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Jupiter Calling

Review 2017 release, the seventh album by Irish outfit The Corrs. It is their first new material in two years, following White Light (2015).[2] It was produced by T Bone Burnett, and recorded at RAK Studios in London. The band chose to include a song about Syria on the album, called "SOS (Song of Syria)", which they called their most "politically outspoken and evocative" song to date. Andrea also spoke of playing the song "Son of Solomon" for Burnett: "He said 'Okay, don't play that any more'. When you're on the verge of knowing something you're much better than when you know it too well. And he was right. That's when the magic happens." Caroline Corr described the recording process as "the most freeing experience we've had in the studio." The album was primarily recorded live, with minimal overdubbing. While working on the album, Burnett made use of 40 spools of two-inch tape and a Ludwig drum kit.
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.
Synthesis

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Live

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.
Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition (2CD)

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
Collateral

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

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Home

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
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley or Bust (2 CD/1 Blu-Ray)

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)
Forgiven Not Forgotten

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
I Knew You When[Deluxe Edition]

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Media Type: CD
Artist: CORRS
Title: VH1 PRESENTS THE CORRS LIVE IN DUBLIN
Street Release Date: 03/12/2002
Domestic
Genre: ROCK/POP
White Light

Review Irish brother-sister act The Corrs play their irresistible blend of light pop and traditional Celtic sounds at two different locations. The first is Dublin's remarkable open-air stadium, Lansdowne Road, where the group performed in front of 50,000 adoring fans. The second is North London's Finsbury Park, the site of the 2000 Fleadh (pronounced ""Fluh"") Festival. Eighteen lives songs and three bonus tracks are included.
Jupiter Calling

Review 2017 release, the seventh album by Irish outfit The Corrs. It is their first new material in two years, following White Light (2015).[2] It was produced by T Bone Burnett, and recorded at RAK Studios in London. The band chose to include a song about Syria on the album, called "SOS (Song of Syria)", which they called their most "politically outspoken and evocative" song to date. Andrea also spoke of playing the song "Son of Solomon" for Burnett: "He said 'Okay, don't play that any more'. When you're on the verge of knowing something you're much better than when you know it too well. And he was right. That's when the magic happens." Caroline Corr described the recording process as "the most freeing experience we've had in the studio." The album was primarily recorded live, with minimal overdubbing. While working on the album, Burnett made use of 40 spools of two-inch tape and a Ludwig drum kit.
Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection

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.
Home

Review (Canada)
Forgiven Not Forgotten

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.
Unplugged

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
Borrowed Heaven

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

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In Blue - Enhanced

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

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