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After the Morning [Import]

Cara Dillon Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Cara Dillon has a rare talent that you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.

Born in Dungiven in 1975 she was brought up in a close musical family immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native Co. ... Read more in Amazon's Cara Dillon Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Compass
  • ASIN: B000H9I0YM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,447 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Never In A Million Years
2. I Wish You Well
3. Here's A Health
4. Brockagh Braes
5. Garden Valley
6. October Winds
7. Bold Jamie
8. The Streets Of Derry
9. This Time
10. The Snows They Melt The Soonest
11. Walls
12. Grace

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking frontiers 27 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
Cara Dillon's long awaited third album will force many CD-shop owners to think over, were to place it! Cara and Sam Lakeman, her co-author, producer and husband, now fully left the cover of the folk scene and face a new audience that would never find their way into the folk department of a CD-Shop without being forced to!
The first song "Never in a Million years", which will be the lead single of "After the Morning", is maybe the most mainstreamed title I’ve ever heard from Cara and Sam so far. A pop song with a catchy tune, which could make its way up to the charts - no doubt! Beside pop elements, I found bluegrass influences as well. Best example is one of my favourite songs "I wish you well". The banjo play made it something very special for me. And, Cara proofed it already with her performance with the Belfast Philharmonic Orchestra, classic and traditional music could liaise very well. So, the strings of the Czech Philharmonic added to the traditional "The snow they melt the soonest" give another proof.
To all, who loved the other two Cara Dillon albums: "Don't panic!". "After the Morning" is not an experimental patchwork of different music styles! All tracks, traditional, interpretations of other artists as well as self-composed songs lives again from Cara's crystal and angelic voice and Sam's unique arrangements and sentimental piano play. "Bold Jamie", a pure traditional song, let you think where you might have heard it already, but - big surprise - it's one of Cara's and Sam's self-composed tracks, which shows their wide ability of song writing. Dougie MacLean’s "Garden Valley" sounds better than the original version, because Cara's voice fits so perfectly to the lyrics of the song - it's breathtaking!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's A Health 3 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
I have admired Cara Dillon since she sang "There Were Roses", so superbly at The Lagan Live concert in Belfast and within a day had bought her album "Sweet Liberty", the beauty of which bought me to tears listening alone in the early hours.
"After The Morning" is a gorgeous follow up to "Sweet Liberty" and if anything is even more beautifully crafted with husband Sam Lakeman and a host of excellent musicians providing such an excellent foil to Cara's sweet voice.
Cara's duet with the legendary Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady on the song "The Streets Of Derry" is memorable, but it is impossible to choose a favourite track, as all the songs meld together beautifully, to provide the discerning ear with pure bliss, whilst still covering topics of sadness, melancholy and struggling relationships.
"Never In A Million Years" is getting deserved airplay on BBC Radio 2 and Mark Radcliffe, Tom Robinson, Mike Harding and Janice Long are supporting Cara and Sam by live appearances with them on air.
Do yourself a favour, go treat yourself to this fine album and "Here's A Health" to Cara and Sam, from Eastbourne.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 17 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
Im a huge fan of her music and own all her albums to date, i was first attracted to her music after seeing her this summer in the world fleadh in ireland where the song 'bold jamie' blew me away, this is a great album, a must buy
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous 30 April 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a breath of fresh air. Each song intertwines beautiful lyrics and musical accompaniment with the dazzling voice of Cara Dillon, and is her best album to date.

My favourite song, `Bold Jamie', is powerful, emotional and striking, as our each of the other tracks on their album in their own individual ways.

Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Take the stress out of your life... 19 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful voice, beautifully arranged, delightful album of folk-pop songs which will chill you out after a busy day! Well worth the money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 28 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album after hearing a few tracks in Cafe Nero. The artist was new to me and I found the whole album superb. I saw Cara in concert at Taunton last night and her live perormance is simply outstanding. She has a powerful, melodic voice (and sharp sense of humour). I would recommend everybody to catch one of her shows if she appears near you. It is quite rare to find an artist whose live performance equals the recording. Cara and her band certainly achieve this. Needless to say, I am now a committed fan.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Thirds of a Classic Album 2 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
Cara Dillon’s last album was a modest progression on the welcome simplicity of her debut, with a few tantalising promises of a future sound. A few tracks incorporated huge arcs of melody and downbeat dance rhythms, in a strictly acoustic way of course. So what has she delivered this time?
The first track is mainstream Irish tinged pop that isn’t far from the folksier side of the Corrs, second track ‘I wish you well’ continues in similar vein. Then the real music starts with a jazzed up arrangement of traditional song ‘Here’s a Health’ sporting a jazz baseline that could be lifted from a late 70's/early 80’s Clannad album.
Most artists put their strongest tracks at each end of their albums. Here there is an 8 song strong core of a classic folk album hidden between the slighter tracks 1, 2, 11 and 12.
From track 3 to track 10 there is 5 star song after 5 star song here. After ‘Hear’s a Health’ comes the perfectly poised ballad ‘Brockagh Braes’ and ‘Garden Valley’. ‘October Winds’ is a trademark beautiful arc of melody dedicated to Cara’s father who died in the autumn of 2003. On 'The Street of Derry' Cara duets with singer/songwriter Paul Brady who gives the performance of his lifetime. ‘The snows they melt the soonest’ is given a haunting piano and string orchestra accompaniment.
Then it’s back to two O.K. songs to end the album. The well meaning but twee ‘Walls’ and ‘Grace’, which could be a great song if it had better words. Here is Cara and partner Sam Lakemen’s problem.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this album. Preform ended if you can get hold of a copy.
Published 7 days ago by Mr C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless music.
I first heard, saw Cara on the Transatlantic sessions and later bought both her DVDs. Caras` voice and Sams playing are a special blend together. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful recording of a beautiful voice
I bought this album on the strength of a newspaper review when it was first released despite having never previously heard Cara's voice. It didn't disappoint. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
This was the perfect Christmas gift for my husband. We have only known of Cara Dillon for about a year since watching BBC3's Transatlantic Sessions. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs S M Batchelor
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Folk
Combine the superb voice of Cara Dillon with the arrangements of Sam Lakeman and you get some of the very best folk music around; very well supported by a group of top musicians.
Published 7 months ago by jdb
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
This my first album of Cara's and her version of 'Garden Valley', which I first heard on Transatlantic Sessions is simply perfect.
Published 17 months ago by SRF
5.0 out of 5 stars Angelic
I have bought the whole of Cara Dillon's catalogue and I have not been disappointed in doing so for a single second. Cara has the voice of an angel................. Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2009 by Van Amsterdam
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet Another Stunning Album!!!
It's hard to see how Cara could ever get it wrong. Every little thing she does is never far from outstanding. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2009 by R Heany
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album
This was the first Cara Dillon i ever brought after hearing 'Never in a Million Years' in a shop and then asking the shop assistant who it was! Read more
Published on 21 July 2009 by Victoria Brodie
2.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road
Amazed at the review of this album, which is mainstream and forgettable. A real disappointment given the high praise Cara Dillon has received. Go out and buy Rachel Unthank!
Published on 3 Mar 2008 by Three Chord Trick
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