“ Genre: Folk - Irish Folk / Artist: Corrs / Audio CD released 1997-10-20 at Lava/Atlantic „
The Corrs is a Celtic rock band from Ireland consisting of the three sisters and a brother of the Corr family. In 1995 they released their first album called "Forgiven, Not Forgotten and scored reasonably well here. In 1996 they really broke through with a performance at the Olympics. Since then they have released five albums, all well-received around the world. Already for some years it is very quiet for The Corrs. They have taken a break, especially since three of the members want to spend time with their family (children) and one wants to pursue her solo career.
This is the second album by Irish band The Corrs and released in the year 1997. It is an album that had some success internationally and has been released in America. With this album, they have focused primarily on live performances and on television and three years later came the next album. Below is a discussion of some songs.
Only When I sleep is actually an interesting opening of the CD mainly because it is a slow song. It is a ballad with beautiful lyrics and were the Corrs really show off they voices. The chorus is definitely catchy and very good use of the instruments.
"When he's not around" is the second song on the album is a more relaxed summer song. There is good use of the violin and is nice especially with the catchy vocals of Andrea emerges great. A good song on the album, but not the strongest song.
So young is more of an up tempo song where the Corrs certainly are known for. The vocals come back to the foreground, but also the guitar. The song is most part just fun, to a more small dramatic part with violins but is certainly contagious.
"Queen of Hollywood" is one of my favorites, when I first had to get used to it. It is a dramatic ballad in which the rate remains slow. The use of instruments is minimal and it gives you almost a floating sensation. The vocals are beautiful and you are well involved in the song.
A pretty good album with The Corrs more clearly on their way to go pop and rock and Celtic Irish influences are more on the background. The album has very few instrumental songs as on the previous album. It is a musical family where everyone plays an instrument. I love the Corrs with the more cheerful Celtic songs and this album generally remains too slow for me. Not a bad album, but reasonable.
I thought I should review some of my Corrs albums, as they bring back a lot of memories! The Corrs are a four-piece band from Ireland, made up of three sisters - Andrea (singer), Caroline (drummer) and Sharon (violinist), as well as their brother Jim (guitar, keyboard and producer). Those of you who remember CD:UK with Ant, Dec and Cat may recall the rather funny Corrs sketch, in which the three of them wore long black wigs and pouted and stated "We are the Corrs, the beautiful, beautiful Corrs" in false Irish accents, while in the background a stick covered by a paper bag with eye holes on which the name 'Jim' was written was waved around!
Anyway, that is rather a digression from the main purpose of the review. This album is important to me as it was the first 'proper' album I ever bought, by which I mean the first album by a band who played their own instruments. Yes, when all my friends were into Britpop and the like, I was listening to the Corrs. I was about twelve or thirteen at the time. I bought the Special Edition of this album, which I believe was the most popular version, and contains several remixes - it has a very similar cover to the one above, but it is blue-tinged.
1. "What Can I Do?" [Tin Tin Out Remix]
This is a very relaxed, summery song, that evokes meadows and butterflies and warm summer evenings. Lovely violin bit at the end.
2. "So Young" [K-Klass Remix]
A more upbeat song with it's catchy chorus of "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah yeah" (it sounds better when you hear it!). I really like this one - it definitely resonated with me when I was younger.
3. "Only When I Sleep"
Quite a raunchy song by the Corrs' standards. I really like the guitar bits. Apparently this was released as a single early on, but didn't do too well.
4. "When He's Not Around"
This one is a bit slower, but quite relaxing to listen to.
5. "Dreams" [Tee's Radio]
The remixed cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams'. This is one of my favourite songs from the album, very haunting and Irish-sounding.
6. "I Never Loved You Anyway"
A breezy tin whistle solo opens this one - a rather upbeat breakup song, as you might guess from the title! Another of my favourites.
7. "Don't Say You Love Me"
8. "Love Gives Love Takes"
Two slower love songs. I don't think these are anything special, though I do prefer the former. They are quite nice though.
9. "Runaway" [Tin Tin Out Remix]
This is probably their most famous song, and for good reason. It's very simple but memorable, especially the violins. This is the remix version - I actually prefer the original version (from their first album Forgiven Not Forgotten).
10. "Hopelessly Addicted"
I really like this one, it's happy and lovely and sweet.
11. "Paddy McCarthy" [Instrumental]
I used to always skip this, as it's rather a long instrumental, but sometimes it's nice to listen to as it's rather atmospheric.
