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Genre: Rock / Artist: The Corrs / Audio CD released 1996-02-19 at Atlantic

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      21.03.2010 13:11
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      Debut album from The Corrs

      Forgiven Not Forgotten is the first Corrs album, but it was the second one I bought, after Talk On Corners. I was about fourteen at the time. When all my friends were listening to nu metal, I was listening to The Corrs. Oh well!

      1. Erin Shore [traditional intro, instrumental] - The album opens with a traditional-sounding Celtic intro. It's not much more than a gentle violin but it's a pleasant opening to the album.
      2. Forgiven, Not Forgotten - The intro leads straight into the title track, one of my favourite songs on the album and in fact one of my favourite Corrs songs ever. "A bleeding heart torn apart, left on an icy grave". It's very gothic and melancholic, full of eerie violins and a rock-sounding guitar, and always reminded me a bit of Wuthering Heights.
      3. Heaven Knows - About obsessive love, this one is in a similar vein to the previous track, though it's more uptempo, with fast violins introducing and closing the song.
      4. Along With the Girls [Instrumental] - A pleasant, calming, short violin-based instrumental.
      5. Someday - Opening with a strong guitar riff, this song has a rockier sound. It's about a relationship coming to an end: "How do you know the love is gone?... Someday you'll forget me".
      6. Runaway - This is the original version of Runaway, and I actually prefer it to the remixed version. It's slower and feels more 'stripped down'. You can really hear the piano and the violin in this one and there's even quite a rocky bit at the end.
      7. The Right Time - This sounds like quite a happy song for a while: "Sun is shining in my window, life's in flow", but leads into a note of doubt.
      8. The Minstrel Boy [instrumental] - A gentle song with lots of violins, reminds me of Jane Austen characters doing ballroom dancing for some reason!
      9. Toss the Feathers [instrumental] - This is a really fast 'Irish jig' kind of song, it makes me want to get up and dance!
      10. Love to Love You - A light pop song, not one of my favourites.
      11. Secret Life - Another rather rocky-sounding song. It never struck me until a couple of years ago that it was about religion - doh!
      12. Carraroe Jig [instrumental] - Another gentle instrumental song.
      13. Closer - Another of my favourites - it's a lovely piano-led ballad.
      14. Leave Me Alone - An ok pop song - not too keen on this one.
      15. Erin Shore [instrumental] - This is essentially the same song as the intro, but extended and with bits added.

      Overall, I still really like this album and I should listen to it more often. There are too many instrumentals for my liking, but there are a lot of good songs and the album is unlike anything else I own. It's rather unlike Talk On Corners and later albums, being quite folky and Celtic in sound, but it's a really good album and one I recommend.

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        11.06.2008 09:13
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        A Great start to this groups career

        Back in September of 1995 there was a young family band named the Corrs who were just releasing their first album, No-one could have predicted just how popular this group would become. It all started here with "Forgiven Not Forgotten" . I remember when I first seen them on Top of the Pops, I was blown away by their wonderful music and how attractive the girls in the band were. I got the album from Asda the following week, I remember taking a bit of a slagging for it because it was all the rage to be buying Blur and Oasis at this time.

        The Album itself is pretty good although I think it would be surpassed in quality by their follow up albums. The absolute stand out track of the album is the first one "Runaway" this absolutley beautiful song is the perfect way to start off an album with a great bright feeling to it, this was the first single. For me the other really good song on it is the Album Title Track "Forgiven Not Forgotten" another really sweet song showing off the great talent of this band.

        Track Listing:

        1. Runaway
        2. Leave Me Alone
        3. Erin Shore (Traditional Intro)
        4. Someday
        5. Minstrel Boy
        6. Love To Love You
        7. Carraroe Jig
        8. Erin Shore
        9. Closer
        10. Secret Life
        11. Toss The Feathers
        12. Right Time
        13. Along With The Girls
        14. Heaven Knows
        15. Forgiven Not Forgotten

        Overall I'd recommend this album to music fans because it's nice to see where the band started off, I think the Corrs have been lost in the shuffle a little in recent years, with them no longer being together It would be a shame for their music to be forgotten in time. Thumbs up for the Debut album for a great little Irish band.

