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Unplugged
Corrs
Unplugged
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Includes Two Bonus Tracks Not on Euro Version: 'so Young'& 'Dreams'.

      
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All Artists: Corrs
Title: Unplugged
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Musicrama/Koch
Release Date: 11/29/2000
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Celtic, Celtic New Age, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 632427758228

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Album Details
Includes Two Bonus Tracks Not on Euro Version: 'so Young'& 'Dreams'.
 

CD Reviews

A nice evening with the Corrs
Deep Girl | heart of Europe | 12/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Unplugged" has been recorded on 5th October 1999 at Ardmore Studios in Ireland for MTV Music Television (MTV produces Unplugged series since 80`s) in pleasant atmosphere accompanied by The Irish Film Orchestra. In my opinion, this is one of the best, even the best concert in The Corrs' career. Containing their classics (Only When I Sleep, Runaway, What Can I Do...), some covers (Old Town by Phil Lynott, No Frontiers by Jim McCarthy, Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.) and two new songs taken from the prepared In Blue album (Radio, At Your Side) - this is a short preview of the stuff you can find there. But if you listen to this CD, you will be simply breathless. You know, all the Corrs' songs seem to be written especially for an acoustic performance which really suits them... I must not forget their talent and their ability to play live so fantastic. Unfortunatelly, before this CD was released, Corrs' mom Jean died at the hospital while waiting for lungs transplantation... Songs review
Only When I Sleep - opening the concert - "Ladies and Gentlemen, please, welcome... The Corrs!". Sit down, feel comfortable, more than one hour of the best music is expecting you...What Can I Do - the beginning is inspired by the original version from the Talk On Corners album, but the vocals are replaced by strings. After refrain you can feel the influence of remix by Tin Tin Out. It ends with impressive "Hold me and love me", typicall for the live performance...Radio - the first new song on the album, full of memories and nostalgy of what we had and what is over now... It was performed brilliantly on the concert, maybe that's the reason I don't undersatnd how it was even possible to defile it few month later for In Blue album...Toss The Feathers - this acoustic version without hard sounds of electric guitars makes you even calm... Caroline shows herself as an excellent bodhran player. It is funny to me, that in the middle of the performance audience considered it to be the end and started to clap. Ooops ...Runaway - a really "classic". Always sweet, always loving... and always touching your heart:-)Forgiven, Not Forgotten - an excellent performance... It includes also intro as Sharon's violin solo. It also makes me.. calm. But still haunting and still brilliant!At Your Side - a new number two, which also deserved a terrible defiling on In Blue album. But here it is one of the pillars of the album. It is about a friendship strenght, that you always need someone you can rely on, who catches your hand when you fall...Little Wing - Jim together with Anto Drennan and Keith Duffy performed here an excellent guitar play. A cover of Jim Hedrix's song got a big applause...No Frontiers - Andrea took rest a little while and that's a chance for Caroline and Sharon to show how good singers they are. Only acocmpanied by piano they sung a great cover by Jim McCarthy. (Well, dear Andrea, don't U think that you should leave more space for your sisters? :-)Queen Of Hollywood - a song which conquered hearts of fans all around the world even though it was never released as a single. It cannot be missed here! But what I miss is a folk outro, as it was performed on the album version...Old Town - I love this song! It is so true and open-hearted that sometimes I cannot believe it... "The girl's a fool she broke the rules, she hurt him hard, this time he will break down, she's lost his trust and so she must know all is lost..." Yes, yes, the trust is what is the most important in the relationships. It is just like a rose made of glass - beautiful, but so fragile. And if you break this rose, even by accident, not intentionally, you cannot make it as it used to be before. Either you are not able to put it together or if you happen to glue it together after troubles, it always leaves scars... "She plays it hard, she plays it tough, but that's enough - the love is over, she's broke his heart and that is rough, but in the end she'll soon recover the romance is over". And one more comment: You know, how does it feel to spend your money in the Old Town when you know that the one you love so is NOT HERE? "I've been spending my money in the old town, but it's not the same, honey, with you not around..."Lough Erin Shore - it always reminds me green valleys of the genuine Ireland, the arrangement doesn't matter:-))So Young - a live performance suits this song more. Why? It makes it more free, more true, more spontaneous... and more ..."live":-)Everybody Hurts - to re-make a classic is always so hard task, but the Corrs did well. They played it for the first time during a charity concert in Omagh after a terrorist bomb attack... and they've keep it... Even though the songs was played in the middle of MTV sesison, you can find it on the very end of the album... as a song for goodbye...
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Dreams - Japaneses, Americans and Mexicans "deserved" one more track... For the others it is available on standard DVD or Radio single. And as always, this unplugged arrangement suits this song so;-)"
The best of MTV unplugged version!!!
Robinson Siregar | Jakarta, Indonesia | 11/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey you Americans who still ignore The Corrs musical talented playing, i suggest you people to listen this very album. "The Corrs unplugged" is another best album of The Corrs, and it is playing live. By this album The Corrs have shown to the world and all music fan out there that they can a lot better than they've ever imagined.
The album is opened by a tremendous live playing of "Only when i sleep" where the combination of irish musical influence and catchy rocks of unplugged playing sounds amazing. The following tracks such as "What can i do?", "Forgiven not Forgotten", and the IN BLUE'S tracks "Radio" are extremly different from the studio playing version. They can raise up the tempo meanwhile they can still maintain the melodic tempo. If you are a type of person who's expecting a song with meaningful and inspiring lyrics, the album has "At your side" and "No Frontiers". And then, if you are looking forward to hear the legendary oldies tracks, perhaps you will eager to listen REM'S "Everybody Hurts", Jmmy Hendrix "Little wing", and Jimmy McCarthy "No frontiers", all with new arranggements ang repackage. For ballads listeners the album has "Queen Of Hollywood" and "Little Wing". For irish traditional music fans (including me), it has an up beat "Toss the feathers" and a melancholic "Lough Erin Shore".
The album is just properly complete to all distinguished listeners. The album reached succes with 5 millions selling worlwide. The Corrs rocks!!!!!!!!!!"
My favourite album from my favourite band!
mr_michaelangelo | Sydney, NSW Australia | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For all those who love The Corrs - and I am definitely one of them - it is great to hear the songs presented in a different way such as this. For those that don't know The Corrs, think beautiful melodies, wonderfully clear singing and a haunting mix of violin, keyboard, acoustic guitar and more traditional Irish instruments. This is music to listen to and feel happy about the world.There seems to be even more passion in Andrea's singing than usual, which brings out the best in songs like Runaway and Queen of Hollywood, while the unplugged setting showcases the band's great musicianship. There are also several great covers of classic songs, the standouts being No Frontiers (which brings goosebumps every time I hear it) and Old Town. These songs are the standouts, but there are no real weak points on the album.In short, if you want an introduction to one of the world's most talented pop bands beyond the usual greatest hits package, then this is a great way to do it. If you are already a fan, this is a must!"