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White Light

Review The Corrs step back into the limelight with their stunning 2015 album White Light. Having sold over 40 million albums, White Light is their first studio record in over a decade. The album features 12 brand new songs that exquisitely mix that endearing, classic Corrs sound with modern pop and traditional Irish folk music. Highlights are many and include the gently political 'Ellis Island', a song already praised by Bono; and the evocative 'Gerry's Reel', an instrumental dedicated to their late father, Gerry Corr who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection

Review These Irish musical siblings blend traditional Celtic sounds and contemporary pop/rock music to create an internationally renowned compilation. With over 74 minutes of music including, "Breathless" and "Summer Sunshine," this compilation draws from all five of the group's studio albums as well as the live collections.
Home

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Unplugged

Review Acoustic versions of the hit Irish sibling pop quartet's best, plus covers of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts', Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing' and Jimmy McCarty's 'No Frontiers', all recorded for MTV Unplugged & to be broadcast at the end of November, 1999. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello), mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, David Bowie) and with string arrangements by Fiachra Trench (Van Morrison). 14 tracks total, also including versions of 'What Can I Do', 'So Young' and 'Forgiven, Not Forgotten'. 1999 release.
Forgiven Not Forgotten

Review The Corrs sound comfortably at home on this orchestrally enhanced acoustic gig, recorded at Ardmore Studios outside Dublin in early October 1999. With only two studio albums to their credit, it may seem a bit early to go for an Unplugged rerun, but the inclusion of two new Corrs-penned songs and a trio of previously unheard covers, in addition to the live greatest hits, means there's something fresh to enjoy. An unplugged session also establishes clearly that the Corrs, in danger of being perceived as pop puppets, are a real band who play and sing beautifully and can deliver the goods live. Encouragingly, the two new songs, "Radio" and "At Your Side," are well up to the usual Corrs standard, while much of the already familiar material benefits from tasty arrangements--"What Can I Do" in particular works better than the dance-remix hit version. --Johnny Black
Best of the CORRS

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Borrowed Heaven

Review With one foot in traditional Irish music and the other in smooth, sophisticated pop, the Corrs--a family quartet made up of three sisters and their brother--seem to have all the bases covered. On their appealing debut album, the group plays it both ways, leading with fetching love songs such as "Runaway" and the title track but incorporating fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhrán into nearly every track while tossing in snippets of traditional-leaning material such as "Carraroe Jig" and "Erin Shore" for good measure. Imagine the Spice Girls if they could play their own instruments and were inclined to do so down at the local pub. If that seems like a stretch, listen to the gossamer strains of "Heaven Knows" or "The Right Time" while downing a few pints. You'll eventually see the connection. --Daniel Durchholz
The Same Sun

Review Fusing timeless pop-rock sensibilities with contemporary and age-old Celtic flavors, The Corrs' unique sound is Irish at its core and universal in its appeal. A quartet comprising sisters Andrea, Caroline, Sharon, and brother Jim, The Corrs popularity in the U.S. blossomed in the mid-90's and has thrived throughout a string of acclaimed releases. On Home, their latest album, The Corrs return to their roots-and their family legacy-with a selection of tunes lifted out of a treasured songbook of the late Jean Corr. Driven by the siblings' passion to shed new light on traditional songs and airs, this radiant collection features the crystal clear production and brilliant harmonies for which the band is renowned. It also presents two tracks in Gaelic, marking the first time The Corrs have recorded in their mother tongue.
Dream of You

Review Almost as famous for their killer cheekbones as their astounding musical chops, this Platinum-selling Irish family band (sisters Andrea, Caroline and Sharon plus brother, Jim) has cut a major swath, garnering an international fan-base with their Celtic-flavored electrified pop and feisty live shows. They decided to cut an album of mostly traditional songs as a memorial to their mother, Jean, a musician and song collector who died in 1999. But as with Sinead O’Connor’s 2002 Sean-Nos Nua, their treatments, while perfectly authentic, also reflect their more usual style. The opening selection, a spooky lullaby called "My Lagan Love", features martial-sounding drums, washes of parlor piano and banked strings straight out an Arab-Andalouse orchestra. "Peggy Gordon", about unrequited love, has a retro folk-rock back-beat that works beautifully with the plaintive vocals. "Old Hag" is a rollicking instrumental while the Irish-language "Buachaill On Eirne" and "Brid Og Ni MHaille", if a tad unidiomatic, do not lack charm. But the track that lingers longest in the ear is "Dimming Of The Day", a gloriously moving ballad from the pen of British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson. --Christina Roden
In Blue - Enhanced

Review With their highly-anticipated fourth 143/Lava/Atlantic release, "IN BLUE," the Corrs - Andrea Corr: lead vocals, tin whistle; Caroline Corr: drums, bodhran, piano, vocals; Sharon Corr: violin, vocals; Jim Corr: keyboards, guitars, vocals - have perfected their trademark melding of modern pop and Celtic traditional, a diverse and original sonic approach that has made them an international sensation. Featuring collaborations with legendary producers Robert John "Mutt" Lange (Shania Twain) and Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow), the Dublin-based group's third studio album is bursting with memorable and melodic songs that incorporate exciting new textures into their alrady special musical mixture. The result is a wealth of delightfully refreshing tracks. Certified Platinum by the RIAA. (4/01)
Talk On Corners (Special Edition)