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          26.02.2008 18:31
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          should be in any decent record collection

          Forgiven Not Forgotten is the First Album released by the extremely talented family group, The Corrs. Managing to combine irish folk music with a pop rock edge. The terrific band have given us such brilliant songs as So Young, Runaway, What Can I Do, Radio and Breathless. Forgiven not forgotten is the first album and put The Corrs firmly on the music map.

          Forgiven not Forgotten is a mixture of instrumental songs and full length songs with vocals. The instruments are played by members of The Corrs with:
          Andrea Corr - Lead Vocals, Tin whistle
          Caroline Corr - Drums, Bodhrán,Vocals
          Jim Corr - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
          Sharon Corr - Violin, Vocals
          Other musicians do feature, but primarily, The Corrs are a family band who play their own instruments.


          The Songs that are on the CD are:

          1. "Erin Shore" [traditional intro, instrumental] - 0:27
          2. "Forgiven Not Forgotten" - 4:15
          3. "Heaven Knows" - 4:18
          4. "Along With the Girls" [instrumental] - 0:49
          5. "Someday" (The Corrs, Foster) - 3:51
          6. "Runaway" - 4:24
          7. "The Right Time" - 4:07
          8. "Minstrel Boy" [instrumental] - 2:12
          9. "Toss The Feathers" [instrumental] - 2:50
          10. "Love to Love You" - 4:08
          11. "Secret Life" - 4:31
          12. "Carraroe Jig" [instrumental] - 0:52
          13. "Closer" - 4:05
          14. "Leave Me Alone" - 3:40
          15. "Erin Shore" [instrumental] - 4:14

          The CD itself has 9 great songs with vocals and 6 terrific instrumentals. With the majority of CD's i find myself only really liking a few, but with this CD i couldn't help liking every single song and managin too know all the lyrics [well most of them] so i could sing along. Songs such as Leave me Alone and Runaway are the most catchy (they all are really) and they have great rhythm that you will find yourself humming at work and all day really!

          Choosing a favourite song on this CD is hard but it would have to be Runaway. After listening to this song many times it really does have a great rhythm with some great instrumentlas on the strings. The song is one of the more emotional on the CD and Andrea Corr and siblings really portray the emotion well. The crescendos and slow build up in the song really helps the song to come accross in a brilliant way, and The Corrs put their Irish feel to the song that help the song to become one of the best on the CD.

          I would also recommend Leave me alon which has a really catchy Hook line and also, like runaway, a great rhythm. I would also give the instrumental parts of the CD their due as they really showcase the Corrs talent and love for music, inspired by their late mother. The complex parts of the instrumentals really show how much they love their music which is lacking in a lot of modern day bands.

          It would be great if there was an up and coming band to take over the torch that The Corrs have set for them. Truely are a great band with great great music.

          Forgiven not forgotten is a brilliant album with The Corrs firmly sticking to their roots with an Irish theme heavily running throughout. This leads to a problem in this album that all the songs are the same-or are all very similar. Containing violins, a jig-style rhythm and a Celtic instrumental in the end of a song. However this means that if you adore one song, you will definitely like the album!

          I recommend this album to anyone who is not always listening to MC, Dance and Hard Rock. If you are able to listen to nice, pleasant music then you will like this. This album should be in any decent record collection!

          Definitely worth a buy and a listen! A superb album from superb talent!

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            28.03.2005 15:27
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            "Go on, leave me breathless", they sang recently. Well, they sure do! Three Irish sisters and one brother playing a mixture of Irish folk music songs and traditional folk music tunes. I really like the way that they put it all together with a couple of songs followed by an instrumental interlude followed by more songs. The songs themselves all have that folk music feel to them. It's like they crossed over folk music and regular pop. Such a shame that after this album they left the folk influence behind and stuck to the pop stuff. Well, they found a formula, made some money and have stuck to it and will probably continue moving towards that middle-of-road pop blandness from now on. However, don't bother with that other stuff - just stick with this one and you will find that's where you and they should be.

