- Audio Cassette (30 Jun. 1992)
- Label: EMI Distribution
- ASIN: B00000EFRN
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
Earth Song, Ocean Song [CASSETTE]
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The album, produced by her then husband Tony Visconti, boasts some of the best singer songwriters of the day, including Ralph McTell, Cat Stevens and Gallagher & Lyle. Mary's interpretations of Ralph's 'Silver Birch & Weeping Willow' and bonus cut `Kew Gardens' are exquisite. The combination of Mary's pure voice and acoustic arrangements is close to perfection.
If you liked the hits 'Those Were The Days' or 'Think About Your Children' then you will love this album which shows there is definitely "something about Mary ......."
The album is nicely packaged with original artwork and extensive sleeve notes and a welcome taster for Mary's first recording of new material in over 20 years, called `You Look Familiar', which has just been released on MHM records. I'm pleased to say she is sounding better than ever and keeping things bang up to date with this long overdue album produced by her son Morgan Visconti.
If you like poetic lyrics, haunting melodies or simple singing with guitar then this is an album for you.
P.S I live in Australia, and I can tell you that finding and getting this CD was easy and quick.
In the meantime: enjoy this album as much as possible!
Personally, I think including pop songs would have been a mistake, as this album reflects Mary's choice of music at that time -similar to the B sides of some of her hits - so it's perfect as it is.
Thirty years on, it sounds as fresh as ever. Buy it! (Also consider her 2010 album with son Morgan Visconti - different but equally enjoyable)
This 2010 re-issue contains the ten tracks released on the original LP, plus three other tracks, these being the two sides of a 1971 single (Let my name be sorrow / Kew Gardens) and a track recorded for possible use on the original album, When I am old one day.
The original tracks include two tracks each by three folk singer-songwriters although Ralph McTell is the only one of them that I recognize. He had a huge British hit in the mid-seventies with Streets of London, a song that he had included on one of his early albums. Mary's version of that famous song appears here, along with her cover of Ralph`s Silver birch and weeping willow. Ralph also wrote one of the bonus tracks, Kew Gardens. I lived in Kew for a few months, within walking distance of the gardens, and sometimes visited them. Botany is not my area of expertise, but it was more interesting than anything I could see within walking distance of my Leicester home.
As I write this review, I haven't heard of Harvey Andrews (writer of There's got be more, Martha and the bonus track When I am old one day) or Liz Thorsen (writer of the two title tracks) but Mary's choice of these songs makes me want to hear their own music.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At last I found the CD. My original vinyl LP has a scratch in the beautiful song "International".Published on 25 Feb. 2015 by Rob
This is a very good album. With better timing it could have become the '21' of its time and assured Mary of a career lasting many more years. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2012 by Terrahurtz
I heard one of the songs on this album while driving back from Wales and fell in love with it so searched for it to buy and I am so glad I did as the whole album is lovely, vey... Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2010 by Worcester lass