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Irish Song 2
John McCormack
Irish Song 2
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: John McCormack
Title: Irish Song 2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Pearl
Release Date: 9/30/1992
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Nostalgia, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 727031933823

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Heart rendering old time Irish tenor's voice and songs
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For the sentimental, traditional Irish song lovers, these songs of the great Irish tenor John McCormack will warm your heart. Although these original recordings do not have the clarity of present day recordings, knowing that Mr. McCormack's gift of song is preserved on disc will be a keepsake to cherish for all time."
McCormack's incomparable artistry.
K. Shilcock | England | 02/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is the millenium's equivalent of the 1960s "Camden" LP of Irish songs. Generally nicely transferred though some tracks(eg 'Nora O'Neale') are poorly judged with digitalised treble. Reference to "unpublished" recs is theoretically accurate but all the material has been available before. Desmond Shaw-Taylor, whilst reviewing a rec by McCormack ('Terence's farewell to Kathleen'), referred to the singer's ability to lift the song onto the level of Schubert lieder. This description is reflected in the songs provided here; word and meaning are communicated to the listener forcing him/her to listen and respond emotionally, eg 'The Irish Emigrant'. Gerald Moore said that McCormack "sang as he spoke" - well demonstrated with this CD."
Hermine Stover | perris, CA USA | 12/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very clean pure voice, and remained so for its lifespan, from young to old. I have all this material on records, but got the CD to give the records a rest. When he sings Irish songs, why that is an Irish tenor with all that colouring, and when he sings opera, it is a totally different voice. no wonder CARUSO loved this voice! very good for folks who enjoy weeping to music."