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              08.08.2001 18:14
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              The Corrs live at Wembley 2000 21st December... Well thanks to the power of the Internet I was allowed the chance to go to my favourite groups concert. After looking through the sites on the net I stumbled upon www.corrsonline.com which had a message board/forum on it. I knew the band were playing in what was roughly a weeks time so decided to post an item saying that I was interested in buying two tickets. I thought no chance, but within a few days I had received an Email saying that somebody had tickets available. And what tickets they were, eight rows back from the stage right in the middle. Got there in plenty of time to buy a T-shirt (the olive one) and to find out that the concert was being screened on Sky One live and was to be made into a DVD! Also got there to see Brain Kennedy do his stuff, which I liked as there was one song of his that I had brought years ago and was glad when he played it. Then a short interval and then The Corrs. Well I was a bit skeptical of how they would perform, not hearing them live before (apart from on a few mp3's), especially as I've heard rumours of them not being able to perform live, of Andrea not being able to sing etc. Bugger those rumours! They rock. Andrea slithers across the stage pouting her good looks and belting out cords only meant for the angels to sing, Sharon's mystical and emotional violin playing is pitch perfect, while Caroline crashed the drums and cymbals in such a manor that she could have easily fitted into a more rock oriented band and finally Jim surprised me with his excellent keyboard playing and guitar work. Okay, maybe a bit over the top there, but they can a) sing - all of them, b) perform - all of them. Forget the rumours listen for yourself. Anyway I'm not too sure if this was the song line up but it went something like this: Erin Shore(Introduction), Only When I Sleep, Give Me A Reason, Irresistible, Forgiven Not For
              gotten, What Can I Do, Carraroe Jig & Joy of Life, Hurt Before, Somebody For Someone, Dreams, The Right Time, I Never Loved You Anyway, Runaway, All The Love In The World, Old Town, All In A Day, Queen of Hollywood, Paddy McCarthy, Radio, No More Cry and Breathless. They then took an interval to which a chant of "we want The Corrs" took place. They then came and played: War Is Over (Merry Christmas), At Your Side, So Young and finally the brilliant Toss The Feathers. I Think that's virtually right. Might be slightly wrong here and there. All in all I wish it had gone on much longer, time went by very quickly. I would definitely pay the £25 to do it all again, would probably pay more. But luckily my sister had recorded most of it and from that I have spotted us at various moments on the video which was funny. Anyway, I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD and I will have to get a DVD player for it. Brilliant. Well worth it and can't wait for the next tour.

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              Well of to the Telewest arena I went, dragging my kicking and screaming husband with me. I was so excited by the thought of an evening's entertainment provided by my favourite band. My husband went to look at Andrea, Caroline and Sharon, stating that they were rubbish, musically. We had absolutely no interest in BBMak, the support(boy) band and so stayed in the lobby, and chatted to others who had been inside, heard enough and came scuttling back out again. Eventually the moment came, and to our seats we climbed, there were a lot of stairs! As the lights dimmed and the anticipation rose, the volume in the arena hightened, and then with a thunderbolt like crash, there they were, and boy, did they rock! I have never heard a band sound so good live! Note perfect, absolutely in synch, and Andrea dancing round like a mad banshee. The celtic feel that the "In Blue" Cd lacked was made up in the live versions of the songs taken from it, and the classics were done in a weay that made the old and new intermingle perfectly. The arena was jumping, and I personally sang along to every single word. The most poignant point in the evening was when Andrea thanked us for raising money for a lung charity and reminding us that Newcastle has a special place in their hearts. (Their mum was treated in our local hospital where she sadly died). She was very close to tears, as I was too. As the evening came to an end, my husband(a mad rock fan) admitted that "..That was one of the loudest concerts..." he'd ever been to, and said that he would be returning to their next one. All in all, a very worthwhile night out and a fantastic performance by a fabulous band. Go to see them if you have the chance, you will be left "Breathless".

