the Quinlan Road website.
This captivating collection commemorates Loreena’s 30-year anniversary as an artist and reflects the scope and diversity of her extensive catalogue and travels. It’s available as a standard CD, deluxe edition CD, digital download, as well as a limited edition, 180-gram, numbered vinyl format. The deluxe edition CD includes a second disc, A Midsummer Night’s Tour, which features nine tracks recorded during a live performance at the Zitadelle in Mainz, Germany in July 2012.
The album features 12 favourites, hand-picked by Loreena herself, including, ‘Bonny Portmore’, ‘The Bonny Swans’, ‘The Mummers’ Dance’, ‘Down By The Sally Gardens’, ‘Stolen Child’, ‘The Lady Of Shalott’, ‘Marco Polo’, ‘Penelope’s Song’, ‘Huron ‘Beltane’ Fire Dance’, ‘The Old Ways’, ‘Dante’s Prayer’, and ‘The Mystic’s Dream’