Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Talk on Corners
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Asian edition of the hit Irish sibling's smash 1998 album with a bonus VCD featuring the videos to 'Dreams', 'What Ca n I Do' and 'Only When I Sleep'. The album itself features all three of those tunes, plus 13 others. A c... more »
Asian edition of the hit Irish sibling's smash 1998 album with a bonus VCD featuring the videos to 'Dreams', 'What Ca n I Do' and 'Only When I Sleep'. The album itself features all three of those tunes, plus 13 others. A combined total of 19 tracks (16 audio & three audio visual). Double slimline jewel case. 1997 release. **The VCD is playable on all DVD players!, also the first CD contains 7 tracks that are unavailable on the US version.
It's definitely worth the import price to get the original
L. Owyang | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's such a shame that the Corrs aren't as big here in the states as they are in Europe... Even without the bonus Vcd which contains the videos to Only When I Sleep, What Can I Do, and Dreams, it's definitely worth it to dish out the little extra cash to pay for this import version. The Vcd just makes it that much more better! My fav's on this CD are Only When I Sleep, Dreams (cover of Fleetwood Mac's), What Can I Do, Little Wing (cover of Hendrix's), So Young, and Runaway - all of which are regularly featured in their concerts. I also love Paddy McCarthy, an instrumental written by the Corrs which show their Irish roots.This original version is unavailable in the states; the version of Talk on Corners sold in the states is actually a remixed version with the production geared towards the pop sounds that seem to appeal more to U.S. audiences. Though the differences are pretty subtle, if you want the original version you'll need to get this import version. And trust me, this wasn't easy to come by when I first ordered it. Amazon now has some in stock, but when I ordered it, it took almost 2 months for Amazon to hunt down a copy for me! Buy this CD/Vcd while it's here! You won't regret it!"
Irishgal | Arizona, USA | 10/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's a reason the average customer rating for this album is five stars: it is truly one of the most well-crafted and performed records of all time. The Corrs have clearly outdone themselves on their follow-up to "Forgiven, Not Forgotten".Right away, this album has a different feel to it. 'Only When I Sleep' is literally oozing with rock and roll - vivid lyrics, Motown-like harmonies, and a timeless violin/accordian/tin whistle solo. From then on, the group showcases their ability to excel at different musical styles. Dark, haunting sounds easily mix with lighthearted, spring-like tunes.So what makes this better than the Remix editions? While I can't speak for the European mix, the original is vastly superior to the US Special Edition. The entire album is one big highlight, but there are some songs that simply deserve recognition.'Dreams': I've always loved the Fleetwood Mac version of this classic, but the Corrs have brought out what Stevie Nicks could not. Without her droning voice, the Irish band has added instrumentals and made the song truly their own - it even has a mystical Celtic feel.'What Can I Do': I've heard many great vocal performances, but this is easily one of the top 10. The Corr sisters outdo themselves on the harmonies, showing that simplicity can take you farther than ornate flourishes. You won't be able to resist singing along.'Queen of Hollywood': The lyrics of this song are strong, but they become powerful when combined with Andrea Corr's pleading vocals. The story of a young girl's tragic introduction to the world of the stars, it will grab your heart.'I Never Loved You Anyway': Introduced by a sexy violin solo, this song is the quintessential breakup tune. A great in-your-face number with a catchy refrain...you'll love it!'Little Wing': I've never heard the Jimi Hendrix version of this song, but the Corrs (with the help of the Chieftains) have made it haunting and dream-like. An Irish rendition at its best.This album has it all - Irish instruments, great vocals, and amazing songwriting. The bonus videos are a real treat, especially for fans who don't get the chance to see the band on television. Buying one Corrs album? Make it this one."
Very sophisticated album!
Deep Girl | heart of Europe | 12/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two years after their debut The Corrs are back again with more sophisticated album, contributed by a lot of famous producers... but The Corrs are still true, wearing their faces and acting naturally. They worked with Carol Bayer Sager, who co-writed with Andrea lyrics of I Never Loved You Anyway and Don't Say You Love Me. I must mention two covers: Little Wing of Jimi Hendrix, arranged in a Celtic style by Paddy Maloney of The Chiftains, and the song Dreams of Fleetwood Mac, which appeared on this album after a re-release in 1998. This album is so fine to listen... and you feel simply great:-) Songs review:Only When I Sleep - very sophisticated (as the whole album...) and tempting song. And the video also;-) The Corr sisters did very good job on vocals, mostly in refrain.When He's Not Around - a song about fatal attraction. How else you could name the feeling when "I can't breathe and I can't sleep when he's not around"? One of the most Irish-sounding songs on the albumDreams - already mentioned re-make of Fleetwood Mac's song. Guess, who did it better?;-)What Can I Do - a neverending topic: she loves him, he doesn't her... But you should realise, dear Andrea, that love needs two and by crying you can do nothing... It is very interesting on this song that it was released in many of version and remixes. Count with me: original edit, Tin Tin Out remix on Talk On Corners (special edition), a stringapella version on remix single What Can I Do, Mangini mix on remix single Runaway, song was performed on MTV Unplugged concert and it exist also as acoustic version, available only on limited US version of In Blue. What do you say? Oh, and I almost forgot: in the UK there was released special concert single with recordings from Royal Albert Hall... I'm totally washed out:-))I Never Loved You Anyway - let's play a psychologist game - you broke up and you don't know what to do? Go for an advice, listen to this folk-rock song and you'll know...So Young - we are twenty (+/-), young, and what's more, fallen in love, flying above in clouds... We're so young!!! Could you wish for more? Don't Say You Love Me - a classic sweetish ballad I consider too sweet...Love Gives, Love Takes - well, many songs were sung about love, but you can sing about it again and again... Also in this song... It is average, but in standard quality...Hopelessly Addicted - oh, I love this song! Fine music to listen and the words... you wake up one day and feel something more. How to say it... friendship has grown to a higher level... Who didn't happen this, will never understand;-)Paddy McCarthy - the only one instrumental on the album. Once The Corrs were asked, who was Paddy McCarthy. They replied: This is old Irish joke - to name songs by a name of imaginary person...":-)Intimacy - even though this song was not written by The Corrs, they did it more than well. Every one of us needs someone to be held, to be carried, to be loved... first it is your mother, then your 'angel'...Queen Of Hollywood - a very emotive and psychologic song about a girl who in craving for fame and career left family, friends and went to try her fortune. When shining on TV, everybody is jealous on her success, but anyone cannot see behind the scenes...No Good For Me - I can name this song only as fatal. Even though nothing sung in it happened to me, every time I listen to it I feel goose-bumps on my body. Who can listen well, will hear Jim sing for sure: "I'm shaking like a leaf" - the one and only solo in his carrer:-)) Little Wing - if Jim Hendrix could hear this re-make of his song, he would be surprised as well. But also pleased;-) And who knows good old men of The Chieftains, can appreciate many of small details... but the details are what makes the complete art...
This release features also two tracks from the Corrs' previous release - Forgiven, Not Forgotten"