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              The Corrs are three sisters (Andrea-lead vocals, tin whistle, Caroline-vocals, drums, bodhren, Sharon-vocals, violin) and one brother (Jim-guitar, vocal, keyboards). ‘In Blue’ is the Corrs third album after their debut ‘Forgiven not forgotten’ and it’s follow up ‘Talk on corners’. The Corrs really hit the big time with ‘Talk on corners’ this album was the biggest selling album of 1998, the album was savvy and had a unique mix of current pop dance beats with Irish flavour, it worked brilliantly! Unfortunately The Corrs have not stuck to they’re proven formula; this has resulted in ‘In Blue’ being full of bland and boring tracks! Don’t get me wrong there are some killer tunes on this album, but there are also some really bad ones too, when The Corrs are good they are fantastic but when they are bad they are horrendous! One of the producers on this album is Mutt Lange who is responsible for some of Shania Twains and Brian Adams’s best songs, and I think he has produced two of the best songs on the album! Here’s my track-by-track review: Breathless The first song is Breathless. It’s a happy go lucky love song. Very well done and sung. “Mutt” Lange is responsible for this one; it is one of the killer tunes on this album! (10/10) Give Me A Reason Give Me A Reason has an infectious groove that ignites a standard pop chorus. The subject is about a couple on the verge of a break up. “You’ll never know the love I felt, wanting, waiting for you. It takes a weak heart to forget, follow, follow it through.” This is one of the only tunes on the album with even a tinge of the quartet's trademark Irish sound, too bad many more of these would have been great! (10/10) Somebody For Someone Song number three, Somebody For Someone. The first deep song we come to. The setting opens up
              with a young girl selling herself in the night. All she wants is ‘somebody for someone’. “And he sees in her an angel in the cruellest of worlds, hiding in the darkness…” (5/10) Say I don’t like this song and I can’t bear to analyse it, sorry but it really is that bad! (2/10) All The Love In The World Lange also produced all The Love In The World, song number five. A power ballad for the new millennium. The song is about someone waiting for that special someone to give all their love to. The positive reflection of this are those who are saving their virginity till marriage. A near impossible task for today’s pop culture. (7/10) Radio Radio follows with its classic pop rock driving beat. Produced by the Corrs only, this is a good song. It’s about listening to the radio and hearing songs that remind you of somebody. It just proves my point that there is power in music. Just read through Joshua chapter six in the Bible. Music can stir emotion like a wild oceanic storm whips the sea. (10/10) Irresistible Irresistible is a “Mutt” classic sound. Echoing Brian Adams and Def Leppard. A well-done song about wanting someone based solely on their looks – I love it! (10/0) One Night One Night brings the excitement down with its sombre rhythmic effect. A one-night stand is sometimes okay, is the meaning of the song. (6/10) All In A Day All In A Day is just O.K. That’s all I can say! (3/10) At Your Side At Your Side picks up the pace with and I’ll be there for you’ feel. Uplifting songs with cool violin parts are always a favourite of mine. (9/10) No More Cry No More Cry is a guitar driven fast rapping lyrical song. “I’m telling you, I’m smiling for you only, I’m trying for you souly, I’m praying for you only, I’m singing for you only, I worry for you
              only…” Good positive song for the encouragement of others. (7/10) Rain Rain is a bluesy gospel sounding song with somewhat shallow words. (4/10) Give It All Up Give It all Up starts up with a hip-hop like vibe but looses it. The horn section doesn’t help matters either. (3/10) Hurt Before Hurt Before rings in with a moody string section. This song tells a story of a girl of twenty-five who has been hurt before. Only thing is we really don’t know how she was hurt. No closure with this song. Cool violins though. (6/10) Rebel Heart Rebel Heart finishes the album. It’s an instrumental, and a good one too. It shows off their strong Irish background. (8/10) To be honest this album is pretty awful, I’m really sad to see that The Corrs have gone downhill!

