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Absolution
Carol Noonan
Absolution
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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Carol Noonan seems to exist beyond time -- and certainly beyond the rush of civilization. Her music now owes as much to Richard Thompson and Mark Knopfler as to the `three J's' who originally influenced her -- Joni Mitchel...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carol Noonan
Title: Absolution
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 11/18/2008
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011671117621, 011671117645, 011671117621

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Carol Noonan seems to exist beyond time -- and certainly beyond the rush of civilization. Her music now owes as much to Richard Thompson and Mark Knopfler as to the `three J's' who originally influenced her -- Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Judy Collins, and she sounds at times like a `90s Sandy Denny. This is her first solo album and marks a progressive step forward from her days with Knots and Crosses -- a band that helped earn her a Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist. Noonan writes about everything from spiritual crises to romantic rebirths, while spanning pop, folk, country, Irish and English influences. She's forged a distinctive, dreamy style that is as breathtaking as her rich alto voice, soaring into the heavens even as she hits you in the heart. --from the notes by Steve Morse

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Lisa H. from BERKELEY, CA
Reviewed on 12/3/2007...
Cover photo shows Carol standing with a shawl around her; the photo shown here is from someone else's CD.

CD Reviews

One of my favorite cd's
12/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this album...but i just got her brand new CD self titled...Carol Noonan and that too is a 5 star album...check it out on carolnoonanmusic.com"
Takes me on a journey..and Im not sure I want to return!
07/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know nothing of Carol Noonan's work before Absolution..so alas, I cant say "Im so disappointed with this stuff after Knots and Crosses..." I just have to accept it on its own terms. Well, after 3 years, the terms are still quite positive, and this recording still stands out as her best. Its not as glitzy as "B&W" and not as eclectic as "OW", but is just so powerful in the singing and lyrics. Warning: It does not "rock out"--this is folk---and perhaps one of the reasons why Carol Noonan avoids work from this album in now rare concert appearances is because the style is somewhat limiting. Its also a bit more brooding than even her later songs about psyho killers and medieval queens dying in childbirth. Still... is just so enduring!"