A haunting, intimate song, with gentle guitars.
13. "Queen of Hollywood"
I really like this one - it's a strong pop song that tells a story. It's also where the title of the album comes from: "And her friends still talk on corners, they could never comprehend".
14. "No Good for Me"
This is another rather atmospheric, dark-sounding song.
15. "Little Wing"
A cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic, although I didn't know that when I first bought it! They've made it longer and more Irish-sounding with violins and tin whistle. Nowadays I prefer the original but I still think this is a more than decent effort.
I don't really listen to this album very much nowadays - it was released in 1998 - but every so often I get it out and am reminded of how good it is. I often associate albums with seasons, and this is most definitely a summer album. I recommend listening to it on a summer evening with a glass of wine in your hand, ideally in the country somewhere. It manages to effectively mix pop, traditional Irish folk, dance and a bit of soft rock to product a varied and good quality album.
The Corrs - Talk on Corners
The Corrs are a band who hail from Ireland. They are made up of four siblings, Jim and his three sisters, Andrea, Sharon and Caroline. I think they have a really unique sound with beautiful beautiful voices. I would describe their music and folk based with lots of meaningful lyrics. They also have quite an Irish based sound as well, on a lot of their songs there is a background Irish rythm which is what I think makes them quite a different type of mainstream band.
What I also love about them is that they all can actually play instruments and to me that is a sing of a true musician and band. They include a lot of different sounds in their songs and I really think this adds depth. For example, some of the instruments they play include the tin whistle, violin, drums, guitar and keyboard. I think it also helps that they are all very good looking. The sisters all look similar with beautiful dark hair and this definitely adds to their success in my opinion.
The Corrs first came onto the scene in 1996. They are actually taking a career break at the moment but I believe one of the sisters (can't remember if it's Sharon or Caroline) has just released a solo album. The first album of theirs that I really got into was Talk on Corners which today is still my favourite album of theirs. They have in total released 5 different albums.
Talk on Corners is their second album and was released in 1997. According to an article I read, Talk on Corners became the UK's #1 selling album in 1998 and eventually went on to sell 2.7 million, making it one of the best selling albums of all time (in the UK). It also tops charts in at least another 17 countries.
I would say probably some of the most recognised song on this album is, "What can I do to Make you love me," as I still hear this being played on the radio all the time. They do a nice cover of Fleetwood Mac's Dreams too but in my opinion is still not as good as the original. This album has quite a lot of love songs on it. The tracks are as follows:
"Only When I Sleep"
"When He's Not Around"
"What Can I Do (To Make You Love Me)"
"I Never Loved You Anyway"
"Don't Say You Love Me"
"Love Gives Love Takes"
"Queen of Hollywood"
"No Good for Me"
Talk on corners by the corrs is a fantastic album. I purchased the special edition album which is only slightly different from the one pictured by this opinion. In my opinion every song on the album was worthy of being released. Track 1 - 'What can i do' was one of the first songs to be released and was huge hit that got this family group well known. It is a slow song, and is used on that banking advert, if you where wondering. 2 - 'So young' was also also released and is slightly faster going than the previous song. 3 - 'only when i sleep' was never released but is infact one of the better songs on the album. It is a bit different from the traditional corrs style as you will tell on first listening. 4 - 'When hes not around' was also never released but agin that is no indication on the quality of the song. It is a typical easy listening Corrs song. 5 - 'Dreams' was one of the first songs to be released off this album. I personally am not so fond of it, and i do think there where other songs on the album that would have done better if released. But then all people have different opinions. 6 - 'i never loved you anyway' is a brilliant song, but was never released. It is slightly faster moving than the average Corrs song though. 7 - 'don't say you love me' is a slow song and was also nevr released. It is a beautiful melody and is easy to listen to. 8 - 'love gives, love takes' is another slow song that wasnt released. 9 - 'runaway' is easily the best song and most well known track on the album. It was a huge hit accross the UK. 10 - 'Hopelessly Addicted' This is quite a slow starting song which wasn't released. However once the song progresses to the chorus it ups the tempo, and is very enjoyable. 11 - 'Paddy Mccarthy is an instrumental and was therefore never released. However if you listen carefully you can hear the
lead singer moaning in the background. 12 - 'Intimacy' is a slow, but very easy to listen to song. It is one of my favourites, and i'm sure you'll love it. 13 - 'Queen of Hollywood' is another pretty song. Slightly up tempo from the previos song intimavy though. 14 - 'no good for me'I must admitt i havent listened to this song too much as its at the end of the album. However i do think its well up to the corrs standard although it was never released. It is slightly faster than most of the songs. 15 - little wing' is again one of the songs i havent listened to much. It starts off with some irish music, like alot of the other songs. it is pretty slow aswell. Overall i really recommend this album to you. There are no weak links what so ever.