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                This is the polished debut album from The Corrs. The group is comprised of three sisters and a brother who hail from Ireland. The surprising fact with this band is that they got their first record deal from an American label after beating on the door all over Europe and the US. They nearly gave up, but eventually they managed to land their contract with Atlantic the day before they were due to return home to Ireland empty handed! The sound of The Corrs has a strong Celtic feel to it, particularly with the instrumental using violins, tin whistles and a traditional Irish instrument called a Bodhran (it’s a small hand-held Celtic drum). They have managed with this album to fuse together Irish folk music with a smattering of mainstream Pop, but without going to far down the Pop route. The band members are: Andrea Corr : Lead Vocals and Tin Whistle Jim Corr : Keyboards, Guitar and some Vocals Sharon Corr : Violin and Vocals Caroline Corr : Drums, Bodhran and Vocals “Forgiven Not Forgotten” was released back in 1995 and was co-produced by Jim Corr and David Foster (who put them forward for the record deal with his personal endorsement). The band members play the vast majority of the instruments used, but some of the instrumental tracks include the help of session musicians. All but one of these songs have been written by the band, with the exception of “Someday” which is co-written with David Fo Track list: 1. Erin Shore (Traditional Intro) 2. Forgiven Not Forgotten 3. Heaven Knows 4. Along With The Girls 5. Someday 6. Runaway 7. The Right Time 8. The Minstrel Boy 9. Toss The Feathers 10. Love To Love You 11. Secret Life 12. Carraroe Jig 13. Closer 14. Leave Me Alone 15. Erin Shore What sets this album apart from the following ones “Talk On Corners” and “In Blue”
                is the quality of the instrumentals and the use of traditional instruments to give an Irish flavour to the sound. The violin is played more like a fiddle than it would be played in a classical sense (check it out on “The Right Time” it is fantastic!). Add the tin whistle and bodhran into the mixture and you produce a unique sound. It will get your feet tapping. The opening track is a short instrumental which then smoothly moves into the title track of the album (and my favourite). You start by hearing the bodhran beat in the background, the violin joins in and then Andrea’s striking vocals and you know this is going to be a GREAT album. It’s a real mystery how this could have come so close to being missed out entirely by the music industry? It doesn’t say much for our music industry here does it? They missed Dido too …. The album is a mixture of quality instrumentals such as “Erin Shore” and “Toss The Feathers”, mid-tempo ballads such as “The Right Time” and “Secret Life”, and love songs such as “Runaway” and “Love To Love You”. This is a rare album in that there are no fillers at all on it. Each track is on here by it’s own merit. My personal favourites are “Forgiven Not Forgotten” which laments about past love and “Toss The Feathers” which is a great Celtic style instrumental. “Forgiven Not Forgotten” has spawned no less than 6 singles to date, with “Runaway” being the most commercially successful of them, as it was re-released on the back of the success of “Dreams” and “Talk On Corners”. My only real criticism with “Forgiven Not Forgotten” is that it is a little short in length. Maybe I’m just being greedy these days but it seems to be over almost as soon as I’ve started listening. Always a good sign of a grea
                t album though. If you’ve stumbled onto The Corrs later on through either “Talk On Corners” or “In Blue” then I would very strongly recommended that you quickly go out and buy this one. It is far superior to their latest offering “In Blue” and for me it just shades “Talk On Corners” as their best album to date. I think you will agree upon listening to it that it is a very impressive debut album. There is a reason for the success of The Corrs. It isn’t entirely the looks of the sisters, as some people seem to believe. Listen to this album and you will find out why they are so big now. It really IS the music.

