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Christy Moore Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B001VG2M7G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,333 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Listen 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Does This Train Stop On Merseyside? 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond 5:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Ballad of Ruby Walsh 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. China Waltz 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Barrowland 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Duffy's Cut 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Disappeared (Los Desaparecidos) 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ridin' The High Stool 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Gortatagort 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Will 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. John O Dreams 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Rory Is Gone 3:390.99  Buy MP3 


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BBC Review

When Christy Moore sings you can't help but pay attention and, as the title demands, listen. That famously smouldering voice, pungently burnished by years of wringing wit and wisdom from an versatile songbook retains its commanding presence throughout his first album since 2005.

No stranger to having accolades heaped upon a recording career spanning 40 years (including the hugely influential 70s folk group, Planxty), Moore is heard praising others for a change.

Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond, sounds as though its always been waiting to be coaxed into this forlorn, softly-sung eulogy to Syd Barrett, whilst Moore turns on the flinty anger in Duffy's Cut, spitting questions about 57 Irish navvies who mysteriously lost their lives building America's railroad in the 19th Century.

Though that same indignation starkly articulates what happens when the people of South America get in the way of political expediency in The Disappeared, as a writer, Moore is just as exercised by the mundane stuff of everyday as he is by savage injustice.

The Ballad of Ruby Walsh, (a knowing-wink of a song about horse racing) and the bar room raconteur of Ridin' The High Stool, and even the venerable Glasgow venue of Barrowlands, are all celebrated and savoured with evident relish.

Sharing the album with long-term musical partner, Declan Sinnott (who takes lead vocals on I Will), sugary sentimentality gets the better of Moore only once lamenting the passing of Irish blues legend, Rory Gallagher on the live track Rory Is Gone. Still, its easy to forgive Moore such crowd-pleasing indulgences on this otherwise faultless outing. --Sid Smith

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Christy Moore 2 May 2009
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Steve Wright (Radio 2) has recently been playing the title track from this album on his afternoon show, and going simply on the strength of that one song, I deemed that this is an album worth investigating. I was not disappointed. Christy Moore can always be guaranteed to deliver, and this collection of original songs and covers, though not necessarily his best, is up there with his finest. Some of the songs, ie John O Dreams, Riding The High Stool and Rory Is Gone, have appeared on previous albums. Of these three, it is Rory Is Gone which really impresses, due in no small part to the superb guitar work of Declan Sinnott. (The original recording on Graffiti Tounge came across as weak, but not so here). One cover that I was keen to hear was Shine On You Crazy Diamond, one of my favourite Pink Floyd tracks. On first hearing I was a little unsure as to whether Christy had got it right, but as the song moved along, I realised that he had succeded where Pink Floyd had failed, by bringing to the fore the message and meaning behind the song. Without David Gilmore's brilliant guitar work acting as a distraction, I really picked up on the words. This is not an album to listen to whilst driving (I tried that and it doesn't work) but one to put on in a quiet room, lie back and relax with the volume up and let the atmosphere of the recording wash over you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A master at work 20 April 2009
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This album re-confirms Christy Moore as one of Ireland's musical treasures. This recording has mangaed to capture the artist up close and personal. At times it transports the listener to a small room alone with the artist singing in their ear. The choice of songs ranging from Irish writers Wally Page to american Hank Wendell, across to Liverpudlian Ian Prowse and England's Pink Floyd are varied but all brought alive by Moore's voice and the excellent musicanship of Declan Sinnott, as well as bass and discret drums. This is certainly the best recording of Christy's voice so far, there are albums with better songs yes, but not with the same level of recording. This is not to say this is not a good album, it is a very good album. The title track " Listen" stands out alongside
"Shine on crazy diamond" as classics. Moore's own "Ruby Walsh" screams for you to listen to the lyrics to really grasp the humour of the song. Declan Sinnott's cover of "I will" is surely a pre-curser to either a solo or a "Small Talk Talking" ( his group" ) album.
This is an album that will be listened to again and again for some time to come. But to fully appreciate the music of Christy Moore, a ticket to one of his gigs is a must. There these songs will come alive a way that no level of recording will ever capture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to Christy 18 May 2009
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This is the first Christy Moore CD I have bought but it won't be the last. I saw a You tube video of John O'Dreams and found this song was to be on his forthcoming CD called Listen. I ordered the CD from Amazon before it was released and it arrived on the release day. The main impression I received was of the beautiful melodies eg Listen, Does this train stop on merseyside, China Waltz, Barrowland, Gortatagort. Even the protest songs like Duffy's Cut and The Disappeared have strong tunes. Fun songs like Ballad of Ruby Walsh and Riding the High Stool are humorous with a point to make. Rory is Gone, a tribute to Rory Gallagher is a weak link but is compensated for with Pink Floyd's Shine on you crazy diamond.
The old Billy Fury song, I Will is performed by Declan Sinnott, Christy Moore's excellent guitar player. John O'Dreams, of course is beautifully done.
One weak track more than compensated for by some excellent songs. My first Christy Moore, I'm looking forward already to his next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Listen - to a man at the top of his game! 13 May 2009
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In a world where songwriters get all the kudos, 'interpretors' can easily be overlooked or underrated. Christy Moore can write songs, make no mistake about it, but there are very few artistes that can take another's song and make it their own in the way he can.