Review Having proved with an MTV Unplugged session that they are more than just a bunch of pretty faces and can actually play their instruments, Celtic-poppers the Corrs returned to the studio for their third "proper" album. Owners of Unplugged will already be familiar with two of the tracks here, "At Your Side" and "Radio," which are given the full studio treatment and endowed with a much fuller sound. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily a good thing, as the album as a whole tends to be overproduced--taking the raw folky qualities and folding them into a far more sanitized whole. As a result, the standout tracks tend to be the more up-tempo ones--"Breathless" and "No More Cry." To be fair, when the Corrs are good, they're very, very good; but when they're bad, they're just dull. Unlike their previous albums, In Blue doesn't seem to be quite so flowing. With several different producers working on it (including Mr. Shania Twain, "Mutt" Lange), maybe it was a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth. --Mel Roberts
Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection

Review They've sold over 20 million albums worldwide and consistently climbed charts with their vibrant, Celtic-influenced, infectious and clear-eyed pop. They've even shared their stage with guests like U2's Bono and The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Now the Corrs follow up their 2002 release VH1 Presents The Corrs: Live in Dublin, with the eagerly awaited brand new studio set Borrowed Heaven.
White Light

Review Borrowed Heaven comes a few years after the greatest hits collection and the Corr's last proper studio album, In Blue. It's easy to see it was time well spent as of the 12 new songs here there is very little filler and plenty of catchy, rousing choruses. Lead single and opener "Summer Sunshine" is jolly, guitar-driven, 80s pop-rock and, like much of the album, has a few quirky production gimmicks to fill out the verse while the chorus explodes into big drums and meaty guitar hooks.

It's difficult to pick standouts as the style is quite firmly set and the quality between songs unwavering, but the finale "Silver Strand" is a grandiose Celtic instrumental led by Sharon Corr's sadly under-used violin with Andrea chipping in the occasional "La la la" vocal. "Long Night" is a well-crafted 80s power-ballad and in contrast, "Humdrum" takes a contemporary slant on the Corrs sound with scratching, synths, and breaks creating the rockiest moment on the album. There may be disappointment that it veers towards the commercialism of Fleetwood Mac rather than the traditional folk of their earlier work, but this is the Corrs and has been for some time; so love it or loathe it, it's unmistakably their sound. --David Trueman


Unplugged

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Media Type: CD
Artist: CORRS
Title: VH1 PRESENTS THE CORRS LIVE IN DUBLIN
Street Release Date: 03/12/2002
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Genre: ROCK/POP
Best of the CORRS

Review It's fitting that video channel VH1 is partnered with the obscenely attractive sibs of the Corrs for this live recording, captured in Dublin, near the band's hometown in Ireland. Given the stiff competition in the pop arena and the Corrs' rather limited touring, looks have doubtless played a part in their global ascent, although, judging by Live in Dublin, they've earned some props along the way. Both U2's Bono and Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood guest, the latter on the Corrs' cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" (though oddly not on their reading of "Ruby Tuesday"). Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" rounds out the tribute triumvirate, and fans can expect surprisingly clear-eyed versions of major and lesser hits like "Breathless" and "Runaway," plus a spirited, fiddle-fueled traditional in "Joy of Life/Trout in the Bath." --Kim Hughes
Forgiven Not Forgotten

Review The second release from the Irish band The Corrs and includes stunning new mixes (by K-Klass and Tin Tin) of the group's biggest international singles: "What Can I Do," "So Young" and the hit cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
In Blue - Enhanced

Review Having created a worldwide sensation with their albums Forgiven, Not Forgotten and Talk on Corners, Ireland's Corrs await the hit that will break them wide open in America. To that end, the group (who've earned a Rolling Stones openers slot) has issued a retooled version of its sophomore set, featuring five songs recast by some of Europe's hottest mixmasters, including K-Klass ("So Young"), Tin Tin ("What Can I Do?" and "Runaway," the latter song being from the group's debut), and "Dreams" (the Stevie Nicks song, remixed by Todd Terry, who turned Everything but the Girl's "Missing" into a smash). The new mixes for the most part aren't radical departures from the originals but strip away some elements, and add some spit and polish to others. "Dreams" is notable for taking the song even harder toward the dance floor without losing its appealing Celtic edge. The rest of the album is the same as the original version of Talk on Corners minus a few tracks, but still including their lovely version of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing." --Daniel Durchholz
Home

Review The Corrs step back into the limelight with their stunning 2015 album White Light. Having sold over 40 million albums, White Light is their first studio record in over a decade. The album features 12 brand new songs that exquisitely mix that endearing, classic Corrs sound with modern pop and traditional Irish folk music. Highlights are many and include the gently political 'Ellis Island', a song already praised by Bono; and the evocative 'Gerry's Reel', an instrumental dedicated to their late father, Gerry Corr who sadly passed away earlier this year.
VH1 Presents the Corrs Live in Dublin

Review These Irish musical siblings blend traditional Celtic sounds and contemporary pop/rock music to create an internationally renowned compilation. With over 74 minutes of music including, "Breathless" and "Summer Sunshine," this compilation draws from all five of the group's studio albums as well as the live collections.
Talk On Corners (Special Edition)

Review (Canada)

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