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                  05.11.2000 16:00
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                  I bought the first Corrs album years ago before they were well known and I loved it. It's mixture of Irish charm, acoustic ballads, catchy choruses and superb musicanship provided huge enjoyment. I thought that there was no way this band would make it because it was just so different from anything else in the music world and it didn't seem like the kind of music that would appeal to a mass audience. Of course, it was a while before the band would catch on with the general public and when Talk On Corners was initially released I bought it, expecting it to follow in the pattern of Forgiven Not Forgotten. To some extent it did. In it's original form it still contained all the essence that made the first album so enjoyable but it didn't seem as unique as the first. It had acquired a commercial edge to it that made it somewhat devoid of the charm of the first album. Of course, when the band covered Fleetwood Mac's Dreams they set the bandwagon rolling and Talk On Corners was reissued for the first time with this track added on - a sure sign of commerciality taking over. Then of course, the general narrow-minded pop music audience cottoned on to three good looking girls and suddenly they were popular. It's interesting to think that had the three female members not been stunningly attractive would the audience have been so willing to buy into it. It's obvious looking at the music charts that image wins over talent in every case (Westlife, Steps etc) and that you can produce the most musically sophisticated sounds possible but gain no credit if you don't look good. The funny thing is, I thought it was music the Corrs made and not pictures for sad men to get off on. How many people out there bought a Corrs CD because they fancied one of the girls? And how many men bought a Corrs CD because Loaded magazine told them it was trendy? A lot I would say. Sadly, East West Records thought it fit to once again reissue
                  Talk On Corners but this time getting rid of the well-produced musicianship and replacing it with rip-off remixers versions of the well-known songs. To me, remixers are the devil of the music industry as, unable to write music of their own, they feel it necessary to bastardise existing songs usually with the preconceived idea that everybody wants to dance to music. Not everyone does want to dance to music aand by lowering the tone of The Corrs music to Ibiza levels I would think a lot of fans were turned off. I was one of them. If I wanted to listen to a load of computer generated pap i'd buy a Fatboy Slim CD but in buying a Corrs CD I don't expect to be subjected to it. I can't remember how many times Runaway was released but it must have been a few. Talk about milking the market but you have to hand it to the record company - they knew how to exploit the market because there's always plenty of gullible fools that will buy anything if you tell them it's trendy. Doesn't matter about the content - 'if she has then I have to have it too because I wouldn't want to feel left out and there's no way I can possibly make my own mind up on what to buy' (Shania Twain anyone?). It's very easy to exploit a cloned society. At least the MTV Unplugged CD was worth listening to. Radio was a great song in its acoustic guise and the rest of the Unplugged CD had all the ingredients that made Forgiven Not Forgotten such a great CD. It also proved that the Corrs didn't need studio technology to create a good sound. I don't believe the MTV album was exploited enough which is a shame because it's far superior to Talk On Corners. Moving on to this year and getting in there before anyone can forget them, the Corrs return with the single 'Breathless' which is a good, catchy and memorable song which sounds great. Surely this must mean a quality album is on the way. Wrong. I thought In Blue
                  would be full of songs like Breathless and also contain some of the individuality the band is known for. How wrong could I be. I consider it to be the worst and most disappointing album i've head so far this year. It smacks of a commercial sell out with the band pandering to the teeny pop audience and forgetting that they can actually play all their own instruments and instead relying on too many sampled drum beats and too much studio technology. It has its moments but they are few and what is that awful studio version of Radio? How to take a good song and totally destroy it. In Blue is a predictable move for the band who have headed straight into the world of pap. This is the type of music I would expct Boyzone to produce and it seems to me that the only reason the Corrs do sell so much is that men fancy them and women want to look like them. The music doesn't cut it anymore. It just shows how little time it takes for a band to be affected by the hype. Maybe if they took control of their music they'd be worth looking at again but of course, record companies aren't interested in nurturing talent - they want immediate results. The day will come when real bands won't even bother because they won't get a look in due to the barrage of pretty boys, bimbos and poseurs that have saturated the british music industry.

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                    My first experience of the The Corrs was listening to them on the radio. I took a chance and bought one of their albums, Forgiven not Forgotten, and have been a fan ever since. Their music is vibrant, thought provoking and wonderfully balanced. The song writing skills of the The Corrs are fabulous. They each have a important part to play in the make-up of the band and this is shown in their songs. There is enough variety to keep you interested, as the changing tempos, especially shown during an album, is done with style. Vocally, The Corrs are smooth as silk, and seem to be able to change to any tempo, even mid-song, with little affect on their quality. The instrumental based songs may appeal to some, but I am afraid that is the only thing that puts me off them. They have been going for a number of years now, and their newest album, In Blue, is as fresh sounding as the first. If you've always liked them, you still will, if you haven't, steer clear.

