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Genres: Folk, Pop
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 »
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.
One of my favorite cd's
(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!
(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!"