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  Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Great Big Sea, a maritime folk-rockin' band from Canada's adopted child, Newfoundland, completely wowed a Philadelphia audience Friday despite a lukewarm warm-up band, perpetual sound problems, a mediocre performance space and a thirsty crowd.
But fortunately, Great Big Sea always puts on a dynamic show; from the opening bodhran beat of "Process Man" through to the second encore, the Painted Bride auditorium was filled with fun, unceasing energy and some very great music.
Great Big Sea seems able to work with any conditions, using whatever space is available to them to great advantage.
www.rambles.net /gbs_live.html   (1693 words)

  
 Great Big Sea, Sea of No Cares
Naomi de Bruyn wrote a fine career retrospective on Great Big Sea with lots of great details on their music and career up to the release of their 4th album, Turn.
Great Big Sea are Alan Doyle (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Bob Hallett (vocals, fiddles, tenor banjo, accordion, bouzouki, mandolin, high and low whistles), Séan McCann (vocals, guitar, bodhran, shakers) and Darrell Power (vocals, bass, bones, mandola).
As for their original material, "Sea of No Cares" straddles narrative and the world of feelings as it describes a man falling in love and leaving his friends "getting cynically stoned" at the bar.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_sea_of_no_cares.html   (944 words)

  
 Book Great Big Sea - Booking Corporate Event, Private Party - Your Booking Agent for Great Big Sea
Great Big Sea, The Hard and The Easy is the eighth release from Great Big Sea, the St. John's-based, Juno-nominated band that fuses Newfoundland traditional music with modern pop in a crowd-pleasing formula both heartfelt and vital.
But Great Big Sea firmly believes that Kit survives, and their version of the song is a celebration, not a dirge.
The album's title even comes from the lyrics, which are equal parts melancholy, heroic, and sweet, like all the Newfoundland music Great Big Sea loves so much.
www.grabow.biz /Contemporary/Great-Big-Sea.htm   (1026 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Great Big Sea album traces Nfld. folk music
Great Big Sea's fusion of tradition and pop has made them immensely popular with fans and earned them their share of Juno nominations.
After 13 years of putting out albums that had a combination of traditional songs and traditionally-inspired original songs, lead singer Alan Doyle says the band has been thinking about doing an all-traditional, all-Newfoundland album for some time.
Bob Hallett says the songs they chose for the album could be described as their personal Top 10 favourite songs to play.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051011/greatbig_sea_051011/20051011   (453 words)

  
 Great Big Sea
For us it's been a great opportunity to play not only traditional tunes, but songs that have meant things as we grew up.
I abandoned that and learnt to play the accordion.
There was no one standing there with a big stick, but if you wanted to play it was there.
www.fatea-records.co.uk /CAMBRID/great.htm   (1135 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: Great Big Sea
The Great Big Sea have two albums that both went platinum in Canada, and are currently promoting a USA-only collection of their Canadian hits called Rant and Roar.
Surprisingly, the crowd at the venue seemed to be there to hear this band play their "traditional" Newfoundland rock rather than get loaded and wear green, although plenty of Guinness did manage to flow up to the stage.
Great Big Sea are special in that they, as not so much a rock and roll band as a "traditional" band, have firmly set themselves a place in the world music scene.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/99_05/ink_spots/016_great_big_sea.shtml   (1822 words)

  
 CANOE -- JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In 1992, Great Big Sea released their self-titled, self-produced album, which was later re-released by Warner Canada.
Their second album, 'Up', was released in September 1995 and hit Platinum sales (100,000 copies sold) in Canada in July 1996.
That same month Great Big Sea picked up five East Coast Music Awards (including their third consecutive 'Entertainer Of The Year' award) and followed immediately with two Juno Award nominations for 'Group Of The Year' and 'Best Roots and Traditional Album/Group'.
jam.canoe.ca /Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/G/Great_Big_Sea.html   (313 words)

  
 Great Big Sea | 99.9 MIX FM
The sea chanty tradition of Newfoundland is fused with the spirit and energy of contemporary rock and popular music by Great Big Sea.
While their second album, Up, released in September 1995, took nearly a year to sell 100,000 copies in Canada and be certified platinum, their third album, Play, released in June 1997, was certified platinum within three months.
Releasing their first United States-distributed album, Rant And Rave, a compilation of tunes from their previous album, in 1998, Great Big Sea spent many months touring the U.S..The following year, the band released their fifth album, Turn, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and Tragically Hip fame.
www.999mixfm.com /performer/43334/great-big-sea   (492 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Play: Music: Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
And of course, there is Great Big Sea--about the most popular band in Newfoundland, topping the charts in Canada and making a respectable name for itself south of the border as well.
Play, the band's third album, was released in 1997.
Every time I play this at my house with visitors present, they want to know who the band is and where they can get a copy of the music.
www.amazon.com /Play-Great-Big-Sea/dp/B000007VH4   (1624 words)

