Clannad

Themes

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There's only so much passion you can wring from a collection of film and TV theme songs. The cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" (from the Blake Edwards movie Switch), all cuddly synths and dewy vocals (Maire Brennan duetting with Paul Young), is very pleasant. Of marginally more substance is "Ancient Forest," from the British TV series Robin of Sherwood, and "Theme from Harry's Game," the first Gaelic song to become a Top Ten hit in the U.K. (1982). It also earned a Billboard World Music Award and a Grammy nomination and have kept Clannad in soundtrack gravy ever since.

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