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In Blue (Bonus CD)
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Specially priced limited edition of the Irish adult alternative act's 2000 release and third studio album with an eight track bonus disc, 'Somebody For Someone (Acoustic)', 'No More Cry (Acoustic)', 'Radio (Acoustic)', 'At... more »
Specially priced limited edition of the Irish adult alternative act's 2000 release and third studio album with an eight track bonus disc, 'Somebody For Someone (Acoustic)', 'No More Cry (Acoustic)', 'Radio (Acoustic)', 'At Your Side (Acoustic)', 'Love In The Milky Way (Previously Unreleased)', 'Looking In The Eyes Of Love (Previously Unreleased), 'Haste To The Wedding'(live) and 'So Young' (live). CD1 also features the bonus track 'Judy'. Slimline double jewel case. 2000 release.
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Lorna Sinclair | 01/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""In Blue" is definitely a retreat from the Corrs' older work, although this factor does not detract the least bit from the true quality of their music on this album. It has a fresh pop sound that is perfect for the American market, but with the second bonus CD from "In Blue: Special Edition" it proves the Corrs are still truly talented musicians to the "core". They write all of their lyrics (except for a few cover songs they've done: i.e., "Dreams", "No Frontiers") They write their own music, play their own instruments, and they *never* lip-synch. They're the real thing! (and, I might add, their good at it)"Breathless" is the title hit from the album, being rated the number 1 radio hit in the UK for the year 2000. It's got an infectious pop beat, and has virtually broke the Corrs into America, the only country on earth they've failed to conquer. It has even been nominated for a Grammy, as well as track #15, "Rebel Heart". I believe "Breathless" itself is a decent pop song, although it doesn't show the Corrs' real musical genius at all, and neither does "In Blue" as a whole, for that matter. However, the second bonus CD is entirely another story, which features acoustic versions of four songs from "In Blue". The four acoustical versions of the songs are without studio polishing; it is simply the four siblings who make up the Corrs on their basic instruments. It's much easier with these acoustic versions to pay better attention to the excellence of the lyrics and the melodies than the over-produced studio versions on the first CD of "In Blue".On the second CD we also have "Love in the Milkyway". It is a bit different than the majority of the songs on "In Blue" but I personally think it's one of their best and it's definitely one of my most favourite Corrs songs. It has a rock-feel to it and the lyrics tell a good story if you read between the lines and catch the few hints here and there. (This is their first CD to date that "Love in the Milkyway" has been released on) There's also "Looking in the Eyes of Love" written by Tricia Walker and Kostas Lazarides. It's a love ballad, and has a nice easy-going melody that's very romantic indeed. Listen for the Irish sounds throughout, they add a good feel.On the second bonus CD there's quite a rare gem: Haste to the Wedding, a traditional Irish styled instrumental, which the Corrs have honourably added a modern edge to. It's very catchy, fast, and has a very good melody that's quite infectious. It is a live version recorded from their recent concert in Dublin at Lansdowne Road.Last but not least, they have included a live version of "So Young", which has been considered by many to be the "Corrs' anthem". This live version of the song has also been taken from their concert at Lansdowne Road. I believe that this live version of "So Young" represents that the band has the ability to support themselves musically at a live show and that they're *NOT* lip-synching phonies. The bottom line: "In Blue: Special Edition" is near brilliant. It showcases the Corrs' musical ability and originality. It is definitely worth the extra few pound sterlings (or dollars), and you will *not* be dissapointed.If you like this one, and haven't heard their earlier work, I seriously suggest you do. "Talk on Corners" and "Forgiven not Forgotten" are even better than this one! You won't be sorry you did!!"
Worth the import cost, I promise
Katie Reilly | Beaver College, PA, USA | 03/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this album overseas while studying in Ireland, and I adore it. The songs are catchy and fun without being vapid; it's a real mystery to me why the Corrs haven't picked up in the States yet. The real gem of this edition for me, though, is the live renditions on the double CD, especially "Haste to the Wedding," a traditional Irish tune, covered in a way that is true to both the pop and Irish roots of the band. In the words of a friend, the real charm of the Corrs is that their style is "Irish-y, but not too Irish-y." Basically, this is just a very good pop album, showcasing the band's catchy tunes on the main disc and real musical talet on the second."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I simply love the sound of this of this album, and the special edition version is definetly worth the extra money."