No, you're not dreaming. This album has finally been released, a good 12 months after the first single.
I have been waiting for this to come out since I heard "It's Not A Dream" on Radio 2 last autumn.
Was it worth the wait? Of Corrs (sorry!).
As much as I like Andrea's voice, I have always thought that Sharon is the better singer, with a purer voice.
If you are a fan of the band, this album follows their template more closely than Andrea's did, with some traditional instrumentals included.
I love her version of (the current single) "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime"
(great video - hope you wore sunscreen Sharon).
"It's Not A Dream" still sounds as good as when I first heard it.
I have to say that as nice as it was, I thought "Mna Na h'Eireann" went on a bit and Jeff Beck's involvement did nothing for my enjoyment.
I was ready for another vocal and "Buenos Aires" is a truly beautiful song (probably my favourite on the album). I will definately be looking up Alex Ubago's work.
"So Long Ago" is another cracker.
Next up is an orchestral-heavy interpretation of the Bronski Beat classic "Smalltown Boy". It's certainly different!
I kept waiting for the other instruments to kick in during "Butterflies". I did think that it was lacking something.
"Real World" would have made a better last track than the Memphis flavoured "Love Me Better", which I thought was a strange choice to finish on.
Overall, an enjoyable, well produced album with some lovely violin and piano. I'm on my fourth listen and will be playing it for a while yet.