Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Acoustic versions of the hit Irish sibling pop quartet's best, plus covers of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts', Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing' and Jimmy McCarty's 'No Frontiers', all recorded for MTV Unplugged & to be broadcast at... more »
Acoustic versions of the hit Irish sibling pop quartet's best, plus covers of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts', Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing' and Jimmy McCarty's 'No Frontiers', all recorded for MTV Unplugged & to be broadcast at the end of November, 1999. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello), mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, David Bowie) and with string arrangements by Fiachra Trench (Van Morrison). 14 tracks total, also including versions of 'What Can I Do', 'So Young' and 'Forgiven, Not Forgotten'. 1999 release.
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album shows just why The Corrs are one of the best live bands around today. For the uninitiated who have not had the opportunity to hear the band play live, the performances in this album may seem a tad too perfect and sound almost like a studio recording. Be assured, however, that there are many fans who will attest to their live performance pedigree. Sure, they traded in the electric guitars for the Irish Film Orchestra but this additional backing does a good job of complementing and differentiating several tracks that were previously recorded in their first 2 albums. Of the 3 covers and 2 new songs, the standout tracks are REM's Everybody Hurts and their latest self penned song, Radio. While the vocals are consistently excellent across the album, it is the instrumental tracks, Toss the Feathers and Lough Erin Shore, that will demonstrate why this musically talented family band has become so popular across the world. Unplugged and undeniably good."
Elegant pop with an Irish accent
mr_keiichi | 03/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Are you sure this was taken live? The album production is so polished that the only indication of a live performance is the applause between songs. While it's true that this performance is "unplugged," there's an entire orchestra backing up the four-piece band. The arrangements, though, are excellent.But what about the Corrs themselves? The group's playing ability is definitely top-notch; they may not be virtuosos, but their chemistry as an ensemble is unmatched. I guess it helps to be siblings. I confess, I did not know any of this band's songs before getting the CD -- it was a gift to me from one of my cousins overseas. Turns out that good musical taste runs in the family. What's not to like about the crystalline vocal harmonies and gently rolling instrumental parts? Every track's a good one, even if some songs sound kinda same-ish and nondescript.The 2-3-4 combo of "What Can I Do," "Radio" and "Toss the Feathers" (the last one a folk instrumental) is by far the best part of the album, but listening to the end of the CD has its reward -- the band's cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" is a beautiful interpretation that would make Michael Stipe proud."
Finally The Corrs LIVE !
Veneedick A. Ting | 12/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, the long awaited Corrs Live Unplugged on CD for all of us to enjoy. I just love the way Andrea performs live on stage. There are 3 new covers and 2 new original songs including -Radio, which the Corrs also performed live at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards in Ireland. Further, Andrea does a cover version of REM's -Everybody Hurts ,which is hauntingly beautiful and emotional for the last track of the CD. This is still a collector's item for any Corrs fan as it features all your favorite Corrs songs plus more. Do Enjoy!"