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The Only Witness
Carol Noonan
The Only Witness
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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Carol Noonan is an original, but one of those rare originals who somehow feels familiar. She's not going off on wild tangents to develop her style; she just happens to be good enough to take on familiar turf and give it he...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carol Noonan
Title: The Only Witness
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Philo Records
Release Date: 9/9/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011671120928

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Carol Noonan is an original, but one of those rare originals who somehow feels familiar. She's not going off on wild tangents to develop her style; she just happens to be good enough to take on familiar turf and give it her unique treatment. She sounds established and professional; her delivery is at once timeless and contemporary. Hers is a voice at first appealing and then addictive; its rich warmth and texture work a spell that's impossible to ignore. As for her songs, they are all strong and each employs various strengths; they mine a variety of musical influences to become their own unique blend of patient intensity and power. The band has a good bit to do with that established sound, but Carol Noonan has supplied them with more than enough motivation to give her their best work. --Music Reviews Quarterly

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Excellent mixture of old and new styles
06/11/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Carol Noonan has always been an excellent folk artist, but here she really explores new styles as well. She can still sing more emotinally than just about anyone-especially on the traditional "Queen Jane"--but also saves energy for "Not Comming Home", much more of a "rock" song than a folk ballad. For all the comparisons to Sandy Denny and Lorraina McKennit, I believe that shes an excellent modern singer-songwriter and performer in her own right. And its on "The Only Witness" where this can be seen most clearly."