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Minstrel Boy
John McCormack
Minstrel Boy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: John McCormack
Title: Minstrel Boy
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Asv Living Era
Original Release Date: 5/20/1997
Release Date: 5/20/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Nostalgia, Celtic New Age, Easy Listening, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743625522426

CD Reviews

Heavenly tenor voice!
cyclista | the Midwest | 12/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of songs was recorded from 1910 to 1939. John McCormack (1884-1945) is arguably one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century. Although the recording quality is what you'd expect for those years, nothing could hinder my enjoyment of his fabulous talent. His articulation and breath control are astonishing. Beyond the seemingly effortless technical perfection, his singing creates an emotional reaction in my heart. I can only regret being born after his death, and so would never be able to hear him live in concert.The liner notes give the date recorded and where for each song, and gives some minimal informaton about supporting musicians. The CD is 70 minutes long. There is some variation in recording quality from song to song, and most songs have a hiss that is characteristic of the time.Until I heard this CD, I thought that I would never enjoy a music recording that was this old. John McCormack's voice surpasses all such trivial considerations. Highly recommended. A pity that I can only give it 5 stars."