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Babes in the Woods
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Not only is Mary Black the most popular female vocalist in Ireland, she has pulled off the rare feat of gaining the respect of fans of both contemporary and traditional music. Babes in the Woods went straight to the top of... more »
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Not only is Mary Black the most popular female vocalist in Ireland, she has pulled off the rare feat of gaining the respect of fans of both contemporary and traditional music. Babes in the Woods went straight to the top of the Irish charts in 1991 and stayed there for six weeks. Black can make an ancient song sound new and a modern song sound centuries old. She has a knack for digging to the center of a song and revealing its secrets; witness her version of Richard Thompson's "Dimming of the Day," which may well be the most haunting reading ever of this beautiful song. --Michael Simmons
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Member CD Reviews
Myra S. (ignolopi) from SLC, UT
Reviewed on 5/14/2010...
After listening to the CD only once, I knew I liked it. The songs are distinctive, and all ones I hadn't heard before. If you like Mary Black I recommend getting this CD. If you are just starting, I recommend either this CD (more folkish) or No Frontiers (more a pop feel).
A wonderful, wonderful album!
Sarah Thissell | New York, New York | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to Mary Black for almost a decade now and own most of her albums, but this is one of my favorite. She has a beautiful voice, and is a pleasure to listen to. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys celtic music."
A wonderful treat
Sarah Thissell | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was cruising the the music selections here at Amazon.com and listening to a variety of different things. Babes in the Wood was one I took a chance on after listening to the song selections. I absolutely love it! Based on that I went and bought everything by Mary Black. Now, after listening to her full repertoire, I can say that I still think that Babes in the Wood is fabulous. The best she has to offer. If you want to take a chance, this is the one!"