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Forgiven Not Forgotten
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
With one foot in traditional Irish music and the other in smooth, sophisticated pop, the Corrs--a family quartet made up of three sisters and their brother--seem to have all the bases covered. On their appealing debut albu... more »
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With one foot in traditional Irish music and the other in smooth, sophisticated pop, the Corrs--a family quartet made up of three sisters and their brother--seem to have all the bases covered. On their appealing debut album, the group plays it both ways, leading with fetching love songs such as "Runaway" and the title track but incorporating fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhrán into nearly every track while tossing in snippets of traditional-leaning material such as "Carraroe Jig" and "Erin Shore" for good measure. Imagine the Spice Girls if they could play their own instruments and were inclined to do so down at the local pub. If that seems like a stretch, listen to the gossamer strains of "Heaven Knows" or "The Right Time" while downing a few pints. You'll eventually see the connection. --Daniel Durchholz
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The Corrs - Forgiven Not Forgotten
Stephen Horne | Aberdeenshire, Scotland | 01/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who have skipped the editorial reviews to read the customer ones (and if you have, who can blame you. It's the people's opinions that count, right?), The Corrs are an Irish band that merge Rock, Pop, and Traditional music together to form a beautiful end result. Three (gorgeous, I might add) sisters and a brother make up the group.There's some excellent stuff in this, their debut album. Tracks such as 'Heaven Knows', 'Someday', 'Secret Life' and 'Leave Me Alone' obviously have that Rock/Pop feel, while instrumentals such as 'Erin Shore', 'Along With The Girls', 'Toss The Feathers' and 'Carraroe Jig' pay homage to the old Celtic songs.It definately won't appeal to everyone, but if you think that this might be your thing, then I strongly advise you to check it out. The Corrs are an extremely talented young band who have found fame in the UK, America, Australia and even Japan. And judging by this record, it's not hard to understand why. Five Stars."
Stephen Horne | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one fabulous CD! I got hooked to The Corrs way back in1998- the year 'Talk On Corners' really sent their fame sky-high, butpurchased this CD only a few months ago. I think it's truly great, perhaps even more enjoyable than TOC. The most notable difference is that this album has more instrumental pieces compared to any past CD by the group. My views of the songs are as follows: Erin Shore Intro/Forgiven, Not Forgetten- The first song I fell for. It has a somewhat mysterious tune... the most Celtic-sounding track on the CD. Heaven Knows- Rather original and pretty lively, Heaven Knows may not appear to be too melodic the first time you listen to it, but this is one song that grows on you. Along With The Girls- A short piece, but a pleasant violin interlude to Someday. Someday- Another song in the same vein as Heaven Knows. Equally charming and cheerful. Runaway- The album's biggest hit, this song was also featured in certain versions of TOC, as well as the MTV Unplugged CD. Very sweet and enchanting, though I prefer the Unplugged version. The Right Time- For some reason, listening to this traditional-sounding track always gives me a strange sense of adulation. Nice. The Minstrel Boy- Aptly titled, this rather solemn violin solo by Sharon is subtley uplifting. Toss The Feathers- Another song that was featured on the Unplugged album. Unlike Runaway, though, I think this arrangement is more suitable. The electric guitars enhance this piece quite a bit. Love To Love- My personal favorite. The harmonizing of the group is at its best. The lines "