Nights from the Alhambra is an enchanting musical performance, set beneath the stars in the breathtaking Moorish heart of medieval Spain. Captured live in September 2006, singer/composer Loreena McKennitt – in her first in-concert television special - leads viewers through the multi-textured landscapes of her catalogue, from traditional Celtic ballads to literary narratives and highlights from her most recent recording, An Ancient Muse.
From August 2007, Nights from the Alhambra will be available in stores worldwide as a deluxe three-disc set comprising a 99-minute DVD and two companion CDs with a combined running time of 94 minutes. Both the DVD and the audio-only CDs present performances of 18 of Loreena’s best-loved songs, including “The Mummers’ Dance”, “Caravanserai”, “The Mystic’s Dream” and “The Lady Of Shalott”, performed by Loreena and a host of musical colleagues.
The live concert performances captured in Nights from the Alhambra were first seen in the TV special of the same name in PBS’s “Great Performances” series. This programme began airing in the United States in March 2007.
In the spring of 2007, a version of the DVD/CD set Nights from the Alhambra was sold exclusively during Loreena McKennitt’s European and North American tours. This “tour exclusive” version of Nights from the Alhambra featured different artwork on the outer packaging, but it included the same content as the later commercial release.
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