Original score composed by Ronan Hardiman.
Performers include: Anne Buckley (vocals); Michael Flatley (flute).
Personnel: Ronan Hardiman (keyboards, programming); Anne Buckley (vocals); Dave Keary (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki); M ire Breatnach (fiddle); Michael Flatley (flute, dancer); Paul Drennan (keyboards); Jason Duffy (drums).
Audio Mixer: Chris O'Brien.
Recording information: Big Studios, London, England (06/1998); BJG Studios, London, England (06/1998); Park Studios, Dublin, Ireland (06/1998); WindMill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland (06/1998).
Arranger: Ronan Hardiman.
Michael Flatley is one of the top dancers and choreographers in modern performing arts. Lord of the Dance rivals Bill Whelan's Riverdance as one of the top dance phenomena of the '90s. Feet of Flames is also an important dance event of that decade. It matches Flatley with Ronan Hardiman again. As an event, it loses much in the translation to CD, but the music is beautiful and diverse. Hardiman covers many different styles and genres, including Celtic, new age, orchestral, contemporary vocal, and atmospheric ambient. It is an entertaining listen but more worthy of a visual experience. The disc will appeal to fans of the aforementioned discs by Flatley & Hardiman and by Whelan. ~ Jim Brenholts