Introduction ************* The Corrs, consisting of Irish brother and sisters, Jim, Andrea, Sharon and Caroline Corr had been around for a few years before their fame really took off. It wasn’t until “Dreams” was released or re-released should I say with the tin tin out remix that things started looking up for them. When The album “Talk on Corners” was released, it was a sure fire hit and was one of the biggest selling albums of 1998. It was in the album charts for many weeks and also stayed as well as moved back up to number one on a few occasions. The Album Tracks ***************** The opening track “Only When I Sleep” is one of my favourite tracks on the album and it gets off to a good start. It begins with a nice guitar intro along with a drum section from Caroline. Andrea then enters with her soft toned voice singing rather breathlessly. It is the chorus that is the best point in the song as it has a catchy chorus and the violin part played by Sharon is more evident in the backing. I like this song due to the roc type influences as well as the hint of Irish music especially in the violin accompaniment. 8.5/10 The next track “He’s Not Around” begins with a great harmonious intro from the girls singing ‘I can’t breather , I can’t sleep’ this is a really peaceful and relaxing intro which then is joined with the electric guitar in the background which plays short length chords and then as the verse progresses to the chorus, it gradually grows in dynamics with a crescendo with the electric guitar and drums being more evident there. There is a nice instrumental break where Sharon plays a nice violin solo which is obviously very heavily influenced by the Irish roots. Again a Irish influenced ending is evident gradually fading out to the end. A great song. 8/10 “Dreams” is the track that got me as well as many others intereste
d in this group. This song is a cover version. Beginning rather eerie and in a spring reflective mood (reflecting spring time) the song gradually progresses as various instruments join in, as well as the violin, and Andrea’s voice being evident, there is a also a bodrhan being played which is an Irish drum. This is once again a really catchy song which is rather summery in nature and is a very well pieced track. I’m sure you’ve all heard this song and know what I mean! 8.5/10 The next song, another release from this huge selling album is “What Can I do” this if I can remember got to number 3 in the charts after it had been remixed by TimnTin out again. The original only entered at 53 in March 98. It is a great song. The introduction is once again another goody with its ‘do do doo-ing’ from the various voices possibly synthesised voices being used in syncopation (offbeat) You’ll probably recognise this track as well as it featured of a band advert which I think was Lloyds TSB. This accompaniment by the backing vocals as a different feel to the track, it is reminiscent of an unaccompanied song although this isn’t the case. The song is a great track is I can’t get over how effective the backing ‘doooo’s’ are in this track as it just finishes it off perfectly. 9/10 “I Never Loved You Anyway” as I can remember was also a release but didn’t do very well it entered number 43 on Dec '97, it went rather unnoticed in the UK during the time they were not well known. The nice violin or viola intro along with the nice acoustic guitar riff compliments the vocals, backing included in order to lead up to the climatic contrasting fast rocky chorus. The textures in this song is really good, the first verse is slow and relaxing then the chorus is loud and then the second verse is a bit softer but includes more rock influences than before. The violin accompaniment is a
great asset to the song and fills in the gaps perfectly. 8/10 The last single to be released off this album was “So Young” this is a great feel good song and is rather uplifting. Beginning with the backing vocals singing in ‘yeah’ and strumming acoustic guitar as well as electric guitar, the intro leads the way for Andrea to sing. I love this track, the chorus as well as the verses are well done and the backing vocals sung in harmony on times works well especially on the ‘really doesn’t matter’ part. 9/10 “Don’t Say You Love Me” is a light hearted look at love and is a rather gentle song. The mood changes in this song contrasting with the rest of the songs, a gentle voice sings along with a trumpet being played softly (probably muted) being accompanied by backing vocals, soft drum beats and violin and guitar. The chorus is a nice section as Andrea sings with emotion even though the song is sung with softer tones which really make the song. The mood therefore is reflective of the song. I like this song as it gives a break from the other more similar track and is a lot less influenced by the Irish feel in my view. 9/10 Another love related track “Love Gives Love Takes” is another slower track beginning with a soft acoustic guitar, the song again is full of mood, bells being played gently are evident and Andrea’s voice is more fuller in this song but still gives the mood that is wanted. The chorus again is catchy and the violin plays well to accompany the singing the voice which backs up the lead singer when singing such lines as “And I’m falling” to me is one of the best factors in the song it is a sharp and short spine-tingling moment. 