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                    Its strange now to think that when this album was first released, it didn't do that well. No, things are very different now, the Corrs can release anything they like and still be sure of it selling by the bucketload. Forgiven Not Forgotten was the debut album from the Corrs, and has much more of a Celtic feel about it than their most recent album, In Blue. There is a much larger number of instrumentals on this album, as this was the period when they were trying to accentuate the Celtic side to their music rather than appealing to the mainstream audience. The title track is possibly the best on the album, along with the beautiful Runaway, which was re-released, but in a poorer version. For those that missed this album first time round, most places are selling it cheap now, so it makes a better purchase than their disappointing recent album.

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                    The Corrs (Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim) are one of the most popular Irish groups around. They are not only gorgeous, but multi talented, they can sing, write songs and even play their own instruments, what more can one ask for?! Strangly, when they released their first album they were not known by anyone, and for that reason no one bought it. But nevertheless they made their 'comeback' in 1997. Their first hit singles include Dreams and What Can I Do. These were the songs which put them in the lime-light and got them noticed by people. That was three years ago and they are still going strong. Talk On Corners was one of the highest selling albums of 1998. It as some cracking songs on, such as Intimacy, Queen of Hollywood and I Never Really Loved You Anyway. It also as all their big hits they released around the time, such as So Young. I've also heard the Corrs sing live and they are absolutley flawless. Their newest single Breathless went straight where it deserved to go, that being number 1 in the charts. Irristable is released in a couple of weeks and it is guaranteed a top 5 position at least. Good luck to them with that, and the new album In Blue isn't doing too bad either. I'd recommend their album Talk On Corners to anyone. One final question: How can one family be so talented and good looking?? I'm puzzled!

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                    30.09.2000 01:29
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                    Do you not find it a little trying that you come across a little known band who have real talent and whose music appeals, then time goes by and they hit the big time and then you are just another fan. Well this is how I feel with the Corrs. I still think that they are great and they play with considerable talent. Forgiven Not Forgotten is the album that most appeals to me with a good combination of instrumental and vocal tracks. One of the tracks was almost what my sister walked down the aisle to at her wedding. The are a family group will appeal to a wide range of people as their music is very accessible. You could buy it for your mum as well as enjoying it yourself !

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                    24.09.2000 09:36

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                    The Corrs 'Forgiven not forgotten' album was originally released in 1995, but only really found great fame after the success of the bands second album 'Talk on corners'. After this success it was re-released where it then became a huge chart success. Forgiven not forgotten is an album which really shows The Corrs Irish roots and contains 15 songs including:- Forgiven not forgotten, runaway and love to love you. Featured on this album are tradional Irish instrumentals - Erin shore, along with the girls, toss the feathers and carraroe jig, making this album a pleasure to listen to. Their new songs are quite different from these ones, but if you like the Corrs then you should enjoy this.

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                    16.09.2000 06:49

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                    This was the debut album of the Irish band Corrs, and it still sounds great. They have those voices and instrumental quality to make everything they do sound fresh and new. The factor that adds quality to this particular album is the fact that it is so mixed, and doesn't really just on their singing ability, but shows their writing skills as well and their ability over a wide range of different styles. I dislike the instrumental tracks but thats a personal opinion, and based on the fact that I would rather listen to their brilliant vocals. Top quailty, if you haven't already bought it, what are you waiting for?

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                  Disc #1 Tracklisting
                  1 Runaway
                  2 Leave Me Alone
                  3 Erin Shore (Traditional Intro)
                  4 Someday
                  5 Minstrel Boy
                  6 Love To Love You
                  7 Carraroe Jig
                  8 Erin Shore
                  9 Closer
                  10 Secret Life
                  11 Toss The Feathers
                  12 Right Time
                  13 Along With The Girls
                  14 Heaven Knows
                  15 Forgiven Not Forgotten