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A bewitching collection of songs,
This review is from: The Box Set 1964-2004 (Audio CD)
I thought this would never happen to me again - not at my age, not after having encountered the likes of Dylan and France's George Brassens. Yet here I am once more - bewitched. Christy Moore's voice and guitar playing merge to form a beautiful whole which is made up of many many precious things: there's History here, and Legend, and Ireland of course, and Anger, and Laughter, and Empathy, and Joie de Vivre, and oodles of Wisdom, and Love, and Poetry, and ... All this in a single black box. Christy is now in my Desert Island collection - and believe me, it is VERY select club! I recently read an excellent book whose blurb promised that I would soon be feeling homesick for a place I had never visited - well, I now feel homesick for Ireland, and the Wicklow Hills, although I have never set foot anywhere near them. I am bewitched.
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Initial post: 17 Mar 2013 16:01:23 GMT
Don Juandre says:
Being a dedicated aficionado (fan) of French 'Chansons a texte' (translate for yourself!), I was intrigued by the Brassens and Dylan comparisons, not to say a little dubious... but it is justified. This is Christy with the gloves off, worthy of association with the great names already mentioned, plus the biting socio-historical satire associated with the great Eric Bogle (Green fields of France, etc...) and perhaps Renaud - to keep the 'Chanson' thread going. This is songwriting commentary,often uncomfortable, always memorable... A selection of the song 'previews' should be sufficient to convince you... If you love the singer/songwriter style anything like as much as I do, this is for you...
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