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I hate giving only 4 stars!,
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This review is from: Ashes & Roses (Audio CD)
As a long time fan of MCC, it goes against the grain for me to drop a star for this review.
Don't get me wrong...the album is full of lovely songs and fans will recognise the style and melodies immediately. Mary's voice is as perfect as always and the overall production is excellent.
However! Like a couple of other reviewers, I would have liked one or two upbeat numbers to leave me feeling happy rather than a bit gloomy when the CD finished.
I appreciate the story behind the making of the album but wonder if it is a bit too self indulgent?
The album will appeal to MCC fans but I'm sure that anyone listening to her work for the first time will find it a turn off.
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2012 18:54:59 GMT
Having never paid much attention to MCC in the past (no reason, just one of those things), I discovered 'Don't Need Much to be Happy', courtesy of Bob Harris on Radio 2, and later, Youtube. Bizarrely, your review has convinced me to buy the album... Keep smiling!
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 19:03:32 GMT
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Listen to some of her earlier recordings: "come on come on" "Hometown Girl" "Stones in the Road" etc. oh, and Party Doll.
She writes heartrendingly beautiful songs.
Hope we have another convert here!
Posted on 9 Apr 2016 15:46:02 BDT
Why does everyone seem to think this album won't appeal unless you know MCC's work already? This is the first album of hers I've acquired and far from finding it a turn-off, I feel it's a masterpiece. "Self indulgent"? What's that supposed to mean? I know we all have different tastes (thank goodness) but do you really expect artists to sit there thinking "...now what shall I write for my fans this time? Maybe they'd like something bright and breezy...I'll write that then..." Sorry about the rant, but a true artist will write/paint/play/perform/create FOR THEMSELVES. That's what creativity all about.
You want "upbeat numbers"? Listen to another album then.
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