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A master at work,
This review is from: Listen (Audio CD)
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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Initial post: 3 Jan 2013 06:11:40 GMT
Jl Bessesen says:
Totallt agree! I was introduced to Christy Moore's music back in 2004 - and when I went to Ireland again in 2009 included a gig in Sligo. It will not be my last. He is amazing and almost everyone sings along to all the songs - me included. Love the music he and Declan create.
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