In a Lifetime" is a pop song performed by Irish artists Clannad and Bono. It was written by brothers Pól Brennan and Ciarán Brennan and produced by Steve Nye. The single was released in January 1986, and was the third single to be released from Clannad's eighth studio album Macalla (1985). It charted well in many countries including United States, Ireland, UK, Italy and Brazil. It is one of Clannad's most successful songs and it remains as Bono's most successful solo effort.
The album features In a Lifetime. Recorded in 1985, Bono joined Irish band Clannad on the song In a Lifetime, which was initially released on the album Macalla in 1985. It was also released as a single on three occasions, first in January 1986 as the third single released from Macalla and in 1989 as a promotional track for the Past Present collection of songs, and finally in 1993 in Europe at a time when the song was being used as an advertising campaign for Jameson Whiskey. In a Lifetime has also been included on a number of compilation CDs including Moods 2 (1994), Celtic Spirit (1996), Celtic Myst (1998), Best of Celtic (2003), Greatest Irish Bands (2004), and The Celtic Circle (2004). Clannad have released a few live versions of In a Lifetime, most notably on the Gaelforce CD, but none of these live performances include Bono and are often sung with other vocalists.
The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime. Redirected from The Best of: In a Lifetime). The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime is a greatest hits compilation album by Irish folk group Clannad. It contains two new tracks, "Christmas Angels" and "What Will I Do", the latter of which is on the soundtrack to the Kevin Costner film Message in a Bottle. In a Lifetime" (duet with Bono) 3:08. Theme from Harry's Game" 2:30. I Will Find You" 5:15. What Will I Do" 5:30. Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn)" 4:45.
With over ten different greatest-hits collections to choose from, Irish legends Clannad seem poised to surpass their number of full-length releases. While this may help with the flow - it does - it would be nice to hear the group's shape-shifting styles chronicled more thoroughly.
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The very first cut, "In a Lifetime" has Bono groaning and screaming on it, and I was certainly not expecting to hear THAT on a Clannad album at all! If I listen to this album much, I'll cut a duplicate CD, but leave the first track off entirely if you've followed Clannad much at all, the songs are somewhat . .