This is a gorgeous album: well produced, full of great songs and featuring some stunning performances.

The usual Christy mix is here: a lolloping humourous number (Ballad of Ruby Walsh); a few songs of quiet indignation (Does This Train Stop on Merseyside?, Duffy's Cut and The Disapperared); and some sublime melodies and singing (Listen, China Waltz, Barrowland, John O Dreams).

Much of the focus on this release has been around the inclusion of Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond, which is understandble and a shame. Understandable because it is not an obvious choice and because Christy adds so much Moore to the original. A shame because despite being so sublime it isn't the highlight of the album; it fits seamlessly in with the rest of the tracks.

As with recent live performances Declan Sinnot gets to sing a song (I Will) and the album closes with a brilliant live version of Rory Is Gone, featuring some great guitar work from Sinnot.

If you have enjoyed the last few Christy Moore albums, don't hesitate: buy this. If you are a newcomer, give it a try. Sit back and listen to an album that will soothe your soul.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buy it buy it buy it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8 April 2009
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This is the long awaited album for which Christy's universe of fans have been yearning .Some of the songs have been previewed in concerts and as always come over exceptionally well."Merseyside" is an amazing song and last year in Liverpool the author was present when Christy sang it.Christy writes on his web site that it's important to select and perform exceptional songs by other writers. He also puts himself down as a songwriter which is so unfair. Buy this album. Enjoy it aand if you are a new convert then delve into past works buy some and enjoy what we have been going on about for years.Christy Moore is special . He caresses every song he writes, discovers and sings, he respects his fans (we are his friends), is a well rooted person and makes our world a better place.Make your world a better place in which to live;do your own life a favour and buy this album.You won't regret it.
Colin R Wales
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Another fabulous offering from Christy Moore, an extremely talented singer/song writer with stirring songs and lyrics. Never ever disappoints, and Listen is another great CD
Published 2 months ago by Brockster
5.0 out of 5 stars I did
Bought for wife to go with the concert tickets and I now like this guy and his music. Recommended along with his sidekick at the concert.
Published 15 months ago by Mr. T. M. Burns
2.0 out of 5 stars Not his best!!!
I don' t agree with other enthusiastic reviews- This album is boring, full of filler songs and with a very weak cover of "Shine on your crazy diamond". Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2012 by Lucazest
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen
I frequently listen to this CD with many lessons on the hard times in Ireland and the good ones as well. Food for thought as well as listening!
Published on 4 Jan 2012 by Lesley Bizley
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it, Listen, Relax, Enjoy.
Being of the 40+ music lovers have grown up with Christy and being Irish love all his music....but I have to say this is a quality recording, his voice comes alive in the room... Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2010 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Maturing Nicely
The title says it all, Listen and enjoy. Good collection of a master at work.
Published on 28 Dec 2009 by oldfogey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Once again the master has excelled himself. This album is brilliant and an absolute classic. I cannot recommend this highly enough - buy it - you won't be disappointed.
Published on 2 Nov 2009 by Mrs. H. A. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars just lovely
I love Christy Moore's voice. This disc is no exception to his consistently high quality material. I enjoyed all the tracks and even recommended it to my daughter. Read more
Published on 22 July 2009 by LD
4.0 out of 5 stars Christy Moore Listen
Really good album, heard it and had to have my own copy.....
Wonderful rendition of Crazy Diamond, made me 'LISTEN 'to the the words properly for the first time. Read more
Published on 14 July 2009 by J. KEMP
5.0 out of 5 stars voice of treacle
Christy has been going for years - but was new to me - he has a voice of treacle - sweet - deep and soothing! He could read the phone book to me and I would be captivated. Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2009 by Mrs. A. Williams
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