  
 Play: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
The pride of Newfoundland, Great Big Sea are a great big deal in Canada and as of 1997 have made inroads into pockets of Europe.
Play has all the makings of a breakthrough album.
Great Big Sea proves that they are fully capable of creating intelligent hook-abundant songs like "Seagulls," "My Apology" and "Something I Should Know," but their forte definitely lies in the reworking and modernizing of Newfoundland folk songs.
www.music.com /release/play/11   (462 words)

  
 Great Big Sea - great big night
If you guessed that I was talking about Great Big Sea then you were right on the mark.
When Mel and her band began to play, I immediately recognized the song from the radio.
The crowd was roaring, the lights were down low - Great Big Sea made their way to the front of the stage.
www.unb.ca /bruns/9900/issue14/entertainment/greatbigsea.html   (594 words)

  
 Play (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A play is a common literary form generally designed for performance in a theatre.
Play (Great Big Sea album), a 1997 album by the Newfoundland band Great Big Sea
"Play" (Play album), the 2002 debut of the band of the same name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Play_(Album)   (281 words)

  
 Salon Arts & Entertainment | Sharps & flats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Their haunting collection, which includes Negro hollers, work songs, country blues and children's tunes -- as well as the earliest recordings of blues legends Muddy Waters and Sonny Terry -- is an eerie testament to the vital force of raw human expression.
On "Play," Moby shies away from purely electronic techno in an effort to emphasize the human component of his music.
Among the album's best tracks is "Natural Blues," in which Moby samples the singer Vera Hall.
www.salon.com /ent/music/review/1999/06/08/moby   (1092 words)

  
 Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
"Great Big Sea" (often shortened to GBS) is a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs including sea shanties, which draw from the island's 500-year-old Irish, English, and French heritage.
The title of the album comes from a line of the song "Tickle Cove Pond," one of two songs on the album about a horse falling through ice.
Also in late 2005, Great Big Sea released its first podcast, with clips of the band bantering back and forth in the studio mixed with various songs by them and other artists.
www.artistopia.com /great-big-sea   (325 words)

  
 Play - Great Big Sea - Song Listings
The pride of Newfoundland, Great Big Sea are a great big deal in Canada and as of 1997 have made inroads into pockets of Europe.
Play has all the makings of a breakthrough album.
Great Big Sea proves that they are fully capable of creating intelligent hook-abundant songs like "Seagulls," "My Apology" and "Something I Should Know," but their forte definitely lies in the reworking and modernizing of Newfoundland folk songs.
www.mp3.com /albums/279447/summary.html   (683 words)

  
 Great Big Sea
But the legend that is now Great Big Sea was offically formed at a kitchen party in Petty Harbour, NFLD.
To date, Great Big Sea has released 4 CD's, one being made especially for the US market, with a compilation of songs from Play and Up Their self-titled debut was released in 1992, Up in 1995, Play in 1997, and the US compilation album in 1998.
Great Big Sea's albums contain a good blend of traditional music, original songs written by the band members, and some excellent cover tunes.
www.angelfire.com /ab/marzbarz/greatbig.html   (324 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Play: Music: Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Great Big Sea's third album and first to go multi-platinum, Play established this little band from Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, as one of the country's most popular groups.
Play boasts an array of traditional tunes--including "The Night Pat Murphy Died," "General Taylor," and "Jakey's Gin"-- and these tales of bootlegging and donkey-riding are all given vigorous performances.
This is a great CD and the only other CD that is this good is their previous CD.
www.amazon.ca /Play-Great-Big-Sea/dp/B000007VH4   (1134 words)

  
 YouTube - Great Big Sea - Shines Right Through Me
Great Big Sea on Vicki Gabereau Spring 2004 pt 2
Great Big Sea on Vicki Gabereau Spring 2004 pt 3
Great Big Sea on Vicki Gabereau Spring 2004 pt 1
www.youtube.com /watch?v=IE3aadXwdgg   (223 words)