8/10 “Hopelessly Addicted” has a rather foreign influenced intro that opens this track with syncopated drum beats such from bongos. As well a the acoustic guitar playing a calypso riff. The voi
ce is singing lyrics which includes “Saw you in a brand new way” which in a way reflects the actual change in influence in music. The syncopation in the drum beats are rather effective especially in the beginning . As the play progressed though, it tended to revert back to the rock and violin themed songs as from before. In a way it is a bit of a let down but on the whole, I like this song and it is up in my top few faves off this album. Well worth a listen. 9/10. The rather eerie and again foreign influenced “Paddy Mc Carthy” is an instrumental song which only includes a few ahhs and so here and there. I like this track, it is a great Irish folk type tune which has a great violin part played by Sharon and a lovely pan pipe part which is played by Andrea, see I did say she could play and instrument! As well as the Irish influences, there are also other textures in the song which are clearly from other walks of life so-to-say, influences such as a digeridoo and the tin whistle that tends to also echo an eastern mood as well as the Irish feel, from the bodrhan. I like this song as it is a break from all the other vocal sung tracks and gives a rather uplifting feel. A nice idea. 8/10 “Intimacy” begins with a more Spanish sounding guitar, it is a moderate paced track which involves the theme of love again. A rather emotive song which is a simple song but I think it is the guitar part this time which makes the song. Strangely enough, the guitar echoes the emotion of this song rather than the voice which is always great but the Spanish sound given off by the guitar is what is needed in this track and it works. The echoing pipe again appears in the song and it is here that the song begins to change its pattern. It begins to progress into a more complicated song with various instruments as well as an orchestral part that in a way reflects the complications of love until it fades out with the guitar. Reflective 9/10 The more livelier track “Queen of HollyWood” is a nice touch. The violin begins and the voice then enters. The verses to me are nothing special but the chorus is what makes it. As the second verse starts, the piano part is much more evident than before. If anything, this song does demonstrate Andrea’s voice more as she pushes her voice in a way which shows the emotion needed. I like the note bends that the lead voice does at the end of the song, it adds a contrast and is rather effective. A little instrumental ending finishes the song with the little tin whistle played by Andrea. 7/10 “No Good For Me” a rhythmic intro with staccato from the violin is evident in this track. I like the lyrics on this track as well as the vocal part especially the sections when it goes “You have no idea”. The chorus again is a great part of the song along with the harmony sung by the backing singers most probably Sharon or Caroline. Another Irish fuelled track is once again played well and has enough textures to keep you interested. 8/10 The final track to this album “Little Wings”, which I was shocked to see was a cover version which was written in 1967 and by Jimi Hendrix. This revelation was a surprise to me as the cover would most probably sound completely different from the original. This reflective song, involves a harp and various other woodwind instruments such as the flute and whistle. The instrumental breaks are particularly good in this the final song. Another nice song but not one of the best. 7/10 The Verdict? ************* This album on the whole is a great album, full of Irish influences especially and its good to see such a musical family such as the Corrs and its no wonder they are finally a success. There is also a special edition of this album which has a blue cover, it also includes the hit “Runaway” a great ballad type song which was a huge hit in the UK. The
original of this track can be found on the Corrs older album “Forgiven Not Forgotten”. Talk on Coners, Buy it in Stores!
