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Come Back to Erin Volume 2 - John McCormack
Michael William Balfe, Claribel, Irish Traditional
Come Back to Erin Volume 2 - John McCormack
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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The young John McCormack.
John Austin | Kangaroo Ground, Australia | 05/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Selected for inclusion in this second John McCormack CD issued by Naxos are Irish songs he recorded between the years 1910 and 1921. Don't expect the John McCormack aged 25 in 1910 to have the interpretative skills evident in his later years, but the voice was already compelling in its unique nasal tenor quality, and recording processes of the time captured it well. The songs themselves are less distinguished. They met the demand for ditties that recalled a long lost homeland for a large population of USA immigrants. McCormack made a fortune by meeting this need, so that performing and recording them enabled him to give up the career in opera that he disliked.These Naxos transfers and remasterings make these very old recordings sound better than in any other incarnation I have ever heard while magically eliminating most of the surface hiss that formerly was so intrusive."