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1   Shines Right Through Me Buy
2   When I Am King Buy
3   Beat the Drum Buy
4   Helmethead  
5   Summer  
6   Sally Ann  
7   Somedays  
8   Let it Go  
9   John Barbour  
10   Lucky Me  
11   Love  

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The multi-Platinum band Great Big Sea has become one of Canada''s most popular exports, and with the help of producer Michael Phillip (Barenaked Ladies), they''re about to become even more popular with the release of Something Beautiful, their new studio album. From brisk Celtic pop sing-alongs like "Shines Right Through" and "When I Am King" to introspective, brooding laments like "Summer" and "Lucky Me," Something Beautiful is the most accessible Great Big Sea album yet. "Great Big Sea has been more successful than any other contemporary North American band in bringing Anglo-Celtic folk sounds into rock clubs." - Dirty Linen

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A Platinum-selling act in their Canadian homeland, Great Big Sea has mined that country''s proud Scots/Irish Celtic heritage in a decidedly modern context. Their arrangements are honeycombed with the accordions, bouzoukis, pipes, whistles and fiddles typical of traditional music and nicely handled they are, too. But these come across as afterthoughts amid a powerhouse hit machine featuring robust lead vocals, a booming drum kit, and close-harmony hooks obviously calibrated to induce stadium sing-alongs. The group is a throwback to seventies folk-rockers in that they veer between trad/arr material ("John Barbour") and original tunes ("Helmenthead," which catalogues the conquests of a kiss-and-tell hockey player). In contemporary terms, they occasionally recall singer-songwriter Paul Brady''s polished lyrics or the crowd-pleasing barroom roughhousing of Black 47. But ultimately, this is a mainstream band, high-energy and very good at what they do; the question is how they''ll play outside their comfort zone. --Christina Roden

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