I first heard this album about two goes when it was being played non-stop in my house (not by me, although I didn't mind hearing it), and the singles, "What can I do" especially, seemed to be on the radio non stop at the time. A definite case of overexposure, and I think I tried my best to avoid the Corrs at the time because of it. Two years on, I put this CD on of my own volition, to see how I really feel about it. And I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by some of the tracks. "No good for me", for example, is a song that I hardly noticed at the time the album was first released, it passed me by completely for two years - and now I think it's my favourite track. Much of the rest of the album is very middle of the road, radio-friendly fare. They used six producers for the album, which may explain why it sounds a bit of an incoherent collection of songs. It's more than just varied, but more of a hotch potch. So you get power ballads, rockier numbers, and some tinged with the Corrs' original, folkier sound. There are moments when it feels like the fiddle (the Irish feel) is injected just for the sake of it, and it seems quite out of place. I will always prefer Fleetwood Mac's version of "Dreams" to The Corrs. "I never loved you anyway" is one of those songs that I end up singing along to, although I don't like it very much. It is good as a putdown song, although it couldn't really be more literal and obvious, lyrically - and in the end it comes across as being written by a peeved schoolgirl. Although I note that this song, and "Don't Say you Love Me", are both co-written with Carole Bayer Sager, who's certainly no youngster, and was responsible for songs like "I'd rather Leave while I'm in love" and "You're moving out today", with its witty (but dull after one listen) lyrics - both hits in 197
2. The Corrs are undeniably talented musicians - I saw them live two years ago, and they put on a very accomplished set - but ultimately, they were just too polished, and lacking in soul (I know they're not a soul band, but you know what I mean - oomph), and it all left me feeling a bit... empty. This album has the same effect on me. It's pleasant enough background music, it sounds professional, and slick, but in the end, apart from one or two tracks, I find it very dull. I'm still not likely to be the one who'll put it into the CD player.
The second album from the Corrs shot them from relative obscurity into hyperspace. From a little known Irish act this band suddenly became the hottest property on the planet. An album was made that changed the way that the public perceived tin whistles, the bodhran and the fiddle. This album opens with a guitar line that rocks, quite simply, and leads almost dramatically to the contrast of Andrea's haunting and lilting vocals. "Only when I sleep" introduces the novice to the basic element that is the Corrs. A good melodic rock song, intermingled with the trademark celtic sound. "When he's not around" goes on to prove that the sounds can be combined by again mixing contemporary and traditional instruments to good effect. Not the most powerful song on the album, but it fits right in. The next song was definitely the one that made the Corrs. "Dreams", originally a Fleetwood Mac release shot into the british charts and opened the public's eyes to the Dundalk siblings. I actually prefer this version to the original, as the Irish touch just gives it the bulk it was missing. "What can I do?" is impossible to hear without thinking of that famous high street bank now, but in its own right is a fantastic song. A bluesy ballad that shows exactly how harmonious the Corrs can be. A female PMT song, "I never loved you anyway" is a warning to all men about messing with the sisters. No namby pamby, "he broke my heart" song, the rocking melody and tough vocals prove that the Corrs can rock and roll with the best. "So Young" has become a live favourite, and the closing song at their concerts, and the catchy tune and easy lyrics make it a studio success. The tempo is slowed right down with "Don't say you love me" showing a vulnerability and a softness to the Corrs style. A perfect love ballad, perfectly performe
d. "Love gives, Love takes" speeds up the rhythm again before "Hopelessly addicted" throws us back into the lovestruck mood. Next comes "Paddy Mccarthy". A dance beat starts us off before we are thrown into the lively, traditional Irish Jig, a celebration of music and proof that the Corrs can play their instruments well. Again "Intimacy" slows down the tempo, the poetry of the lyrics, expertly delivered by Andrea, so that you feel like she is sharing a secret with you. The anthemic "Queen of Hollywood" follows, the most catchy song on the album, and the one that seems to combine every style the Corrs are capable of. For me its just a magical combination of everything that the Corrs can do, and is my personal favourite. "No good for me" is a song that just seems a natural from the Corrs, a kind of easy listening melody. The surprise package on the Cd is "Little Wing", a rework of the Jimi Hendrix song, and a beautifully covered version it is too. All in all this CD is a combination of rock, pop, easy listening and traditional music. They all complement and contrast each other so well, that it seems inevitable that one day this album would be written, and the Corrs were the ones who did it. Its an album that strikes a chord for every listener who appreciates melodic tunes, and heavenly vocals. I loved this album so much I went out and bought the limited edition version of it also.
