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Top Customer Reviews
All but three of the eleven songs on the album are traditional. "Lark in the Clear Air", one of these three, is probably the album's weakest. The lyrics are brimming with so much sweetness, listening too closely to them could cause a feeling of nausea. In fairness to Cara and Sam, it wasn't penned by them - "Blue Mountain River", one of their own compositions, is a much stronger song musically and lyrically.
On the whole, though, I'd have to say I prefer the traditional songs. The album starts with what I'd consider to be the best - "Black is the Colour" and "Donald of Glencoe". However, the rest of the album is far from disappointing - the remaining tracks are all very good and would be the highlights of many other albums. "She's Like the Swallow" especially deserves an honourable mention. Like the rest of the album, it's beautifully played sung - it also has the benefit of not being a straightforward love song !
I'd say this album would be the sort of recording that would suit nicely when you've had a rotten day at work - draw the curtains, stretch out on the sofa, start listening and relax.Read more ›
Most of the songs on Cara's first CD are traditional pieces, arranged by Cara and producer Sam Lakeman to appeal to an audience with a love for Irish traditional ballads and modern pop. With vocals this delightfully vivid, I can only hope Cara continues to explore her traditional roots with an ear for modern arrangements.
Most recent customer reviews
Her Voice stands out in the music. Also check out Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells III album. She had a lead vocal role in the song "Man in the Rain". Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003
I got this CD about a month ago and I just love it. I am constantly listening to it in my car. I first heard of Cara Dillon at the Sidmouth Folk Festival in England this past... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002
This is an excellent debut. Cara has just such a wonderful voice, that it is a delight to hear it and it is matched on this album by a faultless collection of songs. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2002 by Mr. E. J. Ross
Cara Dillon has a voice unmatched since the purity and poignancy of Ella Fitzgerald. Some of the songs are merely very good; the best are superb.Published on March 20 2002 by Bernard O'Kane