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Universal Mother [CASSETTE]

Sinead O'Connor Audio Cassette
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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There has never been mistaking Sinead O’Connor for anybody else. A voice born to break as many hearts as windows, as tender as it is lethal. The face, simultaneously that of ocean-wide-eyed angel and shaven-headed warrior queen. And the spirit, courageous in its conviction, undaunted by controversy and fortified with endless reserves of resilience. Sinead O’Connor is that rare ... Read more in Amazon's Sinead O'Connor Store

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (15 Sep 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ensign
  • ASIN: B00000EEJ4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,485,611 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sinead O'Connor - Universal Mother - Cassette tape 2908R

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great forgotten album of the Nineties 1 Feb 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This is a truly excellent piece of work, one of the great but shamefully ignored albums of the Nineties. The myth prevails today that Sinead O'Connor was a one hit, cover-version wonder, but this largely self-penned collection shows how wrong that perception is. OK, so Famine is a little embarrassing, and the Am I Human interlude from her son upsets the flow, but most of the rest is magnificent - emotionally enriching, simply melodic tracks, beautifully sung. The acapella In This Heart, in particular, was the best thing ever done on Jools Holland's show and it's equally stunning here.
Buy this album now - it's a rare gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars puzzling, morose, emotional; sublime 6 Oct 2000
Format:Audio CD
This collection of songs illustrates, fully, O' Connor's talents as an artist but also her frailties, her humanity, laid bare through her music. I initially read a review of this album, where the reviewer "astutely" desribed how Sinead was trying to gain pity for herself through the writing of songs that revelled in the pain, sorrow and torment of motherhood. However, such facile commentary deserves scant attention. This is an album which, true to all of Sinead's work,is illuminated by the passion, self-expression and turbulence, which epitomises her art, whether this is manifest through powerful lyrics or music that ranges from delectable to positively turbulent. What inspired such an album? that's what I'd love to know. It bristles with the angst that Sinead's work is known for and also effortlessly encompasses the most angelic songs, such as "A perfect Indian" and "Scorn not his Simplicity"; the latter being one of the most achingly moving compositions that I have recently heard. Combine this with the songs "Red Football" and "Fire On Babylon" and you have an album that both shrieks and whispers, in a way that mesmerises. Why is Sinead victimised in the musical press? I often wonder if it is musically based. My reading of one review of UNIVERSAL MOTHER is what inspired my own appraisal of this album. But my appraisal is one that is based upon the musical content and artistic expression of an incredibly talented artist;not some pre-assumed, glib opinion of the artist's lifestyle and personal opinions. Sinead's lifestyle is her own. Her music is ours. Be thankful for that. UNIVERSAL MOTHER is one of the best albums I have and, being a devoted fan of such illustrious artists as NIRVANA, BEASTIE BOYS, LOUIS ARMSTRONG and JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, one might feasibly ask, Can Sinead enter this select hall of fame? My response is; Most certainly. Buy the album and discover for yourself
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning 5 Jun 2013
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This is a simply stunning and moving album. Showcases Sinead's amazing vocals to perfection.
I cannot recommend this highly enough
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful 20 May 2013
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A moving and beautiful compilation of songs especially In This Heart which is truly magical, haunting and exceptional. Her embodiment of truth is unique.
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