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Helpless Heart
Maura O'Connell
Helpless Heart
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
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fine interpreter of some of the finest songwriters around


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All Artists: Maura O'Connell
Title: Helpless Heart
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 11/7/1989
Re-Release Date: 10/23/1989
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Europe, British Isles, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992601627, 075992601641


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fine interpreter of some of the finest songwriters around

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A voice that touches the soul....
rocky-o | 'peripheral view' | 01/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"maura o'connell...just saying the name makes me take a deep breath...her voice touches your soul,and on this cd,her very best,she captures your heart with songs like "only a fool" and the title track. but there's enough irish in her to kick up a little dust,as she still does with such grace,on tracks like "summerfly". this album would make a perfect gift for anybody or just treat yourself. this is one best kept secret that should be a secret no longer."
William R. Hancock | Travelers Rest, S.C. United States | 02/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Look, lets just lay it on the line here. Maura O'Connell is described in the notational Amazon blurb...just one of the greatest IRISH singers around. You can take that restrictive little adjective qualifier out of the description and junk it. Maura O'Connell is one of the greatest SINGERS around. PERIOD.
"The Voice" can do virtually anything. Any genre (though I haven't heard her try opera yet), any tempo, any time, any place.
And when you HEAR "The Voice" you know it instantly to be hers...just as you do with Judith Durham of the old Seekers.Maura is Maura, and as soon as she starts up you know you can just settle back and expect a TREAT. "Red" ALWAYS delivers.
I Don't plan to go overlong with this review (if you want more yak from me about how good she is, go read the "Walls & Windows" review). Don't need to. This album is flat out WONDERFUL. It may well be her best. It has all the wonderful instrumentation you expect on an O'Connell CD, and all the heart and sublime vocal nuances. The songs on this thing are just fabulous from start to finish and I hesitate to name any titles at all as being "special". They ALL are. If pushed, I would have to say my biggest love affair here is with "Cast A Long Shadow" (but that's just me), though EVERYTHING else runs "dead-close second"!
If you have never heard Maura O'Connell before (what cave are YOU fresh out of?), then saddle up with THIS album, pardner. Right here. Right now. "Helpless Heart" is a real gem. Be warned, though. Once exposed to "Irish Red" you WILL absolutely and unequivocally become an O'Connell junkie and crave her music like a fish craves water.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!!!! Me, I'm about to DIE to hear her do
"Danny Boy"!!!!"
Maura's Magic
Stephen Conley | 06/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maura always seems to know exactly what songs to sing. It doesn't matter if it's a ballad or a fast rock track, her voice adapts to suit the mood. Maura's vocals are always inspiring, and this is my favorite of all of her albums. Especially notable are "Isn't It Always Love", "Trouble In The Fields", and a personal favorite: "Summerfly". Just one or two listens to any of these songs and you will find yourself humming at odd intervals. A must for anyone who enjoys sophisticated female singers or fans of folk, celtic, or americana. On this C.D. you will find songs to suit any occasion. A true gem."