  
 GreatBigSea.com | The Official Community of Great Big Sea
I won a Great Big Sea Kitchen party contest from Canada Am and the fellows came to my house on Wednesday February 8th to play.
The songs they did play were mostly from the new album, "The Hard and The Easy", with the exception of one from their album "Up".
We, of course, thought they sounded great and should have stayed playing for us but were all grateful for the time they did spare us.
www.greatbigsea.com /thefans/kitchenparty/calgary/index.html   (414 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Great Big Sea: Music: Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
While The Rankin Family may have spurred the interest in Celtic music in Canada, Great Big Sea were the ones to really take the style and run with it, bringing it to a younger audience that previously regarded it as a style more suitable for fishermen and grandparents.
This is a great album, with much richness in words and music.
This album is quite different from their newer stuff - less pop-like - but it's great.
www.amazon.ca /Great-Big-Sea/dp/B000006TIO   (825 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Online shopping for Canadians - books, music, DVDs, software, video games & more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and literary greats Alice Munro and Michael Winter have selected the five finalists for this year's Giller Prize, which honours the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.
The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, in the guise of the Gothic Archies, commemorates the end of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events with The Tragic Treasury, featuring music originally recorded for the audiobooks...
Lindsey Buckingham, the star songwriter behind the classic pop rock group Fleetwood Mac, is out with a new solo album, Under the Skin.
amazon.ca /exec/obidos/...&mode=music-ca&keyword=Great+Big+Sea+Play   (529 words)

  
 Play - Great Big Sea - Music Downloads
It's a hassle for consumers, but the flipside of the coin is that without it, record labels would only post a tiny fraction of what's available today on the Internet.
This part's easy… any time you're on a song, artist, or album page, and you see a button called "Download It," click the button.
A la carte download stores typically charge 99 cents per song download, and allow you to play the song forever, assuming you live that long.
www.mp3.com /albums/279447/downloads.html   (862 words)

  
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Great Big Sea shows command you to dance and sing all night long.
All four members sing, and all play a huge variety of instruments, often switching multiple times during a single song.
If you were going to buy one album, I'd suggest Road Rage since it is taken from live performances.
www.alanlepofsky.net /alepofsky/alanblog.nsf/dx/great-big-sea   (373 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Up: Music: Great Big Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
To say this is a great party CD would be a vast understatement.
Great energy, folk songs combined with popular tracks, terrific harmonies...
Great Big Sea is a must for any music lover's collection.
www.amazon.com /Up-Great-Big-Sea/dp/B000006TIP   (919 words)

  
 Great Big Sea on Rhapsody
Though generally filed under the Celtic Rock section, GBS more properly could be said to play Newfoundland rock.
Rock/Pop > Adult Alternative > Great Big Sea
Hear Great Big Sea and similar artists on this channel.
www.rhapsody.com /greatbigsea   (100 words)

  
 Album Sea of No Cares by Great Big Sea - AOL Music
Album Sea of No Cares by Great Big Sea - AOL Music
The biggest names in music, including Mary J. Blige, Katharine McPhee, John Legend and more perform for the kids to benefit the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.
Everything about the album 'Sea of No Cares' by Great Big Sea including album title, track listings, release dates, guest artists, record label info and user reviews on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/great-big-sea/43334/album/sea-of-no-cares/571184   (156 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Great Big Sea: Great Big Sea : Music Reviews
Great Big Sea / Gone By The Board
Home : artists : Great Big Sea : reviews : Great Big Sea
Subscribe to Rolling Stone Great Big Sea feed
www.rollingstone.com /artists/greatbigsea/albums/album/5280007/great_big_sea   (94 words)

  
 CD Baby: GREAT BIG SEA: Play
A pure force of nature, Great Big Sea's blend of instruments like mandolin, bodhran, fiddle, and concertina, along with their vocal harmonies, revels in the melodies they create and the Newfoundland tunes they love.
The “donkey” in DONKEY RIDING is a type of large winch used to pull ropes and chains abord sailing ships.
Our great friends the Barra MacNeils from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia bring a Cape Breton touch to this.
cdbaby.com /cd/greatbigsea2   (387 words)

  
 Am I Right - Song Parodies, Stalingrad
"Excursion Around The Bay" Based on the performance by Great Big Sea
We're gonna have to kill them, there is no other way!
You must hit the vote button for your vote to count.
www.amiright.com /parody/90s/greatbigsea0.shtml   (210 words)

  
 Great Big Sea Lyrics - Great Big Sea Quiz
Great Big Sea Lyrics - Great Big Sea Quiz
* In Great Big Sea's first album, (self titled) there is a song called "Someday Soon".
In the chorus, there is a number of promises that the singer would like "they" to fix.
www.funtrivia.com /trivia-quiz/Music/Great-Big-Sea-Lyrics-246365.html   (81 words)

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