This was the first Corrs album I purchased and I have to say I was so impressed the next day I went out to purchase Forgiven Not Forgotten. This CD provides nearly an hour of pure entertainment. I will tell you a bit about each track. If you are not a Corrs fan it might prove to be a bit boring. I am sorry but please read on and give me your true opinion in the comments box. 1.Only when I sleep This is a good track to start the album with. It is very catchy and memorable. The most memorable line for me from this track has to be Got me spinning round and round, Turning upside down. This is in the chorus. The words are very easy to learn and soon enough you will be singing along in no time. 2. When He’s Not Around This song is not so memorable but is still sensational. The most memorable line from here for me is His mystique Is one of innocence. I really like the chorus from this song and the instrumentals stand out. 3. Dreams This song is very popular with Corrs fans. The most memorable lines for me and for most others are Thunder only happens when it’s raining Players only love you when they’re playing I often forget this song is called dreams and want to call it Thunder only Happens. 4. What can I do? This is another song very popular with Corrs fans. I have sung this many of times on the karaoke in Tenerife and made a mess of it just as many. My favourite line has to be the first one, I haven’t slept at all in days It’s been so long since we have talked This song has become well known worldwide and will be remembered forever. 5. I Never Loved you Anyway This song is very catchy with excellent instrumentals throughout. I like the contrast from rejecting someone to the song sounding happy. It is about a relationship and the man has cheated on the girl so the girlfriend dumps him. To me it feels as if it is just ru
bbing salt in the wounds. My favourite line from this song is, Valentino I don’t think so This line just sticks in my head every time I listen to that song. 6. So Young This song was one of the Corrs first singles that succeeded. It is very bouncy and memorable. If you have listened to it once it is very easy to pick up the words. Just running wild and free. This is a very happy song and is many Corrs fans favourite. 7. Don’t Say you Love Me This is not so well known as many of the others on this album. I like the introduction, as it is very peaceful. I often listen to this when doing my work or trying to get to sleep. It is quite sad and makes my feel for the girl the song is about. The line that sticks in my mind is, Don’ tell me you need me If you’re not gonna stay It is quite emotional and makes me think even after listening to it a thousand times. 8. Love Gives Love Takes This is another song about Love. It actually kind of reminds me about the way I felt when I first got together with my fiancé. It describes emotions that are heart felt. The line I like the most is, Love, laughs and love can make you cry. I really like this line as it tells you how powerful love is. It is so true love makes you laugh and cry. 9. Hopelessly Addicted This also relates to love and makes me understand that I am addicted. It shows that people all of a sudden realises they are in love. They may have been in love for a while but one day it hits them. My favourite line is, I was loving you all the time 10. Paddy McCarthy This is an instrumental with a difference. It is such good quality music. It proves the Corrs cannot just sing well, they can also play musical instruments well. Although it has no words you can lay down relax and think of your own story. 11. Intimacy This used to be my favourite track on the album. I have lost c
ount how many times I have listened to this song. I think the music is so calming. My favourite lines are Coz your goodnight kiss Felt like a ghost I really like the ooh ooh ooh ooh’s at the end of the lines in the chorus. If you have heard this song you will understand what I mean. 12. Queen of Hollywood This song is very catchy and is very listenable.(I know this is not a word but it is the only way I can think of describing what I mean) Once you’ve heard it once you can listen to it over and over again. My favourite line is, They see their handprints in their sidewalk Flashing cameras on the scene Every time I listen to this song I try to picture the situation. 13. No Good For Me This song is quite sad. It really makes me feel for the girl involved. I haven’t really got a favourite line in this song although if I had to say which line draws my attention the most it would have to be, I’m feeling like a child Vulnerability This line always makes me think about what the song is actually about. 14. This is the last track on the album and also the longest. It was actually released by Jimi Hendrix in 1967. it is quite good but I prefer the Corrs own lyrics. One line that I do like though is, When I’m sad she comes to me This makes me think about friendship and what it should be about. So now I have told you a nit about each track I bet you all are wondering which one is my favourite. It has to be ‘I never loved you anyway’ I just love the instrumentals in this song and I think this chorus is catchier than any others. I think this album has a mixture of everything from Instrumentals to upbeat happy, bouncy, cheerful songs. I think people can relate to the songs. What I like about the Corrs is their lyrics. They are brilliant and make sense and each song tells its own story. I wouldn’t say it is the Corrs best stor
y but it is only just behind at number two. (Forgiven Not Forgotten being the best) I would recommend this album to anyone as I think it is good for any listening conditions. I work, sleep, relax, drink and dance to this album and listen to it time and time again. It is definitely one of my most played albums.
