6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A lovely, accessible disc,
This review is from: Time And Tide (Audio CD)
Count me among the fans who weren't overly thrilled with "Full Circle" (apart from "Faithless Love"). I've never been high on folk music, but I simply love Barbara Dickson's voice. This disc seems like a neat compromise, by using more pop songs (and pop-styled songs) in addition to traditional folk tunes. Then the arrangements are clever and richly layered, and Dickson's voice is still as powerful as ever. She is simply one of the best interpreters of songs around.
My favorite cuts include Charlie Dore's bittersweet "Disremember Me" and Dickson's own composition "Palm Sunday," which is absolutely gorgeous. The more traditional folk songs also work for a pop fan like me: "Dream Angus" is quite haunting, with backing vocalists used in a subtle fashion.
My rating would actually be 4 1/2 stars, but because we can't do halves, I'll give it the benefit. It is Barbara, after all.