1. Never Give All The Heart
2. A Stor Mo Chroi
3. The Lowlands Of Holland
4. The Magadalene Laundries
5. Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor
6. I Know My Love
7. Factory Girl
8. Deserted Soldier
9. Ye Rambling Boys Of Pleasure
10. Sake In The Jar
11. Raglan Road
12. Siul A Run
13. The Fiddling Ladies
14. Danny Boy
- The Chieftains: Martin Fay, Sean Keane (fiddle); Derek Bell (harp, keyboard, tiompan); Matt Molloy (flute); Paddy Maloney (tin whistle, Uillean pipes); Kevin Conneff (bodhran).
- Additional personnel includes: Bonnie Raitt (vocals, dobro); Brenda Fricker, The Rankins, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, Sinead O'Connor, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Loreena McKennitt, Joan Osborne, Akiko Yano, Sissel, Diana Krall (vocals); Eric Della Penna (guitar); Annborg Lien, Eileen Ivers, Natalie MacMaster (fiddle); Mairtin O'Connor (accordion); Patrick Fitzpatrick (keyboards); Hutch Hutchinson (bass); The Screaming Orphans, Anuna (background vocals); Maire Breatnach, The Rankins, The Corrs.
- Engineers include: Jeffrey Lesser, Brian Masterson, Takahiro Nochimura.
- Includes liner notes by Paddy Moloney.
- Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Raitt (vocals, dobro); Loreena McKennitt (vocals, harp); Sharon Corr (vocals, fiddle); Andrea Corr (vocals, tin whistle); Akiko Yano (vocals, piano); Caroline Corr (vocals, bodhran); Diana Krall, Brenda Fricker, Cookie Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Heather Rankin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Natalie Merchant, Sin‚ad O'Connor, Joan Osborne (vocals); Erik Della Penna, Jim Corr, Russell Malone, Arty McGlynn, William Wittman, Zan McLeod, Jimmy Rankin (guitar); Derek Bell (harp, keyboards); Natalie MacMaster, Eileen Ivers, Martin Fay, M ire Breatnach, Annbjorg Lien, Se n Keane (fiddle); Una Ni Chanarim (cello); Matt Molloy (flute); Paddy Moloney (tin whistle, Uilleann pipe); M irt¡n O'Connor (accordion); John Morris Rankin, Matt Rollings, Tracey Dares (piano); Patrick Fitzgerald, Rob Hyman (keyboards); Malachy Robinson, James Blennerhassett (double bass); Kevin Conneff (bodhran); Kweyao Agyapon (djembe); Noel Bridgeman (percussion); The Screaming Orphans (background vocals).
- Audio Mixers: Ciaran Cahill; Richard McCullough; Paddy Moloney; Brian Masterson.
- Recording information: Bias Recording Company, Springf; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Ocean Way Sstudios, LA, CA; Olympic Studios, London, England; Washington DC; WindMill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
- Editors: Paddy Moloney; Troy Halderson; Brian Masterson.
- Photographer: James OMara.
- The Chieftains have always worked in their own carefully defined middle ground between pop crossovers like Clannad and rigid, inflexible traditionalists. Maybe that's why they're one of the longest-lived and best-loved groups in all of Irish music. They never lose touch with tradition, but as past recordings have proven, they're not afraid to work with artists from different musical worlds. TEARS OF STONE is an album of collaborations with pop artists on original tunes (Joni Mitchell sings on a version of her own "Magdalene Laundries") and traditional ones (Bonnie Raitt proves an excellent folk balladeer on "A Stor Mo Chroi"). Bluesy American siren Joan Osborne's take on "Raglan Road" may not equal the version Van Morrison once recorded with the Chieftains, but what could? Countrywoman Sinead O'Connor puts in a particularly strong appearance on the traditional ballad "Factory Girl."
Q (4/99, p.95) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Guests include heavyweights Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and Mary Chapin Carpenter; mid-table types like Sinead O'Connor and Natalie Merchant, as well as traditionalists Loreena McKennitt, Eileen Ivers, The Rankins and - there is no escape - The Corrs..."
Uncut (8/02, p.100) - 3 out of 5 - "...The Chieftains are a treasure and every home should have at least one of their albums..."
Dirty Linen (6-7/99, p.88) - "...There is some beautiful music here. Eileen Ivers and Natalie MacMaster kick butt with a colorful amalgam of Irish, Cape Breton, and Norwegian fiddling..."
Mojo (Publisher) (2/99, pp.97-98) - "...Blending Irish music naturally and unobtrusively into other cultures and styles is the key to The Chieftains enduring success... and this sensitive album..."