Playing music in an old Spanish fortress is pretty damn cool, so Loreena McKennitt immediately gets high marks for recording her third live effort in the Palace of Charles V at the Alhambra. Musically, this disc is pretty impressive as well.
She made this two-disc collection in September 2006 during her tour supporting her last effort, An Ancient Muse. The disc is beautifully recorded; every harp note and Uilleann pipe sounds crystal clear. It's almost like you're actually there. While many of the tracks are from An Ancient Muse, she does throw in a good number of older tunes as well. As a bonus, it comes with a DVD of the set, recorded in HD. Pop that in to really can be there.