This album is the best so far by the Corrs. This was really the one that made their name, since their excellent debut album Forgiven Not Forgotten was largely ignored by the mainstream media. Sadly that all changed for the worse with In Blue, which panders to a more mainstream audience. Talk On Corners has an authentic Celtic feel to it, with a number of instrumentals adapted from classic Irish anthems. There is an excellent cover of Fleetwood Mac's Dreams, updated for the 90's, and also a cover of Little Wing, originally performed by Jimi Hendrix of all people! Needless to say the two versions are not the most alike! The album as a whole works extremely well, with a good mix of ballads, instrumentals and a few throwaway popp numbers in there. Highlight of the album though is "Queen of Hollywood", about the girl who leaves for the bright lights and leaves behind all that she is. If you've bought In Blue and have written off the Corrs because of it, this album may just change your mind. An exceptional album.
'Talk on corners' was the second album to be released by The Corrs, and the one that really made them famous in a big way. It is an excellent album and really shows the bands talent off. It contains 13 tracks and includes:- Only when i sleep, what can i do, so young, don't say you love me and i never loved you anyway. This album saw the Corrs leave the more traditional Irish music side a little, compared to their first album 'Forgiven not forgotten', which in turn made the Corrs a huge chart success with this exceptional album. I have all 3 of the Corrs albums and would have to say that this is my favourite out of all of them.
i was instantly charmed by The Corrs a couple of years ago just before they made it big over here. There music does take a little time getting used but once you find the right mood to match their rhythm then you'll simply fall in love with them, There isn't a single duff track on this CD, although they do have a heavy bias towards love, romance & all things nice, which is cool if you want to cuddle up to someone with the lights down low & the curtains drawn. Personal favourites would have to be Runaway, What Can I Do, and of course Dreams. The Corrs are easy on the eye & pleasing to the ear. I look forward to seeing them in concert when they come to birmingham again.
The best selling album of 1998, "Talk on Corners" is the fourth album release from this classic irish/indy group. The band do have a very unique sound with a mix of light Irish classical backings (sometimes lead) combined with an often hard indy/rock style. That together with the excellent vocals of Andrea Corr helps to create a wide and atmospheric set of tracks to suit many moods. A couple of them did seem a bit similar and a little repetetive but otherwise a fine album.
Talk on corners is the first the corrs' album I have listened to. I bought this album about one and a half years ago and since then I have become a faithful the corrs' fan. I used to play this CD everyday and it was never off my CD player. I am familiar with every song on it. Even now, I'm still playing this CD at times and you will never get bored listening to it. The CD is full of traditional Irish sound and music which I think makes this album special and good compared to those other so-called pop music. All the songs are catchy. Beleive me, you will hum the music everyday once you listened to their songs. I kind of liked the song "What can I do..." and the cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams," Andre corr's voice is excellent. Sharon's violin is soothing and Caroline's drums and percussion is simply energetic. Everyuthing is a perfect match. The corrs is the best band in UK now!
The original version of this album, not now easily findable in the shops, contains all the original, album mixes of songs such as 'What Can I Do' and 'Stay Young', as opposed to the single mixes featured on the newer version - and it has to be said that in general the singles mixes sound better. The original version of 'What Can I Do' in particular sounds very bare in comparison to the other mix, and you feel almost let down after listening to it. That said, most of the album is perfectly good Irish-influenced pop, and it is after all this album which originally helped propel the band to stardom. For me, a cover of Hendrix's 'Little Wing' tucked away at the end is a gem: you could almost believe you were flying with the ambience created. All in all, prepare to be left slightly flat by the original mixes of the songs: if you've already got the Special Edition, there's very little need to bother with this.
An up to date effort from that rather suspiciously talented Irish family, the Corrs. How can one couple spawn so many beautiful daughters? I bet they were gutted when little Jimmy arrived! That aside, what a solid album. It starts slow, but there are some hidden gems further into the album. Top tracks have to be “Dreams”, “So Young” and “Queen of Hollywood”. There are a few oddities on the album, “Don’t say you love me” rings a little of Karen Carpenter style, and “Hopelessly Addicted” is rather Jennifer Lopes in its samba style. A good album, but a few too many Love references for real blokes to admit to it being a great album. Buy it, even if its just for the sisters Corrs (Jim can forget it!)
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Only When I Sleep
2 When He's Not Around
3 What Can I Do
4 I Never Loved You Anyway
5 So Young
6 Don't Say You Love Me
7 Love Gives Love Takes
8 Paddy McCarthy
9 Hopelessly Addicted
11 Queen Of Hollywood
12 No Good For Me
13 Little Wing