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Beautiful and haunting,
This review is from: Hill of Thieves (Audio CD)
Cara Dillon's fourth solo album represents something of a departure from her previous release. Gone are much of the glossy production and full band sound. Following an extended break to care for her prematurely-born twins, Cara has returned with a quieter record, comprised mainly of traditional songs, with a more distinctly Irish sound than before.
It goes without saying that Cara's voice is as beautiful as ever. It is no surprise that this is a collection of beautiful arrangements. "The Parting Glass" and "False, False" have surely never sounded better or more haunting. It did seem a little muted on early listens but repeated hearings reveal a fragility and stillness that is genuinely affecting.
I'm not saying that I would wish all Cara's albums to sound like this- overall I perhaps prefer the variety of After the Morning- but this is a rewarding album of beautiful traditional tunes.